Bruce Springersteen Bold Brew Series

Hoppy Trails Beer News is proud to announce the impending release of four new brews in the Bruce Springersteen Series. These hand-crafted 5-gallon batches of maibock, brown, hefeweizen and porter will mark the official launch of HTBN Brews, a 2014 re-commitment to homebrewing, led by head brewer wannabe Bob Shoemaker.

My Bark Label 2The series is named for the three-year-old English Springer Spaniel (field bred) purchased from a breeder in Cle Elum, WA. Bruce is noted for eating a variety of non-food objects that have included a razor, a pair of eyeglasses and a CPAP mask and hose.

When Bruce is not helping in the brew house, he can be found chasing swallows at the local ball field on dry Spring days, or whining if one of his balls rolls under the steps or sofa, even though he has three others out on the floor that are just like it, a rope toy, two squeaky toys and assorted bones. Reviews will appear on

   Bruce Drool Label 2   Woofyweizen label   Hairy Porter label

Plans are to produce a single keg of each, with a limited bottling run of three to four units. Distribution will be limited to the HTBN world headquarters in Renton, WA. Prosit!

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner