I Am Nitrogen
Nitrogenated Dry Stout
Mention stout to a beer drinker, and he or she will probably think first of Guinness Stout, one of the most popular beers in the world. Although the exact date and location of the origin of stout is disputed, it is generally agreed to have emerged first in Ireland as a derivative of porter in the last quarter of the 18th century. Some of the best known stout brewers are Guinness in Dublin, and Murphy’s and Beamish in Cork, but stout is brewed the world over. A variety of styles have emerged over the years, including dry stout, extra stout, oyster stout, milk stout, and imperial stout.
I AM NITROGEN is brewed in the manner of a true dry stout - the mash is made up only of pale malt, flaked barley and oats, and roasted barley. It has a moderate starting gravity, but its high percentage of unfermentables leaves a full, rich, body dominated by the complex tones of the roasted grains, with a very dry finish. Its dense, creamy tan head is due to its being “carbonated” with a mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, then dispensed through a “Guinness-type” tap under pressure from the same mixed gas (typically, all our other beers are naturally carbonated and dispensed with/by straight CO2).
I AM NITROGEN is unfiltered, and though black as a moonless night in the glass, it is a beautiful deep garnet color when held up to a light. Though a mere 4.6% alcohol by volume (very low by our ethanol-charged standards) it is still big and flavorful, full bodied, rich and roasty.
OG: 1.050 FG: 1.015 ABV: 4.6%