Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week – Bent Brewstillery Über Lüpin

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Our newest Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week, Bent Brewstillery Über Lüpin, sounds amazing. Rich, fun, exciting, with cocoa and toasted bread crumbs balancing the floral hops. You have to try it.

You have to be big and bold to survive a Minnesota winter. It’s a good thing Über Lüpin Schwarz IPA is just that. Big ol’ Balthazar is the burly man brandishing the morning star and mash paddle on our can labels. Legend has it that this blacksmith defended his entire town and brewery — single-handedly — against an invading horde.

Big beer, big character. It’s like Bent Brewstillery Owner and Head Brewstiller Bartley Blume once told local craft beer magazine, The Growler “He’s just a big, brutal German guy… that fits the big, brutal German beer.” Like Balthazar, Bent Brewstillery isn’t afraid to mix it up with the unknown. Über Lüpin Schwarz IPA is the result.

Describe the beer, taste, IBU, ABV, etc.
The unification of American ingenuity with German excellence creates a new-world beer style with old-world ingredients. Über Lüpin is a Schwarz IPA. In other words a German Black IPA. Rich cocoa and toasted bread crumbs balance pungent, spicy, piney, and floral hops. Über Lüpin smells so good you’ll want to drink it through your nose; however, we don’t recommend it. 8.3% ABV and 83 IBU.

For true craft beer nerds, here’s some more info:
FG: 1.011
Plato: 3.0ºP.
SRM: 35

What are the ingredients?
Malt: Red X, Black malt, Caramel 120, Chocolate Wheat
Hops: Herkules, Merkur, Northern Brewer
Yeast: German

How can I buy Über Lüpin?
On Tap- In the taproom and around town
Can – 16 ounce pounders
Growler- Yes, and Howlers

When can I buy Über Lüpin?
Seasonally – Late Winter thru Spring

Where can I buy Über Lüpin?
Brewery Taproom – Yep!
Bars/restaurants – Yep! Throughout MN
Liquor stores – Yep! Throughout MN

Bent Brewstillery is open 4 pm-10 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 pm-11 pm on Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 pm -5 pm on Sundays.

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