A Note on This Beer
HOLY HOPS, IT’S FINALLY HERE!
For months I’ve been teetering on the edge of my seat, just waiting for the day I could share a brew from Pittsburgh’s Dancing Gnome. And today is the DAY!
If you’ve heard of this crew, it might be because USA Today named them one of the Top 3 New Breweries in the Country. Or, maybe you saw the Hop Culture article that called them a “hidden gem.”
Or, perhaps you read PorchDrinking’s feature where the author showed up at Dancing Gnome’s taproom at 5:30 AM for a new release, and discovered there was already a line.
But, unless you’ve been to Pittsburgh in the last few years, you’ve almost certainly never had a taste from this little 10-barrel brew crew. Their beer can only be found in a handful of local bars, and at the taproom. That’s it.
Until today. Because we finally managed to wrestle a tiny stash of Inner Earth Imperial IPA away from the thirsty locals!
With a mind boggling 7 lbs of Simcoe and Amarillo Hops per barrel, this juicebomb has power to defeat even the boldest hop cravings. Each sip is like a dam bursting, unleashing a flood of fresh squeezed OJ, tangy lime, and ripe nectarine! The finish is dry, with a solid dose of resinous pine and earthy hop complexity.
But if you miss it, you’ll be out of luck — this is one of the toughest beers to find from this already hard-to-get brewery. They only make it once or twice a year, and we have just 30 cases of Inner Earth to go around.