Starr Hill Brewery's 2019 Lineup and 20th Anniversary

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (December 12, 2018) Starr Hill Brewery embarks on its 20th Year with a fresh lineup for 2019, featuring thirteen new beers, numerous Pilot Brewery releases, two new limited 12-packs, and their first ever kettle-sour series.

The Sour Series will launch in Spring, with Say It Ain’t Sour 12-pack hitting shelves in April and rotating seasonal 6-packs throughout the year. Late Summer 2019, Starr Hill will debut specialty variety pack Hopped As Hell, containing a wide palette of refreshing India Pale Ale styles to curb the August heat. A revamped All Access Series will offer 16oz. cans of some of Starr Hill’s most innovative recipes.

Old and new classics like Northern Lights IPA and Front Row Golden Ale will be in rotation, and crowd-pleaser Looking Glass IPA will return in early Spring, with new Summer and Winter Seasonal brews to follow. Sellout sensation Box of Chocolates Stout Variety Pack will return with fresh variations.

Fans of the craft brewery can also anticipate surprises in the New Year! To celebrate two decades in Virginia, Starr Hill teases reprised beers, special events, and even some major brand developments.

Some of Starr Hill Brewery’s notable 2019 releases:

The brand new Sour Series will feature kettle-soured brews that pack a sweet, fruit punch. “These sours have enormous complexity — with acidity, dryness, and funk — providing a refreshing alternative to hop-packed IPAs for porch-drinking and early Spring festivals when the weather turns around,” says Starr Hill Brewmaster, Robbie O’Cain. “The acidity and in some cases salinity, as with the goses, will create some flavor combinations which you won’t find in any of the traditional ales and lagers we’ve produced over the years.”

Sour Series brands will be available on draft, in rotating seasonal 6-packs, and in the Say It Ain’t Sour 12-pack. Raspberry American Sour, an extremely low-hopped, kettle-soured wheat ale with raspberry puree, will lead off the Sour Series in April. Following the Raspberry will be a thirst-quenching Lime Gose for Summer, Fall will bring the release of a funky Passionfruit Gose, with a bubbly Guava Gose to follow in Winter.

An easy-drinking Blonde Ale with emphatic hop aroma and flavor (and never-before-used hops) will launch in early May as Starr Hill’s Summer seasonal, replacing The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA.

All Access Series showcases some of the Starr Hill’s most unique and inspired beers. Each release in this very limited series will be on draft, with some newly available in 16oz. cans.

  • Kelis Milkshake IPA (January) has the perfect blend of lactose sugar and citrus-forward hops with tangerine and orange flavors, and a slight caramel finish. Sure to bring all the drinkers to the yard! Draft only.
  • New England IPA (April) with details to be announced.
  • Deep Fuzz Double IPA (July) puts on show of succulent, lupulin goodness with a soft mouthful and medium body. We add loads of juicy hops at just the right time to emphasize tropical flavor and aroma with balanced bitterness.
  • Little Red Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout (October) is a full-bodied milk stout with chocolate, caramel and coffee notes from beans roasted by Red Rooster in Floyd, VA.

Late Summer in Virginia, it’ll be Hopped As Hell. That’s why you’ll want to cool off with one of four new IPAs from Starr Hill’s latest bold variety 12-pack:

  • Shade, a hopped ale with the shadow of a Belgian Wit.
  • Swim, a hazy, juicy wave of refreshment.
  • AC, a breeze of an Amarillo Citra IPA.
  • Mountain Air, a West-Coast style, pinnacle of an imperial IPA.

To make room for the upcoming additions to the Starr Hill lineup, two year-round brands will be phased out in January 2019: Double Platinum Imperial IPA and Jomo Vienna Lager. These beers, beloved as they are by retail visitors, will still appear on rotation at the Crozet and Roanoke tap rooms.

To find where Starr Hill beers are available, visit www.StarrHill.com/Beer-Finder.

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Born in a Charlottesville music hall in 1999, Starr Hill is an independent, regional craft brewery founded out of a passion for great beer and live music. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Southeast.