Friday, December 23, 2016

Beer Reviews: Chanukah 5777: Shmaltz's Chanukah Beer

Chanukah The Festival of Lights is upon us, (starting tomorrow night 25 Kislev 25 December) and what better way to celebrate the downfall of the Greeks and the Miracle of the Oil, than with a beer made specifically for Chanukah.
In 2014 Shmaltz introduced Chanukah, Hanukah Pass the Beer, which was brewed with 8 malts 8 hops and was 8% ABV and a dark winter warmer. This year they have put out a beer with same name but an entirely different brew.
As you can see on the label this beer is also brewed with 8 malts 8 hops and weighs in 8% ABV. However this beers is a golden ale brewed with Cocoa Nibs.
As with most beers brewed by Shmaltz, this beer is certified by the KSA.
I hope to drink this beer over Chanukah (I already have a 4-Pack waiting) and report back on how it is. I would also like to hear about your experience as well, and feel free to post in the comments.
I hope everyone has a beautiful and uplifting Chanukah!!
I hope this helps you choose good Kosher Craft Beer.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Shmaltz Brewing Co. Update


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Interestingly enough I have yet to cover the only full Kosher Brewery in the US in any of my posts. That Brewery is Shmaltz Brewing Co. Therefore I figured with some exciting new releases either out or on the way, that now is the time.
Image result for shmaltz brewingTheir Brewery is located in Clifton Park, NY near Albany. After many years of contract brewing, they moved into their current location in 2013. Their beers are under the Hashgacha of the KSA, and the hechser should be on the bottle. (If there is no Hechsher, you should contact the KSA) Almost all their beers are certified Kosher but there a couple of exceptions, so be sure to look out for their logo. 
This year is Shmaltz's 20th anniversary so they brewed a couple of big beers to commemorate it. The first is Genesis 20:20.

As the label shows this is a Barrel-Aged Tart Barleywine clocking in at a whopping 16.7% ABV.    

The second beer is the usual Jewbelation, with this one being called Jewbelation 20.


This is an American Strong Ale which clocks in at a tick heftier 16.8% ABV.         
Both these beers are certified by the KSA 
                                
I hope to get my hands on these beers and eventually try them, if that happens I will report back with reviews.
As basically all beers brewed from Shmaltz are kosher, I hope to report about them more often.
I hope this helps you choose good Kosher Craft Beer


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Star-K Kosher Beer List Update: Southern Tier

The Star-K has added another brewery without Hashgacha to their Beer List, with some beers Recommended and others not Recommended. The Brewery is Southern Tier Brewing based Lakewood, New York.


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This is the list Copied and Pasted:
I hope this helps you choose good Kosher Craft Beer.



  • Southern Tier
  • 2X IPA
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 2XSmash
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 2X Stout
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 2XTangier
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 2Xmas
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 2Xpresso
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • 3Citrus Peel Out
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Back Burner
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Cherry Gose
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Choklat
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Choklat Oranj
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Creme Brulee
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Gemini
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Grand Arbor
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Harvest
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Helles
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Hopson
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • IPA
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Krampus
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Live
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Mokah
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Old Man
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • One Buffalo
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Phin & Matt's
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Pilsner
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Porter
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Pumpking
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Right O Way IPA
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Salted Caramel
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Sonnet
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Tangier
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Tier De Garde
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Tripel Cafe
  • Not Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Unearthly IPA
  • Approved


  • Southern Tier
  • Warlock
  • Not Approved