Friday, August 30, 2013
New Beer Friday 8/30/13
Sierra Nevada - Flipside Red IPA: This brand new offering from Sierra Nevada prominently features tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of whole-cone Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. These hops are used both as finishing additions and in the Hop Torpedo, a proprietary Sierra Nevada device that captures more hop aroma and flavor, but not bitterness, during the fermentation process. The interplay of pale, caramel, and chocolate malts firmly roots Flipside Red IPA and supplies its rich color. With just the right gusto—6.2 percent ABV and 60 IBU—this seasonal beer is perfect for the final flash of summer. @Liquor Stores
Boulevard - Reverb Imperial Pilsner: Pours a clear sunny color, with a bright white finger of head. Aroma was biscuits and pilsner malt, crackers, grassy hop notes. Tastes of crackers, and biscuits, sweet malts, grassy hops and a fruity yeast note. Body has a creaminess to it, medium body, adequate carbonation, not too airy, not to slick. @Bayou - Select Liquor Stores
Avenues Proper & Restaurant & Publik House - Fever Pitch Summer Saison: This session-strength version of a traditional country beer from Belgium/France is brewed with rice and wheat malt in the mash for a very light crisp body. Nelson Sauvin (NZ) and Hallertauer (German) hops in the boil as well as a dryhopping period with the Nelson Sauvin give the beer a balanced bitterness and a fruity, wine-like finish. A light straw color and hazy from the wheat and the dryhopping period, the beer is also brewed with Grains of Paradise in the boil which have a bright, peppery flavor accented by the dry, slightly funky saison yeast. @Avenues Proper
Hoppers - Helles Festbier: a Munich style helles lager made with German pale and Munich malts. Spalter Select and Saaz hops. Secret Agent and Brewmaster Donovan Steele is also offering this beer unfiltered in a cask conditioned firkin tonight only. the tapping is at Hoppers - 4pm. One beer - two ways - one night.
We try and get you today's Firkin offering in the comment section as soon as the info comes in.
Also, Congrats go out to Tiffany Steele, she is this week's AHA Homebrewer of the Week. She's brilliant!