Friday, May 03, 2019
New Beer Friday 5/3/19
Hopkins - Sugar House Pilsner: Bready and slightly grainy taste that is mixed with a little bit of a sweet harvest and stone fruit tastes with a little bit of caramel. As the taste advances more, grassy and herbal hops hit the tongue with a little bit of a floral hop coming in as well. Smooth and crisp; it leaves a zip of bitterness in the finish. 4.0%. Available at Hopkins.
Hopkins - Guava Goddess: I'm guessing this is golden ale? It has a clean malt base and it has some citrus, melon and grassy hops. The guava emerges next and it works pretty well with the hops; creating a nice, but subtle fruitiness. 4.0%. Available at Hopkins
Red Rock - Bier De Mars: The aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast esters, candi sugar, clove, caramelized malts, with a touch of bread and citrus. Taste wise it starts off with some sweet caramelized malts with some candi sugar and a bit of fruity Belgian yeast esters. Through the middle, a bit of dark fruit comes through alongside some anise and some farmhouse flavors. The finish is a mix of anise, plum, a bit of bready and caramelized malts, and some Belgian yeast flavors. 7.0%. Available Saturday at Red Rock's Beer Store.
Policy Kings - Policy Sam IPA: Missed this one. 4.0%. Available at Policy Kings.
Bohemian - Lagerpalooza Baltic Porter: This beer smells big of freshly brewed black coffee with dark chocolate playing a part as well. The taste starts with big coffee upfront fades slightly and combines with the dark chocolate to create a great flavor combination. The doughy malts join the coffee and chocolate mid-palate and while all these flavors work through to the swallow dark fruit makes it's appearance. This is great representation of the style.7.3%. Available at Bohemian on Sunday, May 5th.
UTOG - Sour Time: Missed this one. 4.0%. Available at UTOG
Toasted Barrel - Barrel Aged Flanders Red: The smell is very subdued, almost faint. There are some tart cherries, some vinegar sour notes and maybe some soft grape skins way down deep.
The taste is much more bold than the smell. The tart vinegar, sweet/sharp cherries and grape skins hit with a nice sour blast, but not too sour. A nice sugared candy sweetness comes in briefly towards the end; before the sharp lemon zest and tart cherries boomerang back. The beer finishes on a nice dry sour note. One of my favorites from Toasted Barrel. 6.3%. Available at Toasted Barrel.
Cigar City - Oatmeal Raisin Stout: Do you like oatmeal raisin cookies? If you do, this is a no brainer. My only description for you is that it tastes like oatmeal raisin cookies. It's simply scrumptious. 5.5%. Available at DABC and Bayou
Besides these wonderful brews, there's a shload of beer related events to occupy your time this weekend as well.
Not only is it Star Wars Day on Saturday, but it's also the 10th Annual Tour De Brewtah! Take bicycles and beers combined them with a wonderful day and you get one of the best social events of the year. And if that's not enough, there's a beerfest afterwards to at the Gateway downtown. Get setup at https://www.tourdebrewtah.com/ (must be 21+) Beer fest is all ages.
No matter if you're on you bike or not Red Rock's beer store will be releasing their newest brew, Bier De Mars. If that's not enough, Red Rock is also re-releasing their White Rainbow, White IPA. 443 n. 400 w. at 11am.
Fisher Brewing will be having a bash at the historic Fisher Mansion Saturday and Sunday. Look for pints of Fisher beer, music, bike valet, food trucks and it's free to enter. 1206 w. 200 s. Starts at Noon both days.
Lagerpalooza is happening at Bohemian Brewing Company. This is Utah's lager only homebrew competition. The judging will be completed and awards handed out May 5th during the Lagerpalooza event with last year's winning beer being served, as well as food, music and games. Local homebrewers will be there brewing also, so if you love beer, this is a great place to be.
Fleet Nights begins in SLC. Every Saturday night from May through September, rotating craft brewers will be pouring beers along with food trucks to fill your belly. Look for the shipping containers in the vacant lot at 855 s. 400 w.
Don't forget it's also the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Hit up the No Name Saloon's derby party where Mint Juleps, derby food, swag and a hat contest will be happening. They're off at 4:50 p.m. See (must be 21+).