GRAVENHURST, ON – Sawdust City Brewing has announced the release of its newest brand, as well as details of several other beers that are on the horizon.
Available today in the Sawdust City retail store is Twin Pines IIPA, a “massively hopped double IPA loaded with tropical hop aromas and flavours.” Sitting at 8.8% abv, Twin Pines is a bigger sibling to the brewery’s year-round Lone Pine IPA, and also a sly reference to a scene in a classic 1980s sci-fi comedy.
Following on Friday March 20th will be the latest installment in the Saison de la Maison series of can-conditioned saisons – There’s No Way of Knowing – which is described as follows:
After ol’ Man Winter releases us from his icy grip, Sweet Lady Spring swoops in and brings us a fresh new start. And to celebrate that fresh new start, we’ve brewed a saison loaded with all that we love about Spring. Comin’ in at 5.5%, this light golden ale is our easiest drinking saison to date. Along with a big citrus hit from the Ella hops, we’ve also added fresh orange zest, lemon verbena and grains of paradise to this light sipper.
Also out soon is the latest edition of The Princess & Girlpants Meet the ODB, a barrel-aged Belgian-style golden ale that will be available in two versions this year, as brewmaster Sam Corbeil describes:
After tasting all 10 barrels, we decided to split the batch in to two distinct different versions. The barrels that went to draught got dry hopped with 2.5kg of Amarillo per barrel, while the version that will get canned we decided to leave as is.
The draught version has a lot of wood & wine on the nose, blended with a nice hint of tropical hops from the Amarillo. It’s bone dry and has a nice layer of funk in there as well. The canned version is more about the wood & wine. There’s a little hint of hops left over from the base beer, but the flavour is dominated by oak and white wine.
The Princess will be on tap soon at the Sawdust City Saloon and select craft beer bars in Ontario, and the canned edition will go on sale at the brewery store on Friday April 3rd.
Last but not least, a selection of Sawdust City collaborative beers brewed during a recent tour of several Ontario breweries – including Block 3, Beyond The Pale and Stack – will be available in coming weeks. See the full announcement on the Sawdust City blog for more details on these.