2017 BIÈRE REVIEW 
           JANUARY 2017 COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We kicked off 2017 by re-releasing our highly sought-after collaboration with  Maui Brewing Company .   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     This special birthday beer was brewed by Ron for his friend Gabe, brewmaster at  Anchorage Brewing Company .   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Ron collaborated with himself to brew our first collaboration with  North Peak Brewing Company .   Click here for more.                      MARCH 2017   COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We welcomed spring with our second collaboration with  Monkish Brewing Company .   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our first psychedelic and hopped up collaboration with our friends at  Holy Mountain Brewing Company .   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Another release of our Baudelaire Series favorite, iO Saison.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     La Roja du Kriek is a cherry juice infused version of our year round classic, La Roja.   Click here for more.               MAY 2017  COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Things got strange in May when we released our first collaboration with  Revelry Brewing Company .   Click here for more.                                    APRIL 2017   COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We brought back our chardonnay aged brew from the Baudelaire Series, Ale Absurd.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     To once again celebrate Ron and Laurie's anniversary, we released La Vida Improvisaciòn.   Click here for more.                             JUNE 2017 COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     June marked the release of our first collaboration with our dear friends at  Jester King Brewing Company .   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Bamarillo, our summertime Bam seasonal series release captures the essence of a summer adventure!   Click here for more.                             JULY 2017  COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We debuted our first collaboration with  Gigantic Brewing Company  this July.   Click here for more.                                    AUGUST 2017   COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     As summer came to an end our second collaboration with  Celina Tio  was finally ready to be shared.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     A re-release of our specialty saison, Clementina.   Click here for more.                             SEPTEMBER 2017   COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our first collaboration with  The Masonry , was brewed to pair perfectly with a slice of pizza.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our German inspired wheat Bam seasonal release.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     A saison brewed with all Michigan ingredients was the latest addition to our letter series this fall.   Click here for more.                      OCTOBER 2017   COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our latest limited brew for  The Rare Beer Club  was named by our devoted drinkers.   Click here for more.                                    NOVEMBER 2017 COLLABORATION AND SERIES RELEASES        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our second collaboration with  Holy Mountain Brewing  ... this time it's personal.   Click here for more.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We are welcoming winter with our seasonal Bam release brewed with chestnuts.   Click here for more.                            Newer Post:   2018 IS HERE!   Older Post:   MEET GERTRUDE STEIN

2017 BIÈRE REVIEW

A recap of all the collaborations and series releases of 2017. Take a look and make sure you didn't miss anything! You may be able to find a few bottles left of shelves....but not for long!

      LA PARCELA BIÈRE RELEASE  Everyone’s favorite time of year is once again upon us! Halloween, a special time for us not only because we are Jolly Pumpkin, but because we embrace the weird while merging our funky fantasies with mundane reality and well, because we are Jolly Pumpkin.    La Parcela, which is Spanish for “The Patch” was originally crafted as our answer to many peoples laughs. For years the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about…  This beer was oak aged in our eerie foeder forest for nearly 4 months, allowing it to mingle with spirits, dance with demons, and absorb our house funk. This unique combination created a tart, very lightly  spiced refreshing ale coming in at 5.9% ABV and 22 IBUs. Do as the beasts within are asking of you and grab La Parcela in a 750 ml bottle or on draft today… or else!  Yes, many pumpkins were harmed in the brewing of this beer!                

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


    
 
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                           Older Post:    DAY OF ZWANZE AT JOLLY PUMPKIN

LA PARCELA BIÈRE RELEASE

Everyone’s favorite time of year is once again upon us! Halloween, a special time for us not only because we are Jolly Pumpkin, but because we embrace the weird while merging our funky fantasies with mundane reality and well, because we are Jolly Pumpkin.  

 

       Return of a Classic and the Continuation of a Collaboration Series!   Here at Jolly Pumpkin we listen to the beer and wait for it to tell us when it is ready to leave the foeder forest and venture forth. We can’t force the beer to go out into the cold, scary world until it is fully matured and ready. We try our best to give each beer its own turn in the spotlight, but sometimes after being so close to each other for so long a beer needs a friend to make the long and dangerous journey from the brewery to the glass. Such was the case for releases this week: our newest creation, Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender Series II, Volume I and an old favorite, Clementina. Both decided that to leave the brewery they needed to leave together. We can’t blame them; they look great next to one another.              Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender Series II, Volume I   These blends are the continuation of our  Last Gypsy Blender Series  which are collaborations with  Chef Celina Tio . Inspired by Chef Tio’s love for all things bourbon, this beer is our weird amalgamation of beer and whiskey sours. Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender Series II, Volume I incorporates grains of beech and cherry smoked malts, 3 different hops, preserved lemons, lime peel, bourbon smoked sugar and Kiawe smoked sea salt. Three batches of separate sizes were brewed and placed in our oak foeders for eight, thirteen, and fifteen months. Even though they were blended together before packaging, the blend resulted in one beer with two distinct personalities. Try Batch A, mainly in bottles, for a smokier delight. Batch B & C for more lemony goodness.     
 
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        CLEMENTINA   Clementina is a bright and highly effervescent oak aged golden saison that was last released in February 2017. We knew it would run out quickly so a month before it’s last release we had another batch in the works. The current iteration was brewed with yuzu and lime peel, pink Himalayan salt, coriander and clementine juice, then aged in oak for 7 months. Citrus and bready wheat in the aroma, tart and refreshing with notes of citrus in the finish. This delightful elixir clocks in at the highly quaffable ABV of 5.5% and will be available in both 750ml bottles and on draft throughout the entire Jolly Pumpkin network for the first time.     
 
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             Newer Post:   DAY OF ZWANZE IS ALMOST HERE!   Older Post:   DAY OF ZWANZE

RETURN OF A CLASSIC AND THE CONTINUATION OF A COLLABORATION SERIES!

Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender Series II, Volume I and Clementina are releasing this week.