Holy City gets risqué with 50th beer


Having just crossed the 2-year mark, Charleston’s Holy City shows no signs of slowing down. During the weekend, they announced the upcoming arrival of their 50th beer named 50 Shades of Green.

A 9% imperial IPA, the scandalously titled brew is made with Warrior, Falconer’s Flight, Nugget and Citra hops in the boil and then dry-hopped with a ball-gaggingly high 50 pounds of Citra, Amarillo and Sorachi Ace.

(Ed. note: As someone who hasn’t read the book, I assume there are ball gags in 50 Shades of Grey?)

Also, there’s this:

He approached the kettle. “I’m gonna put so much malt in you today.” The kettle was very excited.

Next thing it knew, a mash made with enough Pale and Munich Malts to choke an elephant was in a rolling boil.

But the kettle had it easy, even after the hop additions. It was the fermenter that really had it coming.

A 50-pound dry-hop was almost too much to bear, but somehow, it felt right. Citra, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace imparted an irresistible aroma to the finished beer.

Don’t be afraid to show a pint of this who’s boss. That’s what it wants.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?


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