Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:03 PM
grimm + haand bryhgeriet trylletein nordic double india pale ale with spruce tips & kveik yeast - brewed at grimm in east williamsburg, 8% abv. I’ve more or less quit drinking grimm since they opened their brewery and stopped distributing their beer, partially because their hours mean my kids would have to ride the train for a few hours for me to drink their beer, and in part because I think their hoppy beer isn’t close to what it was when they were brewing in virginia. a recent trip to the brewery confirmed that (and saw that they were selling six week old cans of dipas, which was cause for them to pull their beer from retail stores in the gypsy days), but apart from the raspberry afterimage this was probably the best hoppy beer they had and I’m glad I picked these cans up. it’s a collaboration with a norwegian brewery, which gave them some kind of special yeast that their instagram says is the key to the way this tastes. it’s also got amarillo cryo, spruce tips, citra, and columbus. I don’t know that I’d be able to guess that this has spruce in it but it’s bitter in an odd way, there’s some big spruce and resin flavors with pineapple juice and some cryo buzziness underneath. this is interesting, and far from bad, but I have yet to have hoppy beer from the new brewery that’s as good as the old stuff.