Less than a month after releasing the Fat Gary, Scott has another new beer on the loose, Session Ale #7:
Session Ale #7 will make it's debut at Thursday Growler Hours this
week (as in later today), taking this weeks draft count back up to 5
(Witte is back in stock too!). It's my interpretation of a style that
has a bit of a reputation for being on the bland side of things... but
not this time. American Wheat beer roughly follows the recipe for a
German Wheat beer, but with some significant changes. Instead of
German Hefewiezen yeast, a more neutral American yeast strain is
typically used (or in this case, an English strain), and the noble
German hops are replaced with American Hops - LOTS of American hops,
but this is no Bitter End. It's all about Hop Flavor this time, and
packed into a beer that's still just about 4% alcohol by volume.
Sounds kind of like Southern Tier's HopSun to me, and that is not a bad thing at all. I'm really looking forward to this one, hopefully I can get down there soon. I also hope the weather warms up a tad, to go with that beer!
Scott's also holding 2-for-1 Blackstrap Stout fills for St. Patty's day next week.
To mark the
Green-ness of what one huge stout manufacturer has been calling "The
St. Patrick's Day SEASON", I'll be running 2-for-1 fills of Black
Strap O'Stout on both Growler Days next week.
Cheers to East End and Scott. Keep up the good work!