Smuttynose Brewing Co. (Portsmouth,
NH) recently announced the launch of three limited release beers.
Baltic Porter is Release #2 of Smuttynose's 2013 Big Beer Series. Bloom and ParadoX are both part of their very limited release Short Batch Series of experimental beers. Here are some details about each:
- Baltic Porter: This beer rated "95" on BeerAdvocate and in Wine Enthusiast and "100" on Rate Beer. It's widely considered one of the best examples of the style. 9.8% ABV, 35 IBU.
- Bloom: A Belgian golden ale brewed with edible flowers. Only 25.5 barrels were produced and a portion has been released in 750 ml cage and cork bottles. 6.5% ABV, 18 IBU.
- ParadoX: It's a session IPA, brewed with an experimental hop variety (01210, it's really lemony) and a portion of New England grown malt. 5.3% ABV, 40 IBU.
The brewery was kind enough to send me a bottle of each beer to sample. I'll post detailed profiles of each after I taste them. Later this summer, I'll be visiting some breweries in the Northeast. I'll be sure to make a stop at Smuttynose!