I taste through Left Hand Brewing’s Nitro Series: Sawtooth Ale, Milk Stout, and Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout. Getting better at shortening these videos up. The base video was almost 15 minutes long, but I got it down to 9. 3 minutes per beer. Not bad. Also, I apparently really like the word really. Really.
Kilchoman Islay Sherry Cask Scotch, Single Cask Release. $120+. Wonderful smoke quality that never gets overbearing. Surprisingly less iodine and salt than I typically expect from Islay. The 57% abv is very well masked and never gets out of control. Tasty!
Tasted North Coast Brewing’s Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XVI. The Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is easily one of my personal favorite beers, so I was very excited to try this limited release.
More new stuff today!
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale – “This is very much a beer first and a dessert second, it is brewed with our trusted pale ale malt and a secret blend of complex sugars. The initial sweetness of Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is tempered by a gentle bitterness from two of England’s most traditional hop varieties- Fuggles and Goldings. This delivers the sweet taste of caramel and toffee along with a smooth and robust aftertaste.” WellsandYoungs.co.uk
North Coast Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin – “Every year we age a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon barrels. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.” NorthCoastBrewing.com
Left Hand Brewing’s Wake Up Dead Nitro – “All of our Nitro beers both contain the same ingredients as their classic CO2 equivalents and are meant to be highly similar. The main difference is mouthfeel. Traditional CO2 beers have a much greater carbonic bite compared to the much smoother Nitro series. The addition of Nitrogen to a beer gives way to much smaller bubbles, creating a smoother, creamier experience.” LeftHandBrewing.com
Victory Oak Horizontal – “Characterized by a snoozing moon, this substantial brew has been serving as a winter warmer for years, and we decided it deserved its own rest. So we brewed up some batches and put it to bed in oak barrels that once held bourbon. During its three-month nap, the newly named Oak Horizontal enjoyed a transformation of flavors as the rich sweetness of the barleywine combined with the oaky, vanilla flavors of the barrels to become a truly dreamy brew.” VictoryBeer.com
Central Waters Hop Rise Session Ale – “An explosively hoppy yet sessionable IPA, bursting with a citrusy array of mango, orange, and pineapple pleasantries. Hop Rise is a brewer’s beer for one and all. Generously hopped throughout the boil, then dry-hopped at the tail end of fermentation for a large bouquet.” CentralWaters.com
Hello everyone! In addition to all of the other changes we have planned for the store this year, Matt and I have kicked around the idea of a video blog where we taste things and give our tasting notes and opinions. Below is a first attempt. Really just testing the waters here, figuring out the best way to record/edit, getting comfortable in front of a camera, etc. If you like it, give it a share. I admit it’s a bit rudimentary. We’ll do more of these and hopefully they’ll become more polished as we go along and continue to learn.
Thanks for watching!
Apologies for the sloppy pictures, wanted to get these up in a hurry.
A fresh batch of Pipeworks and Spiteful brews arrived today! Check ‘em out!
From left to right, Pipeworks: Blood of the Unicorn, Amarillo Ninja, Marilime Law Ninja, Beejays Weirdo Brown Ale, The Mighty Thor Imperial Porter, The One Horned Wonder and His Fanciful Flying Fresno, Game of Jones, and Ninja vs Unicorn.
Spiteful God Damn Raspberry Pigeon Porter.
Get them while they last!
What’s your style?
We will be hosting a beer style tasting on Saturday, 3/1/14 from 12pm-3pm. Stop by to sample 32 Beers from 4 different styles: Stout, Porter, Hefeweiss and India Pale Ale. This is a no frills tasting, just good beer, a little education, and some good conversation! As always a donation will be accepted at the door, and all beers will be available to purchase the day of the event!
A fresh batch of Pipeworks and Spiteful brews just waltzed in.
Pipeworks: Deutsch Hopfen Ninja, Simcoe Ninja, Brother Nelson Razbeardo, Ninja Vs. Unicorn, and Hey Careful Man There’s A Beverage Here!
Spiteful: Demanda Double IPA and Mrs. Oleary’s Chocolate Milk Stout.
Also in stock as of yesterday: Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Southern Tier Creme Brûlée, Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz, Smutty Nose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale, and Smutty Nose Imperial Stout.