Friday, June 20, 2014

New Beer Friday: Summer Solstice Edition

The longest day of the year is upon us. The list of today New Beer Friday offering reflect summer and a strong sense of diversity. All of these beers emulate our local brewers passion, from the traditional to the cutting edge. 

Bohemian Bohemian Sommer Landbier: Landbier (“lunt”-bier) is a German designation for beers that are made to be refreshing and sessionable. They trace their origins back to the necessity for isolated farmsteads to produce their own beer from what was on hand.  It’s for these reasons Landbiers are not a style, as each would be very different from their neighbors. Taking these rustic origins to heart Bohemian’s Landbier is a simple beer for extreme crushability. This straw colored beer was left unfilitered to reflect the simplicity of their origins with pale wheat and a touch of smoked malt to add fullness to Kolsch barley for a smooth grainy malt character.  Single hopped using Hallertau Tradition adds subtle floral notes with hints of lemon grass. This beer is not scheduled to be be tapped until Saturday or Sunday, so call ahead or watch social media. 4.0% ABV @ Bohemian 

The Annex Brett Pale Ale: fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, a unique “wild” yeast associated with the Brussels region of Belgium. The complex aroma is reminiscent of a rustic agrarian setting, combining pine, dandelion, hay, and wool. As a counterpoint to the aroma, the taste is bright and sharp with tangy orange-citrus and spice. The malt is short and upfront with hints of dark rye and crust and is balanced by a crisp well rounded bitterness on the finish. 4.0% ABV This will be tapped at today at 5pm @ The Annex.

Hoppers New Zealand Draught: Back by popular demand. The last time Hoppers had this one on they burned through the whole batch just over two weeks. Beautiful bright amber red color - The Rakau hops are so nice, with nice pine and tropical fruit notes. Nicely balanced and so easy to drink. Made with the same lager yeast as their award winning pilsener and helles. 4.0% ABV @ Hoppers.


Firkin Friday at the Bayou: The Annex's American Wheat made with dried lemon and hibiscus. Tapping is at 3pm.


Prost!

2 comments:

ZB said...

Come by the Annex and try the Lauter Day Brewers Brett Pale Ale. The first completely brett fermented beer to be served on draft in utah. Its a unique pale that is aggressively hopped with Citra and Amarillo. Overall its pretty badass of epic to collaborate with us and serve this beer. Its a great moment for the beer community of Utah and i hope to see you there.

amurphy18 said...

Officially pouring the Sommer Landbier at Bohemian!!