Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: I’m in Love with the Simcoe

Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: I'm in Love with the Simcoe

Hops: Simcoe

ABV: 6.0%


Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.9/5

I’m feeling in love on the Windowsill today!

Connecticut Valley Brewing Company was established in 2012 by the husband and wife team of Steve and Lori Palauskas. As I mentioned in my review of The New Frontier, they’re really into their home state’s massive aviation history (after all, Steve spent 25 years in the industry). Their logo features the F4U Corsair, which is the official plane of Connecticut and first flew during WWII. Head down to their South Windsor, CT taproom to check out more of their tasty brews!

While I might not call O.T. Genasis the songbird of our generation, his blazing hit “I’m In Love with the Coco” has been playing in my head since I took my first gander at the label of today’s Windowsill brew. As the name suggests, I’m in Love with the Simcoe is a single-hop NEIPA that features the talented and versatile Simcoe hop. The beer is light and lemony, but still has a lot of resin and citrus going on. Will you fall in love with the Simcoe? I did!

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Industrial Arts Brewing Company: Wrench

Industrial Arts Brewing Company: Wrench NEIPA

ABV: 6.8%


Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 4.22/5

The Windowsill’s got a couple of nuts and bolts loose after the last two days, so I grabbed a Wrench to get the fix done!

I’m starting to become a fan of New York’s Industrial Arts Brewing Company. I picked up today’s beer on two recommendations. The first was from @mikemags75, who told me to hit up a little market called @clintongourmetcorp. The craft selection here was unreal. Check it out if you’re near Times Square. The second recommendation came from the guy at the store, who said he was having trouble keeping the Wrench NEIPA on the shelves, and I should grab it now. Two amazing recommendations that really worked out for me. Thanks!

So why is the Wrench NEIPA so popular? It’s one of the juiciest New England Style IPAs I’ve ever had! It’s absolutely loaded “to the point of sickness” with Mosaic and Citra hops. It’s light, bright, crisp and wonderfully hazy, juicy and hoppy. This might be the perfect New England IPA! As the official description says, “after you drink this, you’ll be a certified JuiceWolf.” I’ll howl for that!

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