Back East Brewery Releases Shad Derby Pale Ale

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Bloomfield, CT – Back East Brewery will again be brewing its Shad Derby Pale Ale to honor the Windsor Shad Derby Festival, a festival held annually in Windsor, CT on the third weekend of May. Coming off an enormously popular response during its first year when it was only available on draft, Back East will now also be offering the beer in six-packs of 12 ounce cans. The limited beer will be available in cans at Back East Brewery and area package stores, on draft at participating bars & restaurants, and in the beer garden at this year’s Shad Derby Festival onMay 16, 2015. Shad Derby Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed with 100% Centennial hops.

Back East Brewery co-founder and Windsor resident Tony Karlowicz cites the Festival’s importance to this area and Back East’s affiliation with it. “The Festival has a meaningful and long standing history in the area and we’re proud to be a part of it. Coming off a major expansion, we’ll be brewing much more of this beer this year and we’re excited to now have it in cans for the first time. It’s the perfect match when you think of Back East and coming back home, as the Festival always takes place every May in Windsor”.

Windsor Shad Fest Bureau President John Jary agrees with Karlowicz adding that “everyone involved with Windsor’s Most Beloved Festival is excited to have Back East Brewery brew this signature beer again as it truly highlights the best in the area and we especially look forward to seeing the Shad Derby Pale Ale in those amazing looking cans!” Jary also noted “It’s quite an honor from Back East and very fitting this year as the Shad Derby Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary !”

This beer will be available on draft and in cans at local restaurants and package stores beginning the week of April 6th, and at Back East Brewery beginning Thursday, April 9.  Karlowicz also notes that a portion of the proceeds will benefit “Windsor’s Most Beloved Festival”.

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