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Former Seedstock Head Brewer Jason Abbott Talks Grandpa's Pipe

95 Rating - Exceptional

Former Seedstock Head Brewer Jason Abbott Talks Grandpa's Pipe

We spoke to Former Seedstock Head Brewer Jason Abbott about Grandpa's Pipe.

​​BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
This one was mine.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The subtle balance of malt and smoke.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
The beer – and its name – is inspired by the Abbott family's Grandpa’s pipe. 

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
It’s definitely not an “all the time” beer; it’s more of a treat. 

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Soft brown ale with a kiss of smoke. 

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
The Abbotts’ grandfather was in Europe in WWII. Though he didn’t talk about the war much, he did talk about Europe’s smoky beers and the tobacco pipes he bought in England. Today, our family members still smoke tobacco from one of his old pipes he bought in England during the war!

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Smoked brisket, beans and peach cobbler (and now we’re hungry)!

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