Like so many other breweries, right now, Atlanta’s Orpheus has been scrambling to sell beer in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and the closing of bars and restaurants in the city.
One solution has been curbside pick-up of packaged product. Orpheus is taking that route, too, setting up a tent outside the brewery, and inviting Grass VBQ Joint to offer its plant based barbecue for pick-up, as well.
Check the Orpheus website for updated hours.But this afternoon you can come by beginning at 3 p.m. And you can grab the brewery’s newest year-round beer, Elusory IPA.
And with that in mind, and the hope for some sunshine, Orpheus Elusory IPA is this week’s Beer Pick.
Orpheus Elusory IPA
Orpheus Brewing, Atlanta
Available year-round in 4-pack 16-ounce cans
This new year-round core offering from Orpheus was conceived by founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett as a beer to sip on draft at your local bar. But whatever the occasion, it’s a hazy, double dry-hoped IPA brewed with 2-row barley, malted and flaked wheat, Mosaic, Azacca, Columbus, and Comet hops, and British ale yeast.
You won’t be surprised that it pours a cloudy pale yellow — or that the hops give it a fruity character. But there’s more than that going on. At 6.7% alcohol, it’s certainly less sweet than many similar New England IPAs on the spectrum. It has a pleasing range of aromas and flavors, including citrus, grassy, pine, and herbal notes, and a jolt of bitterness in the finish.
Pellet recommends pairing the bright and easy-going flavors of Elusory IPA with spicy tacos or Sichuan noodles. But you might even like it with plant based barbecue.
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