Annie The Wine Dog is Cornella Brewery’s resident cattle dog. On her Instagram page you can see her pruning the grape vines and driving the tractor, but her actual role is PR. On any visit to the brewery you’ll see her mingling and schmoozing the patrons. Throw a stick, and she’ll dutifully fetch it.
Annie also has a beer named after her. Annie NEIPA is a pale gold, suitably hazy, New England IPA. The current release is double dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy, giving it magnificent tropical aroma and flavour. The two are harmoniously balanced. Mouthfeel is pillowy smooth, with low bitterness. It has the expected juice character for the style without being at all astringent. Concealed beneath it all is a 6.5 percent ABV, so make no mistake: mistreat this one and it can bite.
Overall, a glass of this playful NEIPA is much like a game of fetch with Annie: I challenge you to be able to stop at one.