The Tappening is a celebration of premier craft beers and their master’s from around the Midwest, State of Iowa, and the tri-state area. Held in conjunction with “Boos’ and Brews” weekend, The Tappening offers a variety of craft samples sure to satisfy your drinking pleasure.
START TIME: VIP – 12:00 p.m. General Admission – 1 p.m. END TIME: 4:00 p.m.
There will be a retail store on premise for any vendors to sell their canned/bottled goods. Tickets are currently on sale at the following link and a brewery listing will be available soon as well as a GIVEAWAY!
VIP tickets will cost $50. General admission entry will be $35 through September 18, but will then increase to $40. Ticket prices do not include possible taxes and fees.
Mortalis Brewing Company was founded in 2017, but its origin dates to many years before then. Formed in Upstate NY, Mortalis was selected as a winner of the Brew in Livingston County business plan competition in 2017. Officially opening its doors in August of 2018, Mortalis has gone on to successfully fund a Kickstarter, expand 500% beyond its original capacity, become the first to brew an everything bagel DIPA & strawberry cheesecake milkshake, and been privileged enough to work with some of the greatest craft breweries in the world. As Mortalis continues to grow and expand, the focus remains on trying to produce the best beer possible and is grounded in the belief that beer is about human connection. A connection that we are all mortals in this realm with stories to tell, dreams to live, and beers to share. We are all Mortalis.
Red, White and Blue (Arkane Collab)
This Fruited Sour is brewed in celebration of July 4th. Virtually brewed with our good friends at Arkane_Aleworks in Florida. We conditioned this sour on raspberry, blueberry, Madagascar vanilla, and America mix skittles.
This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features Raspberry, Sweet Cherry, Lime, and Blue Raspberry (our favorite summertime popsicle).
Boat Drinks 5
This Sour Ale is the 5th version brewed with Swiftwater Brewing. Inspired by a Mai Tia, we have blended pineapple, orange, lime, and Orgeat from Fee Brothers. Huge marzipan nose followed by a massive dose of juicy tropical fruit that prepares you for another adventurous sip. “Goonies Never Say Die!”
From Hawaii with Love – Golden Stout
This Golden Stout blends Kona coffee from Kailua-Kona Hawaii with toasted coconut, and pineapple. Aloha
This Fruited Sour blends all your favorite flavors from a yogurt parfait. Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and granola are slathered with creamy yogurt. Always watching.
NYX – Imperial Stout with coconut
This Imperial Stout is brewed with cold steeped roasted barley and complex malts to bring about a brownie like aroma and flavor that uniquely compliments the toasted coconut. It has a rich and deliciously smooth body that fights for control of your soul. This beer is pitch black in color and like the Goddess of Night, when she has you, there is no turning back!⠀
Gemini – Mango + Raspberry + Fruit Burst
This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features Mango, Raspberry and gusher candy.
Hydra – Raspberry +Sweet Cherry + Key Lime
This Fruited Sour blends Key Lime, Raspberry, and Sweet Cherries together to form just one of this monster’s many heads. Keep your eyes peeled for even more flavor combinations.
Gemini – Strawberry + Kiwi + Starburst –
This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features strawberry, kiwi, and starburst.
This Double IPA was brewed in collaboration with Beer Tree Brew Co We have saturated the base with a blend of Incognito and Lupomax hops including, Citra, Rakau, Strata, Azacca, Idaho7, and Mosiac. The blend provides a tropical fruit explosion.
EOS – Imperial Stout w/Raspberry
This Imperial Stout showcases Dominican cacao nibs and raspberry puree. The flavors blend together to create a thick, decadent chocolate covered raspberry.
Minotaur- Planters Punch
Planters Punch Sour (Fruited Sour). This Cocktail Inspired Sour blends pineapple, key lime, passion fruit, oranges, and golden rum soaked raisins to create a maze of depth. We suggest to not let him catch you.
