Monday, March 12, 2007

Other St. Patty's Day Options

It just wouldn't be St. Patty's Day with out throwing back a pint Guinness.
But why limit yourself? From traditional to non-traditional, there are pant-loads of fine beers out there to spice-up your March 17th.

Here's a list of beer options availble along the Wasatch Front. These should appeal to common beer drinker to beer snob.

We'll start with styles/brands that have will have wide appeal. Then progress to the more complex styles.

Harp Lager: A Guinness brand, malty, crisp and a clean finish.
Hoegaarden White: Tapioka-esque with banana & cirtus notes.
Bass Ale: Amber in color, slight bready with a minor bitter finish.
Boddingtons Pub Ale: Golden/Amber color with faint malts and slight bitterness.
Newcastle Brown Ale: Malty, slightly nutty flavor. Very little bitterness.
Pilsner Urquell: The orginal Pilsner. Need I say more.
Rogue:Kells Irish Lager: Light in color. Very clean flavor, malty, with nice crisp finish!
Samuel Smiths: Organic Lager: Not too malty, with a clean grassy bitterness.
Spaten Premium: Smooth, with good maltiness, and nice bitter finish.
Stella Artois: A clear yellow lager, light and crisp. A good beer to finish the night with.
Murphys Irish Stout: A rich, roasted, malty stout. Very little bitterness. Finishes nice and dry.
Smithwicks: A nice balance of toasted malts and flowery hops.
Branch out with these
Anchor Steam: Malty with variety of floral and citrusy hops
Anderson Valley :Deep End Porter Chocolate, mocha and some smoke in the back. Very nice!
Anderson Valley: Hop, Ottin IPA, Top pick. Exellent hop notes. Malty backbone. Yummy!
Anderson Valley: Winter Solstice:
A winter seasonal. Drink 'em before they're gone.
Ayinger Alt Dunkle: Rich roasted malts, hazelnut and a hint of molasses.
Firestone: Double Barrel: Caramel tones with citrusy and piney bitterness. Oak Aged
Kiltlifter: Slightly peaty with toffee notes, nutty with a dry finish.
Rogue:Chocolate Stout: Dark chocolate with strong coffee notes due to hoppy bitterness.
Samuel Smiths: Taddy Porter:
Fig, raisin, chocolate and roasted barley. One of Britains best.
Sierra Nevada:Stout: Roasted coffee, chocolate with a stiff toffee backbone. .
Squatters IPA:
One of Utah's best. Well balanced with piney/citrusy hops and a pleasant malts.
Big Flavor/High Octain
Gulden Draak: Sweet caramel, dark/sour fruits with a boozy alcohol sting. 10.5% abv
Anderson Valley :Belgian Dubbel: Raisins, bready malts and brown sugar. 9.0% abv
Celebrator: Dark chocolate and caramel, with fig and plum and a hint of hazelnut. Bock-on!
Delirium Tremens: Complex elements of apple, peach and pineaple with minor bitterness. 8.5%
Full Sail Old Board Head:
Sweet caramel, herbal grainy malts. Nice bitter finish. 9.0%
McEwans Scotch Ale: Brown sugar, maple and caramel. some hops in the finish. 8.0%
Old Growler: Mix of chocolate, carmel, liquorice, smoke and coffee. Not as heavy and it sounds.
Rogue Imperial IPA: Malty, with a huge hop bitterness of mostly grapefruit. Top pick. 9.5%
Rogue Russian Imp. Stout: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts boozy and nutty. 11.6%
Samichlaus: This one will knock your dick in the dirt. Cognac-like. Raisin, plum, cherry. 14%
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine: A solid Barley Wine. Nicely sweet with a nice hop profile.
Traquair House Ale: Chocolate, vanilla, and raisins. Light boozy finish.
Traquair Jacobite: Caramel, anise and corriander. A bit of sweet smokiness, mild malty finish.
Uinta Barley Wine: Starts piney & citrusy with caramel, toffee and toasty biscuit. Citrusy end.
Unibroue: Terrible: Fruity with mellow, nutty, chocolate notes. boozy warmth in the end. 10.5%
Best bets on tap
Bohemian Brewery Cherny Bock
Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale
Uinta Cutthroat Pale Ale
Squatters Capt. Bastards Oatmeal Stout
Uinta Kings Peak Porter
Squatters Millcreek Cream Stout
Wasatch Polygamy Porter
Desert Edge UPA
Red Rock Brown Ale
Roosters: Chocolate Stout

2 comments:

Syd said...

What gives? no descriptions for the draft beers?

mikey said...

Ya, I'm a slacker.