On to the beer...Durty is a big beer (8.4% abv, 55 IBU) packed full of big hops. We've used Polaris, a new German high alpha variety for bittering, followed by American hop icon, Nugget, for the flavor additions and finally, a boatload of Simcoe post-fermentation for dry-hopping. The malt selection isn't too different from Old Brown Dog, but it's a bit heavier on the nutty character and dark cocoa notes.
This will also be our first Short Batch to appear in 22 ounce bottles, each of which are bottle-conditioned. Bottles will retail for $9 and there will be a remarkably small amount (25 cases) of off-premise distribution in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They will ship from Smuttynose on December 17 and be available at a very minute number of beer stores (see below). If you'd like to know when these accounts will have the bottles, we suggest you contact them directly, as we don't know when they take deliveries from our wholesaler.
New Hampshire: Top Shelf Brews (Hampton)
Hampton Falls Village Market (Hampton Falls)
Johnson's Market (New Durham)
The Beer Store (Nashua)
Bert's Better Beers (Hookset)
Barb's Beer Emporium (Concord)
Discount Beverages (North Conway)
Portsmouth Provisions (Portsmouth)
Massachusetts: Table and Vine (West Springfield)
Craft Beer Cellar (Belmont)
Liquor World (Somerville)
Domaney's (Great Barrington)
Liquors 44 (Hadley)
Ryan and Casey (Greenfield)
Yankee Spirits (Sturbridge)
Redstone Liquors (Stoneham)
Blanchard's (Jamaica Plain)
Ball Square Fine Wines (Somerville)
*We haven't quite finalized all the case allocations for the Boston area yet, so there will be a few surprise drops.