Friday, July 04, 2014

New Beer Friday - Independence Day Edition

It's likely that I'm the only one in the United States working right now. If you're like me your gunna need some refreshments after your long holiday work day, here are some Independence Day - New Beer Friday options.

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL: Pours a dark hazy straw color with some golden highlights. The nose is light with citrus, grass and biscuit. tropical, over a bit of biscuit. The taste starts with a bit tropical with herbal pine notes. Next comes some sweet biscuit with spicy cereal notes. The end is full of rind bitterness. Finishes fairly dry. 5.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, DABC

Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot:
Haven't tried this one yet, but a friend described it as being dark red with purple highlights. A nose of berry/honey - Honey and berries are prominent in the taste with countering hop bitterness. 11.4% ABV @ Beer Bar, DABC

RedRock's 20th Anniversary Imperial Red Ale was such a hit that it's going into full time production and will have a new label soon. In case you haven't had it in a while, look for big ruby tones with a sturdy ruddy head. The nose pops with toasted caramel & pine. The tastes starts with toasted bread, tobacco and a hint of fudge. Big pine resin comes next with bitter citrus/chocolate and a hint of orange in the end. The finish is dry and bitter. This is a full flavored beer that crosses into barlewine territory. 9.5% ABV @ RedRock, Finer Beer Bars

Go Team 'Merica!

2 comments:

jpenn03 said...

Any updates on the Evanston Brewfest coming up on July 19th? It doesn't seem like it is as big as years past. I appreciate any info!

Mikey said...

They weren't going to have it at all this year, but people got the organizers to change their minds. It does look to be much smaller than in previous years. Their website unfortunately doesn't provide much more info. Sorry.