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Citra-Pils Keller Bier now available year-round
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Brewer Bites: Slow-Fermented Brown Ale

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In 2009, we acquired a “new” four-vessel copper brew house from Germany and began brewing all of our flagship Switchback Ale on this 66 barrel system rather than on our original two-vessel 15 barrel system, allowing us to make significantly more beer at a time and subsequently giving our brewers a whole lot of extra free time. But of course, a brewer’s mind never sits idle, and thoughts immediately…

Co-Owner Clips: Sean Reen

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On February 6th, at our annual company meeting, Brewery Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Cherry, announced to us, the employees, that we had just become partners in ownership of the company. Switchback is officially the first 100% employee-owned brewery in Vermont via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We could not be any more excited because this means the company will be Vermont-owned forever.…

Co-Owner Clips: Sean Israelski

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On February 6th, at our annual company meeting, Brewery Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Cherry, announced to us, the employees, that we had just become partners in ownership of the company. Switchback is officially the first 100% employee-owned brewery in Vermont via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We could not be any more excited because this means the company will be Vermont-owned forever.…

Switchback Brewing Company Now Employee-Owned

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BURLINGTON, VT— Monday morning at Switchback Brewing Company’s annual meeting, owner and Brewmaster, Bill Cherry, announced to the brewery’s 30 employees that they had become partners in ownership of the 14-year-old company. Cherry, who will remain as Brewmaster and President, said about the transition, “I wanted Switchback to be Vermont-owned forever. Entrusting the brewery to the employees ensures…

Citra-Pils' New Label: Citra vs. Citrus

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We are proud to announce that as of 2017, Citra-Pils Keller Bier and Switchback Ale officially stand side by side as the brewery’s only full-time offerings. While many may incorrectly call it ‘Citrus-Pils’ there are absolutely zero fruit or citrus flavors added. The citrusy notes are 100% derived from the Citra hop variety used during the brewing process. And it’s not a coincidence that the name ‘Citra’…

2017 Year-Round Release: Citra-Pils Keller Bier

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Switchback Brewing Company announces the year-round release of Citra-Pils Keller Bier BURLINGTON, VT—Switchback Brewing Company is excited to announce the year-round release of Citra-Pils Keller Bier. In the brewery’s 14 year history, Citra-Pils is only the second beer to be produced, bottled, and distributed year-round. The brewery was founded in 2002 around the idea of creating a unique and distinct…

What is a Keller Bier?

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We are proud to announce that in 2017, Citra-Pils Keller Bier and Switchback Ale will stand side by side as the brewery’s only full-time offerings. Born as a classic pilsner lager, we brew Citra-Pils Keller Bier in the most traditional way, using only Light Pils malt and Saaz hops in the boil. We then dry hop with more Saaz and also Citra hops to create a special “twist” on the classic pilsner style,…

It's the Little Things

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As the plant engineer, I have spent many days of the past 11 years troubleshooting little and big mechanical issues that come up around the brewery.  Although, I am thankful for every large piece of equipment in the building that helps us make excellent beer, it’s these little things that help keep that equipment running. Kroil: The Oil That Creeps – When you have a 52 year old brewhouse you sometimes…

Beers by Bill: Dooley's Belated Porter

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I can still remember the day I walked up to Chris Dooley as he was cleaning parts at the sink to ask him what kind of beer he’d like to make next.  As our first employee Dooley got to choose.  He wanted to make a porter, and happily we both agreed to use Deschutes Black Butte Porter as our gold standard for what a porter can be.  Switchback’s porter is on the hoppy side, being a 100% Simcoe beer. …

(Switch)back on the Road: Thankful

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As we expanded into Rhode Island at the end of October, I happened upon this awesome spot in Jamestown on my way to visit some potential new accounts. Sitting there with a stubby bottle in hand, so close to the ocean got me thinking about many little things that have made us into the company we are today. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought an acrostic poem highlighting some of the things that…
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