(Mount Pleasant, SC) – Here is a Wednesday newsletter update from Westbrook Brewing…
The last of the Farmhouse IPA will be leaving the brewery next week – hard to believe it’s going to be gone so soon! Next up in the “seasonal” rotation is the Covert Hops Extra Black Ale (thanks to Adam Maruf Siddique for suggesting the name on our Facebook page). What is Covert Hops? Its stealthy dark appearance belies a light body and beguiling hop aroma from the loads of herbal, piney hops (4+ lbs per barrel to be exact) that melds exceedingly well with its deliciously devious roasty flavor.
The Vanilla Tree Dubbel is also winding down for the season – we’re almost sold out of the bottles and draft will last about 2 more weeks. Replacing it during the warmer months (April – September) will be a series of single-hopped rye pale ales. Ideally we would have liked to bring back the delicious Citra Rye Pale, but since the Citra hop supply is sold out until November, that wasn’t possible. So, we’re going to make the best of it and use this time to educate ourselves (and hopefully you guys as well) on the flavor profiles of some hop varieties we’ve never used before. First up will be Pacific Jade, a very cool hop from New Zealand. This one should be out on draft and in 22oz bottles sometime in mid-April.
Back in January, Brian “Stillwater” Strumke returned to Charleston to brew Beer Table/Table Beer – a low abv, funky, hoppy, and refreshing saison. Very little of this beer will be distributed in SC, so come grab a growler in the tasting room!
Also new on tap in the tasting room this week is the Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break. Just in case the regular Biscotti Break wasn’t rich enough, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø decided to brew a bigger version with more coffee, more vanilla, more almonds, and yes – more alcohol. This one comes in at 11.5% and is available in 32oz growlers only.