Blog : Smuttynose Brewery releases Brett & I beer

By Emily | Jul 31, 2014 | in

The wait is officially over, Smuttynose Brewing Company is releasing their Brett & I beer. With two previous releases under its belt, Brett & I has a slew of beer enthusiasts anticipating its rare slightly sour yet earthy flavor profile.

To achieve this rare and delectable flavor, the beer must undergo 13 months of preparation. First, it goes through an initial fermentation process with the house Trappist ale yeast. The beer is then transferred to red wine barrels where a second round of yeast, first discovered in barrel-aged British beers, called Brettanomyces Bruxellenis. This slow and long secondary fermentation process is what gives the beer its unique taste.

Smuttynose will be selling 24 cases starting Saturday August 2, at their Towle Farm brewery. With no bottle limit and a twelve dollar charge for a 375ml bottle this beer is a must buy.

Along with the sale of these bottles, a small amount of kegs will be shipped out to other locations for consumers who do not live near the brewery. These locations include CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NY, PA, VA, and VT and will start carrying the kegs Monday August 4.