Monday, June 30, 2014
Thank you, Tennessee! We're happy to be within your friendly confines!
Beginning tomorrow, July 1, beer drinkers in a nine county area radiating from Chattanooga will be able enjoy Smuttynose beers wherever craft beer is sold. We've signed on with Carter Distributing, who will now distribute Smuttynose beer throughout Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie counties.
Tony Giannasi, Carter's Craft Brands Manager has set-up a great string of roll-out events that will feature some combination of Smuttynose's year round beers; Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Shoals Pale Ale, Bouncy House IPA, Vunderbar Pilsner and Robust Porter, as well as current seasonal release, Summer Weizen. Big Beer Series releases will be coming to Carter in the near future.
In the meantime, please come out and join us for a Smuttynose; you'll be glad you did!
7/1 Heaven and Ale “Beer of the Month” kickoff with six beers on tap, plus glassware
and prize giveaways; for the rest of the month, there will be three Smuttynose beers on tap.
7/2 Tremont Tavern tasting with glassware giveaways
7/8 Meet The Founder at Heaven and Ale with prize giveaways
7/10 Brewhaus tasting and glassware giveaway
7/18 Riverside Beverage growler fill specials
7/25 Sigler’s Craft Beer and Cigars Tap Takeover
8/1 Sturmhaus Pint Night
8/8 Universal Joint Tap Takeover
Untappd users, don't forget that you can earn an exclusive Bouncy House IPA badge when you check in our new session IPA during the month of July!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Philly Beer Week was founded in 2008 and has set the benchmark for beer weeks around the world. It's a giant pile of awesome that we're excited to add some Granite State flavor to the mix. There'll be Bouncy House, Finestkind, Smuttlabs and a few other limited releases for your drinking pleasure during some of the most creative beer events we've seen. Take a look, plan ahead and join Joanna for tons of fun!
Smuttynose Philly Beer Week Events:
Fri., 5/30- 5pm-Lucky's Last Chance- Smuttynose & Oskar Blues Tap Takeover
Sat., 5/31- 4 to 7pm- Bar 31- Smuttynose vs. Heavy Seas vs. Stone
Sat., 5/31- 9pm- Xfinity Live-Smuttynose vs. Heavy Seas vs. Stone
Sun., 6/1- 6pm- BarLy- Girl Power Hour! 60 tap takeover celebrating the women of craft beer, featuring Allagash, Dogfish Head, Ommegang, Yards, Great Lakes, Sly Fox, Flying Fish, Evolution, Smuttynose, Oskar Blues, Sam Adams, and Firestone Walker.
Mon., 6/2- 5 to 7pm- Druid's Keep- Corn Hole Tournament with Smuttynose, Flying Fish and Ithaca
Mon., 6/2- 5 to 10pm- BarLy- Several super 'S'-breweries serving suds. Smuttynose, Shawnee Craft, Sixpoint, Susquehanna Brewing Co, Sly Fox. Surprise stars! Special snacks!
Tues., 6/3- 6 to 9pm- Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting Rooftop- "Hips & Hops, a Yoga, Music and Beer Experience" This collaborative event produced by Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting, Yoga Home and Smuttynose, is perfect for downward dogs, warriors and trees who want to enjoy a few beers after some time on the mat. Book your space ahead of time at http://ouryogahome.com/hips-hops-a-yoga-music-philly-beer-week-event/.
Weds., 6/4- 5 to 8pm- Spinnerstown Hotel- Smuttynose hosts 3rd Annual Beard and Mustache Competition! Come enjoy some Smuttynose on draft and show off your mustache. If you don’t have a mustache, you can raise your glass to those who do! $15 buys you a special glass that can be filled for two hours. Judging for the competition will be held at 8pm by the professionals at Modern Male Barber in Sellersville.
Thurs., 6/6- 7 to 9pm- Bottle Bar East- Beer and Burlesque
Friday., 6/7- 7 to 9pm- Bottle Bar East- Brews and Tattoos
Saturday., 6/8- 12 to 2pm- The Foodery on 10th and Pine- Smuttynose Tasting!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I'm a little behind on this update, but with a the new brewery opening (Saturday May 31 at 10am), we're all spinning a few extra plates here at the 'Nose.
There are two new Smuttlabs beers available now: Satchmo and Hugs 'n Rainbows. This post has information on them both. Shipments have begun so you should see these in bars and stores soon, if you haven't already.
This is our second batch of Satchmo, Smutty's first culinary collaboration beer. Initially conceived with Chef Evan Mallet, three time-James Beard semi-finalist of Portsmouth's Black Trumpet Bistro and Newmarket's The Joinery, Satchmo is a brown porter brewed with black trumpet mushrooms from New Hampshire's forests. These unique mushrooms (below), also known as black chantrelles, can't be cultivated, so we called the New Hampshire Mushroom Company in Tamworth, who sourced 36 pounds of dried fungus for the brew.
The result is a 4.9% full-bodied, full-flavored beer that lacks the roasted astringency typically found in porters and instead highlights fudgy, chocolate notes and rich, but subtle earthiness from the mushrooms. The malt character is the perfect compliment for the fungus. When we poured the beer at SAVOR in Washington DC, even self-professed "mushroom haters" surprised themselves by how much they enjoyed it.
Vital Stats for Satchmo
4.9% abv 25 IBU 25 barrels brewed
Malt: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-60, Brown, Chocolate
Yeast: American Ale Yeast
Other Ingredients: Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Red Wine Barrels
Hugs 'n Rainbows joins Brett & I and our two Short Weiss beers in the 'non-traditionally fermented" category. This red beer began in stainless steel tanks where it was fermented exclusively with Brettanomyces, a non-traditional brewer's yeast that does excellent things to beer and makes winemakers quake in their boots. After fermentation ended, we moved the beer in whiskey barrels for eight months of aging, to be sure we got the beer we wanted: tart, yet fruity with a subtle malty note in the finish to keep the beer from drying out your mouth. We look forward to bringin more sour beers to you in the future, as we grow Smuttlabs plans.
Vital Stats for Hugs 'n Rainbows
6.5% abv 8 IBU 32 barrels brewed
Malt: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Caramunich 2, Brown Malt
Other Ingredients: Dark Candi Syrup, Oak Barrels
We have a few cases of each of these beers saved for our Smerchendise boutique at Towle Farm, but we expect they'll go fast once we open the doors.
See you at the farm!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Bouncy House IPA debuts keep popping up! This post lists all the places in the five boroughs wher you can enjoy a pint of this new, year-round offering. All of these accounts will be tapping Bouncy House on May 15, so please join us for a hoptastic, 4.3% pint of liquid gold from Granite State!
There will be a separate posting of accounts that will happily sell you a six pack the same day if you're into drinking outside of bars or you like colorful packaging.