Making a good IPA is pivotal for every brewery unless you’re the sour specialists over at OEC. Besides that outlier, the current state of craft beer is heavily dominated by the IPA. So, when Firefly Brewing created Cone Flakes, one of Connecticut’s most beloved American Double IPA’s, it seemed like they were set.
But the consumer wants options and variety, so brewing something to line up next to Cone Flakes proved to be a daunting task for some time. Lizard’s Breath, however, is something that found its way onto the taplist and on draft at breweries around the area.
Brewed with Columbus, Simcoe, Palisade, and Mandarina Bavaria hops, Lizard’s Breath showcases bold notes of pine and resin but balanced with sharp citrus from the Mandarina Bavaria. A full toasty malt bill featuring English pale malt and German Vienna creates a soft balance which accentuates the hop profile even further.
While it may not be as complex as Cone Flakes, but that’s to be expected considering it’s a Double IPA, Lizard’s Breath is a solid single IPA that certainly belongs amongst a crowded and excellent roster from Firefly.
We found this gem at Red Stone Pub in Simsbury which is the diamond in the rough when it comes to the Simsbury nightlife circle. It’s easy to think of Plan B, Mcladden’s, and even Millwrights located just up the street. Red Stone Pub, however, features an extensive list of beers and free popcorn which is obviously a plus.
Check for Lizard’s Breath on tap around the state or visit the Firefly taproom in Bristol for a fresh pint.
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