Smuttynose Brewing update: Winter Ale and Short Batch series

smuttynose brewing logo(Portsmouth, NY) – Here is an excerpt on upcoming beers from Smuttynose Brewing Company’s most-recent newsletter sent out on Wednesday.

…And in case you missed it, Zinneke ships this week and Big A IPA ships toward the end of the month.

Mid-November also find us in the tail end of the overlap between fall and winter seasonals. That means gourdheads may still be able to find one last Pumpkin Ale twelve pack, even though Winter Ale is populating store shelves throughout our distribution area. Stylistically reminiscent of a Belgian Double, this cold weather favorite has sweet malt notes that mingle with dark fruit flavors to create a warming, but mellow, winter beer. We’re always proud to say that Smuttynose Winter Ale is brewed with out spices.

Our brewers have three beers in the tanks that don’t have release dates yet, but we’re pretty darn excited about them, so here’s a teaser.

Bloom, a Short Batch release, is a light colored Belgian-inspired ale, brewed with seven varieties of edible flowers that were grown especially for this beer by The Black Trumpet and Meadows Mirth Farm.

Durty, a strong (8.5% or 9%), “ridiculously hoppy” brown ale is also going to be released as a Short Batch. This batch gave us a chance to use Poalris, a new hop variety from Germany.

2012′s edition of our Belgian Quad, Gravitation, is part way through a vigorous and healthy fermentation. We weren’t able to confirm any details about this year’s recipe though we will post updates on our Brewer’s Notes blog and Facebook page.

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