The next time you crack open a Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA, you’ll notice a difference. Yep, we’ve changed the recipe.
At Monday Night Brewing, one of our core values is “Fight For Excellence.” That means we’ll never rest on our laurels. If we can improve our beers, we owe it to you to make it happen (which, coincidentally, is another core value).
Every week, we put our beers to the test with our sensory panel. This is a small, hand-picked team of flavor ninjas. They test for consistency, the effects of age and heat, and overall quality of all of our beers. Over the past several months, the team started picking up on patterns.
“We realized Blind Pirate wasn’t as juicy or balanced as we thought it could be,” said brewmaster Peter Kiley. “So we adjusted our hop addition and fine-tuned our mash process. The result was a Blind Pirate with a bit more residual sweetness, more citrus notes and a more balanced hop profile. We’re really happy with how this turned out.”
The newer, juicier version of Blind Pirate has already started hitting the market in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and should be available in most areas by mid-May.
The next time you see Blind Pirate on draft or on shelves, try it. We’d love to know what you think!