Friday, August 19, 2016

New Beer Friday: Back to School Edition

If your really concerned about staying on your teacher's good side, a fine locally made craft beer or cider will go miles beyond that of a mere apple. We have a shload of new A+ local and west coast brews that are perfect for a well educated mind.

Sadly I'm way overdue for my trip to Springville and haven't tried any of the Strap Tank beers yet. If you have please share your thoughts.

Strap Tank Sargent Howtz Stout - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Test Drive Pale Ale - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank King Dova Hefeweizen - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Flat Head Pilsner - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Juneau Red Ale - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Sportster IPA - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Bohemian Berliner Weiss - This is Bohemian's first sour beer. It has a pretty assertive tart/lemony base with a bit of raspberry lurking in the back. If your into sours you'll likely find this one fairly refreshing. 4.0% ABV @ Bohemian

Ballast Point Dead Ringer - This Oktoberfest/Marzen is described as having an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle. 6.6% ABV @ Bayou

Ballast Point Pumpkin Down - This is basically Ballast Point's Pier Down Scottish Ale with roasted pumpkin and spices added. The caramel and toffee maltiness of the beer is the perfect backdrop and works well with gourd and spices. 5.8% ABV @ Bayou

Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin - Described as having a clear orange color with very little head that doesn't stick around. The nose is pumpkin with a sour twist. The flavor follows suit, you definitely get pumpkin just before the sourness of the brett kicks in. The two flavors mix very well together! The feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation and effervescence. 8.5% ABV @ Bayou

Txopinondo Sagarnoa Brett Cider - Half of the Brett ciders that I've had in my life completely suck. This type of cider isn't easy to make well. This cider is not one of those. It has a nice mix of horse blanket, Brett, sour apple and a bit of vinegar in the finish. My mouth is watering just thinking about this wonderful, funky-ass cider! 6.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Rogue Cold Brew
- Rogue Cold Brew IPA is described as a hoppy IPA blended with 200 gallons of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Cold Brew Coffee in every batch. Brewed to awaken your senses, Cold Brew IPA opens with a huge hit of coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch. 7.5% ABV @ Bayou

Cheers!

2 comments:

Collin Parrish said...

Will these be available in liquor stores?

Mikey said...

The Ballast Point, Boulevard & Rogue may end up there. It's always a crap shoot with the state.