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This week on the STL Hops Twitter

Stuff from around the web
  • STL Today’s Hip Hops has their own beer app.
  • St. Louis Magazine talks to Chad Michael George about cocktails, wine and most importantly, beer.
  • Evan Benn put together a fantastic list of local brew pubs.

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bob’s Liquor (1/24/11)
    • HopSlam is in
    • New Holland-Mad Hatter, The Poet
    • Crown Valley-Plowboy Porter, Horseshoe Pale Ale, Barnwood Blonde Ale
    • Tallgrass Ale & IPA
    • Left Hand-400lbs Monkey, Milk Stout
    • SKA-ModusHoperandi, Pinstripe, Steeltoe, ESB, Variety Pack
    • Magic Hat- #9
    • Arcadia-Sky High Rye, Porter, Hopmouth Double IPA, Nut Brown Ale, IPA
    • Twisted Pine Amber Ale
    • Stevens Point-Whole Hog Imperial Stout, White Ale, Cascade Pale Ale
    • Lagunitas-Hop Stoopid Ale, IPA, Maximus
    • Cathedral Square-Belgian Abbey & White
    • Boulevard Smoke Stack Series
    • Bear Republic-Hop Rod Rye, Racer 5
    • Rogue-Dead Guy Ale
    • Big Sky-Moose Drool, IPA
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (1/28/2011)
    • CIDERS
    • Crispin Brut
    • Crispin Original
    • Crispin Honey Crisp
    • Crispin Saint
    • Crispin Lansdowne
    • Fox Barrel Black Current
    • BEERS
    • Ass Kisser Double IPA
    • Avery New World Porter
    • Bell’s Expedition Stout
    • Bell’s Third Coast Ale
    • Bell’s Oarsman
    • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
    • Boulevard Harvest Dance
    • Founders Red Rye
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA
    • Grand Teton Amber
    • Grand Teton APA
    • Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
    • Left Hand Fade To Black
    • Leinenkugels 1888 Bock
    • O’Fallon Black Hemp Ale
    • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
    • Rogue Chocolate Stout
    • Rogue Chipotle Ale
    • Sam Adams Noble Pils
    • Schlafly No. 20 Imperial Pils
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Widmer Brothers Reserve Brrrbon Ale
  • U-Gas Waterloo (01/27/11)
    • O’Fallon Black Hemp Ale
    • North Coast Old Stock
    • Bell’s Cherry Stout
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (01/28/11)
    • Odells Red Ale
    • BFM Bon Chien Grand Cru San Giovese Barrels
    • Hofstettn Heller Bock Saphir
    • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
    • Crispin Brownslane Cider in Cans
    • O’Fallon BLACK Hemp Ale
    • Lagunitas Cappucino Stout
    • Stillwater Existent
    • Mikkeller 1000IBU – new batch
  • The Wine Merchant (01/27/11)
    • Founders Porter
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (1/26/11)
    • Left Hand Fade to Black Vol.2
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Schlafly Bourbon Imperial Stout
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • New Belgium Vrienden
    • Goose Island Pepe Nero
    • Six Row DIPA
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Bell’s Hopslam
    • Blue Moon
    • Schlafly ESB
  • Blue Agave(1/28/11) Belleville, IL
  • DRAFT
    • Southern Tier Imperial Chocolat Stout
    • Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA
    • Bell’s Double Cream Stout
    • Goose Island Dominique, Semi-Sour Vanilla/Bourbon Ale
    • New Belgium Fat Tire Ale
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • Founders Harvest Ale, American IPA
    • Woodchuck Amber Cider
    • Woodchuck Pear Cider
    • Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider
    • Guinness
    • Harp
    • Shock Top
    • Goose Island 312 Wheat Ale
    • Anchor Christmas Ale
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Paulaner
    • Hoegaarden Belgian White
    • Blue Moon
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Schlafly Pilsner
    • Heineken
    • Franziskaner Weissbier
    • Killians Irish Red
    • Murphy’s Red Ale
    • Strongbow Cider
    • Shiner Bock
    • Stag
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • BOTTLES
    • Sam Adams/Weihenstephan INFINIUM (Limited Time Only)
    • Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale
    • Lindemans Framboise
    • Lindemans Faro
    • Bell’s Third Coast Ale
    • Bell’s Hopslam
    • Bell’s Cherry Stout
    • Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
    • Bell’s Two-Hearted ale
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand 400 Lb Monkey
    • Big Sky Cowboy Coffee Porter
    • New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Oak Barrel Ale
    • Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale
    • New Belgium Trippel
    • New Belgium Abbey
    • New Belgium Mothership Wit
    • New Belgium 2 Below
    • New Belgium Sunshine Wheat
    • Summit Imperial Pumpkin Porter
    • Shiner Black
    • Shiner 101
    • Anchor Brewing Co., Anchor Steam
    • Anchor Brewing Co., Liberty ale
    • Anchor Brewing Co., Humming Ale
    • Anchor Brewing Co., Anchor Porter
    • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly ESB
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
  • Blueberry Hill (1/27/10)
    • SEASONAL & GUEST BEERS
      • Schlafly Scotch Ale draught
      • Lagunitas Brown Shugga draught
      • Pyramid Apricot Ale btl
  • Cicero’s (1/27/11)
    • Arcadia Sky Rye
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Lagunitas Brown Shugga
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Mild Winter
    • Bud Light
    • Bass Ale
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Blanche de Bruxelles
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Sam Adams Noble Pilsner
    • Blue Moon
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Shiner Bock
    • Bell’s Winter White
    • La Chouffe
    • Piraat
    • Maudite
    • Boulder Hazed and Infused
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Trippel
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • Monks Cafe
    • Rogue Yellow Snow
    • Smithwick’s
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Moose Drool
    • Newcastle Brown
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Ska Modus Hoperandi
