Tonight’s beer hails from Connecticut. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “For the brewers at Shebeen, and many other brewers across the country, giving back takes the form of contract brewing. Currently, Shebeen Brewing Company produces beers for Fat Orange Cat, Shakesbeer, and Boondoggle. As defined by The Brewers Association, contract brewing is essentially one business (contracting brewer) who hires another brewery (host brewery) to produce its beer. The contracting brewer owns the beer and the recipe, but the host brewery and its brewmaster will lend their expertise throughout the brewing process. For Shebeen that means they provide their assistance in a variety of ways to the contract brewer: Shebeen brews all the beer from brewing to fermentation to cellaring to filtration/carbonation and canning/kegging, keeps the equipment up and functional and advises the contract brewer through the process of up-sizing their recipe to a big batch. Often this involves bouncing ideas on dry hop techniques, knock out temperatures, whirlpool hop additions, yeast selection, etc. Sometimes the contract brewer will drop off a recipe and let the host brewer run the show. Sometimes, they are very involved in the process. I’ve heard contract brewing be described as a symbiotic relationship between the contracting brewer and the host brewery, but really, a more accurate definition is mutualism. Mutualism is when two species benefit from a symbiotic interaction. (Thanks science!).”
Random: I definitely bought this for the label.
The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a murky yellow color with no visible carbonation. The nose had a lot of tropical fruit. Specifically, I picked up mango and pineapple along with some tangerine. The taste also had a lot of tropical fruit. Mango and pineapple were first along with tangelo and tangerine. Lime came through as well. The body was heavy with low carbonation, making this a bit difficult to drink. The finish was lengthy as well with lime zest. A pounder can was $3.25, which came to $.20 per ounce. This beer was alright, but nothing amazing. I wouldn’t have this again.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0