Aspetuck Brew Lab has created an India Pale Ale and will be donating a portion of sales (packaged product and on-premise draft) to the Connecticut Brewers Guild to help in its recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. We plan to brew multiple versions of this beer.
We are inviting all Connecticut breweries to join the effort, encouraging them to brew and sell their own version of UNDIVIDED and donate a portion of sales to the Guild. The Brew Lab has provided the base beer recipe (available below) and has designed a label template, available for download to participating breweries for customization.
The brewing community in Connecticut is a strong one, and if we all stand undivided, we can recover from this tough year and position our industry for continued success and even greater progress.
UNITED WE STAND. DIVIDED WE FALL.
The following recipe serves as a guideline, open for interpretation. We call this beer a CT IPA simply because it is brewed in Connecticut, and you can take it in the direction of your choice (east coast, west coast, hazy, clear, etc.). Have fun with it! Adapt it to your brewing system and build your water profile as necessary. While we are primarily using three varieties of hops (Citra, Mosaic, Azacca), we encourage brewers to utilize a fourth variety of their choosing and vary their dry hop schedules. Beer drinkers will love having the opportunity to try so many different versions of the beer that comes out of this project.
6% ABV, 50 IBU
Yeast: Cal Ale or VT IPA are recommended, but use whatever you want!
Mash Temp: 154F/67.8C
60-minute boil (adapt to system)
OG: 14.5 P or 1.059 SG
FG: 3.2 P or 1.013 SG
60% 2-row Pale Malt or Pilsner Malt
30% malted white wheat
10% flaked oats
.45 LBS/BBL Citra (whirlpool)
.45 LBS/BBL Azacca (whirlpool)
.25 LBS/BBL Mosaic (whirlpool)
1.25 LBS/BBL Citra (dry hop)
1.25 LBS/BBL Azacca (dry hop)
1.25 LBS/BBL Mosaic (dry hop)
.75 LBS/BBL “mystery hop” (dry hop)
We have designed a label template for 12oz and 16oz cans, designed as #3 right off, on BOPP metalized film. The templates allow for each brewery to customize their version of the label with branding, brewery information and a barcode, while maintaining a consistent message for all participants. Use the printer you would like, but we are working with Fortis that has offered a fair price and quick turnaround. Their facility is based in Connecticut, so we are supporting local jobs. Upload files on a Monday and they will print within a week.
BREWERY (beer launch date)
30 Mile Brewing Co. (Feb)
Alvarium Beer Co. (Feb 26)
Aspetuck Brew Lab (available now)
Back East Brewing Company (available now)
Beer'd Brewing Co.
Better Half Brewing (Feb)
Black Pond Brews (Feb)
Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery
Center Street Brewing
Front Porch Brewing (Feb)
Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co. (Feb)
Labyrinth Brewing Company (available now)
Little House Brewing Company (Feb)
Great Falls Brewing Co. (available now)
Outer Light Brewing Company (Feb)
Phantom Brewing Company (available now)
Stewards of the Land (available now)
Stranger Tides Brewing (Feb)
Thimble Island Brewery (available now)
Tox Brewing Company (available now)
Two Roads Brewing Company (Mar)
Urban Lodge Brewing Co. (Mar.)
Willimantic Brewing Co. (available now)
...and more to come!