Who Put you On? DBL IPA – for Otis 8% Our dear friend & coworker, Otis recently passed. Overly exuberant additions of our hand selected and nose drafted Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Experimental HBC 630 & Strata. Rest easy brother, we’re gonna miss you dearly
Open Bar – DDH DBL IPA 8% AH ,Wedding season. Love is in the air. You’ve already fully pitted our your finest attire and there are still, like what, 20mins left in the ceremony? ONLY THING ON YOUR MIND – This reception better have an open Bar. NZ Riwaka, Citra Cryo, Azacca Cryo & amarillo Cryo for when you’re crying o nthe inside after paying $8 for that glass of Super buttery chardonnay.
Local 755 IPA – The Foggy Favorite that built the brewery Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.
Pina Colada Smoothie Seltzer (LUA brewing Collab) RETURNS!! Collaboration with Lua Brewing. Smoothie Seltzer brewed with Vanilla, Pineapple Puree and Cream of Coconut
Watermelon Cotton Candy
You asked, we listened. Welcome back, Watermelon Cotton Candy! For those of you who aren’t familiar, allow us to make the introduction. Watermelon Cotton Candy is an all-time fan favorite, 5.5% Sour brewed with Cotton Candy Floss, Milk Sugar, Watermelon Juice,
Juicy Bits IPA
The hazy godfather for Weldwerks and the beer that arguably put them on the map.
Key Lime Pie Y’all knew it was bound to be coming out again soon and now it’s here — AND HOLY MOLY is this batch of Key Lime Pie PHENOMINAL Freshly squeezed key limes, vanilla beans, and just a hint of graham cracker pair perfectly with the tart wheat based beer in our Key Lime Pie Sour Ale. We colored a bit outside the lines to recreate our favorite summer dessert, adding over 250 lbs of key lime puree for the signature citrus character, lactose and vanilla beans for the pie filling, with a dash of graham cracker for the crust.
Humble Bumble Seltzers RETURN!
Coastal Sunset V6 Dessert Pastry Sour with Banana, Pinapple, pecans vanilla beans and a hint of cinnamon.
Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.
Pixel Density- Citra Hazy IPA
The hazy Flagship that started it all!
Lulz Smoothie R & R seltzer
Our hard seltzer with a prickly, bright mouthfeel that we packed with cream of coconut, pineapple juice and puree, orange puree, pink guava puree and a dash of key lime.
Graduated Color DBL IPA
This hazy brew features Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops, and is popping off with grapefruit, lime, mango, and resiny tropical fruit flavors.
DDH Pearlescent Tides Hazy DBL IPA
Hand-selected mosaic with a splash of sabro. Expect notes of bright forest-foraged berries with soft cedar and pine notes.
El Dorado + Vic secret Creme DBL IPA Double IPA brewed with extra fluffy malted and flaked oats and splash of creamy lactose. This one has gone through a double dry hopping with both hops, creating a silky-smooth, tropical, hop-filled experience
Bringin’ Extra Sexy Back DBL IPA – 9.4% ABV
Bringing EXTRA Sexy Back is… back! This DIPA is an amped up version of a favorite, dry-hopped with Mosaic. It’s giving us sweet berry, ripe peach, & mango, all wrapped up with a smooth dank finish.
Baby Shark IPA – 5.5% ABV
This fresh lil’ Baby is dry-hopped with Citra & bursting with ripe flavors of grapefruit, stone fruit & soft clementine. Ultra thirst-quenching and ready for a swim down to that belly.
Volcano Sauce – fruit sour – 6% ABV
Blueberry, blackberry and a hint of vanilla round out the tart in our core sour.
Radler with Grapefruit sodaOld Town Lager + Grapefruit juice or soda = A super satisfying sweet-tart flavor. Perfect for backyard shenanigans, a post hike treat or really any other time you choose to enjoy it. We trust you.
Combo Plate Double IPA Extremely crushable and vibrant double IPA with the perfect balance of soft juiciness and hop bitterness. Dry Hopped w/ citra and wai-iti
HTX IPA (from the former head brewery of Other Half) New Recipe – Hazy Double IPA featuring Citra and Strata hops
Sur Urbano – Mexican Lager Bright Mexican style lager, perfect for crushing some tacos or grilling Brats.
Spilled Candy Paint Job – J Wakefield Collab We had so much fun at Wakefest with our homies at J.Wakefield that we just had to bring you a 2nd iteration of our Spilled Paint Job collab. Remember Ice Cream Paint Job? Now introducing Spilled: Candy Paint Job, a heavily fruited sour with strawberry, mango, passionfruit and over 100lbs of mango gummi bears!!
