India Sweet Potato Ale
Has dumped me on the tailing-piles of dearth;
The Wanderlust has haled me from the morris chairs of ease,
Has hurled me to the ends of all the earth.
How bitterly I've cursed it, oh, the Painted Desert knows,
The wraithlike heights that hug the pallid plain,
The all-but-fluid silence, -- yet the longing grows and grows,
And I've got to glut the Wanderlust again.
Highway, by-way, many a mile I've done;
Rare way, fair way, many a height I've won;
But I'm pulling my freight in the morning, boys,
And it's over the hills or bust;
For there's never a cure
When you list to the lure
Of the Wan-der-lust.
--Excerpt from The Wanderlust by Robert William Service
We at 217 Brew Works are thrilled to announce our latest Wilson Unfiltered™ offering, Kandagadda India Sweet Potato Ale™. The Wilson Unfiltered line also includes Vick’s Choice Sweet Potato Blonde Ale™.
These brews highlight Wilson County agriculture and will initially only be available in Wilson County establishments.
The name “Kandagadda” is the Telugu word for the “Elephant Yam,” an ingredient largely supplanted by sweet potatoes in modern Indian cuisine. Telugu is a language local to the historic trade route between England and India that spawned IPAs.
In this tradition, Kandagadda ISPA is made from ingredients from five different countries, in addition to the local Wilsonian ingredients. Kandagadda sports a clean, aggressively fruity hops bouquet that is deftly counterpointed by a rich maltiness laced with sweet potato.