Friday, May 20, 2016

New Beer Friday: American Craft Beer Week Edition

Okay, buckle in. There are a lot of new beers out there that are tied with American Craft Beer Week. Many are limited releases, so don't wait too long to try them.

Uinta Brewing will be tapping two (2) different firkins of Hoo Doo Kolsch starting at Noon at the brewery.
1 - Jasmine flower addition & dry hopped w/ zythos & experimental hops. 4.0% ABV
2- "Dry Hop Surprise" 4.0% ABV

Red Rock ~ #biggestsmallbeerever - A robust drinking stout full of roasted malt, some smoke and toffee sweetness. 4.0% ABV @ all RedRock locations.

Red Rock ~ Citra Pilsner -Toasty and sweet malts at it's base combined with a nice smack of orange peel and herbs. Nice drinking lager. 4.0% ABV @ RedRock Downtown

Squatters ~ Lucky Number SMASH -Not tried this yet. My pal, Craig described it as having a clear straw golden with a medium sized creamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is fruity, doughy and oranges. Flavor is fruity, pils malts, citrus, dry finish. This is very good. Light with lots of flavor. Served on the Nitro handle. 4.0% ABV @ Squatters Downtown

Epic ~ Brett Pale Ale - This beer is an nontraditional Pale Ale fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, a unique “wild” yeast associated with the Brussels region of Belgium. The complex aroma combines pine, dandelion, hay, and wool. As a counterpoint to the aroma, the taste is bright and sharp with tangy orange-citrus and spice with underlying hints of dark rye and crust.4.0% ABV @ The Annex

Epic ~ Utah Session Series Orchard Farmhouse Apple Ale - This new addition to the Utah Session Series highlights the bright sweet, bright flavors of apples, oats, and barley with a crisp dry finish that lifts quickly off the palate. 4.0% ABV @ The Annex.

Epic ~ Sour IPA Firkin at The Bayou
A unique Utah Session Series Sour IPA Firkin with tangerine and grapefruit zest will be tapped at 4:00 pm. If you're a fan of Sour beer don't miss this citrus bomb.

Park City ~ Peak Series Imperial Pilsner - Not tried this yet. It was canned on Tuesday and is described as being a Czech Style pils with an ABV of 7.7% @ Park City Brewing

Park City ~ Peak Series India Pale Ale - Not tried this yet. It was canned on Wednesday and is described as having tropical, pineapple, mango, tangerine and pear flavors. 6.4% ABV @ Park City Brewing.

Zion Canyon ~ Pomegranate Sour Ale - Sounds tasty and it debuts today. If anyone tries please share your thoughts. 4.0% ABV @ Zion Canyon's Brewpub.

Boulevard Brewing ~ Love Child #7 - Yeah, it's finally here! The nose is sour with malt, tart cherry  and funky wood.. Taste is much the same with sour unripe cherry, acidic, and funky yeast flavors. Finishes dry boozy and acidic. Not their best vintage, but it's still pretty good. 9.2% ABV @ BeerHive

Check out New Beer Friday on KBER 101 today at 3:30pm as Mick, Allen and myself update you on Utah's beer related happening this weekend. 

Here is the rest of Utah's American Craft Beer Week Calendar. Note: I'm hearing rumblings that the cured meat and beer pairing at Squatters has been cancelled. Keep an eye on their social media for updates.

Cheers!

Friday, May 20
Squatters/Wasatch
Beer 101- Wasatch Park City: 6:00-7:30 Taste your way through a variety of styles of Squatters & Wasatch craft beers with a Brewmaster, as you discuss the details of brewing (and more importantly drinking) delicious craft beers. This 2 hour class will educate you in the basics of brewing and the language of craft beer, while training your pallet to identify the subtle differences that exist between the wide range of craft styles. This class is perfect for the novice craft beer drinker as well as the more seasoned enthusiast.

