For the latest release in their seasonal Nitro Series, Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton, Colorado) has partnered with Boundary Brewing Cooperative (Belfast, Northern Ireland) to create Nitro Dry Irish Stout just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
To give this new Spring Seasonal offering a proper Irish infusion, Breckenridge Brewery went to the source by teaming up with Ireland’s Boundary Brewing Cooperative. After a bit of brainstorming, the two breweries decided to craft a Dry Irish Stout that would be “a new world take on an old world classic.” To reach this goal, roasted barley and Irish Stout Malt were employed to create “subtle flavors of coffee and hints of grain”, and just enough hops were added to provide balance and “a particularly dry finish.” The finished Nitro Dry Irish Stout was then packaged in Breckenridge’s “innovative nitrogen-charged can” to give the beer a velvety head and delightfully creamy mouthfeel.
“Our collaboration with Boundary Brewing resulted in a truly authentic Irish stout. We worked closely with their brewer, Matthew, to develop this recipe using ingredients from his homeland,” explained Todd Usry, President and brewmaster of Breckenridge Brewery. “The process of creating the recipe together and having Matthew come here to brew with us was so positive for our entire brew staff, and the outcome is delicious.”
Nitro Dry Irish Stout will start hitting shelves in late February and will be available until the release of the next Nitro Series offering. This Spring Seasonal can be found in 4-packs of 15.2 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly establishments in Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of the Breckenridge distribution area. If you would like to add a little variety to your St. Patrick’s Day beer selection, keep an eye out for Nitro Dry Irish Stout this spring. Prost!
Vital Information for Nitro Dry Irish Stout from Breckenridge Brewery & Boundary Brewing Cooperative
Release – Seasonal/Nitro Series, launches February 2017
Style – Irish Dry Stout
ABV – 4.8%
IBUs – 38
Malts – Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley & Irish Stout Malt
Availability – 4-packs of 15.2 oz. cans
Beer Finder – http://www.breckbrew.com/beer-locator
Fun Fact – “In anticipation of this spring release and its timeliness for St. Patrick’s Day, Breckenridge Brewery is unveiling a Nitro Dry Irish Stout badge for Untappd, the app that allows people to share and explore new beer. The badge will be available for ‘unlocking’ the entire month of March.”