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Friday, June 12, 2020

New Beer Friday 6/12/20

Breweries are slowly opening their doors; allowing people inside. Get out and enjoy what they have to offer, but keep in mind there are still restrictions in place and expect the unexpected when venturing out. Now on to New Beer Friday!

Epic - Big Bad Baptist Reserve 2020: This beastly blend is aged in first use Templeton Rye barrels, Willett Rye and Willett Whiskey barrels. Hints of coconut combined with sweet cocoa and coffee start you off. From there it's all about the rye whiskey. It's not super overpowering, but it's assertive enough to for me to identify the type of whiskey used. It's hides it's 13.2% ABV very well, so be aware of that. At Epic now.

Bewilder - Kolsch: The nose is mostly herbal with some cracker-like aromas. There's a good amount of toasty grains with some citrus herbal grass. The finish is clean and mostly dry. 5.0% - Available today at Bewilder

Talisman - Berry Salty: This has a hazy straw color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is fruity. Tastes of vague berries with some sodium. Finishes with a tart bitterness. 5.0% - Available at Talisman.

Talisman Summa Sippin': Missed this one. It's a fruited sour as well. 4.9% - Available at Talisman.

Shades - India Masala: There's definitely an abundant amount of spices in the nose: cinnamon and evidently curry coalesce into a hearty, extremely potent nose bomb. The tart base is medium in strength with some lightly sweet curry. I find myself enjoying it as a unique experiment in unapologetic spice overdose. I appreciate that Shades is flexing it's creative muscles. Available at Shades. Not vegan friendly.

Toasted Barrel - Mango Milkshake IPA: There's a good dose of peach flavors from the malt. The mango is subtle, as is the lactose addition. The hops are all late additions, so the bitterness is low as well. A nice representation of the style. This 8.0% beer hides its alcohol as well, so I'll say again, watch your drinking speed. Not vegan friendly.

Mountain West Cider - Sweet Alice: Missed this. This is a Peach cider with turmeric. On sale now at Mountain West Cider.

Destihl - Piña Coladas Gose: Missed this one. Look for pineapple and coconut for a tropical twist on this classic sour ale. 5.7% - Found at DABC. Not vegan friendly.

Returning Favorites

Proper - Instigator: Proper has been resurrecting some of their OG beers and their adding some tweeks, so If you think you know these beers, think again. Instigator is a Helles Bock (Maibock), full of malty and nutty qualities. It's sweet but has enough hop bitterness to keep it from becoming too much so. Medium-full bodied. Very smooth. 6.0% (formerly 5.5%). Available at Proper 

Roosters - Rooster Tail: This newest incarnation is hopped with Idaho Gem and Motueka. Defiantly worth checking out. On sale now at All Roosters locations.

What did I miss? Please share what you've found.