Qapla’! Klingon Imperial Porter, The First of Three Star Trek Beers Coming This Year

Grab your mini bat’leth bottle opener!

Following the release of two golden beers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in 2016, New York’s Shmaltz Brewing is set to unveil three new officially licensed Star Trek brews in 2017.

The first of these releases, is Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter, which will be available in 4-packs at retail locations in 35 states across the U.S. and in select bars later this year.

According to the press release, the Klingon Imperial Porter has “ruby undertones that pay homage to Klingon Bloodwine and fallen warriors who hold honor above life.”

Klingon Imperial Porter packaging
Klingon Imperial Porter packaging | Photo: Shmaltz Brewing

The Imperial Porter is actually the second Klingon-inspired beer to be released, as Klingon Warnog from Federation of Beer (brewed by Tin Man Brewing Company) hit store shelves, back in 2014.

For more information about the Klingon Imperial Porter, check out the press release below.

Press Release:

The First of Three Limited STAR TREK Releases in 2017!

(Clifton Park, NY) – In 2016, Shmaltz Brewing debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 is Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter (7.3% ABV). Six malts including Specialty 2-Row, Vienna, Melanoidin, Crystal, Honey, and Pale Chocolate are masterfully brewed with two hops, Columbus and Vanguard. Lifting off this week, Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter transports itself in 4-packs to retail outlets in 35 states across the country and will be on draft at select bars.

Fans can raise a goblet of Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter to the strongest warriors in the Galaxy, and discover the ruby undertones that pay homage to Klingon Bloodwine and fallen warriors who hold honor above life. “There is no honor in attacking the weak,” so take pleasure in besieging this 7.3% ABV Imperial Porter. But like this mighty brew, Klingons also have a sweet side: Witness the wedding ritual where the gods forge two hearts so strong that once joined together cannot be opposed. (Just ignore the part of the ceremony where the groom swings his bat’leth at the bride!)

A Klingon proverb states: “Death is an experience best shared,” and so is the first Star Trek limited release of 2017. Qapla’!

Enjoy Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter at the following events across the country:
February 28: Star Trek Trivia Night @ My Parent’s Basement, Avondale Estate, GA
March 2: Klingon Hop Orgy Party @ The Factory Eatery, Ballston Spa, NY
May 1: Star Trek Bowling @ The Comet Pub & Lanes, Decatur, GA

More events will be taking place in the near future. Stay updated by going to shmaltzbrewing.com/calendar.

About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer® across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.

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  • Rob Mykoff

    I’ve had their He’brew beer, was pretty good, looking forward to this one because it’s both a dark beer (a porter) and has a strong alcohol content @ 7.3 ABV, which to be honest, is “boldly going” because it’s difficult to deliver good flavor whenever a beer has a semi-strong or strong ABV.
    :: NOTE to brewer Jeremy Cowan :: Please improve the graphics on the packaging— c’mon you’re in the San Francisco/Bay Area which is home to tons of gr8 artists, graphic designers, etc— as well as ‘home to Starfleet’ in Trek. IMHO the image of that Klingon ship is a bit clunky/plain. Thanx.
    Looking forward to this Brew !
    Rob Mykoff

  • Craig Christopher

    So…is Nevada one of the 35 states, or do I need to drive to California or Utah and bootleg?!