Blind Bat Brewery Debuts Imperial Maple Brown for Sapsuckers First Anniversary


Sapsuckers Hops & Grub
287 Main St.
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 683 – 4945

Sapsuckers Hops & Grub, which celebrated their first anniversary on Friday, 9/30, commissioned Blind Bat Brewery to create a beer for the birthday event.

The result, Imperial Maple Brown, is now available on draft.

Paul Dlugokencky, owner of Blind Bat Brewery, on Imperial Maple Brown:

Sapsuckers asked me to brew something for their first anniversary. We talked it over and decided on a brown ale using maple syrup, tying in with the ‘sap’ in ‘sapsuckers.’ I used seven malts for this brew, and a lot of them my mash tun couldn’t hold for a three-barrel (93 gallon) batch, so it was less than usual. I dusted off and tweaked my old home brew “Belfry Brown” recipe, a big change being the addition of maple syrup to the fermenter after primary fermentation was done. It is 7 % ABV, with maple mellowed into nuances of caramel. I will be brewing this again, as my “Belfry Brown” — and more for Sapsuckers if they want it.

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