- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 17:29
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. A beautiful golden color and a 7% ABV makes it easy to speed through a few of these.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 01:13
The key to a Black IPA is to artfully balance the aggressive hop flavor and bitter with the roast of the black malt to create a wonderful marriage of the two competing tastes. Icon Blue starts with a big hop nose up front, the result of Centennial and Simcoe additions at end of boil and dry hopping. There is also a roast malt character that starts with the nose and goes all the way through the end. At the finish, the Chinook and Columbus hops kick in to create a lasting bitter. We fermented this beer with our Saint Arnold ale yeast, which contributes an additional complexity. Take and drink.
- Published on Saturday, 12 January 2013 20:17
Branchline Brewery is rolling out the first of their keg line this month and we were lucky enough to score a keg or two of their red ale offering Angry Owl. At 5% abv this local libation is one solid ale, the smell and taste come from using strong American style hops, while the crystal and caramunich malts give this brew a nice caramel finish. Have a pint or two and show your support for real local craft beer.
- Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012 21:06
Extra generous quantities of barley malt, followed by vigorous fermentation leaves this "imperial" heavy weight with 8% alcohol A.B.V. and a body as full as chocolate bread pudding. A complimentary and complex array of bitter notes comes form potent American hops, earthy British hops, black-roasted malts and, of course, coffee. Santa Fe Brewing Company uses only top-quality ingredients like organically grown East Timor coffee beans blended with New Guinea coffee beans.
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:10
This is a rich, creamy golden colored ale fermented at a cool temperature to give a clean finish. Hints of yeasty bread and a touch of hops combine to make a beer that is sharp and refreshing. At 5.3% ABV this, 16oz can will get you bombed.