Double Spilled Caribbean Mix Our downright delicious Double Spilled Sour base conditioned on enormous amounts of Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry Puree paired with Coconut to complete
Song of Rice and Fire This little summer crusher is made with drinkability in mind. We brewed up this batch with rice then fermented with a neutral lager strain to keep it light and refreshing before dry hopping with Wakatu
Rocket Popsicle Seltzer Making it’s annual return is Rocket Pop our sparkling blue friend. That famous Blue Razz flavored seltzer sure to tickle your nose and remind of simpler days.
Pixie Mix Citrus Punch Who wants some alcoholic Sunny D in their lives? This is the next in line for their “nostalgic series” hard seltzers.
NEW- Clamp & Gasket DDH Hazy IPA
DDH IPA with Amarillo, Citra, Strata, and Idaho-7. This batch we’re tasting notes of pungent florals soaked in mango marmalade sodden with darjeeling tea, crushed goose berries, and zested red grapefruit. Tangy citrus is also at the forefront and gives way to a nice sophisticated bitterness that is anything but overpowering.
To the trees IPA
American West-Coast style IPA that’s a bit boulder…err…bolder than your every day IPA. Brewed with a lush combo of Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops, this IPA is a hoppy trailblazer who’s not afraid to take the lead and set the trend.
Open Fields Cream Ale
This all-day, light-bodied beer is brewed with flaked corn to lend a crisp, dry finish. Soft, ultra-pure water helps yield a delicate mouthfeel, refreshing taste, and lingering fruity notes from the hops that makes this easy drinking ale so crushable, you might even forget to hit a home run.
Agra Pina Colada Seltzer This fresh, juicy seltzer is awash with fresh coconut juice and tangy pineapple that surfs over an extremely clean and soft water base. Clocking in at 5% ABV, our seltzers are made with REAL FRUIT while still maintaining extreme crush-ability. Brewed naturally gluten & dairy-free with virtually no bitterness.
Die Dreaming Smoothie Fruit Sour Inspired by the unique and popular smoothie drink of The Dominican Republic, Morir Sonando, or To Die Dreaming. We took inspiration from this delicious beverage and blended loads of orange, pineapple, and milk sugar for a creamy tropical sweet treat.
Brain Fuzz Smoothie Fruit Sour Inspired by the classic Lime Rickey. Tart citrus and sugary cherry meld perfectly into a comfy nest of marshmallow sweetness. Luscious and vibrant red and bursting with stone fruit and pithy aromas.
Juicy Bits Hazy IPA Our flagship IPA features a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character from the Mosaic, Citra & El Dorado hops and softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation. The end result is a beer reminiscent of citrus juice with extra pulp, thus the name Juicy Bits.
Nectaron Extra Extra Juicy Bits an 8.6% DIPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic + El Dorado hops, and double dry-hopped with EXTRA EXTRA Nectaron hops. This “little” number is absolutely brimming with notes of tropical fruits, candied peach rings, grapefruit, and dare we say… gives off a whole Orange Julius vibe?!
Robo Boogie DBL IPA New Zealand-style IPA brewed with with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Rakau, and Wakatu Hops. ROBO-BOOGIE is a dive into the deep abyss of New Zealand-specific hops, namely Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Rakau and Wakatu. All are prized for their unique characteristics, from white grape and earth to “every corner of the orchard,” and they have come together in what is not just one of the most stylistically intriguing brews but also one of the BEST hoppy beers that we have made this year.
America The Fruitful – Fruit Sour A 5.8% taste-explosion-in-your-mouth kinda Sour Ale, brewed with Banana, Cherry, Blueberry, & Vanilla!
