Friday, January 21, 2011

New Beer Friday 1/21/11

There are only two this Friday. To be honest I don't know how long this first beer has been out, but it's new to me.

Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry
: This a murky reddish-pink color with a foamy pink head. The nose smacks of raspberry. The taste is pretty basic sweet tart raspberry with barely perceivable malt. The carbonation is nice. This is a nice beer, a little too sweet for me. But I like Raspberries. At select Liquor Stores.

Straight Up Saison: is Epic's newest release. Their Sour Apple Saison has been a huge hit. This as the named entails is a "straight up" Farmahouse Ale. Pours a hazy light straw yellow with a fluffy white head that settles to a finger sized cap. The nose is of lemon/citrus with clove and yeast funk. The taste starts with nice tart citrus zest. A hint of banana comes next with the slightest touch of a tart funk. Slightly sweet but finishes fairly dry.

And just a little something to wet your whistle. Uinta has a new beer on the way. I can't talk about it too much, but it's fair to say this one will stir up a lot of buzz in Utah. The style of beer is a fairly new one. Big in the Northwest. More to come.

6 comments:

Douglas said...

Squatters has a new Brown Ale on, Sir John's Ale. Very nice and easy to drink.

Anonymous said...

Knowing all the hippies at uinta I have a feeling it has something to do with a plant a lot like hops only legal in a few states black malt and a lot of hops. you put the pieces together

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for a Black IPA or CDA or whatever you want to call it...

Anonymous said...

For the record, Redrock was the first in the state t brew a black ipa called India dark ale and it's damn good. I heard u can put uinta's in a pipe and smoke it.

BeerBoy said...

I hope they make a freak out of your mind ale with some Psylocybin and Wormwood mixed with a teensyweensy chunk of Manuca and a few hundred Morning Glory seeds aged over Peyote buttons in Tequila barrels. Hell ya.
Give it to me, i will drink it.

Anonymous said...

Ok, kevin, if u say so..