    • Augusta Winter Ale
    • SCHLAFLY 20TH ANNIVERSARY IMPERIAL PILSNER
    • Maredesous
    • Franziskaner
    • Saison Dupont
    • Fitz’s Rootbeer
    • Warsteiner
    • Guinness
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin Stout
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Magic Hat Howl
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • St. Bernardus Prior 8
    • Delerium Tremens
    • Kasteel Rouge
    • Ska Buster Nut Brown
    • Odell Isolation Ale
    • Now in bottles/cans – Ska Steel Toe Stout and Pin Stipe Red
  • Iron Barley (01/28/2011)
    • Cathedral Square Belgian Abbey Ale
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • Left Hand Milk Stout on Nitrous
    • 6th Row Brewing Strong Porter
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Nutcracker Ale
    • New Belgium 1554 Black Ale
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsener
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA on Cask
    • Boulevard Smokestack Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack The Sixth Glass (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Long Strange Tripel (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Double Wide IPA (750 ml)
    • Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB (Bottle)
    • Tucher Hefe Weiss (Bottle)
    • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
    • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (Bottle)
    • Bell’s Winter White Ale (Bottle)
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (Bottle)
    • Odells’ IPA (Bottle)
    • Founders Porter (Bottle)
    • Belhaven Scottish Ale (Bottle)
    • Steven’s Point 2012 Black Ale (Bottle)
    • Brouwerij Huyghe Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
    • “GUEST BOTTLES”**
    • Rogue Dry Hopped Red Ale
    • Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Stout
    • Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout
  • Pi (Delmar) (1/26/11)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Hopslam
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw’ Pilsner
    • Schlafly Seasonal Winter ESB
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’ Belgian White Ale
    • Charleville ‘Tornado Alley’ Amber Ale
    • O’Fallon Golden Ale
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Charleville Oatmeal Stout — exclusively on draught in St. Louis at Pi Delmar
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard ‘Tank 7′ Saison Farmhouse Ale
    • Boulevard ‘Harvest Dance’ Wheat Wine — exclusively on draught in St. Louis at Pi Delmar
    • New Belgium ’1554′ Black Ale
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • New Belgium ‘Mothership’ Wit
    • Bell’s ‘Two Hearted’ Ale
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly’s ’3.14′ Kolsch
    • Grand Teton ‘Black Cauldron’ Imperial Stout
    • Coming Soon… Boulevard Chocolate Ale
  • The Royale (1/26/11)
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Grand Teton Black Cauldron
    • Guinness Stout
    • Moinette Brune
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • O’Fallon Black Hemp Ale
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Bell’s Expedition Stout
      • Bell’s Hopslam
      • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
      • Left Hand Milk Stout
      • Murphy’s Stout
      • Odell Isolation
      • Schlafly 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner (750 mL)
      • Unibroue Éphémère
      • Witkap-Pater Dubbel
  • The Shaved Duck (01/26/2011)
    • Crown Valley Work Truck Wheat
    • Ska Nut Brown
    • Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
    • Six Row Double IPA
  • The Stable (1/22/11)
    • Ace Perry Cider
    • Arcardia Hop Rocket
    • Arcardia Sky High Rye
    • Augusta Hyde Park Stout
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    • Bell’s HopSlam
    • Bell’s Cherry Stout
    • Bell’s Java Stout
    • Bell’s Expedition Stout
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Nut Cracker Ale
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
    • Charleville Half Wit
    • Grand Teton Black Cauldron
    • Founders Cerise
    • Founders Reds Rye
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Lagunitas Fusion Ale
    • Left Milk Stout Nitro
    • Mattingly Pale Ryder
    • Moylans Hopsickle DBL IPA
    • Moylans IPA
    • New Holland Charkoota Rye
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Pyramid Apricot Ale
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
    • Rogue Brutal Bitter
    • Rogue Shakespeare Stout
    • St. Louis Framboise
    • Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Unibroue Ephemere
    • On Deck At The Stable
    • Breckenridge Beer Dinner 1/19/11
    • Founders Devil Dancer
    • Bells HopSlam Cask 1/21/11 @6:00pm
      • Across The Pond In Bottles
      • Founders Nemesis
      • Rogue XS Imperial IPA
      • New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
      • Bear Republic Racer 5
      • Jolley Pumpkin La Roja
      • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
      • 1809
      • Skullsplitter
      • Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen
      • Weihenstephaner
      • Left Hand Twin Sisters
  • The Wine Tap (01/24/11)
    • (in Belleville, IL)
    • Sierra Nevada “Celebration” India Pale Ale
    • Blue Moon Belgian White
    • Guinness Stout
    • Left Hand “Fade to Black” Foreign Stout
    • Flying Dog “Double Dog” Imperial Pale Ale
    • Great Divide “Hibernation” Old Ale
    • Piraat Belgian Strong Ale
    • Goose Island “Bourbon County” Borbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
    • FEATURED BOTTLES:
      • Rogue “Mom’s Hefe”
      • Flying Dog “Gonzo” Imperial Porter
      • Flying Dog “Raging Bitch” Imperial Pale Ale Belgian
      • Anchor Steam, Steam Ale
      • Bells Two Hearted, Imperial Pale Ale
      • Ohara’s, Irish Red Ale
      • Rogue “Dead Guy” Heller Bock
      • Lost Coast “Indica” India Pale Ale
      • Samuel Smith Organic Apple Cider
      • Unibroue Maudite Belgian Strong Dark Ale
      • Chimay, White, Red, Blue 750ml

