Greenport Harbor Brewing is crafting the next beer in the Local to Locals series, Local to Locals Hazy IPL.
“When presented with the opportunity to be included in the Local to Locals series we jumped at the chance to showcase the IPL style and scale up production,” said Jon Kelly, Sales Director from Greenport Harbor Brewing.
Head brewer, Pat Alfred experimented with an IPL style (India Pale Lager), known as the cousin the IPA. IPL’s go through a cold fermentation leading to a smooth, clean tasting beer. Alfred has been working on an IPL for a couple of years in his OG series, which was brewed out of the original Greenport Brewery and Tasting Room. He uses old and new progressive methods of brewing and to create a range of styles. It’s hop bill features boil additions of Dr. Rudi and Apollo with dry hop additions of both hops as well as Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe. The beer is finished off with a lager yeast for a nice crisp finish.
This easy to drink beer is only 6% abv and is available starting late next week at participating beverage centers and at the Greenport Harbor Peconic tasting room.
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Local to Locals, is a movement that promotes products that are produced and sold by locally and independently owned manufacturers. This concept was founded by Andrew Preston. His mission is to create brand awareness for local products and form a community of small busineses that network and support each other.
The Local to Locals logo indicates that the product is manufactured, retailed or sold by local independent small businesses within the state. This movement bands together local independent stores and breweries.
The first 7 breweries to collaborate and believe in the Local to Locals movement and concept include Barrier Brewing Co., Spider Bite Beer Co., Sand City Brewing Co., Great South Bay Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Destination Unknown Beer Company, and Oyster Bay Brewing Company. The first Local to Locals beer collaboration is a New England Style Double IPA. This beer has an 8% abv and is juicy, hazy and bursting with citrus flavor. “That’s the sexy beer out there right now, the hottest beer on the market is a New England style IPA,” said Bobby Carlo from Barrier Brewing.
Local retailers across Long Island are supporting these local companies and the distribution for this intitiative “We’re excited to launch this in 50 plus retailers across Long Island, next week starting May 7th,” said Preston.
Want to know where you can find the New England Style Double IPA or if you’re a local manufacturer or retailer who wants more information about Local to Locals go to www.localtolocals.com