Friday, May 24, 2013

Over My Dead Body according to Grimm Bros

Grimm Brothers BrewhouseWith a large list of Grimm Brothers fairy tales to choose from, it's not easy to choose a name for their next beer. But Grimm Brothers finally chose a name for their new India Pale Lager called "Over My Dead Body". Read all about this upcoming brew debuting next week on draft only. It weighs in at 6.37% ABV, over 100 IBUs and SRM 14. It's one of their hoppiest beers yet.

[PRESS RELEASE] Loveland, Colorado, May 24, 2013: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, never one to be told what to do, will debut Over My Dead Body, an India Pale Lager (IPL) on Friday, May 31st, 2013. This will be a draft only release and generally available at that time in our Taproom and throughout our market.

“An IPL is not a typical beer for us”, stated Don Chapman, President of Grimm Brothers. “We’re more focused on German styles and in fact I've been known to say that we’d brew a beer like this ‘over my dead body’. Things change, I’m still alive.”

The IPL recipe was developed by Grimm founder Aaron Heaton and was championed by Director of Marketing/Adult Supervision (yes, that’s his real title), Paul Ferguson, who participated in the brewing. “We decided to let the marketing guy take a shot at a brew”, added Chapman.

Grimm intern Adrienne Hoeffner working on the IPL

“Lead Brewer, Michael Becker had a firm hand on the controls at all times.”, Ferguson emphasized. “My roll was closer to head cheerleader than quarterback. It was hugely fun and we managed to create a great beer!”

According to Heaton, “It’s close to an American IPA but uses our signature lager yeast instead of an ale yeast. With the softer and more rounded character of this yeast, we emphasize the up-front grapefruit and other citrus notes to showcase the hops. A touch of malt and caramel and a light zing from the bitterness brings balance, but don't be fooled, this is a hop forward IPL using Centennial, Citrus, Cascade, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace”

The name, Over My Dead Body, was inspired both by Chapman’s earlier sentiments and by the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tale, The Three Snake-Leaves (Die drei Schlangenblätter). It’s a clever tale of deceit, betrayal, and ultimate redemption.


About Grimm Brothers

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is one of the premier craft brewers of Northern Colorado. Founded in July, 2010, Grimm Brothers is a two time Great American Beer Festival medal winner and Gnarly Barley Brew Festival People’s Choice award winner three years in a row. Located in Loveland, Colorado, Grimm Brothers specializes in German Style Ales and Lagers brewed in the traditional manner but with innovative American freedom. Grimm Brothers operates a Tap Room at 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, CO offering our fine beers for on premises consumption and carry-out sale and is widely distributed throughout Colorado.

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