Sebago Brewing Releases Bonfire Rye


Gorham, Maine – August 26th, 2015 On Friday, August 21st Sebago Brewing Company released their Fall Seasonal Bonfire Rye.

Bonfire Rye is a point of pride for this veteran Maine brewery. “Bonfire Rye is one of the most unique seasonal beers out there,” says Adams. “There is no other beer like it. It is enjoyable on an 80 degree day and a 40 degree night. It starts with a floral hop aroma, transitions to the rich and complex sweetness from the crystal malt and finishes clean with a creamy coffee note. It is not a Pumpkin beer or an Oktoberfest. We really love it.”

Sebago Brewing Company’s recent conversion to cans has proved to be exactly what Craft beer lovers want. Sales of Frye’s Leap IPA, Runabout Red Ale and Simmer Down Summer Session have been hugely successful. Customers have really embraced the packaging change to cans.

“This Summer has been amazing” says Adams “We have struggled to keep up with demand which is a great problem. The cans have really been a great change for us at the brewery. Our new canning line has helped us reach new customers while keeping our quality very high. I’m really excited to drink Bonfire out of a can.”

Sebago Brewing Co beers can be found on store shelves throughout New England.

Bonfire Rye Fact Sheet

Style: Hoppy Rye Ale

History: First Brewed in 2013

Orig. Gravity: 13.5 °P

Color: Mahogany 22 SRM

ABV: 5.7%

IBU: 67

Aroma: Earthy Rye with a resinous hop aroma

Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Chinook, Citra

Malts: 2-Row Barley, English Crystal & Pale Malt, Weyermann German Rye, Franco-Belges Coffee Kiln Malt, Thomas Fawcett Dark Malt & Medium Crystal

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled Meats, Thai Noodle Bowl, Smokey BBQ, Gouda.

Hop Swap Release Update

On Friday, September 4th Sebago Brewing Company will release their highly acclaimed Specialty Beer Hop Swap exclusively in Sebago Pubs and new 16 oz. 4 pack cans. Each year Hop Swap is brewed with the same amazing IPA recipe. Each time we swap out the hops to showcase new and unique characteristics. This experimentation allows us to use different hops, pushing the boundaries of both aroma and flavor.

This year’s Hop Swap has bold notes of orchard fruits, apricot, citrus, green pepper, lemongrass and resinous pine which round out the clean dry finish.

Hop Swap Fact Sheet Hop Swap 16 oz. Can

Style: India Pale Ale

History: First Brewed in 2012

Orig. Gravity: 15 °P

Color: Mahogany 22 SRM

ABV: 6.7%

IBU: 88

Aroma: green pepper with a resinous hop aroma

Hops: Hallertau Blanc, Equinox, Rakau

Malts: 2-Row Barley, English Crystal & Pale Malt, Flaked Barley

About Sebago Brewing Company

Sebago Brewing Company is a Maine-owned and operated company firmly rooted at the crossroads of food and beer. Since opening in 1998, Sebago has become Maine’s premier contemporary American brewpub and one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the state. Sebago offers a full line of year round beers, five seasonal beers, and several highly-anticipated limited edition Single Batch Series beers. Sebago Brewing Co. has a reputation for creative, high quality, unique beers that tempt and satisfy the palates of beer lovers.

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