Friday, May 29, 2015

New Beer Friday 5/29/15

If your going to be hanging around this weekend, here are some new beers to keep you happy.
 
Shades of Pale - Beer X Belgian Tripel: It's described as slightly sweet with fruity banana esters.  At 9.2% abv, it's Shades of Pale's first high point 12oz.  Available only at the brewery bottle shop. 

New Belgium - "Lips of Faith" Pear Ginger: Described as having pear and ginger aromas with a taste of pear juice, and spicy ginger flavors. Some heat in the finish. 7.0% ABV @ Beerhive

Sierra Nevada - Fresh Hop IPA:  Clear amber-orange. The nose malty with a good amount of citrus. The flavor is mostly citrus, floral, and pine with a solid malt backbone. 6.7% ABV @ Slackwater Pizza

And of course all of the Ballast Point beers

Ballast Point - Pale Ale: German-style Pale Ale, inspired by the Kolsch Ales of Cologne, Germany. This Pale Ale drinks like a Pilsner, only with more body and flavor. 5.2% ABV @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Ballast Point - Sculpin IPA: Massive nose of citrus and tropical fruit. Light caramel malts keep the balance towards the hops. Medium bodied. A light, fruity, juicy and bitter IPA. 7.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Ballast Point - Grapefruit Sculpin IPA: This version of Sculpin IPA has grapefruit added; the grapefruit flavor really enhances the citrus aroma of the hops. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon.7.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Ballast Point - Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter: Whole vanilla beans and Caffe Calabria coffee beans are infused into this robust porter with. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate. 10% ABV @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Ballast Point - Dorado DIPA: Has a nose that is primarily citrus. The taste is smooth and crisp with  a little bit of grapefruit and mellow caramel notes. For a 10% DIPA is surprisingly easy to drink.  @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Ballast Point - Big Eye IPA: HAs a nose of pine, citrus hops and tropical fruits Tatses starts off with a nice citrus and piney hops then transitions into bready caramel. Tropical fruits round out the end with hints of pine resin, and grapefruit peel. Similar but different than the others. 7.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, Slackwater, Beerhive and Bayou

Cheers!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Laughing Dog Beers Coming to SLC

On the heels of Ballast Point's entry into the market, Sandpoint Idaho's Laughing Dog Brewery has announced that they are about to enter the SLC market. Established in 2005 Laughing Dog produces around 6000 barrels annually and is currently available in 26 states. What makes their move into this market different than others is the commitment to make new session brews that are tailor made for our market. Here are some descriptions of some of the beers coming soon to grocery stores and bars near you.

CREAM ALE
This is a traditional Cream Ale fermented with both ale and lager yeasts. Brilliant clarity with a malt aroma and a soft, malty sweetness. Available year round. 4.0% ABV

HUCKLEBERRY CREAM ALE
We begin with slight variations on our traditional Cream Ale recipe. Real huckleberries are added during the last minutes of the boil to lend a subtle berry aroma and flavor. Available as a seasonal release in April. 4.0% ABV


TRAIL RIDE AMERICAN PALE ALE
We brew our Pale Ale “Big, Bold and Hoppy” with plenty of Citra hops lending a floral / citrus aroma and flavor complimented with a balanced malt backbone 4.0% ABV 34 IBU

Higher ABV beers will be coming as well. Look for the some of the following beers as well, sometime in the future.



Look for Laughing Dog's beers by the end of June. Barring any hangups they will have draft available at the June 27th WeeBeer Festival in Ogden with packaged beer and full release into Utah by July 13th.  Keep checking back here for updates. 2015 looks to be a great beer year!

Cheers!