Bob McKenzie from Granite City dropped us a line with the lowdown on Batch 1000, which will be tapped at all Granite City locations on Monday. Assuming MNBeer Jr. doesn’t arrive this weekend, I’ll be crossing the street after work on Monday for a sample in St. Louis Park.
…this is either a Huge IPA, or a Light Double IPA, depending on your 1/2 full or 1/2 empty view point. We brewed it with large amounts of Cascade and Summit hops. The Summit was primarily for bittering, then the Cascade for Flavor/aroma and dry hopping. For malt we used a mix of 2 row, dark crystal and wheat malts. It has an OG of 1068, the fermentations have proceeded nicely, it turns out our yeast likes hops as much as our brewers, and we are looking at a finishing strength of around 7.5% abv.
If folks haven’t been to a Granite City for a while the beer should be a worthwhile reason to stop in. We still fill growlers for $5 on Tuesday’s and Thursdays, so choose your day and save some cash. One final request, if you enjoy this beer please let the management at the restaurant know.
Brewery Field Manager