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Posted December 21, 2013

Muskoka introduces Detour session IPA, also goes all-unfiltered

detour-packMuskoka Brewery of Bracebridge, ON today announced the release of its new sessionable IPA, Detour, measuring at 4.3% ABV.

“We took a left turn from normal to create a sessionable IPA but kept the rewarding aroma and big hop flavors,” writes Muskoka Brewery.  Detour employes Citra, Eldorado and Sorachi Ace hops.

It is available now at brewery’s retail store in 355mL six-packs for $13.65, and will launch in LCBOs and on draught throughout Ontario in January 2014.

Muskoka Brewery also announced it has moved away from filtering its beer, instead implementing a new centrifuge to facilitate clarity.

“Unlike filtration which strips out yeast, hop and protein particulate from the beer, a centrifuge relies on centrifugal force for beer clarification. A centrifuge works by spinning the beer at very high speeds thereby creating high G forces, which remove solid fractions from the beer,” writes brewery founder and brewmaster, Gary McMullen.

“Since the beer is never passed through a filter, you may notice a slight haze. We feel that more essential hop oils and proteins contribute and improved hop flavour and mouthfeel. The result is better overall hop flavour and aroma, as well as a nicely balanced malt character,” adds McMullen.

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