Friday, January 24, 2014

New Beer Friday 1/24/14

This month has been a pain in the ass for this poor, dry beer boy. Luckily my self imposed beer hiatus is nearing the end. Trust me, my appreciation for beer has never been greater and today's New Beer Friday is like lemon juice on a paper cut. Please drink one or four for me.

Uinta Brighton Revolver: This is the second version in this rotational IPA offering from Uinta. The debut IPA killed, it was extremely drinkable and fresh tasting. Round two is a Black IPA. I don't have much info on it as I'm still on the wagon. :( It's available at Brighton Ski Resort of course and and some of the better beer bars around town. This also, being served from a Firkin at the Bayou. 4.0% ABV

RedRock White IPA: This is a new offering from RedRock. This White IPA was developed by RR brewer Chris Harlin and was just tapped yesterday. Only at RedRock downtown. RedRock's Poor Red Ale is back on tap as well. Both are 4.0% ABV

Avenues Proper Fire-pit Porter: This smoked chocolate porter was brewed with chocolate from APs neighbor, Hatch Family Chocolates! @Avenues Proper. 4.0% ABV

New Belgium 1554: Pours black. The nose is of toasted corn with dark chocolate and coffee. The taste is very, very dry, with coffee, the middle holds lots of sweet dark chocolate. 5.6% ABV

New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner: Pours a clear and golden with a dense white head. The nose is grassy and floral with hints of honey. Malt is slightly sweet off the top, then grassy hops come in along with some lemon zest and apple. The finish is crisp and smooth. Aftertaste is grassy with notes of lemon. 4.8% ABV

New Belgium Shift Pale Lager:
The Nose Has soft grains and spicy, grassy hops. Nice flavor. The grainy bite of a lager met with the grassy hops of a pale. Maybe a touch of honey as well. Softly bitter, very clean, smooth and drinkable. 5.0% ABV

New Belgium Sunshine Wheat: The nose is zesty with lemon, coriander, citrus and malts. The taste follows suit with lots of spices, lemon and citrus. Some pear and banana notes in there as well. Light malt backbone and light hop flavors round out the end. 4.8% ABV

These New Belgium beers have been seen at a few DABC stores. Draper in particular. If you've seen them elsewhere please share.

Returning beers of note.

Desert Edge Brewing All The Way Alt is back. This one is a brilliant copper color with a strong malt flavor without being sweet.  It also has a nice bitterness to pair with that malt flavor and end with a medium hop flavor. 4.0% ABV

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball: It's good to see the Lagunitas seasonals are flowing into the market with some regularity. Hairy Eyeball has been absent from the Utah scene since 2011. I'm happy to see it back. Tastes like malt and fig with some chocolate notes. Finishes with some alcohol and some citrusy hops. It doesn't mesh as well as it probably could. Still, it's pretty damn tasty. @Beerhive - DABC? 9.4% ABV

Cheers!

3 comments:

russell jack said...

can confirm hairy eyeball at dabc stores. got one in springville

Erick said...

Picked up a few hairy eyeballs last week in the foothill liquor stores. I'm still not having any luck finding the Firestone XVII.

Jamie said...

The FirePit Porter at Avenues Proper is killer!