Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Few Beers to Help Beat the Heat

I've been getting my ass handed to me by the heat and humidity lately. And since there's not a hell of a lot going on right now, I thought I'd through a few under-the-radar "summer beers" at you.

RedRock Saison: Great slight banana and spicy clove notes up front with a huge lemony finish - all thanks to a brilliantly blended yeast cocktail. Surprisingly no spices were used.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis: Full flavored, sweet from the bready yeast, tart from wheat acidity. There is are big lemon zest notes in the end with faint spicy hints of coriander and white pepper.

Boulevard Tank 7: Starts off with a light dry malt that are paired with spicy peppery notes. Mid-stream builds with floral notes then ends with grapefruity hops. Finishes grainy, dry, with a tad bit of funk. Fantastic!

Full Sail Session lager: This is a great, simple lager. Ever so faint pale malt sweetness and lightly toasted grain up front, crossing over to a minimal earthy and herbal bitterness right at the finish.

Firestone Walker 31: Hops are the star of the show here. A very tasty pale ale. Crisp, clean, floral and citrus (tangerine and orange) Light, but assertive. One of my favorite Pale Ales

Unibroue Blanche De Chambly: The taste starts with bitter citrus and Belgian yeast up-front then that fades into a touch of coriander and hop spiciness. Finishes quickly with a hint of bitter lemon peel. The malt is well balanced against the the citrus.

Anyone else have a good "under the radar" recommendations?

Cheers!

14 comments:

Don LaVange said...

I miss the discontinued Full Sail Vesuvius for my summer golden ale fix in a big bottle.

Sessions Lager is my summer beer, just keep a couple 12 packs in the fridge for friends and family.

Going to try Epic's Pfefferhorn Lager this Sunday.

Mikey said...

Speaking of Full Sail, Don. I noticed that their prices have gone up across the board. As much as two dollars a bottle in some cases.

Josh said...

What stores have people seen the Kellerweiss in? I want, but can't find.

Douglas said...

How about Hoppers' new bottled Pilsner? I haven't even had it yet! I bet it's a perfect beer for the heat.

Andy said...

Where can I find the Tank 7?

Andy said...

Where can I find the Tank 7?

Andy said...

Oops, sorry about the double post. I have also wondered if the Hoppers pilsner is still available and worth a drive out there.
I did see Lagunitas' Hop Stoopid at the 300 E Wine Store today...I've never seen any Lagunitas beers in Utah before. I hope we get more.

kent said...

I know they have it at the bayou Andy.

kent said...

Yep it is. Drinking one now. :-)

Mikey said...

Yes, Hoppers Pils is definatly worth checking out.

Lagunitas in town? Brilliant! It must be part of someone special order. Mikey like!

Mikey said...

Don't drink 'em all, Kent!

Sorry, I should have given locations for these beers.

Tank 7 is only at the Bayou. Worth the trip.
The Kellerweis: Bayou, Beerhive and some liquour stores.
Sessions should be state wide
Blanche De Chambly is at the wine stores and the Bayou.
RedRock's Saison is at both of their locations.
The Pale 31 should be statewide.

Cheers.

Don LaVange said...

Wow, I hadn't noticed. Full Sail has always been one of the most reasonably priced beers. But... the sessions is still a buck a bottle I think, or it was the other day.

Don LaVange said...

Mikey, Blanche de Chambly is almost always available at my Lindon DABC and I've seen it elsewhere.

don

Douglas said...

Hoppers Pils is hitting the spot.