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Friday, April 19, 2024

New Beer Friday 4/19/24

New beer and new hockey! It's a good time to be a Utah beer nerd. If you're not already going to the sold out Ogden Beer Fest, RoHa is celebrating their 7th anniversary Saturday. They have two new beers -that are worth checking out. It's also a 420 Saturday and there will be a few dank and weedy beers out there as well.

Speaking of dank and weedy, Beer Nerd Radio is doing a deep dive on West Coast IPAs. We've done a Double WC show, but this is a straight-up IPA event. Steph and Mikey are happy to have back guest tasters Libby Taylor and Teri Munn for the blind tasting. hit us up at 2pm on 99.9fm KUAA. 
Ogden Beer - New Skool: This new Cold-Style IPA features Citra Cryo and Strata hops and boy does it pop with hops. A massive Citra profile that’s all tangerine rind & zest. Malt profile is sweet and toasty; giving it an IPA feel, while have a crispy mouthfeel. Finish with a lingering medium bitterness. Mikey Likey! 7.0% - Available in 12 ounce cans at Ogden Beer. 

Saltfire Chocolate Cherry Pie StoutAll-in-all… this is a well rounded, fruited stout. The cherry is subtle. It’s not overly roasty and the basic balance is absolutely solid. This quite wonderful. Nicely done. 5.0% - Available at Saltfire. 

RoHa - 7 Cs: This 7th Anniversary pale ale is chewy with Cascade, Columbus Chinook, Centennial, Comet, Cashmir & Citra hops. Super floral aroma - citrusy and dank smelling. Taste follows with big hop flavor. Not super bitter, but it’s damn dank and chewy. This is fun to drink. 5.0% - Available at RoHa Saturday

RoHa - MEGA Cloud Seeding: This beer features Citra Mosaic and Simcoe. This is a wonderful showcase for these hops. Fresh off the line, this is slightly dank with excellent citrus qualities. Some melon & berries lurking beneath. 7.8% - Available at RoHa Saturday

TF - OG Bubba Cush: This dankity dank dank IPA debuts Saturday. 7.0% - Only at TF

Helper - Mango-Caruba Tart: Missed this one. 5.0%

Helper - Red LagerMissed this one. 5.0%


Friday, April 12, 2024

New Beer Friday 4/12/24

You can finally feel Spring in the air. The beer gods are shining down upon us and the feeling is damn good! Get out this weekend and literally soak it all up. Happy New Beer Friday!

Ogden Beer Fest is next week, and to help you get your festival legs (and liver) back in shape Beer Nerd Radio has OG Fest in studio to kick off beer fest season. Hit us up at 2pm today in 99.9fm KUAA. 

Offset - Feeling Single, Seeing Triple: Brewed in Collaboration with New Image Brewing, this beer boasts the biggest hop bill ever for an Offset beer. Brewed with 
HBC586, Nectaron, Citra and Strata. A light malt base of Pilsner malt and rice coupled with the most hops we've added to a beer to date! Clear, crisp, and hop saturated. 10.0%

Ogden Beer - Master of None: This American Pilsner is big with Adina hops and features berry, melon and herbal flavors. Some toasty malts as well - Dry finish. Quite excellent! Mikey Likey! 5.0% - Only at Ogden Beer.

Ogden Beer -  Whimsical Beer Name: This pale features Citra, Strata & Nelson in whirlpool & dry hop. Big citrus and berry notes with a medium non-lingering finish. Great pale. 5.0% - Only at Ogden Beer. 5.0% - Only at Ogden Beer.

Salt Lake Brewing - Treebreard: A good dose of citrus and berries up front with all piney hops backing it up. Damn delicious old school pale. 5.0% - Available at SL Brewing.

Offset - HBC 1019: This Single Hop Pale Ale features nothing but HBC1019 hops in the kettle, whirlpool, and Dry Hop. This beer explodes with tropical fruit, gummy peach rings, and Valencia orange, with hints of rum barrel, caramelized banana, and coconut. It's pretty mind blowing that you can create these flavors and aromas with a hop. There is zero dankness, resin, pine, or earthiness commonly found in hops. 5.0%

Kiitos - Limited India Pale Ale: It pops with tropical notes of mango, tangerine, and lychee with background hints of passionfruit and white grape. Just bitter enough to provide a snappy dry finish that melds with a touch of pilsner malt sweetness that invites drinkability. Brewed with over 3 and a half pounds of hops per barrel, this beer is sure to satisfy hop heads looking for a hop oil tongue coating experience. 7.0% - Available at Kiitos.

