Smuttynose's ParadoX, Bloom, and Baltic Porter

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!

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  1. Portsmouth brewery will always have a place in my heart. I was stationed in Portsmouth in 1991-1992 and met my wife there. We spent many nights there listening to bands down in the basement. They're a big reason I'm a craftbrew evangelist and homebrewer now.

  2. The Black Sheep Ale House in Mineola, NY, will be pouring Baltic, ParadoX, Finest Kind and Gravitation Quad on April 11th.


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