Friday, June 29, 2018

2 Crows Brewing releases Slam Jam

Photo from 2 Crows Brewing
(Halifax, NS) - 2 Crows Brewing released Slam Jam Brett IPA Brut with Blueberries, brewed in collaboration with Parallel 49 Brewing from Vancouver. The 6.7% ABV and 11 IBU beer is their take on the new Champagne IPA/IPA Brut style that has emerged out of San Francisco. 
2 Crows says "Brewed with Pilsner malt, oat malt, wheat malt, and special aromatic malt, and hopped in the whirlpool with Huell Melon, Vic Secret, and Azacca hops. We fermented warm with a blend of different brettanomyces yeast strains, and near the end of fermentation added glucoamylase, an enzyme capable of breaking down complex sugars into more fermentable sugars -- essentially giving the yeast more to eat, and making the beer dry as a bone". 
After fermentation they conditioned the beer on 400 lbs of blueberry puree, and dry hopped it aggressively with Azacca, Huell Melon, Vic Secret, and Galaxy hops. Finally, it was carbonated quite high to let the hop and fruit character shine and let the dryness be even more apparent.
Available at the brewery as well as Bishops Cellar.