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Friday, February 05, 2021

New Beer Friday 02/05/21

Whoa! If you don't find something that you like this week your probably done with craft beer. This week's locals are all about the adjuncts (except for Wasatch's). Which tongue bending beer will you choose? Better try them all, just to be safe. 

RoHa - Pink Hibiscus IPA: It has a nice dark violet color with a floral nose. Flavor-wise it's not a hibiscus bomb. The flavors are pretty subtle with a mostly botanical feel. Some minor citrus from the hops. 5.0% - Only at RoHa.

Kiitos - Salt N' Pickle: I missed this one. This is a limited batch. 5.0% - Only at Kiitos.

TF - Imperial Schwartzbier: Made with red plum and black cherries this big-ass Schwartz is fruity with plum flavors and cocoa up front and nutty cherry rounding out he back end. The finish a slightly tart. 9.2% - Goes on sale today at TF Brewing.

Grid City - Double Dark Cherry Truffle: This brown ale is loaded with cocoa and cherry. It's meant to mimic a chocolate truffle that is provided with the beer. There's tons of cherry in the beer before having the truffle – after, the heavy sweetness from the truffle mutes those flavors quite a bit. The nitrogen makes in silky smooth. 5.0% - Only at Grid City.   

Toasted Barrel - Pink Dragon: This is a limited batch saison that features dragon fruit and watermelon. Sadly, I missed this one. 5.0% - Only at Toasted Barrel.

Strap Tank/Squatters - Lug Nut: Missed this collaboration as well. You can find it at both Strap Tank locations and UBC's West Side Tavern Squatters downtown. 5.0%

Wasatch - [Kickback Series] New England Double IPA: Sweet mango and some lime in the nose, like a sweet spiked tropical punch. The feel is creamy and glides down easy...top notch. A bit dryer than expected on the palate, I also get some peach and nectarine, with a dryer pithy finish. A solid interpretation on the style. Excellent stuff. 

Level Crossing - Backwoods Brown: This is a classic English style brown ale that features a good amount of toffee with complimenting toast. Finishes semi-dry with a hint of nuttiness. Good stuff. 5.0% - Only at Level Crossing.

Melvin - 2 x Thor: This is a new offering from Melvin. 2x Thor is basically their classic 2x4 DIPA with the addition of Kveik yeast instead of their standard yeast. The result is a cloyingly sweet DIPA that has plenty of hop presence but not a lot of balance and depth. 9.9% Found at Beehive and Angry Goat.

Ale Asylum/Brew Pipeline/Motörhead - Road Crew: This is an American pale ale packed full of hoppy citrus aromas delivering a crisp, refreshing, superior taste to celebrate the spirit of the song and those who inspired it. As COVID-19 puts concerts on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living. Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans and employees dollar for dollar. Found at Slackwater (Sandy).


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