Following up on their solid release of the Summer Grifter IPA, MacTarnahan’s is set to release Lip Stinger, which is a farmhouse ale using four different types of peppercorns. It will be available in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. It will also be available on draft at any of the Pyramid alehouse locations. It’s good to see Pyramid/MacTarnahan’s coming out with some interesting seasonal releases. At just 4.8% ABV, this could be a nice session ale.
Here is the full press release:
PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire – August 3, 2009) – MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co, brewers of award winning MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, (2008 World Beer Cup Gold Medal) introduces Lip Stinger™ Farmhouse Ale with peppercorn to complement a growing portfolio of distinct, bold, and original offerings.
“Following the successful release of Summer Grifter as part of our seasonal series, we’re excited to introduce a farmhouse ale with peppercorn for Northwest craft beer consumers to enjoy for the late summer and fall season. This is the first release in a series of specialty 22oz only offerings form MacTarnahan’s and the plan is to produce only 3000 cases. With Lip Stinger we’re offering a unique interpretation of Farmhouse Ale that combines the use of three malts and two hop varieties with a Malaysian and Indian 4 peppercorn blend that will deliver a flavor sensation that is endlessly interesting. Enjoy the heat… and no pouting,” says Mark Carver, Director of Pontification and Tale Telling at MacTarnahan’s Brewing.
Lip Stinger is an effervescent and rustic farmhouse ale that brewers add a cracked peppercorn blend during fermentation to introduce a spicy nose and warming mouth feel. In the tradition of Belgian and French farmhouse styles, Lip Stinger is brewed to be a refreshing easy drinking beer to be enjoyed during the warmer months as a reward for a hard days work. Lip Stinger will be served August through October. Lip Stinger will be available in 22oz bottles only, except for being featured on draft at the brewery’s own alehouses in Portland, Seattle, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and Sacramento. Lip Stinger can be found anywhere MacTarnahan’s other award winning beers are featured in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Lip Stinger™ quick facts:
Malts: 2 Row, Pilsen, and Wheat
Hops: Mt Hood and Saaz
ABV: 4.8 %
About MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co is a leading brewer of specialty, full-flavored beers located in Portland Oregon. MacTarnahan’s Brewing operates as a division of Pyramid Breweries with all MacTarnahan’s brands produced in its showcase brewery in Northwest Portland. MacTarnahan’s and Pyramid’s family of ales continues to be honored by consumers and judges. In 2008 the company was awarded a gold medal for MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale at the World Beer Cup in addition to receiving a gold medal for MacTarnahan’s Blackwatch Porter at the Great American Beer festival. In 2008, IRI recognized MacTarnahans Sling Shot EPA as one of the top five most successful craft beer new product introductions in the US. The company was also recognized as the mid-size brewer of the year at the 2008 GABF.