Based north of Albany, New York’s Shmaltz Brewing Company has been distributing their own Star Trek-themed craft beer since last year’s 50th Anniversary celebration, and in 2017 they’ve expanded their line of Trek beers to center around the 30th Anniversary of The Next Generation.
Their TNG Season 1 anniversary beer “Symbiosis” made its debut at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con and August’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention, and now the company is rounding out the year with a holiday beer named for one of Captain Picard’s personal adventures: “Captain’s Holiday.”
(Clifton Park, NY) – Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Shmaltz Brewing Company nationally releases a new Collector’s Edition beer commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
2017 marks 30 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in September 1987, and Shmaltz Brewing follows its summer release of Star Trek Symbiosis® with the latest tropical getaway that’s brewed with orange peel and lime, Star Trek Captain’s Holiday®. CBS Studios has teamed up with Shmaltz for the only officially licensed Star Trek beers in the United States.
In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter® (7.3% ABV).
Star Trek Symbiosis® launched at Comic-Con International in July 2017. This week, Star Trek Captain’s Holiday® transports itself in 4-packs to retail outlets in 35 states across the country and will be on draft at select bars.
Shmaltz’s “Captain’s Holiday” beer makes the sixth entry in the company’s Star Trek line, after their “Vulcan Ale” and two varieties of “Golden Anniversary Ale” released in 2016, and both the “Klingon Imperial Porter” and “Symbiosis” beers from earlier this year.