Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Perfect Beer For Mud Season: DURTY!!!

Get Durty with Smuttynose this Mud Season!! 

A big, hoppy, brown ale is just what you need to make it through the meteorological ups and downs of spring.

Durty, one of our most talked about Short Batch releases, graduates to fill a long-vacant spring slot in Smuttynose’s seasonal beer rotation. 

Each bottle and pint features a delicious balance of carmelly brown ale malt flavors and the hop profile of a double IPA. Durty has enough oomph to get you through the frosty mornings and chilly nights, while the light body and hop flavor will awaken your tongue and senses for the coming
warm weather. 

We’re also excited about Durty’s packaging.  It’s our first beer with two distinct images.  There’s no telling what the label mix will be in a six pack or twelve pack, but both images are featured on the six pack and twelve pack containers.  

Durty will be shipping out throughout the month of January, but you can try it and buy it at our Holiday Open House on December 21.  Stop by between 11am and 4pm at 225 Heritage Avenue in Portsmouth, our current and original home.

Durty Vital Stats                         
8.4% abv  97 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Malt
Hops: Bittering-Magnum, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- CTZ and Chinook
Yeast: White Labs WLP-001 American Ale

Available in six packs, twelve packs and cases of 12 ounce bottles as well as 5.2 gallon and 15.5 gallon kegs. Durty will be hitting markets throughout the month of January.

Holiday Open House

On December 21, we're opening the doors of our Heritage Avenue brewer for a holiday Open House.  You can try Pure Biss, our culinary collaboration with Chef Jamie Bissonnette, and Durty, a hoppy brown ale (8.4%, 97.5 IBU), on tap, and bottles of both will be for sale.  We'll be offering brewery tours, good humor and, if you ask nicely, impromptu Christmas carols.  You're welcome to drop in from 11am-4pm. Our staff will merrily greet you!

This is one of two six pack designs for Durty
Yup, we're using both.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action!

Christmas came early to our new brewery site in Hampton!

Our state-of-the-art brewhouse (see picture below) and bottling equipment has arrived from Europe and we begin unpacking it tomorrow.  There are two reasons we're telling you this.  First of all, we're really, really, incredibly excited that these vital pieces of equipment have finally arrived. The other reason is that we're ready for our close-up.

You can follow the unloading and installation process on our webcam from the comfort of your own home.  Just direct your browser to beginning tomorrow (12-10) and see the latest images from the production floor.

We don't know how Santa wrapped these presents in wood.
We hope you tune in and see how things are shaping up.  Once the brewhouse is commissioned, we'll start brewing, so it shouldn't be too much longer!  We estimate it'll be just two more months, including the German installation team's Christmas break, to get down to business.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Introducing Pure Biss, a Culinary Collaboration

 Pure Biss, Smuttynose's third chef collaboration (and first Smuttlabs release) debuts this weekend at Sonny's Tavern in Dover.

This unconventional witbier gets its swerve from the contributions of Chef Jamie Bissonnette. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel, Jamie brought kaffir lime leaves, spruce tips and 25 pounds of grapefruit zest to the brewday.  The rest of the ingredients are appropriate to the style.

How does it taste?  You'll have to come see for yourself at Sonny's, or after December 9, when the beer begins shipping to wholesalers.  Bottles will be available at Smuttynose, the weekend of December 13.


This is Biss
Chef Bissonnette has been widely recognized for his cuisine at Coppa, Toro and Eastern Standard in Boston, as well as winning "Chopped" on the Food Network. He has just opened a second Toro in New York, with business partner Ken Oringer. Coppa, Toro-Boston and Toro-Manhattan will all proudly feature Pure Biss bottles. 

Pure Biss Vital Stats

5.4% abv 15 IBU

Malts: North American 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Bittering-Magnum, Flavor-Sterling
Yeast: White Labs WLP-400 Belgian Wit

Batch Size: 30 barrels, packaged in 5.2 gallon kegs and crown finished, 375ml bottles.