Steph’s New Brew Review: Joint Custody

Steph’s New Brew Review: Joint Custody

Otter Creek Brewing Company and Jack’s Abby Brewing Joint Custody, a 6.2% ABV Nouveau Pilsner

Appearance Straw-colored with a fluffy white head.
Aroma Bright herbal and citrusy hop notes.
Taste Sweet, bready pilsner malt base with herbal, floral, fruity hop notes.
Mouthfeel Light bodied with bright carbonation.
Overall Smooth, crisp, and clean. More, please.

Middlebury, Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewing Company and Framingham, Massachusetts’ Jack’s Abby Brewing have teamed up to brew a very limited release beer called Joint Custody.

Otter Creek is known for their hip and rad hop-soaked ales and lagers since opening in 1991, while Jack’s Abby is known for making lagers cool again since 2011.

The inspiration for the Nouveau Pilsner was the German brewing background of the brewmasters, Mike Gerhart of Otter Creek and Jack Hendler of Jack’s Abby.

The beer features two new German hop breeds, Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating a pilsner that is packed with hop flavors, just as you’d expect from these two breweries. This old-school meets new-school brew is a traditional Bohemian build fused with juicy hop notes.

The beer debuted at the Vermont Brewers Festival in July 2015 and is available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont with limited quantities sent to Connecticut, upstate New York, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, seacoast New Hampshire and Portland, Maine.

Wanna pick this one up? Check Otter Creek’s Beer Finder.
Check out… this video from Otter Creek about another collaboration beer they did with Lawson’s Finest.

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