Middletown’s N.E.W. Ales Brewing to release new beer in celebration of Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, N.E.W. Ales Brewing is gearing up to release #alphabetmafia, a new 4.9% ABV pale ale brewed with cascade hops.
In celebration of Pride Month, N.E.W. Ales Brewing is gearing up to release #alphabetmafia, a new 4.9% ABV pale ale brewed with cascade hops.

A Middletown brewery has collaborated with Colorado-based Gold Spot Brewing for a special beer release later this month.

In celebration of Pride Month, N.E.W. Ales Brewing is gearing up to release #alphabetmafia, a new 4.9% ABV pale ale brewed with cascade hops. The new brew will be tapped on-site at N.E.W. Ales Brewing, located at 1521 1st Ave. in Middletown, at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25.

The release will be just in time for the start of the 3rd annual Middletown Pride celebration. Happening June 25 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in downtown Middletown, the celebration will include live music, the “Color Crawl,” the “High Heel Dash,” and more. For more information on the event, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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“Brewed with Cascade hops and an experimental yeast that gives this beer a sweetened fruit cereal taste, this pale ale is sure to leave you filled with pride,” stated a N.E.W. Ales release.

Owner and brewer of Gold Spot Brewing in Denver, Colorado, Kelissa Heiber, grew up just outside the Middletown area. She wanted to team up with a local brewery for a Pride Month collaboration, and N.E.W. Ales was the perfect fit.

“We had a great time collaborating on this beer, and having Kelissa here with us made it extra special,” said N.E.W. Ales co-founder and president, Beth O’Harra.

N.E.W. Ales is a majority women-owned brewery and both O’Harra and Heiber are part of the LGBTQ+ community, according to the release.

“This led to a perfect fit for the two breweries and produced a beer that was crafted with a deeper inspiration than most,” stated the release.