Shipyard Reformulates Monkey Fist (Video)

15 June 2017

From Shipyard:

We've heard you IPA lovers! And we have acted... May we present to you, Monkey Fist IPA! Reformulated!


Shipyard Brewing has updated the recipe for its popular Monkey Fist IPA.



Starting this month, Monkey Fist IPA (which debuted in 2012) now features a revamped malt bill that

includes less crystal malt, more pale malt, and an addition of flaked oats. The beer’s hop bill now

includes its original Cascade hop and two new hop varieties -- Mosaic and Citra -- that are

showcased in the beer. Monkey Fist’s total hop additions equal about 3 pounds of hops per barrel of

beer.



The new Monkey Fist (named for a ball-like knot that sailors tie to make ropes easier to throw) also

features less alcohol and hop bitterness. Monkey Fist’s alcohol-by- volume has dropped from 6.9% to

6% ABV and the beers International Bittering Units have been reduced from 80 IBUs to 50 IBUs.



Monkey Fist -- fermented in the brewery’s hallmark open fermenters with Shipyard’s house yeast

strain -- also benefits from a revamped fermentation process that enhances the crispness of the beer

and extend its shelf life.



We’ve made subtle shifts to the beer,” says Shipyard president Bruce Forsley, “to bring it more in line

with the taste preferences of today’s consumers.”



“Our goal,” he adds, “was to create a dryer and more crisp version of IPA with fruitier hops, a bit less

hop bite and alcohol, and increased mouthfeel and head retention. We’ve hit the mark and created a

slightly more contemporary and quaffable Monkey Fist.”



The overall packaging for Monkey Fist has not changed, but consumers can spot the new version of

the beer by its 6% ABV listed on the beer’s label.



“Craft beer lovers crave innovation, exceptional quality and fresh flavors,” says Shipyard founder Fred

Forsley. “We’re responding to that reality with this adjustment to Monkey Fist, along with a few new

beers and packages we’ll release later this year.”

For those who crave the original version of Monkey Fist, Bruce Forsley has a suggestion: “You might

want to stock up on the old version quickly,” he says, “before it leaves store shelves for good.”

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