Fort Lee: Smuttynose / Smuttlabs Biggest NJ Beer Event Ever is happening at The Beer Spot and Grill
Joe from The Beer Spot and Grill said on February 26 2016 from 05:00 pm to 02:00 am
Smuttynose / Smuttlabs will be taking over our lines with their biggest NJ tap takeover to date. Core & rarities will be poured. Pat the brewery rep will be here talking everything Smuttynose & beer. Of course there will be some kind of swag.
Beers so far:
1) Cherry Short Weisse
2) Baja Hoodie
3) Granite State Destroyer
4) Rhye IPA
5) Daily Brett
6) Oak Tripel
7) Rouge De’Shire
9) Big A IPA
10) Peach Weisse
11) Ol Grundy
12) The Stallion
17) Wheat Wine
More information can be found at http://www.thebeerspotandgrill.com and free parking in the rear of the building in designated spots.
NJCB Members save 10% off the bill.
Mike please update the event w/ this info
2014 WHEAT WINE 11.9% ABV 65 IBU
RICH AND TART — FIRST OF ITS KIND
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale is a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops.
The much-anticipated debut edition of SmuttynoseWheat Wine, brewed and bottled early in 2005, was delayed for nearly a year due to problems stemming from the federal label approval process. The Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly ATF) rejected our original label approval application, claiming that use of the word wine in a beer name would confuse and mislead consumers and retailers. We didn’t agree (barleywine, anyone?) and appealed their rejection. Ours is the first, but definitely not the last, wheat wine application the federal government has seen, so they had to create new guidelines regarding the use of this name. We did prevail, at last, and the issue has been put to rest, and although there are several outstanding examples of this style offered at brewpubs, we are pleased to say that Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale was the first commercially bottled Wheat Wine on the market.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2005 Great American Beer Festival.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2010 Mondial de la Biere, Strasbourg, France
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2011 Great American Beer Festival
2013 GRAVITATION BELGIAN QUAD 12.3% ABV 26 IBU
A HUGE, DEEP-RED ALE WITH FLAVORS OF DARK FRUIT, RUM, TOFFEE AND RAISINS. A COMPLEX BEER WITH CHARACTER OF AUDACIOUS PROPORTIONS.
First released in January, 2009, Gravitation Belgian Quad is a deep chestnut, dark ale brewed using a variety of Belgian specialty malts. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast. The prominent malt character makes Belgian-style quads an excellent candidate for aging, as long as you store your bottles upright in a cool, dark space.
Gravitation is a hearty and hefty beer, _ so it’ll pair well with foods that are intensely flavored and heavy. Earthy foods like wild game _and bleu cheeses stand up to Gravitation’s intensity by playing against the sweet malty character. _If earthy isn’t your thing, seek out dishes that are fatty, tart or a _combination of the two; foods _like pork belly, mushroom ragout _or rabbit with kriek, a classic dish _of Belgian beer gastronomy.
FRANKENLAGER IPL 6.1% ABV 60 IBU
CRISP AND REFINED, BUT CERTAINLY NOT MEEK OR MILD.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, a modern-day Prometheus combines disparate parts to create something uncontrollable, destructive and misunderstood. Luckily for you (and our team), brewing is much more manageable in our state-of-the-art brewery in Hampton, NH.
The India Lager is a new hybrid-style of beer that’s begun surfacing throughout the craft brewing nations of the world. Frankenlager is Smuttynose’sinterpretation of an IPA decoction-mashed and fermented like the classic lagers of Europe. It’s crisp and refined, but certainly not meek or mild, Frankenlager was one the first beers brewed in our new home and we’re excited to present it to the world.
OAK AGED TRIPEL 9.5% 25 IBU
BELGIAN STYLE ALE AGED IN WHITE WINE BARRELS
Smuttynose Tripel features all the hallmarks of its Belgian inspirations. The gold color misleads the drinker to expect something subtle, if not down right benign, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sweet, round, and full of fruity esters from our distinctive Belgian-style yeast strain, Smuttynose Tripel is a nice sipping beer that is best enjoyed from your favorite tulip glass, especially the official Big Beer Series one. Conversely, Tripel’s fruity esters and rich mouthfeel mean you can pair the beer with ‘nearly anything from salads and fish to Mexican or Thai cuisine. Style Fact: The style name “tripel” comes from the large amount of fermentable sugars _which give the tripel wort a high starting gravity. Cheers!
