Provenance: North Kansas City, Missouri
Style: New England IPA (7% ABV)
Pairings: Pork-belly burger with french fries • Quesadilla stuffed with poblano peppers and carnitas
At Colony Handcrafted Ales, brewer Rodney Beagle has introduced the Shuttlehop series, an ever-evolving lineup of hazy, hoppy ales. Hop combinations and recipes change from beer to beer in the series, including Version No. 6, a New England-style IPA that’s double dry-hopped. Made with reserved bitterness in mind, this installment uses four hops at four different intervals in the brewing process and was fermented with a Norwegian kveik yeast. Pineapple, nectarine, papaya and melon notes take center stage as the beer, available exclusively on tap at Colony, presents a subtle bitterness and a fluffy, smooth body.