Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hoppers Debuts Double Black

In the Ten plus years that Hoppers has been around it has like many brewpub limited itself to 4.0% percent draught beers. That ends today.

Today Hoppers Brewmaster & Secret Agent Donovan Steele debuts Hoppers first "high abv" beer Hopper's Double Black Lager. Coming in at 6.4% abv Dono calls this lager a Schwartz-Bock due to it's higher than normal abv for the style.

Double Black spent thirteen plus weeks cold lagering, using a grain bill consisting of all German Weyermann Grains, some floor malted CaraBohemian Malt, German hops, and a German Kloster Andechs yeast.

This is just more proof that Utah's craft beer community continues to grow as the demand for great local beers are becoming more and more in demand. If you want to see more special projects like these, get your ass to Hoppers and support Dono and his staff.

Hoppers has 348 six-packs of Double Black Lager at it's Midvale location located at 890 Fort Union Boulevard. See you there!

Prost!

If you like what we're doing over here at the Utah Beer Blog, feel free to vote for us as Best Local Blogger in Salt Lake City Weekly's Best of Utah 2010 competition. Thanks for your consideration!

14 comments:

Craig said...

Thanks for the heads up Mike.

Douglas said...

Hell yes!

Josh said...

Do a little dance
Make a little love
Get down tonight

Tim said...

Not quite ready yet. I just stopped by the brewery on my lunch break and the six packs aren't in the system for sale. Donovan said he hopes to get the bugs worked out soon. Can't wait to try it!

Douglas said...

Sorry about the BS Donovan, I hope it all gets worked out soon.

Mikey said...

Yeah, stay tuned everyone. We'll let you know when the pencil pushers are done pushing whatever it is they're pushing.

Tilley's Mum said...

So close, yet so far! I hope this will be fixed soon :)

Brewme_slc said...

Showed up last night for dinner...and to try the double black with no avail. Oh well. I had the fish tacos and the pale ale instead; it was still a worthwhile visit!

Sledutah said...

OK, more crazy Utah laws.
I just left Hoppers (without beer). I called before I came and was told that starting today the beer was available for sale, but you can only buy 2 bottles.
I come down and am told they don't have the licence to sell the bottles unless you order food! They are working on getting it straightened out by next week so they can sell the bottles out of the brewery.
Cliff notes:
Unless your ordering food, you can't buy any bottled beer.

Douglas said...

^ Damn Craig, you should have asked me. They are selling bottles for in house sale only. Did you at least try it?

Dono said...

It is open. 3:00 to 6:00 pm monday thru friday. Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 pm brewery east side entrance. if locked contact a manger in the store and they will help. We are down to 316 six packs from 346 in a day. I will be around and will be glad to meet you. Cheers!

Douglas said...

Sweet. I'll find a way to get some today!

Craig said...

I'll be by next week to pick some up.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just bought a six pack tonight (St. Patrick's Eve!). Very good lager, with excellent cocoa notes. The price was a bit steep ($15 for a 6 pack) but love seeing local craft brewers branching out and I will always support their forays into "bigger" beers. Slainte!