Costco has distributed their own line of Kirkland Signature Craft Beers for several years.  I recently learned that Costco is giving their private label craft beer a reboot. Their new variety pack will feature Pale Ale, dry-hopped IPA, Brown Ale, and a Blonde Ale.

Depending on where you live, you'll see "New Yorker Brewing Co." from Utica, New York or "Hopfen und Malz Brewing Co." from San Jose, California listed on the label as the brewery. TTB filings shows that New Yorker is really the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. and Hopfen un Malz is actually Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. Matt brews the Saranac line of beers. I profiled a Saranac winter beer variety pack a few years ago.

The Brown and Blonde Ale appear to be new to this incarnation of the variety pack. IPA and Pale Ale are included in the current pack, but these may be different recipes. I can't say for sure. I've reached out to Costco in the past to learn more about their beers, but they have historically declined to comment.

If you see these on Costco shelves in the future, give 'em a try and let me know what you think.

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