Smuttynose Brewing Company (Hampton, New Hampshire) recently announced that S’Muttonator Double Bock has returned to be the first limited release in the brewery’s Heritage Series.
Smuttynose Brewing Company has established the Heritage Series so that they may reflect upon and revisit some of their favorite beers from the brewery’s nearly quarter century-long history. Any beer from the past is “fair game”, so this series will be comprised of “old year-round favorites, discontinued seasonals, [and] limited-run Big Beers.” New Heritage Series offerings will be released every quarter.
Since S’Muttonator Double Bock has been a long-standing fan-favorite at Smuttynose, it only makes sense for it to be the first release in the Heritage Series. This offering is a double decocted (more info available below) Doppelbock that displays “the characteristically full malt flavor that can only come from using the best German specialty malts, and a traditional decoction mashing technique.” The brewing process for this offering may be labor intensive, but it pays off by producing “a nutty, toffee flavor with a smooth backbone, a hallmark of double bocks.” Finally, the S’Muttonator name itself pays tribute to brewing tradition by using the “‘-ator’ suffix that’s found on the names of double bock beers around the world.”
“After nearly twenty-five years and hundreds of different brews, we wanted to celebrate some of our favorites,” said Smuttynose Brewing Company founder and President Peter Egelston. “S’Muttonator has been one of our most popular beers for years, so making it the first entry into our Heritage Series was a logical choice.”
S’Muttonator Double Bock is available now and will be hanging around for a limited time. You can find this offering in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New Hampshire and throughout the rest of Smuttynose’s distribution footprint. Pick up a four-pack or order a pour of S’Muttonator whenever you happen upon it so that you can revisit a few memories with the folks of Smuttynose Brewing Company by way of the Heritage Series. Prost!
Vital Information for S’Muttonator Double Bock from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Heritage Series, available beginning March 30, 2017
Style – Doppelbock
ABV – 9.2%
IBUs – 35
Malts – North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Caramunich, Carahell & Carafa II DH
Hops – Sterling
Yeast – WLP 920 Old Bavarian Lager
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://smuttynose.com/beer-finder/
Fun Fact – “The decoction brewing process is what makes S’Muttonator so unique. Decoction involves removing portions of the grain, heating it separately, and adding it back to the mix.”