BLATANT Beer is now brewing quite comfortably in our new host brewery home in Fiskdale, MA at Pioneer Brewing. Also known to be located at the Hyland Orchard. Come check it out, a great place to visit with the family and friends.
Onto the beer. BLATANT Beer. We are brewing as much BLATANT IPA as we can. These recent batches are tasting amazing. We are really honing things down and nailing every part of these brews. The IPA is finishing dry where I like it… and hoppy because you demand it.
We are currently liberally hopping BLATANT IPA with a combination of Columbus, Glacier, Nugget, and Zythos.
BLATANT Session Ale. You may not know this, but all the bottles you may see in the marketplace are from our previous home at Buzzards Bay Brewing in Westport. It says it right there on the side of the label. YES. We left months back and these bottles have held up remarkably well. Better than I could have ever expected. We figure most retailers will be out of these Session bottles in the coming weeks, or at least by the end of August. If you see the bottles sitting there, pick a few up, they taste fine! I drank several this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by how well these bottles have held together. Pasteurization is our friend in this scenario.
New Batches of Session Ale coming soon! Of course, if you know me, you will know I wanted to make a few minor changes to further improve this beer. The malt is exactly the same as every other batch from the beginning: (for you homebrewers)
60% German Pilsner Malt
18% German Vienna Malt
9% German Wheat
9% American Flaked Oats
4% German Caramunich II
The major change was in the hopping. Originally this beer was brewed with a combination of German Tettnang, Mount Hood and a bit of Columbus. It has always been and will remaining mash hopped and dry hopped. BUT…. I have decided to go with a more fruity(American) direction with the hoppy. We are talking PALISADES people. These are quite amazing hops and this beer is hopped completely with Palisades. Palisades are from Tettnang parentage. they tend to offer fruity and floral aromas with subtle earth tones. These special proprietary hops are only grown on a limited basis and are featured on 4 farms in Washington State. They are BT Loftus Ranches, Sauve & Sons, Van Horn, and William Gasseling Ranches. We are very proud to have been able to receive these hops for our BLATANT Session Ale.
Also, for now all our beers are draft only, so I apologize to those trying to get our beers in bottles. We are diligently working on a solution for bottling at Pioneer and will report soon on the progress.
Thanks for your continued support and BE BLATANT!