Thursday, February 21, 2013

Phoenix Ale Brewery in Utah

Heads-up! I'm about to beat my session beer drum again. But this time I have a very good reason. Your probably sick of my "session ales are catching on around the country" schtick, but recent news about Deschutes releasing their session ale called River Ale that will be released on March 4th and our news for today reenforces my argument.

The Phoenix Ale Brewery, Arizona's newest brewery announced last week that it was shipping their Session IPA called Hoppy Valley to the Utah Market in the coming days.

I've never tried it, however it had better be good. Some of you may think Utah's low point beers are flavorless, but wait till you've tried them from breweries that have little experience making them. Seen that flavorless Full Sail session pale ale latley? me either. As soon as they hit the market we'll let you know. And if you see them first, spread the word!

Cheers!

18 comments:

Plang said...

Whoo-hoo...another...session..beer...

I think the session thing has run its course. Personally, I'm burned out on them. Sticking with headier stuff for the winter.

But I agree with you that the Utah breweries know how to kick up the flavor to make up for the lack of "buzz".

kent said...

Maybe it's just that I'm getting to be an old bastard, but I love session beers. I love being able to drink a nice variety of beers on a night out.

Don't get me wrong I also love a good Double Jack but one bomber of that and I'll start to feel the evening wind down. Maybe I'm just a wuss. ;)

DJ said...

I had their Camelback IPA and Watermelon Wheat last summer when I was in Tempe. Both were pretty good, nothing stunning, except for the fact that I usually don't care for wheat beer and I ended up buying a sixer of thew Watermelon Wheat.

If we can get more of their line up here in Utah, I would welcome it. Either way, anything to diversify the tap selection at the bars here in Utah is a welcome sight by me.

Douglas said...

Of course, this is excellent news. I'm no massive fan of 4% IPAs, there are more Pale Ales to me which is fine. But session beers are alright with me. What was the Full Sail 4% beer again? And is it available?

Mikey said...

@ Douglas.

It was called Sail Ale, it came out last summer and was available on tap at few places in SLC. I don't know if its still around. It was brutally thin & weak.
http://utahbeer.blogspot.com/2012/08/2012-utah-beerfest-update.html?m=1

Ray said...

I know Deschutes website say's March 4 for River ale, is that also Utah's release date?

Mikey said...

Knowing the ebb & flow of distribution system in Utah, it could be anytime between now 2015. You know that, right?

Douglas said...

Thanks! If anyone knows if the Sail Ale is available, please hit me up!

Ray said...

I do, Sorry just thought if anyone would know it would the all knowing Mikey.

Mikey said...

I'm a hack, at best.

Ray said...

Good to know.

DJ said...

Douglas, the Full Sail low point beer is on tap at The Bourbon House (http://www.bourbonhouseslc.com/) as of last Friday.

Douglas said...

Thanks DJ!

Unknown said...

I had Full Sail at Lokals in Lehi. Liked it quite a bit!

Fishdawg said...

I actually had this beer at their brewery in Dec. it is a rock solid beer and I am glad they decided to brew it and send it north. I was impressed with all the offerings I had at this brewery actually. Cheers to session beers!!
Geoff

Fishdawg said...

I actually had this beer at their brewery in Dec. it is a rock solid beer and I am glad they decided to brew it and send it north. I was impressed with all the offerings I had at this brewery actually. Cheers to session beers!!
Geoff

Douglas said...

Anyone seen the Hoppy Valley?

Mikey said...

Oh shit, I totally forgot to add that to new beer Friday. It has been spotted in Salt Lake City, but I can't remember where. Anyone???