Southern Tier Brewing (Lakefront, NY) releases 2 beers in January – Backburner Barleywine, and Gemini. Gemini is a bold imperial IPA that is actually a blend of 2 other hoppy offerings by the brewery – Hoppe & Unearthly. The offspring is a beer worth a trip to the store.
High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as “the twins,” or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two in a program named after the celestial pairing. At Southern Tier, we have our own fraternal twins, Hoppe & Unearthly. Blended together & placed in this vessel, the mission of our Gemini is to travel high & take passengers on a journey far into the heavens.
Style: Imperial IPA (blended)
Hops: (Kettle) Columbus, Chinook, Cascade. (Aroma) Amarillo. (Hop Back) Styrian Golding. (Dry Hops) Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus.
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Malted White Wheat, Cara-pils Malt, Red Wheat
Taste Expectations: The wheat really softens the mouthfeel of this beer. Hoppy for sure, with grapefruit, citrus & pine shining through. Creamy & smooth. Drink fresh!
Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft. Late January seasonal.