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Friday, April 15, 2016

New Beer Friday - Mother, May I??? Edition

I swear on my mother's coveted dolma recipe that the following New Beer Friday meme is purely coincidental and was not planned to coincide with the release of Not Your Mama's Imperial Milk Stout from Vernal Brewing Company. That being said, it is pretty fucking brilliant. Enjoy.

Vernal Brewing Not Your Mama's Imperial Milk Stout - The nose is sweet with light chocolate and coffee notes - like a rich coffee drink. The taste with huge sweet lactose and chocolate followed by some balancing roasted malts. After you get past the lactic sweetness the coffee notes become more assertive. The end has some bitter cocoa and hint of black malts. Damn! I was really taken aback by how damn drinkable this 8.5% beer is. It's so drinkable and smooth on the palate, you'd swear it was in the 6% range. Highly recommended. @ Vernal Brewing

Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse Ale - The nose has noticeable cucumber with the typical peppery  saison spiciness. The taste starts with light cucumber. The base beer itself is light and simple with some light peppery saison yeast character. The sasion base of the beer never gets lost. The end has a slight juniper berry tartness. Sadly the gin barrel this beer was aged in was blended-out a bit too much, would have liked to have tasted more of that aspect of the beer. It has some refreshing qualities that could make it work well as a summertime beer. 6.2% ABV @ Uinta Brewing and better beer bars

2 Row Nemesis Pale Ale - Has a juicy nose of orange peel and pine. The taste starts with tangerine and ruby red grapefruit - tropical notes, with some juicy melon, as well as some mango. Next comes pale malts and light bread - very clean. One of the best aspects of this beer and and most of 2 Row's beers is the lack of filtration. This stuff is like hop juice, dangerously easy to drink. Perfect balance and a wonderful showcase of how good Brian Coleman is at creating American pale ale styles that we all crave. A must for both IPA and PAle ale lovers alike. 6.3% ABV @ 2 Row Brewing, Beer Bar, BeerHive.

If you're a fan a Danish beers, The Bayou just replenished their stock of hard to find ales including:

Amager Batch One
Amager/Goose Island RyeKing
To Ol Jule Maelk
To Ol Black Malts and Body Salts Black Coffee IIPA

Nogne-O/Terrapin Imperial Rye Porte
Beer Here Ryehopper IPA



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Unknown said...

LOVE THIS! And we love what's coming out of the Vernal Brewing Company! I mean, WHO KNEW, RIGHT?! I'd easily pay $20.00 a 6-pack for that Mama's! SO good.