Epitome will be released in the tasting room on November 29, 2013 at 3pm. Look for it in places that get it on Black Friday.
Epitome Imperial Black Ale
ABV: 10.3% | IBU: 100 | SRM: 42
We don’t have many rules at Carton Brewing, and those we have we made up for ourselves. In general, though, we strive for drinkability through balance and harmonization of flavors. But even self-imposed rules are meant to be broken. With Epitome we decided to embrace the teenage metalhead in each of us and get discordant with a seriously hoppy, high gravity, black ale. The only notions accepted were to make it bigger, bolder, hotter & faster. A beast. The ABV had to push past 10, the black had to be “none more,” and the hops had to be American and piled on like a double bass drum kicking faster and harder. Drink Epitome because things worth doing are worth over doing.
Holiday Tasting Room Hours
The brewery will be open for tours, tastings, fills and retail on Wednesday 11/27 from 3-7:30. We saved a few sixtels of Pumpkin Cream Ale for you. Bring your growlers in and give thanks with BDG at your turkey dinner and Pumpkin Cream Ale for dessert. Carton Brewing is closed on Thanksgiving, but we will have extended hours from 3-7:30 on Friday 11/29 as we release Epitome.
Our normal tasting room hours are Thursday and Fridays from 5-7:30 and Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5:00. Please use our parking lot next to Five Star Fitness at 120 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
Local 44 (Philadelphia, PA) November 29, 11am brunch, beer all day. Local 44 is hosting a Black Friday Recuperation Brunch where you can recover from Thanksgiving holiday stress and enjoy Epitome, along with a few other Carton brews. Click here for more info.
Epitome Release (Carton Brewing Tasting Room) November 29, 3pm-7:30. Stop by the brewery on Black Friday for a taste of Epitome, our newest release.
Jimmy’s 43 (43 E 7th St, New York, NY) December 5, 7pm. Join Carton Brewing at one of our favorite spots in the city for a brewer’s night. We will be pouring from Jimmy’s ten taps for the evening. Boat Beer, BDG, 077XX, Red Rye Returning, and Carton of Milk will be on tap, along with a few others. Click here for more info.
Cloverleaf Tavern (Caldwell, NJ) December 12, 3pm. We are bringing a lineup of small batch beers to Cloverleaf for a Carton night. Be sure to stop by and try some brews that don’t usually leave the tasting room. Boat Beer, Carton of Milk N2, 077-07006 Sorachi Ace, Wiscovation, Epitome, Decoy, and Ship Wreck Porter will be on tap, along with a pin of BDG. Click here for more info.
Front Porch Club Food Drive (Carton Brewing Tasting Room) December 14 & 15, noon til 5pm. Our friends and neighbors at the Front Porch Club of Atlantic Highlands are looking to fill the pantries. Be sure to bring some non-perishable items with you when you come in for a brewery tour the weekend of 12/14 and 12/15.
Decoy Release and Book Signing (Carton Brewing Tasting Room) December 15, 12pm. Stop by the tasting room as we release our winter warmer, Decoy. Author Josh Bernstein will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes.
Places that get it
Carton brews are available at new bars, restaurants and growler fill stations every week. Make sure and check the “Find Our Beers” section on our site.
What’s In The Tippy?
We brewed a black, black pepper Saison on Sunday. What will be next? Check the site.
Stop on in 6E Washington Ave in Atlantic Highlands and hang with the crew of Carton and get your growlers filled up! Make sure you tell them where you saw this info!