Topic Archives: Short Batch Series

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Smutty’s Next Short Batch Drops Sept 20th

Look out Smutty fans for a new addition to the Short Batch Series, Straw-Barb Short Weisse. The brewery took a berliner weisse and added strawberries and rhubarb. Starting to sound a bit like pie? The B-weisse is good at taking on fruity and herbal flavors. The Short Batch Series features creative, one-off offerings.

Smuttynose will release bottles of Straw-Barb on September 20th. Leftovers will shop on September 23rd. Retail $12

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Strawberries, Rhubarb)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Draft
Arrival: 9/20/13

3.5% ABV

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Smuttynose Short Batch Luna Moth Hoppy Saison

Smuttynose Brewing will be releasing a new beer in their Short Batch Series. Luna Moth is a hoppy saison featuring El Dorado hops for added fruit characteristics. Only 950 bottles are available with limited distribution beginning June 10, 2013.

Style: Saison
Availability: Limited Release Bottles
Arrival: June 2013

7.2% ABV 

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Smuttynose Releasing First Wet-Hopped Beer “Herbaceous”

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.

Style: Amber Ale (Wet Hopped)
Hops: Citra, Magnum, Willamette, Sterling
Malts: Weyermann Vienna and Weyermann CaraMunich
Yeast: California Ale

Availability: 22oz bombers, Brewery release

4.25% ABV, 50 IBUs 

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Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss Could Reappear

Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss

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.

Original Recipe: 

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Strawberries)
Saaz Malts: Pale, Wheat

3% ABV, 5 IBUs

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Smuttynose Releases First Short Batch Bottles

Smuttynose will release the first Short Batch Series beer to hit bottles tomorrow.  Rye IPA will go on sale at Smuttynose in 750ml corked & caged bottles.  As the name implies, Rye IPA is an American IPA with a bold rye base, dry hopped 4x the level of another Smutty beer – Finest Kind.

Style: Rye IPA
Hops: Bittering: Magnum, Flavor: Simcoe, Amarillo Dry-Hop: Simcoe and Amarillo at 2# per barrel
Malts: North American 2-Row, Rye Malt, Crisp Pale Ale, Aromatic
Yeast: American Ale

Availability: 75o ml bottles, Brewery draft.  775 gallons produced.

7% ABV, 65 IBUs


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Smuttynose Vunderbar Pils (Lederhosen Not Included)

Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner.  Awesome in so many ways.  (Are you seeing this picture?)  Vunderbar was/is part of Smuttynose’s Short Batch Series, released only on draft (previously.)

Vunderbar Pils marks a departure from the last few short batches we have brewed.  It’s not high in alcohol.  It doesn’t use any kind of wild yeast, nor is it barrel-aged.  It’s a beer in the classic, if not archetypal, sense of the word.  Best of all, it’s blindingly delicious and drinkable.  The low bitterness and moderate body make the beer conducive to some serious elbow bending; we went through five gallons here in less than twenty-four hours.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Saaz, dryhopping at ½ pound per barrel.
Malts: Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Acidulated

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

5.11% ABV, 15 IBU
Note: The above information about Smutty’s pils is correct assuming they haven’t adjusted the recipe since it’s inception on draft in 2010.

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Another Appearance Of Smuttynose Brett & I

Smuttynose Brett & ISmuttynose 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)

?? ABV

note: The above is tentative.  Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.