As Halloween approaches, Bissell Brothers Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) will be reviving a seasonal favorite once again, Spooky Substance.
The Substance has long been the flagship IPA of the esteemed Bissell Brothers. Can you improve upon greatness? The brothers seem to think so.
For starters, the base IPA is already hopped with a myriad of hops. Add in a malt bill full of Maine-grown goodness, and the stage is set for the “spookification” of The Substance.
Bissell Brothers take their seasonal release a step further. They double dry hop the ale with Simcoe and then they add in a dose of Vic Secret hops to provide another touch of complexity.
Is it a coincidence that this beer is 6.6% ABV? Maybe, but don’t let that scare you off! Get your hands on Spooky Substance before it disappears.