Smuttynose Brewing’s Brett & I is part of the brewery’s Short Batch Series, debuting back in 2007. Until now, Brett & I has been draft only. Below is the orignal mention of this by the brewery.
Brett and I” is a beer brewed in homage to the great Down East humorists Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan (with Tim Sample getting the honorable mention.) If you haven’t listened to the “Bert and I” tapes, go ahead and call LL Bean for your copy. They’ll give you a good idea of the daily insanity of living in Northern New England. Of course that begs the question of exactly what I’m doing here. But, oh well, it’s a great place to drink beer at least. And Brett and I is hopefully a great beer to drink while talking socialism over the back fence with your neighbor Enoch.
Brett and I is obviously brewed with Brettanomyces. We used Brettanomyces claussenii and in our case we used it for secondary conditioning. The original beer was a Belgian strong ale brewed with the Chimay yeast cropped from The Gnome. Still gave us that nice fruity character and still hasn’t dropped bright. We ended up kegging the beer after six months of conditioning, but the brett character is still developing. It gives off an interested pineapple aroma and flavor, which I hope will continue to evolve.
Style: 2012 Edition, Not known. Previous Edition, Belgian Strong Pale. (Barrel Aged)
Hops: Bittering – Magnum, Flavoring – Liberty, Flavoring – Saaz, Aroma – Santiam
Malts: Weyermann Pilsner Malt, Munich, Wheat, Acidulated Malt
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Arrival: TBA (along w/ quantity)
note: The above is tentative. Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.