Policy Kings - Something In The Water: Missed this one. This new pale ale brewed with only Cascade hops and pale malt. Light bitterness with notes of pine and citrus. 5.0% - Only at Policy Kings. 5.0% - Only at Policy Kings.

Hopkins - Guava GoddessNotes of fresh stone fruit, berries, and citrus flavors rounded with a smooth mouthfeel. Every year the Pink Boots Society chooses a fresh new hop blend; this year’s blend features Ahtanum, El Dorado, HBC 638, Idaho 7. The hops and guava blend gloriously for this “juicy IPA” style. A portion of proceeds are donated to Pink Boots to support women in the brewing industry. 5.0% - Only at Hopkins Brewing.

Lumberbeard - West Coast Is Awesome: Idaho 7, Citra and Strata hops come together to create an amazing IPA. Aromas of tangerine and apricot are followed by a fruity pebble dankness with a subtle bitterness in each sip. 7.0% - Found at The Bayou, Slackwater and Handlebar. 

Stormbreaker IPA: Solid. Full of Simcoe, Citra & Mosaic. Not a powerhouse of flavor, but it hits all the right notes. 6.4% - Only at Beer Bar. 

Here are this week's Small Batch Beers from Hopkins Brewing.


Friday, April 05, 2024

New Beer Friday 4/5/24

I gotta tell ya, I can't wait to get on my bike and do some summer brewery bike crawls! Until then we have this great selection of beers to get us in the mood.

Sadly the beer gods are not on our side today and we're going to have to take a mulligan on this week's Beer Nerd Radio. Steph and I apologize. 

TF - Lunar Gateway: This new IPA collaboration with FICE debuts today. 8.0% - Only at TF.

Offset - No Panic: This new WCIPA is crystal clear, dry, bitter, and incredibly drinkable. A simple malt bill of Pilsner and 2 Row creates a clean unobtrusive canvas for a blend of some amazingly terpy hops. Heavy additions of Mosaic, Centennial, NZ Cascade, and HBC 586 all throughout the boil, whirlpool, and multistage Dry Hop deliver a whirlwind of fruit forward flavors and aromas. Crisp bitterness and a snappy finish make this beer incredibly drinkable for 7.0% - Available at Offset now.

Fisher/Slackwater - Slacklager: Aroma of a Saaz along with a lemony thing I almost always get from this lager yeast when it's used right. A touch of sweeter malt is present in the flavor, not quite bready or anything, but it appears something deeper than a pils type barley is at work in here. Subtle floral honey and spicy noble hop notes. It's simple but it's good, off dry in the end. 4.0%

Bewilder - Hoppy Kölsch: Made with a new Gambrinus IPA malt & hopped with Huell Melon hops; this Kölsch looks the part and has a nice honeydew aroma with some peach and orange in the background. It’s aggressively hopped for sure. Big melon flavors with more of the peach and citrus from the aroma. It’s not hugely bitter but the brewers didn’t skimp on the hops either. Fairly dry finish. Mikey Likey! Try it along side with Bewilder's traditional Kölsch, also back today. 5.0% - Debuts at Bewilder today.

Salt Lake Brewing - Black SunshineTextbook to style. Medium to light roast with a nice citrus/pine hop combo. Plenty of cocoa mixed with citrus. It’s not quite that holiday orange/chocolate combo, it’s too close to an IPA, but damn it drinks like 2011! 5.0% - Available at SL Brewing.

Uinta- Blonde Stout: Missed this small batch beer. 5.0% - Available at Uinta.

Revision - Second WindBrewed with HBC 586, Mosaic and Cashmere hops, this fluffy and bright-tasting hazy DIPA is described as having hop notes of mango, stonefruit and a touch of lime. Found at The Bayou, Slackwater, The Ice Haüs. 

Here are this weeks Small Batch Beers from Hopkins Brewing.