Stony Creek Brewery launches Crankenstein IPA series in cans
Stony Creek Brewery has announced the launch of their Crankeinstein India Pale Ale, or IPA. This new series will feature different numbered versions called, “Hatchlings” which merge the styles influences of the West Coast and New England. The first product in the line is set to be released January 15.
The Branford, Conn.-based company describes the flavors found in each can of Crankenstein as clean, dry, bright with a balance of bitterness. The product’s feel is entirely New England which is marked by a cloudy appearance, low bitterness, juicy hop flavors and aromas, the brand added.
"We took the New England style and added a little west coast attitude to it," lead brewer Gordon Whelpley, said. "We increased the bitterness ever so slightly, dried out the finish a touch and filtered the beer bright. This still leaves the same smooth body and huge juicy hop flavor and aromas, just balanced a bit better by the dryness and clean bright finish. It really is the best of both worlds."
The series will launch with Hatchling 001, a 7.2% ABV IPA brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise Malt, Pilsner Malt and copious amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops that contain notes of passionfruit and tropical citrus.
The 16-oz. cans of Crankenstein IPA will be sold in limited amounts as a pack of four in locations where Stony Creek Beer is currently available. A new Hatchling will be released to consumers every two months.