It was only a week or so ago that Holy City celebrated its second anniversary. Now, the Charleston brewery has announced that it has brewed its 50th different beer. This one is a 9% double IPA called 50 Shades of Green. And with all the kinds of hops that were used in making the beer, it will certainly live up to the name.
The beer was made with Pale and Munich malts and will boast Warrior, Falconer’s Flight, Nugget, and Citra hops in the boil. The beer is then dry-hopped with Citra, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace.
The brewery asked Timmons Pettigrew of CHSBeer.org to write the description for the new beer, and as always, he did a masterful job:
He approached the kettle. “I’m gonna put so much malt in you today.” The kettle was very excited.
Next thing it knew, a mash made with enough Pale and Munich Malts to choke an elephant was in a rolling boil.
But the kettle had it easy, even after the hop additions. It was the fermenter that really had it coming.
A 50-pound dry-hop was almost too much to bear, but somehow, it felt right. Citra, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace imparted an irresistible aroma to the finished beer.
Don’t be afraid to show a pint of this who’s boss. That’s what it wants.
Fifty different beers is quite a tally, and while you might think that the brewery hasn’t made a double IPA before, that isn’t the case. You might remember Sex Panther, which was a DIPA with a malt bill that provided some dark fruit flavors to accompany the citrus flavor from Chinook and Cascade hops. It’s been awhile since that one, but 60% of the time it worked every time.
Fifty Shades of Green is in the tank right now, and should be ready to roll onto tap lines in a few weeks for your drinking pleasure.
More information about Holy City here: http://www.holycitybrewing.com/