Smuttynose announced today that their limited-release spring beer Bloom should be hitting shelves shortly. The Belgian golden ale was a collaboration with Chef Evan Mallet of New Hampshire’s Black Trumpet Bistro and features 8 locally-sourced edible flowers not typically used in beer: yarrow, lavender, chamomile, rose buds, elder flowers, calendula, nasturtium and dianthus. Only 25.5 barrels of Bloom were brewed for 86 sixtels and the rest in cork and caged bottles. This looks like it will only be seen in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Style: Belgian Golden Ale
Availability: on tap, 750 mL cork and caged bottles
Arrival: coming soon
Smuttynose Brewing Co (Portsmouth, NH) will release their first wet-hopped offering in their Short Batch Series on Thursday, October 11th. Herbaceous is first and foremost an amber ale, hopped generously with 150 lbs of fresh citra. Wet-hopping on the east coast is a little pricey to0, as these hops were overnighted from the Yakima Valley.
Her – ba – ceous [hur-bey-shuhs, ur-] adj 1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an herb
46 cases go on sale 10/11 at 5 pm.
Availability: 22oz bombers, Brewery release
4.25% ABV, 50 IBUs
A Smuttynose Big Beer: Zinneke, a Belgian style stout aged in bourbon barrels.
Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roast stout, but fermented with a Belgian yeast, which brings out a beautiful, fruity nose. We set aside a portion of the batch to age in bourbon barrels to allow the stout’s chocolate and caramel flavors to marry with the wood’s natural vanilla and toastiness. The final blend pairs well with both savory dishes and favorite desserts.
Style: Stout (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers
On Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 5pm to 7pm, Smuttynose will release Strawberry Short Weissin the Small Batch Series.
Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss, our take on a Berliner Weisse, is lightly tart, refreshing and incredibly drinkable. It’s also one of our staff’s most beloved beers.
Bottles arrive Thursday, Kegs ship after August 20th.
3.7% ABV, 5 IBUs
Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss is looks to come out of retirement and back into the brewery’s Short Batch lineup. Smuttynose just released the first Short Batch bottles in June, with more on the way. Short Weiss was first brewed in 2009, Smutty’s first sour beer. Initial batches contained 300 lbs of frozen strawberries. Short Batch release date TBA.
3% ABV, 5 IBUs