Guest Tap #5 – Todd’s ISA

Our Guest Tap features rotating brews from collaborators including local brewers (professional and homebrewers), cooks, vintners, distillers, or whoever has a beer recipe that intrigues us. The Guest Tap brews are small test batches available only at our tasting room, so once we announce them, you’ll have to hurry in to try them!

For our fifth Guest Tap, we will be pouring Todd’s India Session Ale (ISA) brewed at Moody Ales by Todd and our head brewer Dan. Todd is a regular in the Moody Ales tasting room, one of Dan’s original homebrewing partners, and Dan’s brother in law.

Todd has been homebrewing for about three years brewed an array of different beers.  Best brew to date?  “Super Socco Special. It has a big citrus finish, and reminds you of playing soccer when you’re 8 years old. Only way more beer.”  Worst Brew?  His first wheat beer, it tasted like “failure”.  Not a good taste for a beer.

What was the inspiration for this brew? “Hangovers. The inspiration was hangovers. In the summertime, sitting down after work every day and slugging back 5 or 6 IPA’s led to a recurring foggy early morning routine. I wanted to create a beer we could enjoy in plenty while trying to diminish the inevitable punishment to follow.”

For this 59 IBU, 4.9% ABV brew, Todd started with an early addition of Hallertau, followed by multiple additions of Simcoe, Hallertau and Amarillo, and then dry hopped with the same.   Spicy, Piney and Citrusy, this brew delivers on Todd’s goal.

We’ll be launching Todd’s ISA on Friday June 5th around 4pm.  There are only 100L of this brew, so don’t wait to long!  Todd will be around to chat beer and hangover cures.

- Adam