Peaches & Cream Cheesecake So new there’s no official description – so here’s the ingredients Sour Ale with Peaches, Vanilla, Milk Sugar, Graham Cracker
Pina Colada IPA Double India Pale Ale brewed with over 3,000 pounds of Pineapple Puree, Toasted Coconut, Milk Sugar, Vanilla and Sabro and Lotus hops
Derek Zealander IPA Blue Steele, Ferrari, Le Tigre? They’re all the same face! Collaboration with Abnormal Beer Co (San Diego, CA) this Hazy India Pale Ale is packed full of 100% New Zealand Hops
Ghost Hawk DDH DBL IPA – Horus & Parrish Brewing Collaboration Collaboration with Parish Brewing (Broussard, LA). Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double India Pale Ale with Citra, Motueka, Sabro Incognito and Vic Secret Hops
Strata Revengeance DBL Hazy IPA Part of Mason Ale Works and Beer Zombies ‘Revengeance’ collaboration series. Strata Revengeance is a Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA with 100% Strata Hops
Sweet Creams Are made of these – Cherry Pie edition Fruited Sour ale Cherry Pie Edition with Sweet Cherry, Lactose and Graham Cracker
Zombie Mania – DDH Triple IPA Double Dry Hopped Triple Hazy IPA. Hulk-a-mania would be runnin’ wild for this beer. Only suited for real beer fans – and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold Said So.
Local 755 Hazy IPA The foggy friend we know and love. Bright flavor, hazy and juicy IPA. It’s the flagship for a reason!
Giving Trees Apple Crisp Sour 6.0% ABV
A generous portion of Apple Cider, Cinnamon, Granola & Brown Sugar with our Mixed Culture Foeder Fermented Berliner Base. A friend in need is a friend indeed
Tech Decks IPA IPA (7.0%) Handed down as tradition from those before us. Comfortably familiar portions of finger picked Strata, Citra Cryo, Cashmere, Mosaic & Idaho 7 Cryo. Come shred with us.
Blueberry Dive Margarita Gose – Great Notion Brewing Collaboration 6% ABV Brewed with Great Notion over CBC week – This is a Gose style ale brewed with Malted White wheat & pilsner malts, then conditioned on Shit loads of Blueberries and mixed in Key Lime juice, Pineapple Juice, Agave nectar and Sea salt. I personally had a sneak peek at this beer and it’s fantastic for this summer weather. Pours purple/blue with little bits of blueberry remaining on the rim of the glass. Tastes like a wonderful fruit forward blueberry margarita!
Tibanna Hazy IPA – Hubbards Cave Collab Tibanna is a DDH Hazy IPA collaboration with our friends Hubbard’s Cave Brewery. We brewed it with a hefty addition of spelt, oats, and wheat, and hopped with our hand-selected Citra, Citra Cryo, and Galaxy hops.
Side Pull Czech Style pils – Bierstadt collab Bierstadt Lagerhaus collaboration, Side Pull, and it sure is crispy. If you’ve been to Bierstadt in Denver, you’ve probably enjoyed one or five of their signature Slow Pour Pils, complete with above-the-rim foam. A “Side Pull” is a Czech-style beer faucet that produces velvety, tight bubble foam It’s as fluffy as a cloud, soft, juicy, and tropical with pineapple, passionfruit, citrus notes
“Leadership” Fruited smoothie sour with pineapple, passion fruit and tangerine. This baby was just canned and still has no ratings- you could be the first!
Dragonfruit Nectar Sour Berliner weiss style ale with Pineapple puree, Dragonfruit, Agave nectar and Vic Secret Hops. 6.4% ABV
Painkiller Imperial Seltzer Imperial Seltzer with Pineapple Puree, Cream of Coconut, Orange Juice Concentrate, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Natural Flavors
**Available NOW** Strawberry Shortcake Imperial Seltzer – Pulpit Rock Collaboration Blurring the lines of beer and seltzer, this baby brings the fire and brings back memories of childhood and summer parties.
HOP CIRCLES: EXHIBIT B – Unidentified DIPA (8.4%) Our super special buds Yakima Chief Hops have been experimenting with blending hop varietals to achieve flavors & aromas redolent of specific fruits when added during primary fermentation & were kind enough to let us play with some super, extra, top secret, new trial blends. For this version, we let the Berry Blend get friendly with our favorite IPA yeast during primary fermentation & kept the malt bill relatively simple. No fruit was harmed in the making of this beverage.
