Back in 2014 we wanted to sprinkle in a new IPA we had been discussing for a while. It was just a fifteen-barrel batch and for the most part it was kept here in the comforts of our taproom. What we kicked out was Pain Cave, one of our fastest moving and most highly sought-after beers of 2014. When scheduling came around we decided to invest more tank time in its success. We decided to make six batches in total and offer in both draft and bomber format.
Pain Cave itself features Columbus, Simcoe, and Cascade hops combined with medium body to establish a crisp, citrus hop flavor with firm bitterness and minimal malt sweetness. It comes in at 9% ABV but you will not get the alcohol burn you typically see in a beer this potent.
The old saying goes that the Germans have their malt, the Belgians have their yeast, and the Americans have their hops. This is the kind of American beer they are talking about.
As they roll through, we will give you a preview of what to expect in the way of beer releases. In no way are we saying we’ll actually meet your expectations–just set them. If this sounds good to you, you should probably reevaluate every important relationship in your life. Like, now.