(Portsmouth, NH) - Smuttynose announced on their blog the details behind their newest beer in the Short Batch Series. Here are the details...
"We're pleased to announce the release of our new Rye IPA!
Bottles will go on sale exclusively at Smuttynose on Thursday, June 28 at 5pm in celebration of New Hampshire Craft Beer Week. We've only got 20 cases of 750ml bottles (see Tyler's excellent modeling job below). Bottles are $15 each and come with their own brown bag. We don't know how sales will be during the release, but if there are any bottles left, they'll be for sale in our retail nook, while supplies last.
The beer uses our best-selling Finest Kind IPA as template, but a few key changes make this beer quite different.
1) We tweaked the grain bill adding 30% rye malt and swapped Aromatic malt for C-60. Rye adds a spicy note while Aromatic malt adds a more subtle flavor than C-60 but increases malt aroma.
2) We lowered the mash rest temperature a few degrees, giving the final beer less body and more drinkability.
3) We jacked up the dry hopping to four times the level of Finest Kind. You know what that means, big aroma in your olfactory.
See you Thursday, and yes, we will be pouring samples so you can try before you buy.
The Stat Box
Malts: North American 2-Row, Rye Malt, Crisp Pale Ale, Aromatic
Hops: Bittering-Magnum, Flavor-Amarillo and Simcoe, Dry Hop: Simcoe and Amarillo
Yeast: WLP-001 White Labs American Ale Yeast
Batch size: 25 barrels"