Shmaltz Brewing Boldly Unites Hops, Malts, Yeast and Water in Pursuit of Craft Beer Excellence with the Limited-Edition Release of “Symbiosis”.

Shmaltz Brewing Company goes to Comic-Con International with a unique Collector’s Edition release 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 kicks off the anniversary festivities during Comic-Con 2017 with several tasting opportunities for its freshly brewed Star Trek Symbiosis®. 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, Star Trek. 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). Lifting off this week, Star Trek Symbiosis transports itself in 4-packs to retail outlets in 35 states across the country and will be on draft at select bars.

Collection Edition Symbiosis Beer, 4 pack

Collection Edition Symbiosis Beer

Shmaltz Brewing hosted an Exclusive Media Tasting during Comic-Con at Gaslamp Tavern (868 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA) on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. Shmaltz’s Regional Manager Sean Friedman was the first to taste Star Trek Symbiosis, which was available at Gaslamp Tavern during the entire convention.

For over 10,000 years a symbiotic relationship has thrived between yeast and sugar, malts and hops, beer and beer lovers. Shmaltz’s latest Star Trek release celebrates this benevolent co-existence and pays homage to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the episode, “Symbiosis”. In this episode, two different races from the same galaxy have seemingly found a way to peacefully coexist and work together for the betterment of all. However, we eventually learn that their relationship is based on the false promise of felicium, which is sold by the Brekkians to the Ornarans. This forces Captain Picard to make an excruciating choice: uphold the Prime Directive, or save an entire civilization from exploitation.

Star Trek Symbiosis Hoppy Wheat Ale pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. A generous amount of hops provide flavors and aromas of ripe lemon and pleasant herbs, giving Symbiosis a dry, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Symbiosis is a limited-edition, smooth, easy-drinking ale with prominent wheat maltiness and distinct flavors and aromas of Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, making it the perfect refreshment for enjoying a Star Trek marathon with fellow Trekkies or at your next summer bottle share.

For more information, visit ShmaltzBrewing.com.