Rohrbach’s releases a trio of new canned brews
Don’t be ‘Jelly,’ Rochester, Rohrbach’s is releasing three new beers for your enjoyment.
The first of which marks the return of a yearly favorite, ‘Kacey’s Kristmas Ale,’ a holiday beer brewed with chocolate malt and real cherries. We liken it to a chocolate-covered cherry, although there is no cocoa in the mix, the chocolate malt gives nodes of a robust roasted flavor, which to us, truly encompasses the holiday season. Kacey’s is named for Kacey Urlaub, daughter of owners John and Patty. Kacey, who was also a Christmas-season baby, and predates the brewery’s lifespan by a mere few months.
The second can release, the next of the Neoteric Series, is a recreation of a small-batch peanut butter porter, appropriately named “Don’t Be Jelly!” We wanted to have some fun with this one. It’s a style we’ve made before, with some adjustments based on guest feedback, and the name is intended to be just a fun, tongue-in-cheek reference to today’s culture. The name further echoes the direction Rohrbach’s is taking with their Neoteric Series – A small-batch series of beers produced and packaged, and are intended to push the boundaries with their traditional styles and image.
The final beer, first brewed as a small-batch, then Neoteric, and now slotted to become a year-round offering: Space Kitty Double IPA. It’s been a long-time in the works. We needed to ensure we could consistently get the hops we need to continuously brew this recipe. Space Kitty utilizes patented Citra and Simcoe hops to mimic the famous West Coast-style IPAs that have become all the rave.
Each of the new beers will be packaged in draft as well as in 4-packs of 16oz cans, illustrating our gradual departure of commercially filling growlers, and will be in stores through the holidays this year.