As a tribute to the NC Moonshine of the mid 1800s and as a nod to the connection of Eastern NC’s Nash County and Western NC’s Ashe County, Gary Brown, founder and head brewer of Boondocks Brewing in West Jefferson, NC (Ashe County) and Cameron Schulz, founder and head brewer of Hopfly Brewing Company in Rocky Mount, NC (Nash County) joined forces in February to create an Apple Pie themed American Strong Ale. This unique hand crafted collaboration of only 5bbls was aged on French and American Oak Chips that had been conditioned with authentic Apple Pie Brandy Moonshine. This special treatment imparts well rounded boozy notes that balance out the sweetness of the apples and the slight bite of the spices used. A solid malty backbone provides for a solid 8.5% American Strong Ale.
A limited number of 22oz Bombers and 32oz Cans will be packaged in addition to kegs and will be available mid-April at Boondocks Brewing in West Jefferson and Hopfly Brewing in Rocky Mount.
The post NC Craft Brewers Collaborate on Apple Pie Moonshine-Inspired Strong Ale appeared first on CraftBeer.com.