Late in 2018 Big Boss received a shipment of a new hop variety and quickly created a beer to showcase it! The hop is called Strata and the beer is called Stratafortress. Strata® was developed at Oregon State University and originally known as X331. Flavors will remind you of grapefruit & pine and help round out a clean bite of a classic West Coast style India Pale Ale. Crosby Hop Farm say the aroma profile is “Citrus, Tropical/Fruit, Pungent/Dank” with Alpha acid values comparable to Amarillo and Centennial. A few West Coast brewers got a hold of this one early on with a larger crop expected later this year. We are really excited about the Strata Hop and we have scheduled a few batches of STRATAFORTRESS this year with a small batch right now and again late this fall.
About Big Boss STRATAFORTRESS IPA
Stratafortress IPA is a new interpretation of the West Coast IPA style. This brew features a brand new hop varietal grown in the pacific Northwest, Strata. The addition of Strata hops bring forth an array of aromatic fruit notes including peach, strawberry, and light citrus. Traditional west coast hop varietals (Centennial and Cascade) balance the fruit with citrus and pine notes complimenting the dank characteristics of Strata during the dry hopping stage. This straw colored ale has a balanced bitterness with a soft malty finish as we pay homage to the West Coast IPA.
RALEIGH – Big Boss Brewing Company to introduce first ever IPA can paving the way for new hop centric series.
“This marks a historic milestone for Big Boss Brewery. New Guy is the brewery’s first IPA in a
can and the first release in our “Air Raid IPA” Series. This beer has
been our taproom’s best seller since it was launched.”
The series will be available in 4 pack, 16-ounce cans with artwork that recalls
military MRE canisters that ties the “Air Raid” series back to the brewery’s long
going appreciation for American military history.
Head brewer Seth Adams added this about the release; “With
New Guy IPA I wanted to drive home a fruit salad note in the aroma. This
steered me down the path of some wonderful Pacific Northwest Hops that boast
cool aromas like mango, pineapple, and passion fruit.”
The Air Raid Series will be flying high in May and
June, with the additions of Rabbit Punch, Big Shmoo and Miss NC.
Come celebrate our three year anniversary with us! Join us at Big Boss Brewing Company in Raleigh for a fun-filled, fur-friendly event. We will have adopt-a-bull dogs, silent auction, vendors, darts/corn hole, a food truck and much more! Bring your friends and your pup for a fun filled day of celebration! Adopt a Bulls Event and Blood Drive!
Derby Day activities begin at 5pm with a Special Barrel Aged beer tapping! Proceeds will benefit Back In The Saddle Equine Services for Heroes.
5pm we will tap our Derby day Special – This beer-tail features our newest release of bourbon barrel aged Tavern ale with a twist. An addition of fresh squeezed orange juice blended with Luxardo cherry syrup give a this limited edition brew notes reminiscent to the classic cocktails, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Remember the Maine. To give a nod to our local drink the Cherry Bounce we introduced botanicals with a focus on Star Anise to lend a subtle spicy kick to this Derby Day Special.
Rabbit Punch NEIPA, our latest release in the Air Raid Series collection features a blend of Ekuanot, El Dorado, and Amarillo Hops. This beer has notes of lime, mango, tangerine, and pear. A second round of dry hops with Ekuanot bring an additional character or papaya and watermelon to this hazy brew.
We are excited to bring you another edition in the “Strange Cargo” series of oak aged ales. Bourbon Barrel aged Tavern ale has received much praise over the past few years and we will be offering it for the first time in a limited run of 500ml bottles in 2019. By blending classic English brewing ingredients into American oak Bourbon barrels a smooth, sippable drinking experience is achieved.
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