Brown’s Brewing to debut local-hops IPA

31 Aug

TROY, NY — Brown’s Brewing Company takes the description “local” seriously. The venerable craft brewer tomorrow will release its 2010 Harvest IPA, brewed with 100% locally-grown hops.

The seasonal India pale ale will be available on draft at Brown’s Taproom at 417 River Street, just north of the Green Island Bridge. The hops are of the Cascade, Chinook, Nuggett and Willamette varieties, harvested from Brown’s hop farm in Hoosick Falls and Groveside Natural Farms in Pittstown, both here in Rensselaer County.

Brewmaster Peter Martin (left) uses a wet hop brewing process, with the hops used within 24 hours of harvesting. He uses Pale, 2 Row Brewer’s and Caramel malts to create the IPA that comes in at 6.5% alcohol by volume (13 proof).

Martin has been brewing Brown’s ales and lagers for 15 years, a portfolio that includes 11 different beers.

Brown’s Taproom and restaurant is open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (518) 273-2337.

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Posted by on August 31, 2010 in Agriculture, Brewery


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