More details to follow, but save the date for May 12. The Iron Monkey is located at 99 Greene Street in Jersey City. According to the beer manager
Joining us will be Susan Greene, the Smuttynose Rep. She’ll be bringing a signed poster from the brewery to give away and be around to answer anybody’s questions about the beers.
Here are the beers and a short description of what’s going to be on tap this week.
Description: The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBU’s, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that’s not easy to find. We think they’ll be quite pleased.
Best With: Home Chili Bowl, Half Pound Burger with Cheddar, Grilled Spiced Pork Chop
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog-
Description: Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.
Best With: Grilled Steak Frites, Beef Skewers
Smutynose Big A IPA-
Description: Imperial (double) IPA, a style recently developed by American craft brewers, is the IPA analog to imperial stout. In other words, take every characteristic you’d normally associate with an India Pale Ale – primarily hops and alcoholic content – punch it up a few notches, and you’ve got an imperial IPA. Ranging from golden to amber in color, these beers have complex flavor and aromatic qualities derived from their fruity esters, high alcohol and medium to high malt content.
Best With: Spicy Chicken Wings, Shredded Duck Confit,
Smuttynose Imperial Stout-
Description: Originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, imperial stouts are characterized by their dark color, full body and high alcoholic content. This style features a rich, malty sweetness coupled with aggressive hopping (especially in American interpretations). Notes of dried fruit as well as roasted malt flavors are typically present.
Best With: Chocolate Cake
Smuttynose Wheat Wine-
Description: A recently created American style, wheat wine, as its name implies, is a strong ale made with a substantial measure of malted wheat as well as barley. Close cousin to barley wines, wheat wines are typically strong, full bodied, deep gold to amber in color and feature a subtle soft tangy flavor derived from their wheat malt.
Best With: Smuttynose Wheat Wine would be considered a digestif.
Smuttynose Short Batch Series #11 Vunderbar!-
Description: It’s a beer in the classic, if not archetypal, sense of the word. Best of all, it’s blindingly delicious and drinkable. The low bitterness and moderate body make the beer conducive to some serious elbow bending. Brewed with Weyermann Pilsner Maltand Weyermann Acidulated Malt with classic German Saaz Hops. This beer is extremely limited.
Best With: Pan Roasted Cod Fish Filet, Veggie Burger, Asian Wrap