O'Connor Brewery Collaboration Release

Our latest collaboration with a brewery features the Backyard Bonfire Smoked IPA, produced with Copper Fox malt by O'Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA. 

Calling all IPA and BBQ lovers! Our newest Steel Battalion Series creation, our Backyard Bonfire Smoked IPA, is being released for the first time, so get ready to please your palates with this unique and delicious blend of smoke and hops. Backyard Bonfire will be available in 22oz and on draft, for sale in the Tasting Room for a limited time only.

Showcasing barley malt that was grown and smoked in our backyard by our friends at Copper Fox Distillery paired with Sorachi-ace hops, this beer balances herbal and fruity aromas with the smoky character from the apple- and cherrywoods used.

Backyard Bonfire Smoked IPA is the fourth official brew in our Steel Battalion Series. The Steel Battalion Series is an ever-changing showcase of creative small-batch beers. It shares the moniker of our fermentation cellar, the Steel Battalion–a reference to our hometown of Norfolk, VA, home of the world’s largest naval station.

Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 65
Availability: Summer 2015