This Jolly Pumpkin beer was rated one of the best beers of 2017 – MLive.com

DEXTER, MI – One of the top beers of 2017 hails from a brewery in southeast Michigan.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales was recognized in Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers of 2017 ranking for its Gigantic Phuket; It’s Not That Far From Laos, the only Michigan beer in a list of international and American brews.

The list highlights new or newly-packaged beers and includes selections from Oregon, California, New York, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The sour fruit saison known as Gigantic Phuket clocks in at 6 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and was made in collaboration with Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Jolly Pumpkin brews at its facility in Dexter, Mich. and has taprooms in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Detroit, Traverse City and Chicago.

According to the Jolly Pumpkin website, the saison spends about eight months in oak barrels and is made with Michigan Chinook and Cascade hops. It’s also dry-hopped with the spicy, fruity strain of hops known as Jarrylo, which brings the beer to 20 IBUs (International Bittering Units.)

The Gigantic Phuket was released in July 2017 after brewers from Jolly Pumpkin and Gigantic Brewing met in Hawaii and collaborated on the fruity and hoppy creation. It is available on draft and in bottles, and is distributed to 15 states including Michigan.

“Aromas of lime, unripe pear, and the classic pineapple tinted notes of Jolly Pumpkin funk, erupt from your glass,” the Jolly Pumpkin website said. “The use of Cascade, Chinook, and Jarrylo hops, as well as Lime Peel, meld together flavors of citrus, pine, and white grape that linger quietly before finishing slightly bitter with mild tartness.”

Beer, food and travel publication Draft Magazine described the Gigantic Phuket, in the category of Rustic Elegance, as a “mastery of ingredients, a weaving of each’s best aspects that enhance rather

Read More Here...

This entry was posted in Beer Alcohol Stocks News. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.