NÓTT 7.3% ABV 30 IBU
Dark Farmhouse Ale
Our latest offering in our Farmhouse Series, Nótt, is a dark saison that is nearly black in color. Chocolate malt and roasted barley add a beautiful Carafa 2, Roasted Barley toasty bitterness that’s the perfect counterpoint to the fruity esters of our farmhouse ale yeast. At 7.3% abv., this brew is as warm as a campfire and as complex as the stars on a clear winter’s night. The name from this beer seems especially appropriate. Nótt is the Norse personification of night. We think the interplay of flavors, and of course its dark-as-night color, is a fitting tribute. Skål!.
Belgian-style Golden Ale 8.5% 52 IBU
With all these cultish beers making the rounds nowadays, our true will led us in a slightly different direction this time around and brought us to this (mostly) classic Belgian-style golden ale. Gorgeously golden-hued, the nose is pure fruit – think ripe pear. Our Belgian yeast strain(d’Achouffe), that we love so dearly, along with 100% Sorachi Ace hops provide a beautiful, fruity sweetness along with a lingering spicy, herbal hop character. This beer weighs in at 8.5% but is devilishly drinkable. Thelemites!Brethren of the free spirit! Do what thou wilt and help yourself to some Thelema. We hope the hedonist in you loves this beer as much as we do. Cheers!
Amber lager brewed with chilies and agave syrup 7.7% 20 IBU
Inspired as much by mellow, amber, mexicanlagers as the ever-fashionable pullover of choice for our off-the-clock brewing staff, Baja Hoodie is a glorious ode to casual and stylish summer drinking. We started with a full bodied but dry amber lager weighing in at 7.7% abv. andhopped with Sterling. Then we threw in a pair of our favorite chile peppers; Guajillo for a bright fruitiness with a touch of smoke and heat and Ancho for a deep, dark dried fruit flavor. The results are pretty striking. Suitable forwashingdownyourfishtacosoronthebeachafteradayonthewater,wethink you’ll dig it as much as we do.
Russian Imperial Stout 11% ABV 40 IBU
Dark, bold, full of spirit. This imperial stout weighs in at a hefty 11% and will help keep you warm even during the darkest, coldest days of the year. Historically, the first imperial stouts was brewed in the 1700s for the Russian court of Catherine the Great. It’s pretty easy to see why this style has survived the test of time and is now found all over the globe. It’s rich, velvety texture and big chocolatey notes are a liquid dessert and its strength will help them last, at least when properly cellared, for years to come. Ours is bottle and keg conditioned and we suspect this beer will develop wonderfully over the years. We also put an appreciable amount in whiskey barrels for release at a much later time. На здоровье!
OL’ GRUNDY HUMPER
Pale Barleywine-style Ale aged on Oak Chips 10.8% ABV 50 IBU
Ol’ Grundy Humper is a simultaneous ode to tradition and innovation, a worthy aspiration we have for all our beers. The traditional aspect, the English Barleywine, was our muse and, as one of the first folks to brew a Wheat Wine back in the aughts, we have a bit of a history in messing with this style. The innovation part is in the malt bill and hops. We forewent the darker caramel malts of the classic Barleywine in favor of slightly more dry and tart pale malts. We then single hopped our pale barleywine with Rakauhops, a very New World hop from New Zealand, that lends a serious note of stone fruit to the aroma and flavor of the beer. High gravity. High drinkability. It’ll warm you up on these cold winter nights but be sure to go easy on this one, folks!
SMOKED PEACH SHORT WEISSE 6.9% 8IBU
Berliner-style wheat ale with peaches and beechwood smoked malt
The newest release in Smuttlabs’ ongoing series of berliner-style weissbiers, Smoked Peach Short Weisse gets its refreshing tartness from lactobacillus, an acid-producing bacteria that’s responsible for some of our favorite fermented foods like yogurt, pickles and salami. For this particular release, we wanted something a little more winter appropriate so we’ve just about doubled the abv. of a traditional Berliner Weisseand added a small amount of smoked malt. Of course, in Berlin, these mouth-puckering wheat beers are commonly offered mit schuss, which means the bartender may add a shot of raspberry or woodruff syrup upon the customer’s request. We’ve done the work for the bartender and added real fruit to our brew. This time, we used peaches but we’ll be changing that up for future releases.
Golden Ale brewed with Brettanomyces 5.9% 25 IBU
This tart Belgian golden ale uses our proprietary yeast blend of our house saison yeast and special strain of Brettanomyces, called Brett Drei. This particular strain has a mellow “funk” character combined with bright, tropical fruit. We think you’re going to love this beer – so much so that we’re going to make this beer the first Smuttlabs YEAR ROUND OFFERING! Thatmeans you can have delicious, tart, Brett beerwhenever your heart desires. We’re pretty excited about this prospect and suspect that you are too.
