This week Smuttynose Brewing Company from Portsmouth, New Hampshire brought their beers to Binny’s, making our stores the westernmost place they distribute beer. Smuttynose was available in Chicago years ago, and reintroduced the following five acclaimed beers this week:
Old Brown Dog - A full bodied American brown ale that is much more heavily hopped than an English brown ale.
Shoals Pale Ale – Smuttynose’s rendition of an English pale ale, although it is quite a bit hoppier than most things from across the pond.
Star Island Single A light and drinkable offering, brewed with honey malt and fermented with Belgian yeast.
Finestkind IPA A 7% ABV IPA exploding with citrus flavors from the Simcoe, Santiam, and Amarillo hops used to craft it.
Robust Porter Full bodied yet sessionable, brewed to mimic the first examples of the style originally found in 19th century London.
We can also look forward to seasonal beer from Smuttynose, hopefully starting with their Winter Ale, a Belgian style dubbel fermented with Trappist ale yeast. Smuttynose also features a big beer series consisting of high gravity beers in 22oz bottles, which they will hopefully introduce to the windy city in the near future.
If you would like to sample the Smuttynose lineup, head to our Downers Grove store on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm for a free tasting. Which Smuttynose beer are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?