Signature craft beer from Scranton band The Menzingers available next month at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Scranton band The Menzingers have collaborated with Croydon, Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company to launch their own signature craft beer, available next month.
The beer was made in October when the band stopped by Neshaminy Creek to visit head brewer Jeremy Myers.
“One of the first times we really got close to Jeremy, us and his old band were in New Brunswick playing a house show,” Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett said in a video announcement for the beer. “Somewhere along the line I started talking to Jeremy about home brewing and found out he was really passionate about it. We kind of put it on the back burner, then all of a sudden here we are in this brewery. It’s crazy.”
“I feel like the conversation’s been going on for — I wouldn’t say since before the brewery started, but it feels like it’s been that long,” Myers added.
According to Myers, the band’s suggestions inspired a light and drinkable non-IPA with a hoppy flavor.
“This is the first of two beers,” Myers said. “The idea was to do something small first and have some fun; we’ll only have it on draft available here. Then, from there, the idea is to do a package beer… I don’t know what we’ll do after this. Maybe it’ll be a stout. Whatever they’re up for.”
Menzinger Hoppy Imperial American will be available on draft at Neshaminy Creek’s taproom starting Dec. 12. The band will celebrate the launch with an acoustic set at the brewery.
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