ROUGE DE ’SHIRE
Farmhouse raspberry ale aged on oak chips 8.3% 10 IBU
Our latest interpretation of the classic French-Style Saison, the Rouge de ‘Shire is a bright and fruity masterpiece of a beer (if we do say so ourselves). Like its Bière de Garde brethren, the base beer is a beautifully yeasty golden ale that has hints of malty sweetness in a drinkable but boozy concoction that weighs in at 8.3% abv. When we brewed ours, we added some Brett Drei and generously hopped it with Saphir. But we also took it a couple steps further and aged it on oak with raspberries. A beautiful rose hue, the beer is absurdly refreshing, perfect for the long summertime days ahead of us.
Bavarian IPA 6% ABV 15 IBU
Schmutzig (6% abv) showcases the interplay between hefeweizen yeast and Sterling and Crystal hops. It’s hoppy like an IPA, but firmly grounded in Bavaria, thanks to its hefeweizenroots.
DURTY 8.4% ABV 97 IBU
A MUD SEASON HOPPY BROWN ALE
Don’t be afraid; Get Durty
Brown and hoppy; hoppy and brown – a rare pairing. But that’s the best way to describe Durty, Smuttynose Brewing Company’s new “mud season” ale. Take the caramelly notes of a brown ale, pair them with the hop aroma and flavor of a double IPA, and you’re right in this beer’s wheelhouse. Respected beer writers, bloggers and internet beer geeks have all praised Durty’s delicious balance of two styles. It has enough “oomph” to get you through the chilly nights and frosty mornings of early spring, but the light body and big hop flavor will awaken your tongue and senses for the coming warm weather. And at over 8%, you won’t mind the extra mopping and shoe stomping that comes along with the seasonal thaw.
Named one of Top 25 Beers of 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
FINESTKIND IPA 6.9% 73.5 IBU
IF BITTER IS BETTER, THIS IS YOUR BEER.Portsmouth is a colonial era seaport town, so it follows that sooner or later we’d brew an India Pale Ale as a tribute to those big, hoppy 19th century ales that made the long sea voyage from England’s temperate shores, ’round the Cape of Good Hope, to the sultry climes of the faraway East Indies.
But there’s another reason we brewed this beer, one that’s closer to our home and hearts. Hops- and the people who love them.
In 1994 we brewed our first batch of Shoals Pale Ale, our American interpretation of the traditional British ESB (Extra Special Bitter) style. At the time, it was widely considered to be darned hoppy. However, a funny thing happened over the last decade – our Shoals Pale Ale didn’t change; beer lovers did, and we started to hear more and more: “Why don’t you guys make a really hoppy beer?” That’s exactly why we brewed and released in 2003.
You could say, then, that Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. 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 73.5 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.
Finestkind is dry-hopped in the fermenter to maximize the hop profile for your enjoyment.
#FinestkindFriday to show the world what you’re drinking on Fridays!
OLD BROWN DOG 6.5% 29.5 IBU
DEPENDABLE, DELICIOUS, DAILY DRINKER
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.
Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It has since been retired from competition but enjoys love and respect from people all over the world.
Do you have a brown dog? Please send in their photo for inclusion in our Brown Dog Pinup Page, found exclusively on smuttynose.com.
BIG A IPA 8.2% 92.5 IBU
HOPPY AND MALTY WITH MORE MALT…AND EXTRA HOPS
Ever since Stash Wojciechowski, the “Killer Kielbasa,” created this Imperial IPA for our Big Beer Series, Big A IPA has gotten a lot of attention. Lauded by the New York Times and Men’s Journal Magazine, it’s been one of the most talked-about beers around – its label was even banned by the Swedish government.
Brewed in very small quantities, it has also been one of the hardest-to-find. Until now. That’s right – Beginning in October, 2015 – Big A IPA is now a year-round, full-time beer! We’ll be brewing it more frequently and in smaller batch sizes to keep it as fresh as possible. Big A IPA has everything you’d want in a double India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Na zdrowie!
RHYE IPA 7.7% 89 IBU
A HOPPY IPA, WITH RYE SPICINESS AND BIG HOP CHARACTER.
Bulling its way from our Big Beer Series into 6-packs: Rhye IPA!
In craft beer, there are almost as many bad rye puns as there are bad hop puns; Smuttynose is happy to spare you from more of either. Instead, we’ll tell you about our new Big Beer, Rhye IPA. We brewed it because we like drinking hoppy American-style beers and we wanted a chance to brew with rye. The rest, as they say, is history. The result is a 7% hoppy IPA, with rye spiciness and big hop character. This beer will really get under your armor…
The image on the Rhye IPA label is a famous drawing of an Indian rhinoceros by 16th century German painter and printmaker, Albrecht Dürer. Dürer had never seen the creature before and created the drawing based on one description and a crudely scribbled sketch.
Sent from my iPhone