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A TOAST TO FRIENDS, TO FALL, TO HIKING — AND A WOULD-BE BRIDGE

 

JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF A NEW FALL BREW TO BENEFIT THE SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL – FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 22ND

We’re pleased to announce a fine partnership with our Two Harbors neighbors, the Castle Danger Brewing Co. Their fall release, Maple Marzen, will be available at the brewery and at taprooms where Castle Danger is sold.  Five percent of Maple Marzen sales will go to the Superior Hiking Trail Association’s project to rebuild the bridge over the Split Rock River and restore the hiking loop that follows the river’s gorge.

Our goal is to raise $75,000 for the bridge.  We’re happy that beer lovers can contribute by sampling this fine brew from Castle Danger. (Drink responsibly, of course.)

The brewery is hosting a “launch night” for the introduction of Maple Marzen on Friday, September 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm in their tap room located at 17 7th Avenue in Two Harbors, MN.  Music from 7:00 to 9:00 by Teague Alexy.  We will be there to greet you, swap stories about the SHT, sell Guides, and generally enjoy this “symposium” (Latin meaning:  to drink together) with you, courtesy of Castle Danger Brewing Co.

Castle Danger Brewery provided us the following information about their Maple Marzen — great fall beer highlighting local products:

Märzen beers were traditionally brewed in March (März) while the weather was still cool and brewing was practical. The beer would be lagered through the summer and served in the fall. Fall festivals including Oktoberfest proved to be a great time to enjoy these well aged and complex beers which were also crisp and refreshing.

Maple Märzen brings traditional German malts and hops and blends them with local maple syrup. The result is a malty  flavor that is rich bread-y toast with caramel notes and strong maple character.  The German Noble hops lend a subtle balancing spice to the beer but play 2’nd  fiddle to the malt/maple profile. German lager yeast helps the Märzen stay crisp and clean tasting, letting the other ingredients shine through.

This traditional lager style with an added northwoods twist makes a welcome addition to a sunny but cool autumn day or any camp fire.

Can’t join us for the launch? Stop by the taproom this fall for a pint or a growler, or follow this link to find locations near you that serve Castle Danger beers

If you have a trail event that you’d like to have included please send your information to communications*AT*shta.org for consideration.