Rare & New Arrivals Tasting
November 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The event train keeps a-rollin’.
Join Matt and Josh this coming Wednesday as they take you through some of Brasserie V’s newest, weirdest, wonderful-est beers. We’ve ratcheted up the price a couple of bucks, but that’s just in accordance with how much we’ve ratcheted up the awesome. How much awesome? This much awesome:
Evil Twin Mission Gose (4% ABV)
Look, Jeppe can do regular stuff; he can. Just check out Evil Twin’s Low Life, Hipster Ale, and Citra Sunshine Slacker for proof. More often, however, he just can’t, or won’t, leave well enough alone. And that’s fine, as long as he keeps making delicious beers like this hibiscus gose. This is no mere palate-primer, but a wonderful drink in its own right.
Brouwerij Kees! Double Rye Pale Ale (9% ABV)
Run by the former head brewer of Emelisse, this is but one of a few brand new beers that Kees is rolling out. A remarkably fresh hop-bomb from the Netherlands, it is resinous, piney, with hints of orange and grapefruit. It’s an impressive debut from Kees, and you might be one of the first to try it!
Anchorage Whiteout Wit (6.5% ABV)
Anchorage Brewing specializes in 100% oak-fermented beers, many of them with brettnomyces yeast. So when they cranked out a witbier (traditionally a Belgian wheat ale with coriander and orange peel), you knew it wasn’t going to be simple. The base beer here features an addition of peppercorns, plus a triple-fermentation: initial yeast-pitching, brettanomyces fermentation in French Chardonnay barrels, and a final bottle refermentation. Spicy, fruity, funky, and refreshing.
Ganstaller Brau Barrel-Aged 7-Grain Double Bock (14% ABV)
We just heard of these guys a few months ago; check out their Smoked IPA on our bottle list. This beer is a little insane: a bottom-fermented beer brewed with seven different malts, this thing was aged in bourbon casks for a whopping two years. Expect big whiskey notes, oak dryness, stewed plum, and caramel.
Olvisholt Lava (9.4% ABV)
A truly magnificent Icelandic beer of which we see tragically little here in the States, this is a huge, smoked imperial stout that’s brewed within sight of an active volcano. In terms of Iceland, you really can’t get much more gangsta than that.
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva (13% ABV)
You know Oerbier. Or you should, anyway. A strong dark Belgian ale with notes of raisin, molasses, chocolate, it’s one of the most delicious beers of its type you’ll ever try. This version, however, is a completely different beast. Aged on Bordeaux wine casks for 18 months, it not only picks up vinous red wine and oak hints, but also some hints of wild yeasts present in the barrels. Still a very rich beer, it features some tart cherry notes, caramel, and intense, oaky dryness.
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (11% ABV)
Oooooooh MAN. I’m not even going to tell you how we managed to land a six-bottle case of this stuff. It involved blood oaths and a cairn, and if it’s cool with you, I’m just gonna leave it at that, m’kay? Standard Bon-Chien, by itself, is anything but: a strong biere de garde, it is racked into various wine and spirit barrels, then blended back together, essentially resulting in a strong sour brown ale. For this rendition, they finished the beer in Vin Jaune barrels; Vin Jaune is a special type of strong white wine predominantly made in the Jura region of France, and derives its special flavor profile from a length aging in barrels under a fine layer of yeast. I’m not even going to bother with adjectives here. Just put it all together.