Blog : Smuttynose Releases New Beer
Spirits are part of our social lives, especially beer in the state of New Hampshire. On Thursday, Smuttynose is releasing a new sub-style of IPA that uses rye malt, and they’re inviting you to be one of the first to try this new style of IPA. I know I will be there!
The new brew uses Smuttynose’s most famous IPA – Finest Kind IPA – as a template for this new beer. A few changes have been made to the recipe, particularly with the addition of rye malt. Smuttynose also changed the recipe by adding 30% rye malt and swapping Aromatic malt for another, known as C-60 (aromatic malt gives the beer a strong malt aroma, as well as a rich color, whereas C-60 tends to add some sweetness).
On top of adding the rye malt, Smuttynose lowered the mash temperature by a few degrees, giving the beer “less body and more drinkability.” Also, the dry hopping was raised to four times the level of their big seller, Finest Kind. When the hopping is raised, a great, hoppy aroma is present.
During this release, Smuttynose will be pouring free samples, meaning you’ll be able to try before you buy. They only ask that, when you arrive, you park in back of the building and enter via the tour entrance.
The Rye IPA comes in a 750 ml cork finished champagne bottle, sold at $15 each, and is only available at Smuttynose while supplies last. Hopefully we’ll see you there!