For your palates’ pleasure, we are releasing Straight Outta’ Broadway Double IPA TODAY!
As a West Coast Double IPA, you’ll notice the gold color with a solid malt body that finishes dry. It features an assertive, yet clean bitterness with resinous hop character notes of pine, citrus, apricot, papaya & pungent tropical fruit. This one goes down incredibly easy for an 8.5% abv beer.
A collaboration with our neighbor, Balter Beerworks, we worked with Riverbend Malt House out of Asheville, NC to use a large proportion of barley grown in East Tennessee.
We love doing collaborations with breweries around town. Knoxville is doing great things in the craft beer world. Will, the brewer from Balter Beerworks, approached us with the idea of doing a beer with only Tennessee-grown barley. Riverbend produces a blend of barley they call Southern Select, which we used in our Winter Blaze. They were happy to oblige us with a Tennessee-only blend, which was totally worth it.
We were excited to do a collab with Will. We have a lot of respect for him and what he’s done at Balter. We put our heads together and came up with a great recipe for this DIPA. (Side note: Balter was actually the very first brewery I visited when I first entertained the idea of moving my family to Knoxville. It was summer, perfect patio weather, the vibe and the beer was just right.)
Riverbend Malt House has a mission we are happy to support. They strive to utilize regional farmland to grow crops that can be malted and then used for brewing local craft beer. All of their grains grow within 500 miles of their facilities. After malting, they send out orders to brewers within that same 500-mile radius. This is important to us as local craft brewers because it allows the beers we brew to have a sense of place and purpose. Drinking one of these beers pays homage to regional agricultural companies and local farmers. The impact on the local region is real and it feels extra good to know the purchase of your pint helps keep farmers in business. This is the epitome of the “grain to glass” concept. In many ways, beers like this have a lower carbon footprint because they don’t have to travel as far as grains grown in the Midwest, Canada or Germany.
The right grains + the right brains, made this collaboration downright delicious.
This beer will be available in our taproom at Elkmont Exchange as well as available at the Balter Beerworks taproom, while supplies last.
Grains: Tennessee-grown barley, Munich, Vienna & unmalted wheat
Hops: Bravo, Nugget, Idaho7, Centennial & Amarillo