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Mousetrap Bottle Releases!


Ghost Lemons
Our collaboration with Allagash Brewing
Mousetrap Release Party: Friday, June 22
Reservations closed. Bottle Sales Open to the Public @ 7pm

First blush of summer peaches, preserved lemon and marmalade leads to a verdant, round mouthfeel of kiwi, hay, and barnyard funk. A twinge of tartness dissipates to a bone dry, slightly saline finish reminiscent of brackish water and the bucolic memories of lemons past.

A blend of Allagash's house brett and our more funk forward, pineapple rind-like wild culture in a wit beer modeled closely to Allagash White. Or at least what John thought was the recipe for Allagash White and Jason, their Head Brewer, didn't correct him even when we bought some weirdo pineapple oranges and field lemons from a guy in a church van in the parking lot – we're guessing the church vans that show up in Maine are much larger.

Anyway, we brewed this with them at Mousetrap the day before Saison Day. And by "brewed," we mean Shane from our Dickens staff made the wort while John hung out drinking beer and Jason and Jeff (their Marketing Director) zested and juiced field lemons in the stockroom. The zest made it into the beer and the juice made it into some very delicious daiquiris. We are humbled they thought to collaborate with us and are appropriately excited to share this with you!

Release Party Primer

  • Mousetrap is open during the release and we'll have some goodies for ya! Ghost Lemons will be tapped at 1pm.
  • A limited run of Ghost Lemon t-shirts will be on hand to commemorate the occasion ($25)
  • And yes! Da Lobsta food truck will be on hand from 2-7pm for your digestive enjoyment.
  • Each bottle is $13. Bottle sales open to the public at 7pm. Reservation holders will be picking up their beer 3-7pm.
  • Just a heads-up: our Dickens Ave Bottle Shop will be closed on this day. We want everyone to head over to Mousetrap and hang with us! Thanks for your understanding, local regulars. We <3 you.
  • Leaving the Reservation Small Print below in case you have questions:

About Reservations:

  • Limit one (1) reservation per person, so please leave your Reservation “Quantity” at 1 while checking out. You are using this system to reserve your spot, not the amount of bottles you expect to purchase. You can choose to purchase 1 or 6, we don't need to know in advance. Please no proxies, please no day-of switcheroos.

  • During Checkout, reservation "Name and Address" you provide must match the "Name & Address" on the ID presented at Mousetrap. If you’re buying for friends, please email their Name/Address and include your order number.

  • Reservations are non-transferable.

  • Pick-up your allocation anytime during your hour timeslot. No need to line up at the top of the hour.

  • Credit cards only for the release purchase. The taproom accepts cash and cards.

  • And, yes, this costs a dollar but it will be donated to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation in solidarity with their fundraising efforts at their 3rd Annual Street Fest being held in Maine on Saturday, June 23.

Available To Go

Please visit our BeerMenus pages for the most current inventory:
Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

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Coming Soon(ish)

Yuzu Fierce: July, 4packs

Foedre beers!!!!

Cool beers brewed at Mousetrap will eventually be on draft at the taproom and some will make their way into 750mL bottles. Things are fermenting away as you read this so stay tuned.

Updated 6/21/18

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