Burlington, VT’s Switchback Brewing Co. has released Dooley’s Belated Porter in 16-oz. cans for the first time.
This move marks the first of many Switchback Specials that will transition their way from 12-oz. bottles to cans throughout 2023.
With the addition of a new labeling system, the brewery can now apply custom labels onto cans in-house. “We love the accessibility that putting our beer into cans brings,” says Brewery Founder Bill Cherry. “The new equipment has opened the door for us to reimagine some of our classics and to introduce new beers from our innovative brewers and employee owners.”
Dooley’s Belated Porter (named after the brewery’s first employee) was first brewed in 2009. It became an annual favorite for Switchback fans, the company says.
The dark beer features a blend of roasted and caramelized malts, giving it a malt signature that has an earthiness derived from the nontraditional use of flaked barley, the company adds. The use of Simcoe hops for both bittering and aroma highlights this hop varietal and balances the malt.
The newly designed label is meant to embody the dark, snowy nights of Vermont’s coldest season.
Consumers can find 16-oz. cans of Dooley’s Belated Porter (5.7% ABV) in limited quantities at the brewery and at select stores throughout Switchback’s distribution footprint: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and parts of New York and Virginia.