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BeerClubLogoBlack-stack-Trust-the-processBlackstack Brewing
Trust the Process
Double Dry Hopped Double IPA
St. Paul, Minnesota

Made in collaboration with Yakima Chief’s Hops, the Blackstack team says, “the team that runs Yakima Chief’s Hops were instrumental in the creation of CRYO concentrated hops product, which we used with reckless abandon to help us get as much of that oil saturation we know and love into the beer. We based the hop bill off what they were most excited about from the last harvest: Idaho7, Idaho7 CRYO, Simcoe, Simcoe American Noble & just a dash of Sabro. Sometimes you don’t ask why… just trust the process.”

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double Dry Hopped Double IPA (DDH DIPA)
ABV: 8.4% alcohol / volume

Blackstack-DDH-755_beer-canBlackstack Brewing
DDH 775: HBC586
Double Dry Hopped IPA

St. Paul, Minnesota

Local 755 is one of Blackstack’s flagship beers… this is a souped up version of that NEIPA. Blackstack’s favorite Fog Dog gets some extra love with an extra dry hop of new experimental varietal that they’ve become rather obsessed with as of late, HBC 586. In addition to the first two of their hand selected Azacca, Amarillo & Citra, they send a “saturated salutation” from their house to yours.

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double Dry Hopped IPA
ABV: 6.8% alcohol / volume

A family owned and operated brewery, the Johnston family have had a long love affair with great beer. In the 1990’s, Scott Johnson, the patriarch of the family, owned of All Saints Brands, Inc., a distribution company bringing European classic beers into Minnesota. Finally, in 2017, the entire family was able to launch BlackStack Brewing. Learn more about the their brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.

Tynt_MeadowTynt Meadow
English Trappist Ale
England, United Kingdom

This English Trappist Ale is mahogany in color with a subtle warm red hue and a lasting beige head. The nose carries hints of dark chocolate, licorice and rich fruit flavors. The beer is full-bodied, while gently balancing the taste of dark chocolate, pepper, and fig. The palate is left with a warm and dry finish.

Beer Style: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Dark Trappist Ale
ABV: 7.4% alcohol / volume
OG: 1.078
IBU: 34.8
Serving Recommendation: Steak, chocolate cake 

Around 2013, the monks of the Saint Bernard Abbey realized farming was no longer a viable or sustainable option for their monastery due to modern mechanized farming and low dairy prices. After researching other monastic communities, they decided to build their own brewery in 2018. One of 10 brewing Trappist monasteries in the world, Tynt Meadow is the only Trappist brewery in England.

Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated, so Tynt Meadow honors the link with their plot of land. The monastery has records that beer was brewed before 1900, and while the historic recipe has been lost, the current Tynt Meadow is just as delicious and nurturing as the original. Learn more here.


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