New Arrivals Tasting
January 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We’re very, very excited to feature some up-and-coming and, in some cases, under the radar breweries for this tasting. Our friends at 12% Imports (providers of Evil Twin and other fine beers) figured heavily into this one, and hooked us up with some of the absolutely phenomenal beers. These will hit the menu at some point, but this will be an opportunity for you to try them all first, and in one sitting! We’re still deciding on a few offerings, but this should pique your interest:
Somewhat shrouded in mystery, Omnipollo is a fairly new gypsy brewer operating out of Sweden, and making some of the most delicious, left-of-center beers in the market. This one, an IPA with lactose, strawberries, and vanilla beans, embodies not just their adventurous spirit, but their ability to execute such a vision. Hoppy at heart, Abrahadabra brings the strawberry notes forward on the middle palate, with the vanilla beans and lactose creaminess finishing.
De Dochter Embrasse (Peated Whiskey Cask)
A blend of porter, stout, and abbey-style dark ale, this Frankenstein’s monster of a beer is then aged on peated whiskey casks for about four months. Intense in flavor, with peppery smoke, oak tannins, and bitter chocolate. Extremely limited, and one we haven’t seen in a long, long time here.
Toccalmatto Zona Cesarini
An Italian IPA? An Italian IPA. Referred to by the brewery as a “Pacific” pale ale, this is juicy and tropical, with hints of pineapple, bitter melon, with a Laffy Taffy-like sweetness.
Evil Twin/Westbrook The Perfect Nose
Big, BIG barleywine aged in used cognac barrels. You want this.
Brasserie Silly Bourbon-Barrel Scotch Silly
Imperial Scotch ale (which is a thing in Belgium, I think) aged in used whiskey barrels.
8 Wired iStout
We don’t really know why New Zealand’s 8 Wired Brewing decided to name their beer that, and we really don’t care. All we care about is that this is a rich, fudgy, hoppier-than-thou imperial stout in the vein of Evil Twin and Mikkeller. Oh YEAH.
Amager/Cigar City Orange Crush
Session-strength IPA brewed with a ton of juicy American hops and a late addition of orange peel.
Reservations are needed and cost is $23 per person. We will also have a selection of cheeses to pass around. Hurry, call us at 255-8500 or e-mail us with name and how many to firstname.lastname@example.org, as we’ve only got 18 spots available!