Friday, January 28, 2011
New Beer Friday 1/28/11
It's Friday and I can tell that your gunna need a beer after after work. We have two new options for you today, but beware... they may hit you like the Death Star. So like Luke, be prepared.
Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum: The nose is of grapefruit rind and pine. Sweet malts are barely detectable underneath. As expected the taste starts nice and bitter with the juicy pine and grapefruit. next comes a good balance of sweeter malts. The finish is dry and resiny. The taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but it's still quite the hop-head's dream. 10.40% ABV. At the Bayou, Beerhive and select Liquor Stores
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout: The nose has subltle espresso coffee bean notes, with a hint of berries. The taste starts with hints of hints of chocolate, vanilla and espresso beans. The malts are most prominent in the end playing-off of the hops even through the big roastiness. Alcohol is slightly warming. The finish is on the boozy side with bitter espresso flavors. A Super smooth beer considering all that's going on in there. 9.20% ABV. At the Bayou, Beerhive.
Also due to the chaos of the Sundance Film Festival, Ray's fundraiser has been moved back a week. We'll pass along the exact date asap.
May The Force Be With You!