We've got a huge month planned for you! For starters, please welcome Shea Coffey, our new General Manager, to the Olde Salem family. Shea has extensive experience in the local craft beer scene, and we are very excited to have him on board!
We are also thrilled to announce our second canning run, with a release date set for Wednesday, June 12. Fans of our Plum Gose, Eastbound and Down will be happy to know that we are putting it in cans! With nearly two pounds per gallon of plums, a hazy pink color, and an easy 5.6% ABV, this is your summer sipper by the water.
We also have two new IPAs for fans of that haze. The first is a New England IPA called My Chick Bad. We go a hold of some new hops to play with in Wakatu, Cashmere and Huell Melon, and threw old favorite Citra in the mix to hone in on lime, melon and pineapple flavors. We also amped up the flaked and malted oats, to give a smoother, creamier mouthfeel and a little more sweetness. The kettle hopping was done exclusively in the whirlpool, with two dryhop additions to boost hop flavor and minimize bitterness. This one checks in at 6.2% and 38 IBU.
Lastly, we've got another hazy IPA featuring an addition of 1/2 pound per gallon of pineapple, called Loud Pipes. This one features some of our favorite hops in Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Azacca - again, entirely whirlpool hopped in the kettle, with a single dose of dryhops plus fermented pineapple which brightens the flavor profile and boosts the juice factor to the max. This one is a deceptive 6.8% ABV and 40 IBU.
We've got one more new release on it's way on draft. Body Like a Back Road is a traditional German Hefeweizen, brewed with 55% American wheat malt, and 45% German Pilsner malt for a rich bready base. The yeast plays an integral role in the flavor profile of this beer - we shoot for lower temperatures to drive the notes of clove, but you'll also get a hint of banana. Mark your calendar for a release of this beer on Friday, June 14.
There are plenty of other new beers in the pipeline, some come down and make Olde Salem a part of your summer!