Yes our Imperial IPA–UTOPIAN–will be back by popular demand this Friday November 11th and will be on tap when we open at 3pm!
I can report that this the third batch of Utopian is probably the best yet. It has reached the target ABV of 9.9% and will be very freshly kegged on Friday before we open! Another reason why this batch is showing much promise is a change in the dry-hopping roster. I substituted six ounces of Chinook with six ounces of Simcoe for the seven days before transferring to brite tank dry hop addition last Thursday 11/3 (and for reference this is a one barrel batch). Six ounces of Amarillo were added on Sunday for the four days before transfer addition.
I’m a long time fan of Chinook as a good all-purpose hop with fine bittering and aroma/flavor characteristics but I don’t think it adds much in terms of dry-hopping. Simcoe, on the other hand, adds all sorts of yummy dank-ness!
So come on by this Friday for the release of Utopian at 3pm. We also have the excellent Milwaukee singer-songwriter Carley Baer performing at 7:30!
Hop Heads of the world unite!