Beer-, cheese-infused sausages
North Country Smokehouse, Claremont, N.H., collaborated with Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Mass., and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock, Vt., to add two new sausage products.
Harpoon IPA Beer Bratwurst is all-natural, certified-humane bratwurst that boasts a balanced blend of Harpoon IPA with bold notes of caraway and marjoram. It offers a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a 12-ounce package.
The Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage kind is an all-natural, certified-humane sausage that blends custom-crafted Vermont Farmstead cheddar cheese with jalapeño spice. It’s available in a 12-ounce package for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
“There are so many wonderful friends and neighbors in and around Windsor, and we’ve had beers with most of them over the years,” says Dan Kenary, co-founder and CEO, Harpoon Brewery. “We’ve been pairing great beer with great social occasions for years, so working with North Country on something that would bring people together around a grill or table was the natural – no pun intended – next step.”
“We are always looking for ways to collaborate with other makers in our region to provide customers with locally sourced options for their tables,” says Kent Underwood, president and chief operating worker, Vermont Farmstead Cheese. “We share in North Country Smokehouse’s commitment to producing handcrafted foods. We know that consumers will be able to taste the difference with our custom-crafted cheddar that pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeno in this new sausage.”
All of North Country Smokehouse’s products are hand-crafted and slow-smoked in small batches by experts, and never include artificial flavors, fillers or dyes. Plus, both products are free of nitrates, nitrites and antibiotics.
“We’re excited to partner with Harpoon Brewery and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., as it enables us to use regional ingredients in more products. Today’s savvy consumers want to know the origins of their food and are especially interested in locally-produced foods,” says Aaron Corbett, chief operating officer, North Country Smokehouse. “These two new sausages honor the craft of each of our neighbors’ businesses and provide our customers with home-grown options.”
These two new products can be found at Whole Foods Market and Hannaford Supermarkets.