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Beer Pick: Southern Tier Unearthly

Southern Tier Unearthly
Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, New York

$6.99/22-ounce bottle; also available on draft at select beer bars.


Profile: The recent arrival of Southern Tier in the Atlanta market has been a boon to lovers of big, hoppy ales. At 11 % alcohol by volume, Unearthly Imperial IPA is the brewery’s most aggressive offering. A profusion of Cascade and Chinook hops in the kettle is followed by Styrian Golding in the hopback. Finally, Unearthly is dry-hopped with a combo of Chinook, Cascade and Centennial. Carapils and red wheat malts smooth out the edges of this serious hop bomb, making it surprisingly easy to drink.

Pair with: Like other big, hoppy beers, Unearthly makes a natural companion for piquant, complex foods, including Asian, Indian and Mexican dishes. Try it with Neapolitan-style pizza with spicy sopressata and hot peppers.

Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast:

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Covert Hops

May 18th, 2010
8:47 am

Yay! The craft beer culture is improving more and more in Atlanta!


May 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

I had the ‘oak-aged’ Uneartly at Trappeze last weekend. Verey nice but subtle for that ABV. Bought ST’s Imperial Big Red this morn at Green’s for a Memorial Day beer tasting for my fam in Alabama (who can’t purchase Bombers yet)


May 19th, 2010
10:22 am

I’ve been looking forward to the arrival of Southern Tier more than most of the recent arrivals over the last few months.