I had a nice visit with Sean Larkin, one of my favorite brewmasters, to see what's new with his Revival Brewing label. Larkin is the brewer for Trinity Brewhouse as well as for Narragansett's seasonal beers; but Revival is his own brand and its beers are a favorite off many.
Zeppelin is new to Larkin's brand. It's a traditional German Hefeweizen. The Hefe means yeast and Weizen means wheat. This unfiltered style of beer is made with German wheat and hops and is 5.5 Alcohol By Volume. Right now you'll find it on draft around Rhode Island.
It will join his Double Black IPA and Imperial Octoberfest, bottled, on store shelves in July. Larkin suggests finding it at Bottles, Standard Liquor Store or Nikki's, all in Providence, among many other stores.
Larkin said Zeppelin will be offered year round.
Larkin's new Northern Lands Lager will be a limited release brew and will be introduced on Saturday, June 1 at the MET in Pawtucket. He said he made with his freinds from the band Northern Lands which will launch thei debut album "He Took a Dive" at the MET.
Look for it on draft at Nolan's Corner Pub, and The Parlor, two bars where band members work.
Larkin is currently working on two other beers: Burnsider Pale Ale which is a tribute to Ambrose Burnside, a 19th century Rhode Island original; and Mercy Brown Imperial Brown Ale.