Friday, January 27, 2017

Very Fresh Southern Tier

All bottled January 16-18!!!

Southern Tier 2X IPA...$9.49 / 6pk

"Not quite an imperial, but certainly not a standard India pale ale. Our double IPA is a hop lovers dream. Citrusy and clean with an incredible finish." -- Southern Tier
8.2% abv • Double India Pale Ale

Southern Tier Nu Skool IPA...$8.49 / 6pk
We spent over a year prototyping R&D versions of Nu Skool. This final version is one special beer. It is an IPA with a slight malty sweetness, but overall balanced & brimming with tropical, fruity, spicy, piney & citrus character. To contrast our IPA, which most closely resembles a traditional English IPA in malt & hop bills, we wanted to brew an India Pale Ale in a new way. West Coast brewers have been brewing lighter, more “Americanized,” yet still full of hop character & our brewers wanted to try their hand by brewing their take.
HOP PROCESS: We used 3.5 lbs. of “new school” varieties of hops per barrel of beer. We load our hopback to the brim with Mosaic hops for a big tropical fruit character. A nice whirlpool dose of experimental hop #07270 gives the beer a flavorful, resinous character. We then dry hop this beer on two separate days with a large amount of Mosaic hops in our hop cannon & Simcoe + Equinox two days later.

Southern Tier Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale...$8.49 / 6pk
Beer is made by creating a liquid rich with fermentable material. This ‘wort’ is moved to a fermentation vessel where yeast, a living organism, is added. Yeast swims around the fermenter gobbling up the soluble sugar and converting that energy into alcohol. Imagine the feeding frenzy of millions of tiny yeast cells eating their way around a big fermenter. It’s a volatile and active environment. During this time, the beer is literally alive.
When we named the beer “Live” we wanted the label to have the feeling of live music. Our art department came up with the idea of using ticket stubs. Those shown here are from our staff at the brewery and our friends from around the country. Look closely– we may have rocked out at some of the same shows!

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