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Drink Mon Mar 15 2010

Two Brothers' New Brews

For the beer lovers in Chicago, today represents a pretty good day. Two Brothers Brewing Company is releasing not just one, but two new beers that have been aged in French oak fermentation tanks (called "foudres"): an IPA and a Session Ale.

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According to Two Brothers the Resistance IPA is 6.9% alcohol by volume (abv) and clocks in at a whopping 70 international bitterness units (IBU). For comparison's sake, Budweiser clocks in somewhere around 10-12 IBUs and Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale (a pretty hoppy ale in its own right) charts at 37 IBUs by their own reckoning. According to Two Brothers, the Resistance IPA is:

"Complex aromas of oak, honeyed malt sweetness, and piney citrus hops leads to a full hoppy middle and a finish that's crisp, oaky and pleasantly lingering."

Their other offering, the Long Haul Session Ale, is a light 4.2% abv and 27 IBUs, and is described as:

"An incredibly drinkable ale, light in body but full of flavor. Oaky notes blend with the complex balance of malt and hops. This is a beer you can enjoy for the long haul."

Both are being released on March 15, 2010, and will be available year round in both six-pack and on draught in and round Chicagoland.

Photo by Paul Riismandel


Paul Riismandel / March 16, 2010 3:51 PM

Hey folks, that's my photo used above. I posted it to flickr ( ) with a Creative Commons license, so it's cool that you use it. However, it is a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license. That means when you use it you're supposed to give credit. I'm a fan of Gapers Block, but please give credit where credit is due.

cliff / March 17, 2010 12:53 PM

Hi Paul! Sorry for not providing credit.

That's been rectified.

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