Wire Transfer – Collab with Randy’s Another hot DDH Dbl IPA 8.4% ABV. Not yet released – Roll. Pass. Enjoy.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY – Peach Cobbler Inspired Gose (7.5%) An exercise in indulgence with our Hot Chicken slinging homies @revivalmn to celebrate the opening of their new location in St. Louis Park An obscene amount of Peaches, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla Beans, House Roasted Almonds, Sea Salt & Granola with a Gose Base fermented in our American Oak Foeders with our House Culture.
HOP CIRCLES: EXHIBIT M – Experimental DIPA (8.4%) The second installment in our Unidentified DIPA series of collabs with our buds Yakima Chief Hops, who’ve been experimenting with blending hops to achieve flavors & aromas redolent of specific fruits & were kind enough to let us play with some super, extra, top secret new experimental blends. For this version, we let the Mango Trial Blend get friendly with our favorite IPA yeast during primary fermentation, kept the malt bill relatively simple & sprinkled in some more of our hand selected Mosaic to highlight the differences between the blends. No fruit was harmed in the making of this beverage.
Porters and barrel-aging are the focus of Pohjala brewery out of Estonia and Abu Nawas is getting us some of their delicious sounding beers! Check out this week’s list:
Pohjala CocoBanger24/330ml Bottle – A banging imperial stout brewed with coconut and A Caturra coffee from Costa Rica. 12.5%.
Pohjala Jouluoo 24/330ml Bottle – A silky smooth chocolate-vanilla oak aged Imperial Porter aged on cacao nibs, fresh vanilla pods, and French oak for a heady chocolate dessert character with a luscious vanilla taste and aroma. 8% ABV.
Pohjala Karneval 24/330ml Bottle – An Imperial Dessert Stout with fresh flavors from raspberries, passionfruit, and toasted coconuts. Brewed in collaboration with Mother Kelly’s London. 10.9% ABV.
Pohjala Leevike 24/330ml Bottle – A spiced sour ale brewed with fermented cranberries, hibiscus, heather honey, toasted cinnamon and cloves. Translation: The Bullfinch. 6.5% ABV.
Pohjala Meri24/330ml Bottle – A classic Gose, brewed with Himalayan rock salt and coriander seeds. 4.4% ABV. Translation: The Sea.
Pohjala Must Kuld24/330ml Bottle – A rich porter with smooth notes of milk chocolate. Enjoy on its own, or as a decadent dessert. 7.8% ABV. Translation: Black Gold.
Pohjala Ohtu 24/330 ml – An easy-going porter brewed with oats and rye, bursting with vanilla and chocolate flavors. 8% ABV. Translation: Evening.
Pohjala Oo 24/330ml Bottle – An Imperial Baltic Porter as dark as the Estonian nights. 10.5% ABV.
Pohjala Prenzlauer Berg 24/330ml Bottle – Raspberry Berliner Weisse. A rich and creamy sour wheat beer, brewed with raspberries. 4.5% ABV.
Labietis Aroniju Ragana 12/500 ml – BERRY ALE. A wonderful ruby red beer dry fruited with Aronia berry juice and hopped Citra Hops. 5.1% ABV. Translation: ARONIA WITCH.
Labietis Mezs12/500 ml – HERBAL BARLEYWINE. Inspired by Latvian folk songs on juniper berry beer, this one will be refreshing in a resinous fashion, balancing with slight malty taste and nice reddish color. Dry-hopped with a variety of hops derived from Eastern Europe wild hops – Kazbek. 5.5% ABV. Translation: FOREST.
Evil Twin Brewing 60 Day Dry Aged Stout 24/16oz CAN – Oatmeal Stout brewed with 60 days dry-aged malt. 6% ABV.
Evil Twin Brewing 90 Day Dry Aged Stout 24/16oz CAN – Milk Stout Brewed with Dry-Aged Malt. 9% ABV.
Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer to IPAs Than I Did to People 6/4/16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped with tons of tasty Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe and Falconer‘s Flight, Hazy NE-IPA 7.5% ABV.
Evil Twin Sour Sun Saft 6/4/16oz CAN – Mosaic DIPA brewed with Black Currant & Mint. 8% ABV.
Evil Twin Rhubarb Compote 6/4/16oz CAN – Fruited Berliner Style Ale brewed with Rhubarb & Vanilla. 4% ABV
Stillwater ASMR Frisson 0016/4/16oz CAN – Sour ale brewed with wild blueberry, rolled oats & milk sugar. 6% ABV.
