As you know, we love running here at Harpoon. After each of our own races we produce through our charitable arm, Harpoon Helps, there is always fresh Harpoon beer served to cheers with and enjoy. That’s why we weren’t surprised when our friends at New Balance came to us asking if we would like to celebrate all things running in Boston along with their “Nobody Runs Like Boston” campaign. And you know what happens when two Boston companies get together at a brewery? Why, we make an awesome beer, of course!
New Balance was looking for a small batch created with running in mind. Our brewers came up with Harpoon 1906: a refreshing, sessionable saison that is light in color and slightly hazy. It features pale, wheat, Munich, and Bonlander malts and a generous dose of Amarillo hops and ground orange peel. The Amarillo and peel provide a slight citrus aroma on top of the fruity and clove-like esters of the Belgian saison yeast. Harpoon 1906 comes in at 4.9% ABV and is perfect to enjoy after your run, whether you ran a quick mile or the full 26.2!
Harpoon 1906 is available in limited quantities at the Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston. Need another reason to stop by and enjoy it? In true Harpoon Helps fashion, we are donating $1 per pint sold to the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund, which funds innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Stepping Strong was established by the family of the very inspiring Gillian Reny—a young, pre-professional dancer who was critically injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Can’t make it to the brewery? Harpoon 1906 will also be on tap at Solas at the Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street from Friday April 17th until Marathon Monday, the 20th. Solas is New Balance’s host bar for the week of the Boston Marathon and has also committed to donating $1 per pint to Stepping Strong.
We hope you can stop by soon for a pint. And remember the wise words of New Balance: “Nobody Runs like Boston!”