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Old 12-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a recipe for something similar to Switchback ale from Burlington, VT? I believe its an APA.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Not that it helps much:

Five different malts, select hop varities, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop flavors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeasts contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish.

Maybe try giving them a call: (802) 651-4114, or visit the brewery if you live in the area.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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where did you find the description? Maybe I will try to get a tour...

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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ratebeer.com has commercial descriptions listed for a lot of beers. Where they got the description from I have no idea. Switchback doesn't seem to have a website.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #5
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... and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeasts contribution)
Sounds like they may use a proprietary yeast strain based on that comment. That would be the clincher in duplicating it exactly. Getting that yeast or at least knowing its properties so you can find a similar one.

I have only had switchback once. They only do draft I think. I think they are pretty small so they if you ask nice they may give you pointers if not a recipe and maybe even a pitch of yeast if you play your cards right.

Worth a shot if you really dig it. Let them know that.
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