Crannóg Ales Releases Cross-Country Collaboration With Big Spruce Brewing
On January 20, 2014 At 4:00 pm
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SORRENTO, BC – Crannóg Ales has announced the release of a one-off beer developed in collaboration with Cape Breton’s Big Spruce Brewing during a visit that Crannóg’s Brian MacIsaac and Rebecca Kneen paid to the east coast brewery last October.
The initial batch of Left of Breton Organic Conspiracy Imperial IPA was brewed at Big Spruce during that visit and released in Nova Scotia in November. A second batch was subsequently brewed at Crannóg, and the result is described as follows:
Brewed by both Crannóg Ales and Big Spruce Brewing from Cape Breton, using hops from our own hopyards (Left Fields and Breton Fields respectively), this beer is a great big hop hit. Big malt body and a solid alcohol sweetness (7.8% alc/vol) are thrown over the top by a first charge of Galena hops. Finished with Cascades and Chinook for a citrus and pine nose, the beer has an exciting exhalation of wintry north woods.
The Crannóg-brewed version of Organic Conspiracy was unveiled this past Saturday January 18th with a release party at Table 24 in Salmon Arm. As with all Crannóg beers it is a draught-only release, and will be available on tap at select licensees in BC and in growlers and 8.5 L “party pigs” at the brewery while supplies last.