Tuesday, June 11, 2013
2013 Smuttynose Short Batch Redux: Durty
At Smuttynose, we’re sensitive folk and we listen to our customers. A lot of people really liked Durty when it was first released in December of 2012, so we brewed it again. Durty is a big, hoppy, brown ale that’s got caramel and biscuit flavors from malt and a counterpoint of piney, resinous hop flavor and fruity hop aroma. We did our best to repeat the first release, but due to hop availability (or lack thereof) this batch is a little bit different. That’s ok though, we’re still really damn happy with the beer and we hope you will be too.
Durty has been packaged in kegs and also a limited run of 22-ounce bottles. The bottles will retail for $9 each and distribution will be very limited. We’ll debut the beer at Smuttynose on Friday, June 14, during brewery tours. Shipments to wholesalers will begin on June 17, 2013.
After Durty hits the streets, there won’t be another Short Batch until July, when we’ll release our first collaboration brew, Cluster’s Last Stand, an IPA brewed in the classic style of the early to mid 20th Century with Greg Koch, from Stone Brewing Company. More details on that soon, on this very blog...
8.5% abv 55 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown
Hops: Bittering- Magnum, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe
Yeast: White Labs WLP-001 California Ale
Production size: 17.3 barrels (78 cases, 66 1/6 bbl kegs)