With our supply of Four Seam and Six Seam looking low this week (thanks for a great weekend, all!), I’d like to turn our attention to our third and most curious heavily hopped American-style offering, Change Up #10. As always, we love to utilize our Change Up series to test our boundaries and methods for producing the best intensely hopped American beer we can in an area that is known for producing world class quality in that category; and this is no exception. We started by building a grist, this time using (new to us) malted oats to provide a sturdy body and fully pillowy mouthfeel. We combined that with a newly tuned up kettle hop addition using Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe. If that sounds familiar, it should! These are the same hops we use in the kettle for Four Seam, but this time utilizing some new methods and timing of additions, we’ve made the bitterness exceedingly softer and borderline non-existent. Practically tastes just like orange juice if you ask us. From there we dry-hopped it heavily with Motueka, a New Zealand hop that provides flavors and aromas of lemon and lime peel; and Loral, a new to us hop from the United States bred with some German Noble heritage providing even more citrus peel with some pleasant floral aromas for added dimension and complexity. While Change Ups come and go, the observations and knowledge we take away from these experiments will remain with us to help us provide you with a better beer. We invite you to follow along with us and see our more curious spirit of brewing shine.

Change Up #10 – New England Style IPA

ABV – 6.4%

OG – 1.059

FG – 1.012

Malt: American 2-Row, Dextrine, C-10, C-20, Flaked Wheat, Malted Oats

Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Motueka, Loral

 

–Lead Brewer Brett Bauer


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Employee Spotlight: Brett Bauer, Brewer

As we get closer to re-opening this summer in Malden, we’ve been giving you behind the scenes access to the more interesting operational things we’re doing to get ready – construction progress, alcohol license status, beer decisions. Continuing with that line of thinking, we thought it would be cool to put a spotlight on the […]

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