New head brewer 'hops' onboard at Mt. Carmel Brewing amid new Snapshot beer release

CINCINNATI -- Mt. Carmel Brewing has a pair of reasons to keep beer
fans buzzing this weekend.
The brewery recently hired a new head brewer and is about release the
latest in its Snapshot beer series.
Brewery managers said Chris Kambouris comes to them by way of The Brew
Kettle in Cleveland. Unlike previous hires, Kambouris has previous
experience at production facilities.
Erin Hafertepen, marketing manager at MCBC, said Kambouris has already
“hopped” into his job as he spent much of Friday dry-hopping some
beers at the brewery.
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The brewery had to embark on a search for a new head brewer after
previous head brewer Jared Hamilton left for the upcoming Taft’s Ale
House , and their other brewer went to work for a brewery in Atlanta.
Another update from the brewery is that it will release the second
beer in its Snapshot series starting Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The Coffee
Brown Ale is a “breakfast beer” and is made in collaboration with
Deeper Roots Coffee.
The brewers said it features a balance of dark malts, with sweet maple
and coffee notes. The brew weighs in at 38 IBUs and 6 percent ABV.
The beer will be available in the six-packs for the first time
starting at Sunday morning at the brewery. Hafertepen said the bottles
have also already been sent to their distributor and should start
showing up on shelves soon.
The brewery launched its Snapshot series just a couple months ago with
the release of its Imperial IPA . Owner Mike Dewey said he has plans
to continually release new specialty beers in a six-pack format as
part of the series. Managers said the Imperial IPA is already on pace
to outsell their best-selling Amber Ale.
In addition to getting to try the Coffee Brown Ale, fans will be able
to meet the new head brewer, talk with owner Mike Dewery and cheer in
the Cincinnat Bengals during the special release party on Sunday
The brewery is located at 4362 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road in Cincinnati.
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