When all else fails, you can always believe in New beer Friday. This week we have everything from barrel aged stouts, to wet hops, to lagers. It's cold out there, stay in and enjoy a great locally made beer.
Epic - Baptist in the Rye: Epic strayed from the bourbon beaten path on this brew by aging it in 100% rye barrels, which add unique peppery notes and deep earthy tones to this version of Big Bad Baptist. This a little more balanced than the Double Barrel. The aroma was heavy on the whiskey barrel character, with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. There is a lot of complexity to the flavor, which seems to come alive as the beer reaches cellar temperature. In addition to the whiskey, roasted malt, cocoa, and raisin, notes of licorice begin to come through. It is quite sweet and a little boozy, but finishes crisply without any lingering sweetness or oakiness. 11.5% - Available at Epic Brewing.
Fisher - Grande Fresca: This pale ale has big fresh and chewy citrus peel punching out with a good dose of pine, white pepper and grass. This defiantly worth swilling a pint or two, or picking up a crowler to go. 5.0% - Only at Fisher.
Saltfire - Lupulin Dew (Triumph): The "wet hop" pale ales keep coming with Saltfire's newest version that features Triumph hops. This varietal features bright aromas of orange, lime, and peach. The citrus is most prominent with the stone fruit and herbal aspects popping towards the end. This is super fresh and dank tasting. Probably my favorite Lupulin Dew. 5.6%
SaltFire - Series of Singularities (French Elixir): Another new beer that goes onsite today. This single hop IPA features French Elixir hops. This is a new American hop varietal that comes with a lot of German influences. There Citrus and big melon up front with chewy Hallertau Mittenfrüeh - like spiciness backing it up. It's super tasty. The can artwork is pretty cool too. 7.3% - Available at Saltfire.
Uinta - Brave Noise: This small batch pale ale debuts today on draft. I don't have any specifics on it. 5.0% - Only at Uinta.
Uinta - Pumpkin Spice Lager: This a special firkin that will only be available today at Uinta. It's pretty self explanatory. 5.0%
Bewilder - Wit Chamberlain: It has a nice grains of paradise zip with pillowy wheat malts. Orange zest builds towards the finish and is pleasant and bright. Low yeast esters create high drinkability. This is a wonderful witbier. 5.0% - Only at Bewilder.
Bewilder Vitruvian Lager: This is a collaborative beer made with The Leonardo in SLC. I'm told it features All Italian malts and French hops. This lager features sweet biscuit malts with nice toasty edges. The hops are mostly grassy and herbal with some orange peel accents. Lager nerds will dig this one. 5.0% - In cans now at Bewilder and draft will be available by Saturday.
Vernal - Harvest Ale: This is a wheat wine that's made with at least 50 percent wheat malt, this full-bodied beer features bready and candy flavors, and finishes with a great deal of malty sweetness. 12.5% - Only at Vernal Brewing.
Melvin - The Life Hopquatic: Missed this NEIPA. 7.0% - Found at Bayou and Slackwater.
Melvin - Dry Hoppers Guide to the Galaxy: Missed this IIPA. 9.0% - Found at Bayou and Slackwater.
Cascade - Pineapple Dragon: Missed this sour fruited ale. 7.2% - Found at Bayou and Slackwater.
Cascade - Boysenberry Sour: Missed this one. 7.0% - Found at Bayou and Slackwater.