The Exclusive DC Tapping of Smuttynose & Stone's Collaborative Cluster's Last Stand IPA

What: Beer Release / Tasting

When: Monday - September 30, 2013 @ 06:00PM to Monday - September 30, 2013 @ Midnight

Where: Birch & Barley / ChurchKey, Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, September 30th; 6PM:

The Exclusive DC Tapping of Smuttynose & Stone's Collaborative Cluster's Last Stand IPA

Join us at ChurchKey this coming Monday as we tap the first and only DC kegs of Cluster's Last Stand IPA, the brand-new collaborative effort from Smuttynose and Stone!

Known for crafting modern India Pale Ales imbued with more contemporary hop varietals, Stone and Smutty joined forces to craft an old-school IPA. And not just any IPA from yesteryear, this IPA--fittingly called Cluster's Last Stand--is a small-batch recreation of the original, right-after-Prohibition Ballantine IPA recipe!

Ballantine ales long stood as flavorful alternatives to macrolagers before the Ballantine breweries closed in the 1960's, especially with their hoppier offerings like the IPA and their storied Pale Ale; this revivalist ale shows just why they were so heralded. Cluster's Last Stand clocks in at 8.3% abv, heavily employs the classic American-grown Cluster hop for bittering (Brewers Gold and East Kent Goldings are utilized for flavor, while Bullion is used for dry-hopping), and is even fermented with White Labs WLP-001 yeast, a yeast widely rumored to be derived from the original Ballantine ale yeast strain.

To round out the evening, we will be pouring a bunch of delicious draft offerings from the aforementioned collaborators, including Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout and R&R Coconut IPA, as well as Smutynose Rhye IPA and a deliciously fresh keg of Big A Imperial IPA!

There is no admission for this event and all Smutty & Stone drafts will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. pours.

The Cluster's Last Stand IPA Event Draft List:
Smuttynose & Stone Cluster's Last Stand IPA
Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA
Smuttynose Rhye IPA
Smuttynose Big A Imperial IPA
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Stone R&R Coconut IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique
Stone IPA

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