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Friday, February 01, 2019

New Beer Friday 2/1/19

Many of the out of state craft beers that you enjoy were made possible by the efforts of a hand full of beer pubs that dot downtown Salt Lake. Breweries like Cascade, Mother Earth and Brewery Ommegang likely wouldn't have distribution here, if it wasn't for the efforts of the Beerhive, Bayou and Beer Bar. The Newest acquisition comes to us from SLC's Beer Bar, and I think this one will make many of you happy. As of Wednesday a half dozen of AleSmith Brewing Company's beers hit the Beer Bar's fridges. And if you think that's great news, just wait 'til next week so stay tuned for that announcement. Happy New Beer Friday!

T.F. Brewing - Dry Hopped Passion Fruit Berliner: The aroma has a tartness with tropical hops. The taste starts with a good dose of passion fruit sweetness. It's a nice balance with the lemony tartness from the base beer. It's pretty subtle. The end is fairly hoppy. 4.0% - Available at T.F. Brewing.
Uinta - Clear Daze IPA: The aroma starts off with tropical fruit-driven hops; pineapple, mango and tangerine smells swirl around. Taste wise tropical fruits get it started again with pineapple and mango flavors; the tangerine and big, fleshy orange show up in the middle, but not before that softly sweet, almost lactic, sugar-cookie sweetness hits. Quite light and tasty. 6.0% - Available at Uinta and better beer pubs

RoHa - Stewpid Sexy Flanders: This is basically a sour pale ale with a slight dose of tartness from acidulated malts. This slight tartness plays well off of the sweet malts and gives it an almost berry like fruitiness. The end is noticeably bitter. Finishes slightly dry. 4.0% - Available at RoHa

Fisher - Kitchen Sink Rye Pale Ale: Missed this one. 4.0% - Available only at Fisher

Talisman - Adventures in IPA: This beer was created using a Special limited release Blend of hops called “The Veterans Blend” that was created by Yakima Chief Hops. A percentage of the proceeds from the purchase of this blend were given the the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

Adventures in IPA pours a light copper orange color with big frothy slight off white head. You will get lots of aroma including earthy pine and resin complimented with big fruity notes like papaya, passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple and mango. The taste is very similar to the nose with ripe fresh fruit on the front balanced with an earthy pine dankness on the finish followed by a mild but assertive bitterness. Great mouth feel, creamy and effervescent with excellent lacing."

Toasted Barrel - Mango Tart: Missed this one. I'm guessing the name says it all. 6.5% - Available at Toasted Barrel

Epic - Maximum Cowbell NE IPA: This is part of Epic's Thursday Growler program. Cloudy orange with a fat finger of creamy off-white head. Peach, mango and orange in the nose. Same in the taste with a definite sweetness but light citrus bitterness and distinct yeast character, too. Full bodied with nice soft carbonation. An excellent IPA. 7.0% - Limited availability at Epic Brewing.

Wasatch - NE Style Double IPA: I missed this one. This part of Wasatch's new Kick-Back Series that are brewed in at the source brewery in Park City. 8.0% - It can only be purchased to-go at Wasatch's Park City brewery; however, it can be enjoyed in-house at most Wasatch and Squatters locations.

Red Rock - Peaches and Steam: I was expecting a good dose of peach flavor in this beer and was happily surprised to find the fruit here very subtle. The taste is doughy and caramel-like with lightly toasted malt and grassy, floral hops that turn more herbal towards the end. Mild notes of peach and berries round it out. Finishes with some lingering toasted grains. 4.0%. Available at Red Rock locations and at Harmon's Grocery.  

Hoppers - . Viennese Lager: A light amber colored lager with flavors of premium German malts, hops and lager yeast. Made with toasty Vienna malt and Munich malt. Hopped with German Tradition hops that have a fresh floral, spice, earthy and straw notes. Medium hoppy flavor, bright, crisp and refreshing. 4.0% - Available at Hopper starting today.

Melvin - TGR - Pilsgnar: Melvin partnered with Teton Gravity Research on this beer. It has a pale straw a nice fruity/grassy aroma. The flavor follows the aroma; excellent mild sweetness infused with a good dose of herbal and pine hop bitterness. Finishes crisp with a semi-dry mouthfeel. 4.5% - Found at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - IPA: Pours a hazy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is great. Has a grapefruit aroma with a good piney hop. There is a hint of caramel. Not as fresh as I would like it but still good. Nice juicy taste with grapefruit and a good transition to a piney hop. There is a mild lemon tartness at the end. 7.2% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - Speedway Stout: Pours black with copper foam. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, and with some alcohol. Medium-heavy in body and medium in carbonation, with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer a little boozy though. 12.0% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - Sublime Lager: The nose is malty, slightly herbal and bready. The taste is solid with toasted malt, sweet grains and herbal hops. Medium body, ABV is well hidden. A tasty Vienna/Mexican lager. 5.2% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - Nut Brown:  Aromas of caramel malt and toasted nuts The taste follows the nose with toffee and malty nuttiness a semi-sweet caramel malt finish. medium carbonation with a medium/thin body. A drinkable light brown ale .5.0% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - Horny Devil: The nose is citrusy with banana with hints of melon and clove. The taste starts with a grape-like sweetness and citrus. Sharp cloves in the middle with some vague spices. A bit of sharp, fruity alcohol in the finish and in the lingering aftertaste. 10.0% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

AleSmith - Spezial Pils: Grassy hops, grainy pale malt, and lager yeast esters on the nose. Taste is honey and pale malts, with a slightly bitter hop finish. Medium body. 4.9% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

We'll discuss these beers and other beer related topics today at 3:30pm with Mick and Allen as we do New Beer Friday on KBER-101


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two of Cascade's beers are available at a few of the DABC stores.