Erd Beer strawberry dessert IPA
The name “Erd Beer” is a play on the German word for strawberry, Erdbeere. The brew is a New England-style dessert IPA, meaning that instead of the bitter hoppiness we might associate with a West Coast IPA, Huell Melon hops are used to give the beer a fruity, berry character, and Hallertau Blanc hops provide a white wine complexity. Lactose was used to add sweetness and body with a strawberry puree and locally grown whole strawberries added near the end to create a red haze, like that of a strawberry smoothie. Collaboration with: Deadline Brewing Company, Back Bay Brewing Company, Gordan Biersch, Wasserhund Brewing Company, Home Republic.