Stony Creek Brewery, a member of both the Brewers Association and the Connecticut Craft Beer Guild, is set to unveil new Crankenstein India Pale Ale (IPA) series in 16oz cans.
Planned to be released on 15 January 2018, the series is a rotating selection of hybrid IPAs that combine West Coast and New England Style influences.
Stony Creek said it would offer the cans in limited amounts in four packs throughout all markets where the brewery is available.
The launch is planned to begin with Hatchling 001, which is a 7.2% ABV IPA brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise Malt, Pilsner malt and copious amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops for huge notes of passionfruit, and tropical citrus.
Stony Creek's brewmaster Andy Schwartz said: “We're making a stand with this beer. We love the New England Style IPA, but we think it can, and should, evolve into something so much more.
“With the right brewing process and a bit of courage we can create something that just might challenge people to consider a new path in NEIPAs.”
The brewery is planning to launch new ‘Hatchling’ or version every two months with a different combination of hops.
Stony Creek lead brewer Gordon Whelpley said: “We took the New England style and added a little west coast attitude to it. We increased the bitterness ever so slightly, dried out the finish a touch and filtered the beer bright.
“This still leaves the same smooth body and huge juicy hop flavor and aromas, just balanced a bit better by the dryness and clean bright finish. It really is the best of both worlds.”
Image: Stony Creek’s new Crankenstein IPA Series in 16oz cans. Photo: courtesy of Stony Creek Brewery/PR Newswire.