Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s innovation center, Smuttlabs, rolled out its latest beer last Thursday, Kisses and Kittens.
Kisses and Kittens is petite saison fermented in oak barrels with brettanomyces. coriander and orange peel are also added to the brew. The beer weighs in at 6.9 percent ABV and only 60 kegs are available through Smuttynose’s new Beer Vault program, a new innovative to help better distribute limited edition and small batch beers to restaurants, bars and other keg clients.
The Smuttlabs program is a way for the brewers at the Hampton, N.H.-based brewery to experiment and innovate with beers on a much smaller scale.
Kisses & Kittens is also part of the Pet Project Series, meaning the beer is named after an actual pet of a Smuttlabs or Smuttynose employee.
While the beer is currently available only on tap, the company has filed for label approval for 500ml bottles.