St. Louis, Missouri’s largest locally-owned, independent craft brewery, Schlafly Beer, has a little something called the Hop Allocation Series, which is a playground for highlighting various beer styles geared toward hop lovers all year long. The collection recently welcome its newest entry: Northeast India Pale Ale.
Belonging to a relatively new beer classification alternately known as Vermont or New England IPAs, Northeast India Pale Ale is true to that very popular category, and is highlighted by a fresh, bold citrus, and tropical fruit flavor with a cloudy, unfiltered appearance. Notes of orange juice, pineapple, and mango come through on each sip in a way that is strong, but not overpowering. Northeast IPA measures in at a robust 8 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and has just the right amount of hop bite at 35 International Bitterness Units (IBUs). The medium body and mouthfeel make the beer easy to drink, prodded along with a moderate amount of carbonation. These factors combine to make the Northeast IPA a good reference point for beer lovers new to the trendy New England
Founding brewer Stephen Hale says, “The Hop Allocation Series gives us a chance to show how different brewing techniques and combinations of hops can offer a distinct IPA experience with each new release.” Specific to Northeast
Schlafly’s Northeast IPA is available now on draft and in bottled six-packs at the brewery’s midtown St. Louis Tap Room and the Bottleworks restaurant located in Maplewood, Missouri. Six-packs have also been shipped across Schlafly’s 12-state distribution region, which ranges from Kansas to New York. The Northeast
The Hop Allocation Series is set to continue throughout 2018, seeing reissues of previous beers including Tasmanian IPA, Rye
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