The latest email update from Elysian announces their annual release of Bifrost, one of the best winter ales around, but the big news is that someone very smart has decided to move distribution of Space Dust IPA from a limited, seasonal release to a year-round release available in six-packs, 22oz bottles and on draught. It has been my favorite of their rotating Manic IPA series, and I think it is a great addition to their regular lineup of offerings. If I’m able to pick up a six-pack of it at my local Red Apple, this may become a staple for our fridge.
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BIFROST WINTER ALE
Bold and Smooth
A Funny Little Beer Story – Bifrost replaced our original winter ale, Valkyrie, in the seasonal rotation shortly after our dishwasher drank four pints of it, was cut off and threw a glass at the bartender. Billy was the first person we fired. In an age when winter beers were invariably dark, and often spiced, Bifrost was like a ray of strong sunshine.
With lots of pale malt augmented only by a little 77° crystal and some Munich malt, Bifrost is a strong pale ale with a good amount of hop character (55 IBU, bittered with Simcoe and finished with a combination of Amarillo, East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings). Its name, however wintry it might sound, comes from the rainbow bridge linking Asgard, the Norse realm of the gods, with Earth. ABV 7.5%
– Dick Cantwell
Space Dust’s Universe is Expanding
YEAR ROUND SIX-PACKS!
Space Dust will be drifting away from our Manic IPA series and joining our year round core line-up – The Immortal IPA, Avatar Jasmine IPA, Mens Room Red, Dragonstooth Stout, Loser Pale Ale, and now (drumroll please) SPACE DUST IPA!
Dusty the space hop will be available year-round and he is bringing friends, six friends to be exact. Space Dust IPA is now available in 22-ounce bottles, draft and six-packs. Keep an eye out for Dusty the space hop at local stores, restaurants and taverns in all markets.
Space Dust is an (asteroid) belt of Chinook, Citra and Amarillo hops streaking across a fairly open-space grist of Northwest pale and touches of C-15 and Dextri-Pils malts. 70 IBU will deliver a good (VanAllen) belt of bitterness; 7.2% alcohol by volume keeps thrust at a medium burn; OG 16.8°P/1.068 SG if you’re a Mission Control type.