New Albanian Eastern Front
The newest member of the Brewers’ Best Friend Series. Jaxon, NABC’s properly pedigreed Barley Wine Ale, is brewed and aged by David Pierce at Bank Street Brewhouse. Only the first runnings are collected from the mash tun, with no sparge. Three separate mashes make up one batch. Drop the leash… and let Jaxon run.
Hops: Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook in two additions; Cascade in the whirlpool; dry hopped twice with whole cone Cascade
Malts: Special Pale, Dingeman’s Biscuit, Cara 45, Special B
Yeast: House Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers
New Albanian Brewing (New Albany, IN) is releasing Thunderfoot in bottles. According to NA, the current recipe includes dried tart cherries, bing cherries in oak, and aged a year. The label doesn’t mention the aging or additions, in either case – a highly prized imperial stout.
There can be no doubt: Thunderfoot actively renounces the gentle tweak, the mild revision and the imperceptible hint. Thunderfoot neither seeks to make a plausible case for adaptive reuse, nor can be bothered with the nuances of historical preservation. Thunderfoot puts its elongated foot squarely down, advocating your palate’s restructuring the old fashioned way – whole cloth, complete, irresistible, certain and inevitable.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette
Malts: Simpsons Golden Promise, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Flaked Oats
Yeast: House Ale
Availability: 220z bombers, draft.
Another Struise U.S. collaboration(s) is about to be unleashed on the drinking world – Naughty Girl. Urbain Coutteau of De Struise travelled to Louisville, Kentucky and visited with Tyler Trotter & Lori Beck. The duo own Louisville Beer Store & Holy Grale in the city. The visit gave a rise to 2 collaborations with Struise, brewed at each of New Albanian Brewing’s locations across the Ohio River in Indiana. You’ll meet collaboration #2 soon. The first: Naughty Girl.
Naughty Girl was brewed at the Bank Street location on May 8, 2011. A Belgian IPA.
It started out as a Belgo-American mÃ©nage a trois, but then the brewers arrived and transformed the trans-oceanic affair into a beery love pentangle. The collaborative minds at Louisville Beer Store, De Struise Brouwers and New Albanian Brewing Company offer this, a willfully disobedient Blonde India Pale Ale with a hop on her shoulder.
Style: Belgian IPA
Hops: 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
Malts: Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Premium Pils, Castle (Belgian) Aromatic, CaraPils
Yeast: De Struise House Ale
6% ABV, 69 IBUs