Rebellion Stout is the moniker for the next beer in Summit Brewing Company’s Union Series. It’s an Export Double Stout weighing in at 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs. Look for it in November – it looks like a serious stout that will be a great fit for Fall/Winter.
If you recall, the Union Series will focus on new and up-and-coming materials and ingredients, exploring the latest malts and hops in the industry. This one will feature Bodicea hops and Stout Malt from Ireland. According to The British Hopgrowers Association, “Boadicea is mild, light floral and spicy, with a grassy scented aroma. It has a touch of floral flavour notes and reminds you of orchard blossom.” Fun fact: Bodicea is the world’s first aphid-resistant hop.
If I were a betting man, I’d guess that they’d be using Stout Malt from Malting Company of Ireland, distributed locally by Brewers Supply Group. Local homebrew supply company, Northern Brewer, had this to say about Irish Stout Malt:
Irish Stout Malt is characterized by plump, round kernels with very low protein and high extract. Low kilning temperatures mean a very pale wort with high enzyme levels. While usually used in Irish stouts, it is at home in any style calling for an English-type pale malt. This malt’s tendency to be very pale and very high in enzymes means it is well suited to adjunct-laden worts, such as the classic dry Irish stout grist.
More details as we get them!