Groton, CT – On February 28th, The Hempsteadys joined us in the Brewery to brew our collaboration beer, Hopsteady. While the band unleashed an unplugged set, we brought life to a red rye pale ale for our Outer Light/Hempsteadys Tap Takeover Mini Tour. And, wow! It is next level.
We equipped Hopsteady with a smooth, bready malt background, combining both American pale malt and German crystal malts, before arming the brew with piney Simcoe hops and citrusy Centennial hops. We then detonated Hopsteady with a heavy-handed dry hop addition of TNT hops, a new hop blend released last year. All the while, the Hempsteadys serenaded the brew to sleep each night with their sweet sounds of raging rock and roll.
This redhead is a true bombshell, exhibiting a curvy, well-rounded body and subtle spice from the rye and Simcoe. She smells sweetly of apples and orchard fruits and tastes like the juicy strawberries handpicked from local farms in our youth.
Hopsteady Red Rye Pale Ale
- ABV: 6.0%
- IBU: 35
- SRM: 13
- Malts: 2 Row, Red X, Rye, C-40, C-60, Blackprinz
- Hops: TNT, Simcoe, Centennial
Barrel Aged Synapse Lapse Imperial India Pale Ale
- ABV: 9.0%
- IBU: Eleventy billion
- SRM: 7
- Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Honey, Cara-Pils, Acidulated
- Hops: Idaho #7, Lemondrop, Centennial
After you take a sip of Synapse Lapse, fuses blow, internal sparks fly, and your taste buds won’t know what hit them. Your brain feels like it spent a little too much time on the merry-go-round. You’ll never be the same.
An experimental hop variety called Idaho #7, a new hop known (aptly) as Lemondrop, and a dash of honey malt blend spectacularly well with bourbon. We promise you’ve never had anything like it.
Power down at the Taproom beginning March 30.