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Schlafly Taproom (01/26/11)
    • Smoked Porter
    • Scotch Ale
    • Pomegranate Blackberry Cider
    • Coffee Stout
    • Irish Extra Stout
    • Bock
    • Kolsch
    • Pilsner
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask- None until Cod & Cask fest 2/11, 2/12
  • Six Row Brewing Company (01/28/11)
    • Whale
    • ESB (1/28)
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Belgian Dubbel
    • Honey Weizen
    • Tallgrass, Buffalo Sweat
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (01/26/11)
    • Half Crown
    • TBD or ‘Wasandis’
    • Schnickelfritz
    • Harwood Myth
    • Zucker Weisse

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting. Here’s a list of beers they’re be tasting today: Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence, Hofstetten Heller Bock Saphir, Odell Red Ale, and Duvel Triple Hop. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cory from deVine Wines and Spirts, located at 2961 Dougherty Ferry Rd, holds a beer tasting every Wednesday evening from from 5PM to 8PM. Each Wednesday will offer up a few new beers for you to taste. Swing on by and check it out.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

I think I’m in love.  My new love?  Urban Chestnut Brewing Company‘s Schnicklefritz.  I love me some delicious Bavarian Weissbier and I’m shocked a guy from Munich can brew such a great beer.  Shocked, I tells ya!

The pictures, which I took earlier in the evening, don’t do justice to how many people showed up at UCBC last night.  The place was packed and there were at least 4 people deep at the bar at one point.  Way to go St. Louis!  You really brought it last night and I’m very proud of what the craft beer community has become.

