The Seaport Boston Hotel, in collaboration with Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., is reintroducing the Seaport Honey Ginger IPA, a unique brew available exclusively on tap at TAMO Bistro & Bar. Seaport Honey Ginger IPA features fresh honey collected from the August 2014 harvest at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The hotel is home to more than 1 million bees and features 11 rooftop hives; the most recent harvest collected 350 pounds of honey, of which 300 pounds were delivered to the brewery.
“Last year, when we came up with the idea to collaborate on a beer, it made perfect sense and our guests loved it,” said James Carmody, vice president and general manager of the Seaport Boston Hotel. “Our bees produce the necessary honey and Long Trail has the expertise and skill to create a beer we know is worthy of the taste buds of our most discerning patrons. Looking beyond the product itself, our organizations are aligned in that both are environmentally conscious; here at Seaport, we are continually looking for ways to operate in an eco-friendly manner. It is wonderful to partner again with an organization that has a similar mindset.”
“We invested in a pilot brew system that affords us the ability to brew creative beer recipes without too much interference with our normal day-to-day production, and when the idea was proposed last year, it seemed like a natural fit,” said Brewmaster of Long Trail Brewing Co. Dave Hartmann. “The Seaport Boston Hotel’s sustainability program matches up with Long Trail’s philosophy and commitment to environmental consciousness.”
The Seaport Honey Ginger IPA, which originally debuted in the fall of 2013 at TAMO Bistro & Bar, was a customer favorite, described as sweet, hoppy, tongue-tingling and true to the IPA style.