image courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing How many of you during Passover or Hanukah were pondering a really good beer? Chances are you forgot about a certain brewery based in San Francisco.

Since 1996 Schmaltz brewing has produced beers that have catchy names like there He’Brew Jewbelation or Coney Island Blockhead.

Today I received word that the brewery is announcing the next wild incarnation in their Limited Engagement Barrel-Age Series. Introducing Funky Funky Jewbelation®  and it’s a beast.

… a blend of six Shmaltz beers aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels, and dances in at 9.8% alc. Funky Jewbelation® is an expert mashup of Jewbelation 15® (aged three months), Vintage Jewbelation® (aged nine months), Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.® (aged one month), Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale® (aged 14 months), Reunion Ale '11® (aged seven months), andMessiah Nut Brown Ale® (aged 14 months).

For the brewery this marks another step in the evolution of a 16 year old brewery. And what’s make the beer exciting is the company the beer joins with such favorites as HE'BREW R.I.P.A. on Rye®, HE'BREW Vertical Jewbelation®, Barrel-Aged Coney Island Human Blockhead®, and HE'BREW Genesis 15:15®, a 15% ABV.

And let’s not forget Geektoberfest®. Described as a “barrel-aged collaboration beer brewed by Shmaltz, Captain Lawrence Brewing and Ithaca Beer Co.”

The Limited Engagement Barrel-Aged series not only represents some of Shmaltz's most decorated beers, but also boasts the highest consumer ratings from and The latter recently ranked Shmaltz Brewing as one of the "Top 50 Breweries in the World" for 2012. With the release of Funky Jewbelation®, Shmaltz continues to design unique and sophisticated beers that can stand with the world's best specialty beverages.

As always we ask that you look for this beer and the rest of the Barrel-Aged Series beers wherever you see He’Brew and Coney Island Series beers.


About Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company was named "Best American Craft Brewer" and won the "Best In Show 2010" title by Beverage World Magazine, after being named "Breakout Brand" for 2009. Ranked in 2012 as one of the "Top 50 Brewers in the World" by, Shmaltz was also included in the "Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies" by San Francisco Business Times, and is a recipient of the "Distinguished Business Award" by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Established in San Francisco in 1996 with the first batch of 100 cases of HE'BREW Beer® bottled, labeled, and delivered by hand, Shmaltz has sold more than ten million bottles of beer to date. Along with their acclaimed line of HE'BREW Beers®, Shmaltz introduced its new line of sideshow-inspired Coney Island Craft Lagers®. Shmaltz offerings are available in more than 30 states through 35 wholesalers at more than 3,500 retail specialty shops across the U.S., including Beverages & More, Whole Foods, Total Wine, select Krogers and Cost Plus.

Shmaltz Brewing beers have appeared in such distinguished media outlets as The New York Times, CNN Headline News, The Onion, Beer Advocate Magazine, Celebrator Beer News, Ale Street News, NPR's "Weekend Edition," New York Magazine, Newsweek, Men's Health, Playboy, Associated Press, Reuters, MSNBC, San Francisco Magazine, The Jerusalem Report, New York Jewish Week, Washington Post, MAXIM,,, and

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