I didn’t list these yesterday, as I didn’t know if it was kosher, but as they’re listed on the menu here’s a list of the beers we’ll be seeing soon from UCBC:

Revolution Series

Winged NutOur signature, ‘nutty’ ale is brewed with finely milled chestnuts, Willamette Valley Hops, and a yeast strain that fans of Weihenstephan may recognize. ABV- 6.5%, IBU’s- 25, OG – 14.5 Plato (UCBC Goblet)

Hopfen A beer we are describing as a ‘Bavarian IPA’. Brewed and dry-hopped with a variety of Hallertau ‘hopfen’… instead of the usual and more citric hop varieties of most American IPA’s… gives this beer a decidedly German twist ABV- 6.2%, IBU’s- 55, OG – 14.5 Plato (Goblet)

Hop Switch The merits of this pilsner stand on their own, but this beer was created to demonstrate how significantly you can alter a beer’s taste and aroma by simply and only changing(switching) the hop variety in an otherwise exact same beer. We used the Willamette hop in Hop Switch as opposed to the Hallertau hop we used in Oxnbrau. We recommend you sample them side-by-side. ABV- 4.9%, IBU’s- 35, OG – 12.1 Plato (Pilsner)

Reverence Series

ZwickelOur flagship lager, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic that finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy bier. Hops: Hallertau Malts: Two-Row & Pilsner ABV- 4.8%, IBU’s- 19, OG – 11.5 Plato (Stein)

Holzrauch(German for ‘wood smoke’) Is a Rauchbier- a medium-bodied, malt-intense, somewhat smoky style that may have your nose and palate asking your brain, “Where’s the fire?” ABV- 5.4%, IBU’s- 21, OG – 12.8 Plato (Willi)

OxnbrauA classic, well-attenuated, German Pilsner- Bitter, medium-light bodied with a nice malty sweetness. Observe its thick, dense and rich head. –Hops: Hallertau Malts: Pilsner ABV- 4.9%, IBU’s- 35, OG – 12.1 Plato (Pilsner)

And the good times keep rolling for our good friends at Schlafly.  The final label for the second iteration of their 20th Anniversary beer has been approved.

This beer was brewed up by the second generation of Schlafly employees and brewers. Here’s the brewers for this beer:

  • James “Otto” Ottolini
  • Claire Huelsmann
  • Sara Hale
  • Jack Petrovic
  • Paul Jensen
  • Kevin Nash

The official name for this beer is the Hop Toddy.  Schlafly Bottleworks Head Brewer James “Otto” Ottolini  has an awesome description:

“ Volume # 2 in the 20th Anniversary series for Schlafly Brand Beers is Schlafly Hop Toddy Ale. This beer was brewed by the brewers who started between 1992 and 1997. Using a local farm connection which grows raw unmalted wheat was one of the elements of this beer. It is a slightly stronger wheat beer with an ABV of 7% aged in bourbon barrels.

It has a light amber color mainly from the Honey Malt used in the brew, a heaping helping of locally grown wildflower honey as well as color pick up from char in the bourbon barrels. There is a citrus quality to this beer as well from both the use of lemon juice and Citra hops in both the kettle, whirlpool and dry-hopping.

The combination of honey, citrus and bourbon flavors is reminiscent of a Hot Toddy and was a theme from which we worked this variation. Quite frankly we don’t know what to expect from such a beer, but look forward to when it is ready. We hope you enjoy this sampling of our personal stamp on the discovery and wonder of the art of exploration in brewing.”

Or, in a second description from Otto:

“We don’t really know what this beer is going to taste like. But we look forward to trying it when it is ready. We hope you do as well.”

Here’s a couple looks at the labels and the lovely brewers who brewed the beer.

So, rumors were floating around about San Diego brewery Green Flash Brewing Company coming to St. Louis earlier this week.  I make every effort to not report about rumors, as it really doesn’t do much good.

But, while I was at the Urban Chestnut launch party last evening, I happen to meet Green Flash’s National Sales Director Jim Kenny who told a group of us, point blank, “We’ll be here by July or August at the latest.”  I think that’s the point where we go from rumor to fact.

