Mass Riot Release 9/11/16 @ Noon

Okay hop freaks, are you ready? We're finally ready to announce that we'll be releasing Mass Riot. Below are the full details. We ask that you keep a few things in consideration, well, just one thing, we are a tiny brewpub. So, like, be gentle. This is our first time.

Mass Riot has been fermenting nicely and we are confident in alerting everyone we will release this beer on Sunday, September 11 at noon at the pub. You will know where to purchase when you get here.

We will have exactly 120 Crowlers for sale at the Pub. One per person limit. Once they are gone, they are gone. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Additionally, Mass Riot will also be available by the glass in the pub (4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz pours) during normal business hours on Sunday the 11th (we do brunch 12-2pm, regular menu also available). However, we are pre-filling the Crowlers. Once the 120 are gone, there will be no more Crowler fills available. So, even though the beer (hopefully) will still be pouring on our taps during the week, we cannot fill any more Crowlers when the pre-filled have sold out.

We will also have several other house beers on tap that day for you to enjoy. Some available for to go purchases but, again, just one per person. In addition to that, we'll be digging into the cellar and pouring other exceptional beers for your enjoyment.

Can't make it on the 11th? Don't fret, we're looking at a second release late September. We'll announce that date as soon as we can.

We're sure there will be questions and we'll do our best to answer all of them leading up to the release date.

Thanks for your patience. Look forward to meeting many of you on the 11th.

Cheers,
Schulzy, Dawn, Ben and the entire Prison City team.

Mass Riot #1 IPA in America

1. Prison City Pub & Brewery Mass Riot 
City: Auburn, NY
ABV: 6.3%
The verdict: The best IPA of 247 is from … upstate New York? Bet you didn’t see that coming! And neither did we, although it wasn’t a complete surprise for me. I’ve been a Prison City proponent since this past fall, when I tasted their beer for the first time at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. At that festival, the brewery (only 10 months old at the time) took home a silver medal for Belgian pale ale, but it’s time to clear off plenty of space on the mantle, because this will surely just be the first of many accolades for an outstanding young brewery that is now planning a second, full production facility. Note to local government: GET THESE GUYS A GRANT, STAT.

In terms of profile, Mass Riot is a huge, massively tropical, unabashedly juicy hop bomb. Orange juice hits hard, as does pineapple juice and grapefruit candy. Resinous flavors on the back end help rein things in only the slightest bit, but this is definitely a juicy IPA first and foremost, and a moderately sweet one as well. One tasting sheet dubs it “Caribbean pale ale” for its tropical flavors, while another refers to it as “The Big Juicy.” In the finals, it was particularly beloved despite having a little bit of age on it, with one taster writing “Rich and fruity, cantaloupe and citrus, a beautiful combination.” Likewise full in terms of mouthfeel, it seems significantly bigger than its 6.3% ABV, with a body that goes on for days. It’s truly a decadent IPA, and we can’t wait until Prison City is producing a much larger amount of beer so we can taste it more often. In the meantime, we’d settle for just one more taste. It’s our #1 American IPA, out of 247. 

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Prison City Pub & Brewery’s Mass Riot won our blind tasting os 247 IPAs this month. In terms of profile, Mass Riot is a huge, massively tropical, unabashedly juicy hop bomb. Orange juice hits hard, as does pineapple juice and grapefruit candy. Resinous flavors on the back end help rein things in only the slightest bit, but this is definitely a juicy IPA first and foremost, and a moderately sweet one as well. One tasting sheet dubs it “Caribbean pale ale” for its tropical flavors, while another refers to it as “The Big Juicy.” In the finals, it was particularly beloved despite having a little bit of age on it, with one taster writing “Rich and fruity, cantaloupe and citrus, a beautiful combination.” Likewise full in terms of mouthfeel, it seems significantly bigger than its 6.3% ABV, with a body that goes on for days. It’s truly a decadent IPA, and we can’t wait until Prison City is producing a much larger amount of beer so we can taste it more often. In the meantime, we’d settle for just one more taste. It’s our #1 American IPA, out of 247.