Sunday, May 3, 2009

TTB Find of the Week: Pollenator Returns!

For those who don't know, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's TTB Online site is a great resource to get a sneak peek at what American breweries have in the pipeline for both limited and wide release, as said site posts all submissions for both bottle and keg label review/approval.

Popping up recently was a label for the relaunch of Long Trail Brewing Co.'s long gone, oft-missed Pollenator. This time around the beer will be tagged as as their 20th Anniversary Brew and will be available in 22 oz bottles.

The Pollenator had it's last wide release about six or so years ago and, while it was always a fairly basic, non-revolutionary beer, it was easy as hell to drink and in it's heyday definitely had a grasp on the overall vibe of New England beer scene in the late '90's/early '00's. I'll certainly be picking some up for nostalgia's sake once it hits the shelves as it reminds me a lot of my time spent living in Boston.