Friday, April 10, 2015

New Beer Friday 4/10/15

There's a lot out there this week, including the arrival of the Aztec beers from San Diego. Some popped in under the radar last weekend while I was gone, but here's this week's New Beer Friday descriptions.

Park City Brewery’s Boogie Water Brown Ale is described as an English style brown ale. It has won numerous awards in regional craft beer competitions throughout the country. Boogie Water Brown utilizes a complex grain bill and carefully timed hop additions. It is dark caramel, brown in color with a creamy, manila head and a nutty, roasted malt flavor with a slight chocolaty afterthought. Hop additions provide moderate bitterness, herbal flavor, and delicate spicy aroma. This makes for a complex and balanced beer. 4.0% ABV @Park City Brewery

Park City Brewery’s Last Pitch IPA is described as a sessionable India Pale Ale with a golden orange hue and moderate to low malt backbone, smooth with a slight caramel sweetness. Generous and multiple hop additions provide 60 IBUs of hoppy bitterness and a rich bouquet of hop flavors and aromas that include piney, spicy, floral undertones, dominated by bursts of citrus and grapefruit. We dry hop our IPA to provide additional tropical and citrus hop aroma. This Last Pitch of hops completes the balance of hop character. @Park City Brewery

Avenues Proper Stumble Bee is described as a honey Vienna lager. This traditional Austrian lager style is all about the delicate character of the malt. We decided to add another element by brewing with local Avenues-raised honey from Catchin' A Buzz Honey. Gathered from all over the hillside neighborhood of the Avenues in Salt Lake City, this honey displays the intense character of wildflower honey, but with a refined balance. Pouring a brilliant orange, this lager starts with a hint of honey sweetness but the fermentation leaves it dry. A light German noble hop character combines with hint of wildflower aroma to finish off this hyper-local beer. 4.0% ABV @Avenues Proper

Lagunitas High-Westified Imperial Coffee Stout - Black in color with a tan head. The nose is char, coffee and whiskey. The taste starts with espresso notes, rye and vanilla. Next comes the whiskey barrel, it's full of rye spiciness - it pairs well with the toffee flavors from the malt. In the end you'll pick up some nice tobacco and leather notes. This is a brilliant beer, aged in Utah's own High West Rye Whiskey barrels. Snag some if you can. 13.1% ABV @ Beerhive

Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose Ale - Described as a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy. 4.2% ABV @Bayou and select DABC. If you spot it some leave the info in the comment section please!

Piraat Triple Hop - A nice orange color with a big foamy head. The nose is peach, citrus and some sweet banana. The taste pretty much follows with peach playing the dominant role. Herbal hops and boozy alcohol round out the back end. 10.5% ABV @Bayou

Poperings Hommelbier Dry Hopped - Hazy amber color. Estery Belgian yeast in the nose with some mild floral hops. The taste starts with unripe peaches and sweet apples. Spicy and grassy hops round out the end. Some citrus bittering in the finish end. 7.5% ABV @Bayou

Gulden Draak Quad 9000 - Not the most attractive looking beer, an  opaque, orange-brown color. The nose has rum and pear aromas. The tastes is similar with the addition of brown sugar and bubblegum. The finish is surprisingly dry with hop spices and alcohol heat. 10.5% ABV @Bayou

Troubadour Imperial Stout - Surprisingly clear, dark brown color, really filtered the hell out of this. The nose is malty and chocolaty with some caramel notes. The taste starts a bit fruity with some coffee, toast and chocolate flavors. Smooth. 9.0% ABV @Bayou

Scotch Silly Cognac Barrel - Not had this one yet. It's described as having a lot of dark fruit flavors with wine and liqueur sweetness. Some minor peat smokiness as well. 11.0% ABV @Bayou

Scotch Silly Bordeaux Barrel - The nose has toffee and vinous aromas. The tastes starts with malt and toffee. Dry wine notes come adding a little twang of light fruity flavors. Some pleasant vanilla notes in the end. Nice full bodied beer. 9.0% ABV @Bayou


Aztec Hibiscus Wheat Beer - Described as an unfiltered wheat beer inspired by the Mexican Hibiscus tea “Jamaica.” Brewed with Hibiscus petals, ginger and allspice. This refreshing hefeweizen has a light slightly spicy floral citrus flavor with fruity tones. Pairs well with fish - especially 4.7% ABV @Beer Bar
 
Aztec Noche de los Muertos Imperial Stout - Described as an intense Imperial Stout with a hint of cinnamon spice. Big, rich and black as night. Dark roasted malts add complex character to the flavors, with a balanced bitterness and mouth feel. 10.2% ABV @Beer Bar

Aztec Chipotle India Pale Ale - Smoked jalapeƱo peppers known as chipotles add a smokey kick without excessive heat, giving this beer a complex, lingering lightly spicy finish. Cascade hops provide a clean, firm bitterness, to balance the sweet malt character. Hoppy but clean citrus/grapefruit nose.
6.6% ABV @Beer Bar

Aztec El Dorado Blonde Ale - A golden ale inspired by the mythical Spanish city of gold. Crisp, clean, easy to drink brew with a touch of wheat malt character and balanced hop bitterness. Light and refreshing.4.1% ABV @Beer Bar

Cheers!

9 comments:

Mark Alston said...

One more new beer: Ommegang Game of Thrones #5 Three Eyed Raven is at The Bayou.

Also, I guess we forgot to tell you that the Lagunitas High West Imperial Coffee is at The Bayou as well.

Mikey said...

Nice. People have been asking me when that Three Eyed Raven was coming in.

testing123 said...

I got some GoT #5 at the Riverton DABC yesterday. I also saw Lagunitas Old Gnarly Wine and some Pelican beers I hadn't seen before.

Diamond Mind said...

Three-eyed raven is pretty much everywhere, better get some before Sunday!! Sunday is coming!!

HBrew said...

BA Bigfoot is in select DABC stores.

Thomas Gappmayer said...

We ordered a case of the Anderson Valley Gose and got it yesterday, but haven't seen it anywhere. If anyone sees or knows anything about it, I think a second case is in order :).

Also, there are two cases of the Lagunitas PILS at the 3rd east Wine Store that have gone unclaimed for month. We went home with a third case--anyone interested can probably convince them to let you grab one of the other two. It's a great pilsner!

Jeff Teliczan said...

HBrew, would you mind sharing where you saw BA Bigfoot or sharing the SKU to search for?

HBrew said...

Jeff, BA Bigfoot is mistakenly listed as BA Narwhal on the DABC inventory query page. I picked some up at the 3rd West Wine Store. The query page shows it to also be available at the main Wine Store and in Orem.

rob@microbusbrewery.org said...

So...anyone found the AVBC Gose yet? I checked 3rd west today and didn't see any. On the DABC site it says it's special order only.

They did have Rogue's Sriracha Stout though. The bottle looks really cool but I was hesitant to pull the trigger on it after their Voodoo Donut beers (IMO the ranged from weird to just plain gross).