Stillwater ASMR Frisson 002 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour ale brewed with chamomile, lemon & wildflower honey. 6% ABV.
Stillwater ASMR Frisson 003 24/16oz CAN – Sour ale brewed with pink guava, flaked wheat & candy sugar 6% ABV.
Stillwater Artisanal Ales Wavvy 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA dry-hopped with SIMCOE/PACIFIC GEM/AMARILLO. 8% ABV
Omnipollo Devin the Dude6/4/12oz CAN – Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗💗💗
I sort of fell behind on this endeavor so you can expect a more updates in the next few days. For today’s entry, we are looking at some fruit beers. A style that some love and some hate, but a style that has started taking off. Looking through my list, I had many more of these this year than I originally thought. Finalists for this years best “New” fruit beer where:
*New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb
*Hoppin’ Frog Turbo Shandy
*New Glarus Apple Ale
I had my first New Glarus Apple Ale last weekend and really thought it was delicious, but it’s going to come in 2nd to another New Glarus brew. This years best “New” fruit beer is……………
New Glarus Serendipity
Serendipity has a beautiful ruby-red pour with a nice off-white head. Cherry aromas dominate but hints of apple also come through. The flavor is remarkable. The sweetness from the apples combined with the tartness of the cherries and cranberries make this accident very forgivable. Here’s more from New Glarus on this brew:
Happy Accident Fruit Ale Severe Drought, we shared the farmer’s horror as Wisconsin’s cherry crop failed! Dan bought what cherries he could. The apple crop fared better. Then joy! A grand Wisconsin cranberry harvest. What will Dan brew with Apples, Cranberries and Cherries? Oh my! You hold the happy accident of Wisconsin’s favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation. Serendipity is a wondrous celebration that sparkles your senses and dances across your palate. A kaleidoscope of flavors discovered by accident in a sour ale! Cheers to the unexpected. Vielen Dank!
**If this is a brew much too sweet for you, I recommend mixing it with an imperial stout for nice fruity touch! **
2013 New Fruit Beer of the Year: New Glarus Serendipity
It’s the time of the year when fresh hop beers starting making their way to the shelves. If you aren’t familiar with what a fresh hop beer is, here’s a quick little breakdown.
Fresh hop — sometimes called “wet” hop — beers only happen once a year, when hops are harvested in late August well into September.
Most of those hops are dried, which preserves them so brewers can use them throughout the year. But increasingly, a percentage of hops never make it to the drying kilns. These hops go directly from bines to brew kettle — sometimes within just hours — to become the main attraction in fresh hop beers. (Incidentally, bines are different from vines. Bines wrap themselves around a support, while vines use tendrils or other means to cling to supports.)
If I could recommend one for you to try this year, I would go with Founders Harvest Ale. Easily one of my favorite fresh hop beers and one I would like to keep stocked well into November.
A nice medium white head to go along with the golden/orange color. Fantastic aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pine. Not as big of a malt backing as some IPAs (which I prefer) but there is a subtle existence there. Grapefruit and orange start out in the flavor profile, followed by minimal sweetness from the malts and then the wonderful resinous pine flavor smacks you in the mouth. Here’s what the brewery had to say about their beer:
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a large puffy white two-finger head. First sip of this beer rewards with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh orange and lemon citrus then continues to introduce toasted malt undertones.
PURCHASED AT: Hy-Vee Marion, IA
POUR: Golden/orange pour with a medium white head.
AROMA: Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine.
TASTE: Lots of citrus fruit, a bit of sweetness and then the hops take over.
Ratebeer.com rating: 99
Beeradvocate rating: 95
My recommendation: Fresh Hop beers are meant to be drank fresh. If you’re an IPA fan this is a must have and you have to get it soon! Terrific brew!
Just saw a post from Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids that they will be having a Big Sky Brewing tasting on Friday October 25. Big Sky is most notably known for their Moose Drool Brown Ale and it sounds like Benz will be kicking out some of their speciality beers during this tasting. Check out their beer lineup here: http://www.bigskybrew.com/Our%20Beer.
More info can be found on Benz Facebook page. Anyone making this event that can give me an overview, drop me a line.