CLAREMONT, N.H. – As part of the company’s commitment to continue collaborating with local companies to create its products, officials with North Country Smokehouse, a subsidiary of Canada’s duBreton, announced the launch of two new sausages with local ties. Boston-based Harpoon Brewery worked with North Country to create its Harpoon IPA Beer Bratwurst, while South Woodstock-based Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. created the cheese used in the new Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage.

The bratwurst is available in 12 oz. packages and features the spices and flavor that have garnered Harpoon IPA awards for its caraway and marjoram accented brew. 

Dan Kenary, CEO and co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, said, “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.”

Vermont Farmstead created a cheddar cheese with jalapeno spice to provide North Country with a creamy flavor for its new sausage, also available in 12-oz. packages.

“We share in North Country Smokehouse’s commitment to producing handcrafted foods,” said Kent Underwood, president of Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. “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.”

The products are available at Hannaford Supermarkets and Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast.

Aaron Corbett, chief operating officer at North Country is proud to extend its relationships with local companies, said, “We’re excited to partner with Harpoon Brewery and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. as it enables us to use regional ingredients in more products. These two new sausages honor the craft of each of our neighbors’ businesses and provide our customers with homegrown options.”