Tickets available at: https://www.wasatchbeers.com/shop/details.aspx?prodID=301

Zion Canyon Brewing
Food pairing featuring  Zion Canyon's new Pomegranate Sour Ale [debuts today]

Red Rock Junction 
Craft beer pairing dinner (still waiting on more info)

Hoppers Brewing
$5 Growler Fills

Shades of Pale
Night on Commonwealth with Mokie playing and the Mural
project Gallery Stroll.  We will have displays and a grand master artist
in the brewery. https://www.reverbnation.com/mokieband

Uinta Brewing
Firkin Friday/Give-Away Day.There will be 2 different specialty firkins and random giveaways all day.
1 - Jasmine flower addition & dry hopped w/ zythos & experimental hops. 4.0% ABV
2- "Dry Hop Surprise" 4.0% ABV

Blind Taste Testing flights. Receive 4 samples of Uinta beer (2 at a time) and guess 3 out of 4 beers correctly to win your choice of a Uinta Branded Wooden Sign and to be entered into a daily raffle for a limited edition Stainless Steel Stanley Growler.

801 cans are our featured beer of the week. Our 801 Pilsner doubles as a delicious beer and a community builder - proceeds from purchases benefit local non-profit Trails Utah $3/can.

Free tours will be available to the general public starting at 6pm. Groups will meet in the Pub and then be lead on a tour lasting 45 minutes.

Talisman Brewing
Every Customer is entered in a drawing to win a free tour for 2

Epic Brewing
Sour IPA Firkin at The Bayou: A unique Utah Session Series Sour IPA Firkin with tangerine & grapefruit zest will be tapped at 4:00 pm. If you're a fan of Sour beer don't miss this citrus bomb.

6:30 - 9:00pm - Harmons Cheese and Beer pairing class. Come find a new favorite pairing as we explore cheeses from around the globe. There will be beer education by Utah's own Epic Brewing Company. Harmons Lead Cheese Monger, Max Christensen and Epic's Ryan Kluh will work together to show you some life changing combinations. https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes 

Saturday, May 21
Uinta Brewing
Bikes, Beers & Bacon at the Uinta Brewhouse Pub where there will be a bacon based brunch menu and Baba Bloody Mary’s. Anyone who pedals to the event will receive a bicycle commuter advantage and receive a 50% discount off of food.

Blind Taste Testing flights. Receive 4 samples of Uinta beer (2 at a time) and guess 3 out of 4 beers correctly to win your choice of a Uinta Branded Wooden Sign and to be entered into a daily raffle for a limited edition Stainless Steel Stanley Growler.

801 cans are our featured beer of the week. Our 801 Pilsner doubles as a delicious beer and a community builder - proceeds from purchases benefit local non-profit Trails Utah $3/can.
Free tours will be available to the general public starting at 6pm. Groups will meet in the Pub and then be lead on a tour lasting 45 minutes.

Talisman Brewing
Tag us in your social media pics for a chance to be entered to win a free hoodie

Sugar House Pub Crawl
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, 10 Sugar House watering holes and the Sugar House Chamber are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual Sugar House Pub Crawl! Sponsored by our friends at KRCL 90.9FM and the Salt Lake City Weekly. The crawl begins at 12:00pm. Participants can stop by any of the participating locations to grab a “passport” (no cost!) which will need to be stamped by all 10 pubs to be entered into a drawing for great prizes. No purchase necessary, but definitely encouraged, to receive the location’s stamp. Completed passports need to be delivered to Monument Plaza by 5:00pm to qualify for the drawing

Stops this year include:
Campfire Lounge
The Tap Room
Fiddlers Elbow
SugarHouse Pub
The Annex by Epic Brewing
Mellow Mushroom Salt Lake City
Wasatch Brew Pub
The Bar in Sugarhouse
The RUIN
Trolley Wing Company

Questions? email: marketing@sugarhousechamber.org

**Prizes**

Prizes for the best individual and group photos with use of ‪
‪#‎iheartsugarhouse‬ and #sugarhousepubcrawl

Prizes will include 2 tickets to the Idaho Brew Fest, Brewmaster dinners, gift cards and other great shwag!

**Entertainment**

Local rock group, Quiet Oaks, will be performing on Monument Plaza from 4pm - 6pm! And, of course . . . endless memories to be created at our participating locations.

**Transportation**

No need to drive! SLC Bike Taxi will be in the area with a fleet and you can ride the S-Line and utilize Uber!

Sunday, May 22
Squatters Downtown
Cured Meat and Beer Pairing Hosted by Squatters Craft Beers & Caputo’s Italian Market at Squatters downtown.

1 comment:

Michael Druce said...

Mike,
The Red Rock Junction Beer Dinner is Sold-Out.
Cheers!