Friday, August 24, 2012
New Beer Friday 8/24/12
Good news wild ale fans, New Beer Friday has a special treat for you. The special Russian River/Sierra Nevada collaboration beer called Brux is here. If your a fan of wild ales, you know that Russian River Brewing does them like no other. This may be one rare instances that you will be able to buy a Russian River beer legally in Utah.
BRUX is a “domesticated wild ale”, fermented with Belgian yeast, finished by a secondary bottle fermentation with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. It’s a little more than 8% alcohol, very dry, earthy, spicy, and tasty.
The Bayou received 120 bottles, I have no idea if they'll make it in to liquor stores. If anyone spots them, please spread the word.
Brainless® Corruption Release #2
This Belgo-American Pale Ale uses Belgian yeast for additional spicy fermentation flavors. Brainless® Corruption starts out with a wonderful aroma of pineapple, hops and tart fruit. On first sip you taste that familiar cotton-candy and bubble gum sweetness of Brainless® that quickly gives way to a hoppy storm of tropical fruit and tart citrus that lingers on the tongue.
Fest Devious Release #5
Epic's first Fest Devious release of 2012 is the fifth Märzen under the label. It pours a beautiful ruby red with a thin, fleeting white foamy head. Clean aromas of fall including caramel, roasted nuts and a tiny bit of pine bark accentuate this easy to drink lager. Epic's brewers slightly increased the amount of Munich malt for a nuttier Märzen. Lagered for 21 days, flavors of caramel, malt and light hops combine with a slight warming from the alcohol.
A quick reminder that tickets for the Utah Beer Festival are still available at Roosters, Epic, Desert Edge, Bohemian, Ruby River, Hoppers, The Beer Store, Squatters (downtown) & RedRock. Over 85 being poured this Sunday.