Now, I’m not going to hide my excitement for this one.  I loved when we used to get Green Flash in Illinois, but too often it would arrive kind of old and not nearly as enjoyable as when it was fresh.  But when you got some of the fresh stuff, oh man, it was something to behold.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Green Flash, they brew a series they call “West Coast Style” ales.  If you’re a fan of west coast style beers, you’ll be in heaven.    Some of their  year-round offerings include:

West Coast IPA
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma. ABV: 7% | IBU’s:95

Hop Head Red Ale
Resinous hop character and bitterness balance the rich carmel malt base. We took it a step further and Amarillo dry-hopped the brew to 45 ibu’s, creating refreshing and savory hop flavors and aromas. Is it red IPA? That’s your call. ABV: 6% | IBU’s: 45

Imperial I.P.A.
San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is super-hoppy, high gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Our Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It’s all about the hops! ABV: 9.4% | IBU’s: 101

Double Stout
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops throughout the boil adds pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex.

Some of their seasonal offerings like Le Freak and their Barleywine are extremely popular as well. These beers are not for the faint of heart. They’re big, bold, and brash San Diego beers, and I’m extremely excited about their arrival.

SixRow_logoWoooooooo, beer!  Seriously, how can you not be excited about beer?  I mean, you’re visiting a website devoted to beer.  C’mon!

Sorry, got a little too revved up.  Anyway, back to beer.  Six Row Brewing Company will be holding a special cask event next Thursday, February 3th starting at 6PM.

They’ll be serving up a cask of their of their ESB which they’ve dry-hopped with Fuggle. Here’s a description of the beer:

“Six Row’s ESB is a smooth and creamy traditional English ale with great malty characteristics and hop aroma; bitterness isn’t the defining characteristic of this ale! Belonging to the Pale Ale group of beers, the Extra Special Bitter, or ESB, has a much more complex malt and hop character and a higher ABV than others in the group.

We used traditional English pale ale malt combined with a substantial amount of both Fuggle and Goldings hops to make this beer well balanced and easy to drink. One of the favorites of the brewers.” (ABV: 4.47%, Bitterness Units: 33.7 IBUs, Color: 8.1, Original Gravity: 11.63 degrees Plato)

The excitement is palpable.  The only visual demonstration that would accurately express how excited I am is if we had a cask of beer crashing through the wall, Kool-Aid Man style.

OK, I’ll calm down now.

Way back in September of 2010 when Urban Chestnut Brewing Company owners Florian Kuplent and David Wolfe told me they would be opening in late 2010 there is about a 90% chance I looked at them like they were crazy.  In fact, there is a pretty good chance I even told them this.

In December, when equipment was being delivered they had slightly changed the timing, but they were confident that they would be open in January of 2011.  I believe that the “you people are crazy” look returned.  But, who’s crazy now?

I’m happy to announce that Urban Chestnut Brewing will be opening its doors at 5PM today.   Here’s a look at the beers being offered up today:

Revolution Series

Half CrownThe inspiration for this beer was to brew a nice ‘session IPA’. We’ve basically achieved this by taking a standard American IPA and ‘brewing it out’ to about half the stats. Dry-hopped with Willamette, Mt. Hood and Cascade hops. ABV- 4.0%, IBU’s- 25, OG – 10.5 Plato (Tall Pilsner)

TBD or ‘Wasandis’One of our first test batches was and is an unfiltered pilsner, and it was and is in search of a name. Brewed with a healthy dose of several types of Hallertau hops, TBD, ‘was and is’ an experiment that has ended up quite nicely. ABV- 5.1%, IBU’s- 30, OG – 12.0 Plato (Footed Pils or Stein)

Reverence Series

SchnickelfritzThe unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors. ABV- 5.2%, IBU’s- 15, OG – 12.5 Plato (Weissbier Glass)

Harwood Myth This English-style, brown porter has a nicely rounded, roasted malt flavor. You may detect some cocoa and /or caramel surrounding the bitterness on the sides of your tongue. Malts: Caramel, Chocolate, Two-row pilsner ABV- 5.3%, IBU’s-28, OG – 12.5 Plato (Goblet)

Zucker Weisse This relatively light session beer is essentially a Berliner Weisse. Drink it ‘straight’ to appreciate the light tartness… Or repeat these words “Ich bin ein Berliner” and add a bit of fruit syrup. Hops: Hallertau, Perle Malts: Two-row Pilsner ABV- 4.0%, IBU’s- 10, OG – 9.5 Plato (Tall Pilsner)

With just a quick glance, you’ll notice that the two year-round beers they announced earlier this month aren’t on the list.  I’ve been told that these beers aren’t quite ready and so we’ll see them soon.

I have to say, I’m pretty excited to try these beers and I know I’ll be there at 5PM.