Hardywood Walpurgisnacht

Smoked Maibock

As night falls on the 30th of April, people across Europe come together to revel around bonfires, dance, and be merry. Known in Germany as Walpurgisnacht, the festival commemorates the arrival of spring in a folklore-steeped celebration meant to ward off the last evil spirits of winter. Hardywood Walpurgisnacht takes cue from its namesake, welcoming spring with a traditional Maibock brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna malts that's accentuated with a generous helping of beechwood-smoked malt, lending a mellow smokey character to this rich, deep-golden lager. The perfect accompaniment for combating the chill of an early spring night or for firing up the grill on those first warm days of the year. - Ken Rayher, Brewer
Bottle Artwork by: Katie McBride


Strength (ABV): 7.2%

Color (SRM): 7°L

Bitterness (IBU): 26

Availability: Spring 2016

Category: Brewer & Artist Series

First Release Date: April 2015

Packaging

12 x 750 ml bottles

1/6 bbl keg