”with 1 variety of hop & 1 type of malt”
We challenged ourselves to do something radical with this 2X Seasonal offering. This time we simplified to the most basic ingredients – one variety of hop and one type of malt. Yes, single varietal. And since it is a seasonal beer, we’ll change the pairing each year for a truly singular experience. For 2014 we decided to inaugurate 2XONE by using Mosaic hops and Special Pale Malt.
Although we’ve reduced this beer down to the most essential two ingredients, it is amazing how complex the flavor is. In a way it is a lot like looking into a kaleidoscope, where the simplest object suddenly becomes a transfixing multitude of images, repeating and reflecting until a whole is realized, only to see it change yet again.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Roasted chicken, smoked brisket, sharp and bleu cheese, very sweet desserts.
AVAILABILITY: mid-winter thru spring/ 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg
BOTTLE CONDITIONED: “For bottle conditioning, a small amount of sugar and yeast is added to the beer so that a small fermentation occurs in each bottle after packaging. This small fermentation does two important things: (1) it contributes carbonation to the beer and (2) it scavenges any residual oxygen that may have gotten into the beer during packaging. By further reducing the oxygen content of our packaged beer, the shelf stability of the beer is improved, making it taste fresher, longer. Bottle conditioning does result in a small amount of sediment in each bottle. This sediment is just brewer’s yeast and is completely harmless, tasteless, and odorless. If you’d rather not see it floating around in your glass, be sure to not agitate the bottle before serving, pour carefully, and leave a few milliliters in the bottom of the bottle at the end of the pour.”
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