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Happy Belated Anniversary, Fitger’s

Yeah, so it’s already 10:30 on Thursday night, the night of the beer releases, but with any luck, they won’t drink it all tonight. Duluth, drink up!

We’re celebrating our 16th anniversary and our 3,000th batch of beer! Our anniversary is this Thursday, Sept 15, with the traditional yearly release of the highly prized Cherry Batch!

To celebrate our 3,000th batch of beer we present Batch 3,000!
ABV % 5.8
Color 12 srm
Hops: aged saaz

Cherry Batch, made with huge amounts of Door County, Wis. cherries, will make your taste buds flip out with its exploding flavors. People ask about it year-round and when it starts pouring it only lasts for a few days—tops. Master Brewer Dave Hoops said the Cherry Batch is crafted by making “a malty red ale, then we add 1,000 pounds of fresh Door County cherries. This beer is tart with a beautiful red color and a strong cherry aroma.”

BATCH 3000
ABV 6 %
Color 25 srm
IBU 26
Spices: Fresh Black Peppercorns
Ageing : Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel

This Belgian style Black Saison is brewed with pale malts, and chocolate malts to impart a dark color and cocoa-like flavor. Belgian yeasts create strong ester fruity notes and crushed black peppercorns are added to the brew during fermentation. “The resulting slight spiciness,” say Hoops, “balances the dark flavors perfectly. Post fermentation we moved this beer into bourbon barrels filled with fresh peppercorns.

“This special beer is our 3,000th batch since we began brewing in 1997.”