Piney gets its inspiration from the NJ Pinelands—historically referred to as the Pine Barrens due to its sandy and highly acidic soil considered unsuitable for traditional farming. Resourceful settlers collected and sold peat moss or pine cones, hunted, fished, and lived off of the land—traditions that remain strong today.
Like the pines native to our area, the flavor profile of this American IPA is big and bold. This craft carries the distinctive notes of citrus, grapefruit and peppery pine. The notes and remarkable bitterness are derived from American hops.
Markedly more bitter than an East Coast IPA, our Piney IPA perfectly emphasizes heavy and spicy foods such as sausage, red meats, and various fried options. It even holds up to spicy seafood dishes like spicy tuna roll and shrimp diablo. Try pairing this bolder beer style with strongly flavored cheeses such as blue cheese. It also balances well with equally bold desserts like spice cake, but for a pairing that is quickly capturing the taste buds of our patrons, pair this hoppy beer with the sugary sweetness and tanginess of carrot cake.
Suggested Foods: Grilled Lamb, Smoked Beef Brisket, or Spicy Tuna Roll
Cheese: Blue Cheeses (Gorgonzola)
Desserts: Carrot Cake or Spice Cake
Glassware & Serving Temperature
Tulip—This type of glassware is best for strong-flavored, malty craft beers
Best served at 50-55°F