Shmaltz Brewing — the company known for its He’brew Beer — has collaborated with Barcade to launch its Pastrami Pilsner in 30 states across the country, combining our favorite foods with brews.
The bottles have been available at Barcade but hit the national market as of Jan. 14, also known as National Pastrami Day.
The beer is brewed with cherrywood smoked malt, ground caraway, mustard seed, cracked black pepper and a horseradish rye blend.
“Pastrami is my birthright,” said Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz founder and owner. “Beer is my passion and 21 years of my life and career. … As the good book says, kinda, ‘Like manna from heaven, thank the good Lord for smoked meat and bless the deli man!’”
“Pastrami Pilsner’s mouthfeel is crisp and drinkable with just a touch of heat from the horseradish while welcoming notes of spice from the caraway,” noted Kevin Wheeler, Shmaltz director of brewing operations. “As a perfect entree in a glass, you can have more than one before you feel full.”
Barcade has a handful of East Coast locations, including one in Fishtown.