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Backlash Ships Second Apocalypse Beer “War”

Backlash Beer Company has shipped the second installment in their Apocalypse Beer SeriesWar. War is the second horseman of the Apocalypse, and the follow up to Conquest.

In the spirit of the horseman, I wanted to infuse this beer with an element of conflict.  To get there, I pitted 3 yeast strains against one another in primary fermentation, 2 Belgian ale strains and a farmhouse strain.  The result?  It’s pretty safe to say that the farmhouse strain dominates the flavor profile. 

Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers. Boston Area distro
Arrival: Mid December, 2012

6.5% ABV


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Backlash Kicks Off Apocalypse with “Conquest”

The first release in a new series surrounding the Apocalpyse from Backlash is Conquest, a white IPA. Founder Helder on the beer’s flavor –

So, having smelled the beer, you would probably expect a giant hop smack in your cake-hole.  However, this beer doesn’t quite do that.  It’s very smooth, with a small amount of underlying bitterness.  Granted, the tag “White IPA” may insinuate (to some people) a hoppier/more bitter profile.  The taste is of wheat malt and orange sweetness, but finishes relatively dry with a tinge of piney bitterness.  Is there such a thing as White Pale Ale?

Style: IPA
Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: Late September, 2012

?? ABV