(Lakewood, NY) – Southern Tier Brewing Co. rep, Dave Giczkowski, appeared on the Craft Beer Talk podcast earlier this month. Among the things he revealed is that Oat, Jah-va, Mohka & Gemini will not be back in 2013 but in their place are some new beers, some of which were just released this spring. Below is a sneak peek of the new ones to come in late summer and fall.
Southern Tier has also completed an expansion and now has a 110-barrel system to go with what is now a 20-barrel R&D system. The increased production allowed the company to recently expand to Texas and Louisiana. Giczkowski says that puts the brewery in 35 or 36 states as well as Brazil, Denmark, Japan and Sweden.
Rye is a cereal grain historically grown in our region. It has been cultivated since the time of the early settlers due to the scrappy and hearty ability to withstand harsh climates and poor growing conditions. Did you know George Washington grew rye and used it to ferment whiskey? We are pretty sure that is a fact. You will notice the distinct notes of rye, a slightly spicy and grainy aroma not lost in the shuffle of hops and the other four malted grains we use in this fine seasonal addition to our 2X line.
ABOUT THE BEER
STYLE: Double Rye India Pale Ale
BREWED SINCE: 2013
FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, three varieties of hops, five types of malts
COLOR: Copper/Deep Copper
EFFERVESCENCE: Ample carbonation
NOSE: Pine, tropical citrus, slight fruitiness
FLAVOR: Moderate sweetness, piney, firm graininess with spicy rye finish
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 40-45ºF
GLASS: Nonic pint, mug
AVAILABILITY: Autumn / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / Draught
In other news, the brewery has changed the look for its Blackwater Series starting with Plum Noir. Look for Creme Brulee to don the new look next, followed by the debut of Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout in September and Choklat in the winter.
The latest keg approval to come through is Southern Tier Pub Ale.