Great Divide – Two New Beers Added to Lineup

| July 14, 2010 | Comments (0)

Brief details on two new beers being added to Great Divide Brewing’s Lineup. Read on for the details as well as TFP’s thoughts. Press releases forthcoming.

Rumble IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuance. Brewed with heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and
undertones of pine and citrus. Very inspiring. 7.1% ABV. Available in six packs and on draft.

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Smoked Baltic Porter is the sultry sister of a storied style. Brewed with traditional German malts and hops, this dark lager gets its special twist from a hefty addition of Bamberg smoked malt. This smoldering, medium-bodied lager is sure to please. Smoked Baltic Porter is smooth, smoky and dark…mysterious enough yet? 6.2% ABV. Available in 22oz bottles and on draft.

The Rumble IPA sounds like it would taste similar to the last few years anniversary Double IPA’s that have been aged on oak.  From my experience with Southern Tier’s Oak-Aged Un-earthly and Great Divides 15th Anniversary, the oak aging process knocks down the hops a bit. With Rumble using Pacific Northwest hops, this beer probably wasn’t going to be that pungent anyway.

Smoked Baltic Porter sounds amazing. I love smoked beers and baltic porter. Sounds like a great match. I know there are plenty of big beers out there, but I would have gone a little higher with the ABV, being a Baltic Porter.

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