Smuttynose Short Batch: Luna Moth
Available starting June 7, 2013
Most biologists would say it's because they don't have mouths, but we're pretty sure it's because they can't drink beer. Luckily, dear reader, you can drink beer and I assure you, we're all pretty excited about that.
Luna Moth is also the name of our next Short Batch. It's a hoppy saison, that features El Dorado hops, the only hop with it's own website (seriously, it's www.eldoradohops.com), as a dry hop. El Dorado infuses stone fruit, watermelon and pear characteristics when used as a dry-hop. Yum.
Why a hoppy saison? Pretty simple, really... Smuttynose only gets one pitch of saison yeast each year for our Farmhouse Ale (shipping on May 28). We wanted to do a second beer with this unique yeast and we had just gotten a whole shed load of El Dorado pellets. Everything really came together nicely with this one and we think you'll enjoy it.
|See that? Wing-eyes, but no mouth...|
We're stocking Luna Moth for brewery tours starting Friday, June 7 and it'll begin shipping to wholesalers on Monday, June 10. Don't forget you can stop by during the week to buy beer during regular business hours, not just during tours. Bottle allocations for the trade will be the same as every other Short Batch (~20 cases), which means the bottles will be on the shelves for the lifespan of a luna moth, if that. All bottles are bottle conditioned, but we don't suggest aging a nice hoppy beer like Luna Moth.
Our next Short Batch release is the return of Durty. More to come on that batch, but you can expect it in our tour nook on June 17...
Luna Moth Vital Stats
7.2% abv 15 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Wheat, Munich 10L
Hops: Bittering- Magnum, Flavor- 01210 and El Dorado, Dry Hop- El Dorado
Yeast: White Labs WLP-565 Saison
Production size: 30 barrels