Struise, New Albanian collaboration update: B’Urban Trotter DIPA and Naughty Girl

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(New Albany, IN) – Some collaboration news out of Indiana…


Here is the scoop from New Albanian Brewing Co-Owner, Roger Baylor, on the brewery’s collaborations with Struise: B’Urban Trotter DIPA and Naughty Girl.

“Draft for both will be split between ourselves and Louisville Beer Store/Holy Grale, with some perhaps making the trip to Great Taste and the like later this summer. If the label approval turns around fast enough, there’ll be limited bombers of Naughty Girl, most probably not making it outside of Indiana. We think that Urbain will be brewing these recipes at de Struise some time this year.”

Below are the beer descriptions/specs….

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In May of 2011, Urbain Coutteau of De Struise Brouwers (Oostvleteren, Belgium) visited Louisville as the guest of Lori Beck and Tyler Trotter, the founders of Louisville Beer Store and Holy Grale.

After numerous liquid discussions between Urbain, Lori and Tyler, a plan arose for collaboration brews, one at each of New Albanian Brewing Company’s two locations, as described below.

Naughty Girl

Overview: Brewed at Bank Street Brewhouse (May 8, 2011) by Urbain, David Pierce and Jared Williamson, Naughty Girl is a Belgian India Blonde Ale brewed to a dry finish, with medium body and a very aromatic American hop profile. 74% of the IBUs are from the mash hops and later hop additions.

Malts: Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Premium Pils, Castle (Belgian) Aromatic, CaraPils

Hops: Cascade in the mash (13 lbs whole), two bittering additions of Galena, two middle additions of Golding, late addition of Cascade, Cascade hops (15 lbs pellet) for warm dry-hopping

Yeast: De Struise House Ale

ABV: 6%

IBU: 69

B’Urban Trotter DIPA

Overview: Brewed at NABC’s Pizzeria & Public House (May 9, 2011) by Urbain and Jared Williamson, B’Urban Trotter is a Double India Pale Ale inspired by the Kentucky Derby as viewed by a brewer and ostrich rancher from Flanders. Note: Tyler sourced 3 lbs of Simcoe hops from Paul at My Old Kentucky Homebrew for dry hopping use. In deference to the Derby, B’Urban Trotter is bourbon/oak aged with a touch of mint.

Malt: Rahr 2-Row, Weyerman Bohemian Pilsner, Castle Biscuit, Simpsons Medium Crystal

Hops: Cascade (mash, dry), Summit (first wort), Summit (bittering), Chinook (bittering, flavor, dry), Northern Brewer (flavor), Simcoe (dry)

Special additions: Vanilla beans and honey were added during the whirlpool.

OG: 21 degrees Plato

ABV: 9.2%

IBU: 208

SRM: 9

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