Friday, September 27, 2013

New Beer Friday 9/27/13

Your going to have to venture out to the brewery or bar for these New Beer Friday offerings. Evertyhing available today is hard to find and far from typical.

Danish brewing legend Christian Skovdal Andersen was the founder and artistic force behind Ølfabrikken, until the brewery fell on some hard times. That didn’t stop Christian. After some saving and planning, he has now founded his own company, Beer Here, and the beer world is already talking about his new brews.

Beer Here Hopticulus: Hoptilicus is a barleywine hopped like a double IPA. The idea was to make a strong complex ale show casing both the hops and malts while retaining drinkability from the use of Danish beet sugar which ferments away leaving only alcohol drying the beer out. 9.0% ABV @ Bayou

Beer Here Kremlin Crude: This Russian Imperial Stout has vinous, rich nose is layered with malt, coffee, roasted grains and pungent smoke. Toffee from the malt and alcohol build to meet the hops, then the flavours melt together with Islay whiskey and dark sultana raisins. 10.0% ABV @ Bayou

Beer Here Rye Hopper: Called Hopfix in some markets, Rye Hopper started as a home brew recipe when Christian, founder of Beerhere started home brewing in the nineties. Wanting to brew a beer with rye, which is a stable grain of Danish cuisine he turned to the Internet and found a recipe from Denny Conn, award winning home brewer from Oregon. After brewing in the kitchen for a few years Christian started a brewery where the recipe lived on for a number of years as Ølfabrikken Rug IPA. When starting Beer Here in 2008, Hopfix would be one of the first beers to be brewed. In the intervening years the recipe has been continually modified but in its heart is it still based on Denny Rye IPA. 9.0% ABV @ Bayou

Beer Here SoD: A Baltic Porter full of dark chocolate, cocoa, carmel, figs and black fruit flavors. Full body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.  An amazing example of this rare beer style. 7.5% ABV @ Bayou

Mikkeller SpontanCherry Frederiksdal: Mikkeller gets a little sour. SpontanCherry is an oak aged sour ale by the Danish gypsy brewery. Frederiksdal refers to the estate from which the beer gets its sour cherries.8.2% ABV @ Bayou

Mikkeller SpontanNoble: This Belgian Gueze style beer is aged in Sauternes Wine Barrels giving it an amazing wine/grape character which blends extremely well with the sour/tart gueze. 8.2% ABV @ Bayou

Mikkeller AK Alive: Only 1300 cases of this sour/wild ale by Mikkeller was Brewed at Anchorage Brewing Company. Based on Mikkeller's Wild Ale It's Alive, this beer has probably the strongest Funky Brettanomyces character of any of our wild beers. For fans of wild/funky beers only. 8.0% ABV @ Bayou

Christoffel Nobel: This Imperial Pilsner/Strong Pale Lager is dry-hopped with Brambling Cross.  91 points at ratebeer.com. The Bayou was only able to get 2 cases this time around. 8.7% ABV @ Bayou

Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap: Slaapmutske literally means ‘Sleeping Cap,’ (and, as an extension, ‘nightcap’) in Flemish. The name came about a few years ago when brewer Dany de Smet and his lovely wife, Marleen, were trying to soothe their crying baby, Jonas. When all else failed, Dany hit on the idea of giving the lad a short lick of a finger dipped into a glass of one of Dany’s beers. And with that, young Jonas was out like a light. Marleen declared the beer to be a real ‘slaapmutske,’ and thus, a brewery was born. 8.1% ABV @ Bayou

Fantôme Golden Ale: With a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness. 8% ABV @ Bayou


Deschutes Green Monster: 3 years ago, a batch of beer at Deschutes developed a "problem". The brewers decided to fill up some Oregon pinot barrels with the, gone astray beer and infect it with Brettanomyces,  Around the brewhouse it was known as "Green Monster," the name stuck and at the end of it's barrel aging the result is a monstrously fantastic, sour beer, with slight cherry and dried fruit aroma. In fact, the only scary thing about this beer is that it is SO LIMITED! The Beerhive managed to obtain about 5 cases. I imagine it won't last long. @ Beerhive


Bohemian Isar Rye: Predating the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, when rye was banned from brewing. is named after the main water way of Bavaria, the Isar River. This beer is made with 50% rye malt.and fermented with a traditional hefeweizen yeast strain. The result is a very full bodied 4% beer that takes from both the rich spiciness of the rye and the banana/clove esters from the yeast. You need to try this! @Bohemian

Don't forget about the Utah Brewers Guild's Oktoberfest tomorrow, starting at 1pm.

Cheers! 

Info: Mark Alston

3 comments:

kent said...

Holy bejeezus! This will be a busy weekend.

Douglas said...

Nice! The Green Monster is a good find (of course have a bottle!). Nice to see some new stuff coming in.

shead said...

I'm really jealous right now.