Southern Tier Brewing Launches Science is the Art Double IPA Collection

SITA_number1_side-by-side-598x768Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) has announced that it will release All is Well at the Station Unfiltered Double India Pale Ale in early January as the first release from the Science is the Art Collection.

More than just another beer series, Southern Tier’s Science is the Art is a collection of Limited Release Double IPAs that “showcases their brewers’ scientific exactitude through distinctive commissioned artistry.” Not only will each release feature a new flavor profile, but they will also be wearing “vibrant and energetic graphic novel-like labels” designed by sci-fi artist, Christopher Balaskas.  The label for each of the six beers in the Science is the Art Collection will serve as “a snapshot of an unfolding science fiction tale”, collectively telling “a short story throughout 2018.”

This first episode in the collection is All is Well at the Station, an Unfiltered Double India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo, Chinook, CTZ, and Simcoe hops.  The beer’s hop profile lends “a big citrusy and earthy character with a dank edge” while “the malt bill leaves just enough residual sweetness to perfectly balance its hoppiness.”  Although it weighs in at a sizable 8.5% ABV and 80 IBUs, All is Well at the Station still promises to be a “remarkably drinkable double IPA.”  As far as the label artwork goes, All is Well at the Station depicts “an astronaut flying above a tranquil moon outpost. Surely all is well…or is it?”

All is Well at the Station will be available for a limited time beginning in early January 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and throughout the rest of Southern Tier Brewing Company’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for All is Well at the Station from Southern Tier Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Science is the Art Collection, early January 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale (Unfiltered)
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 80
Featured Hops – Amarillo, Chinook, CTZ & Simcoe
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – http://www.stbcbeer.com/find-beer/

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Southern Tier Brewing Co. Introduces Nu Skool IPA

ST-101 New School IPA 16oz_can_R.7Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) has officially launched their take on the West Coast-style India Pale Ale, Nu Skool IPA.

After over a year of research and development, the brewers at Southern Tier Brewing Co. feel that their hard work and experimentation has resulted in quite the special beer.  At its core, Nu Skool IPA is a liquid study of American & experimental hops to show just how complex and dynamic hop varieties have become over the years.  This “well-balanced” West Coast-style IPA utilizes Mosaic, Simcoe, Equinox and Experimental Hop #07270 to create flavor and aromatic profiles “brimming with tropical, fruity, spicy, piney and citrus character.” With the beer achieving balance thanks to a “slight malty sweetness,” the brewery proudly declares, “There’s no need to add anything else.”  Weighing in at a very reasonable 6% ABV, Nu Skool acts as the perfect contrast to Southern Tier’s longstanding and more English-inspired brew known simply as IPA.

With availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft, Nu Skool IPA has started a gradual rollout throughout Southern Tier’s distribution area.  This new Year-Round offering is currently hitting shelves and taps in Florida, will become available in Alabama in January of 2017, and will arrive in other markets as late as March (full rollout map available below).  If you happen to be a hophead, be sure to keep an eye out for this one to start the New Year off with a new hop experience.  Prost!

Vital Information for Nu Skool IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, gradual rollout beginning December 2016
Style  – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
Hops – Mosaic, Simcoe, Equinox & Experimental Hop #07270
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.stbcbeer.com/beer-finder/
Fun Fact – The hop process for Nu Skool IPA: “We used 3.5 lbs. of “new school” varieties of hops per barrel of beer. We load our hopback to the brim with Mosaic hops for a big tropical fruit character. A nice whirlpool dose of experimental hop #07270 gives the beer a flavorful, resinous character. We then dry hop this beer on two separate days with a large amount of Mosaic hops in our hop cannon & Simcoe + Equinox two days later.”

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Variants of Southern Tier Pumking Released

coldpresspumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) recently announced that the brewery will be releasing Rum Barrel-aged Pumking and Cold Press Coffee Pumking this year as variants to the brewery’s fan-favorite Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

Considering the annual pumpkin obsession that captivates this country each fall and Southern Tier Brewing’s incredible knack for creating delicious dessert beers, it is no surprise that Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale is one of the brewery’s most anticipated seasonal releases every year.  This beer’s malty sweetness and flavor notes of “vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg [and] pie crust” has reached such a level of popularity that Southern Tier even hosted the Inaugural Pumking Fest this past weekend at the brewery.

The best news to come out of this festival – for pumpkin enthusiasts at least – is that a couple of the Pumking variants featured at this event will be making it to distribution with limited availability.  Rum Barrel-aged Pumking is probably the most widely known variant, and this offering lives up to its name by providing the base Pumking added spicy and sugary notes by way of careful aging within select rum barrels.  Cold Press Coffee Pumking is also getting in on the festivities by lending the trademark flavors of Pumking a new twist of light roasted coffee.

Rum Barrel-Aged Pumking is heading out to distribution this week in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.  Cold Press Coffee Pumking will also start turning up exclusively on draft.  Both of these offerings are incredibly limited and will only be found in select markets within Southern Tier’s distribution footprint, so the brewery urges you to contact your local grocer, bar, bottle shop and/or distributor to request these elusive brews.  If you are a fan of Pumpkin Ales and within the brewery’s distribution area (this of course includes Alabama and Florida), get on those phones now to request Rum Barrel-aged Pumking and Cold Press Coffee Pumking before these brews disappear from shelves and taps.  Prost!

Vital Information on Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company

Availability – Seasonal, mid-July through autumn
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 8.6%
Packaging – 22 oz. bottles, 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, draft
Recommended Glassware – Goblet