2 Crows Brewing Releasing Smackwater Jack American Farmhouse Ale
On August 15, 2018 At 9:00 am
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HALIFAX, NS – 2 Crows Brewing has announced details of its next limited edition release.
Smackwater Jack (6.9% abv, 26 IBU) is a foedre-aged American Farmhouse Ale conditioned on quince, and described as follows:
Brewed with Pilsner malt, raw and malted wheat, and a touch of oats, and moderately hopped in the boil with a blend of Columbus, Centennial, and Calypso hops. Fermented in foedre with a blend of yeasts containing a traditional farmhouse saccharomyces strain and brettanomyces. This beer saw two separate additions of locally grown quince [and was] conditioned for about 10 months in total in foedre (about 6 months on quince) to allow for the yeast character to evolve nicely and the quince to really shine. Finally, we carbonated the beer quite highly before packaging to really let the aromas and farmhouse character pop. The resulting beer is really one of a kind. Bright, lemony, very slightly tart, with a lovely level of farmhouse funk/earthiness and a slightly pithy and appley character.
Smackwater Jack will be released on Friday August 17th at 12:00 noon in 473 ml cans and on tap exclusively at 2 Crows.
[Photo from 2 Crows Brewing Instagram feed]