You’re asking yourself, “What in the hell is a thiol?”
It’s a good question, and one that Surly and Other Half attempt to answer with Thiol & Error, a limited release DDH hazy double IPA that coincides with the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis.
Thiols are compounds found in free and bound form in hops and malt that can impart a buffet of fruit flavors, from grapefruit to black currant. Thiol & Error maximizes those compounds by using a new yeast developed by Omega that’s designed to release those naturally occurring thiols using CRISPR technology. With a hop bill of Calypso and Motueka, plus a hit of Phantasm, an extract derived from New Zealand sauvignon blanc grape skins, Thiol & Error unlocks massive passion fruit and white grape flavors. Brewing science should always taste this good.
As noted, this is a collab between Surly and our friends at Brooklyn’s Other Half, who recently did a killer pastry-drenched riff on Darkness. You’ll be able to find it in 4-packs of tallboys at select craft beer outlets in the Twin Cities and in Surly’s Beer Hall beginning the week of May 2nd.
- Style: Experimental DDH Hazy DIPA
- Hops: Calypso Incognito, Motueka
- Malt: Eraclea Pils, Oat Malt, Unmalted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Acidulated Malt
- Yeast: Omega R&D strain
- Special Guest: Phantasm
- Pour: Hazy Golden
- Bitterness: Low
- ABV: 9.2%