The Seaport Boston Hotel, in collaboration with Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Company, is reintroducing the Seaport Honey Ginger IPA, a unique brew available exclusively on tap at TAMO Bistro & Bar! Seaport Honey Ginger IPA features fresh honey collected from the August 2014 harvest at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The hotel is home to over 1 million bees and features 11 rooftop hives; the most recent harvest collected 350 pounds of honey, of which 300 pounds were delivered to the brewery.
“Last year, when we came up with the idea to collaborate on a beer, it made perfect sense and our guests loved it,” said James M. Carmody, Vice President & General Manager of the Seaport Boston Hotel. “Our bees produce the necessary honey and Long Trail has the expertise and skill to create a beer we know is worthy of the taste buds of our most discerning patron. Looking beyond the product itself, our organizations are aligned in that both are environmentally conscious; here at Seaport, we are continually looking for ways to operate in an eco-friendly manner. It is wonderful to partner again with an organization that has a similar mindset.”
“We invested in a pilot brew system that affords us the ability to brew creative beer recipes without too much interference with our normal day to day production and when the idea was proposed last year, it seemed like a natural fit,” said Brewmaster of Long Trail Brewing Company, Dave Hartmann. “The Seaport Boston Hotel’s sustainability program matches up with Long Trail’s philosophy and commitment to environmental consciousness.”
The Seaport Honey Ginger IPA, which originally debuted in the fall of 2013 at TAMO Bistro & Bar, was a customer-favorite recurrently described as sweet, hoppy, tongue-tingling and true to the IPA style.
This heady elixir combines the fragrant sweetness of honey and heat/flavor of ginger with nicely balanced India Pale Ale. Three hundred pounds of Seaport Boston honey give not just aromatic qualities, but a dry finish as the honey sugars are completely fermentable. The bitterness is restrained for an IPA to allow the dry heat from the honey and ginger to shine. The aroma is a complex mélange of ginger spice, and American hop.
Alcohol: 6.5% abv
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Color: Honey Golden
Notes on Fermentables: 2-row and Light Caramel Malt, Seaport Boston Honey
Notes on Hops Used: Northern Brewer, Centennial, Cascade
Offered exclusively on tap throughout the winter
TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Boston Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston
Situated on the historic waterfront at One Seaport Lane in Boston, MA just minutes from the city’s finest shops, museums and attractions, Seaport offers guests a fresh approach to hospitality in the AAA Four Diamond Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. For more information, please visit www.seaportboston.com
About Long Trail Brewing Company
Visit www.longtrail.com to learn more about the brewery and our Visitor Center, open daily from 10AM-7PM for lunch, tours and beer to go.
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