Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beer Corner USA News

From their email...


New Beers on tap in the Crescent Moon

Green Flash West Coast IPA is a new brewery available to Nebraska and we welcome them as they are making some mighty fine brews. West Coast IPA is a menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience. Yum! 7.3%

Boulevard Irish Ale is Boulevard’s spring seasonal beer, the recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue. Whole hops are added to enhance the beer’s complexity and to produce a pleasing balance. 5.8%

New Belgium Dig American Pale Ale is a new spring seasonal from New Belgium. It is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops providing a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale. Dig in! 5.6%

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA is brewed with rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring. Another great brew.6.6%

Great Divide Nomad Pilsner is their spin on the classic Bohemian Pilsner style. It starts with German malts and Saaz hops that offer a lively floral nose and crispness, while a full 5 weeks of lagering time ensures that Nomad is eminently balanced. 5.4%

Upstream Scarlet Silk Red Witbier is brewed with the addition of Belgian special b malt to the malted red wheat and flaked white wheat that leads to a reddish fluffy haze, giving the beer a bright orange to Red color with a nice creamy tan head that adds lacing down your glass. The Saaz hops & special b malt are far from the only things contributing to the fabulous layers of flavoring in this beer. Delicately spiced with sweet orange & lemon peel as well as coriander, rose hips. 5.5%

New beers on tap in Max and Joe's

Chimay Triple is an Abbey Triple and also an authentic Trappist beer brewed within a Trappist monastery. It is golden in color, with a slightly hazy appearance and a fine head. It is characterized by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer's flavor includes yeast, sweet fruit notes of and raisins peaches and banana followed by some herbal spiciness, a touch of bitterness and a warm dry finish. 8%
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer by Brouwerij Het Anker in Mechelen, Belgium has made a return to our Belgian line up. It has a beautiful ruby brown color with a velvety head.  The Cuvee has a fruity aroma that complements a rich roasted malt flavor with subtle hints of caramel, sugary sweetness, powerful notes of wood, yeast, plums and even fresh green apples. A uniquely complex beer brewed with extra fine Belgian hops.11%

New beers on tap in The Huber Haus

Schneider- Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse is  a collaboration beer between Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider Brewmaster Hans-Perer Drexler.  It’s a deliciously hoppy Weisssebier and one of a kind. Don’t miss this while it’s here. 8.2%

New beers at Beertopia

New Belgium's Dig Pale Ale is first. This beer has replaced the Mighty Arrow from the last several springs. The Dig is brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops which give the beer a nice earthy grapefruit character.  5.6% ABV

Blue Blood's Brewing is a brand new brewery from Lincoln, NE. They have climbed aboard the craft revolution with producing their beers in cans. 1327 Pod's ESB pours a hazy gold and with hints of caramel malts. I liked this ESB due to the fact that it drinks very clean and does not overwhelm the palate. I could drink this beer over the course of an evening (or at Poker on Wednesdays). Their second beer is 834 Happy As Ale. This 4.6% pale ale is brewed with locally grown hops and has a nice hop bitterness from the 35 IBU's. Give these local beers a try, we don't think you will be disappointed.

Great Divide's Old Ruffian Barleywine is back! This seasonal American style barleywine starts off with a deep amber hue and notes of cherry and caramel on the nose. Sweet malted characters make up the majority of this 10.2% ABV beer.

Boulevard's Irish Ale has poked it's head through as well. This amber ale smells of toasted malt and bread crust. Earthy hops play a secondary role in the seasonal. Light in body but still very flavorful.

McKeown is a cider producer from Rougemont Quebec in Canada. We recently got their Cranberry cider. This is fermented with 80% McIntosh apples and 20% cranberry. When I first opened the bottle, I expected and rather tart and bitter flavor from the cranberry. Not at all!! The apples take center stage as the cranberry flavor solidifies the palate. This is one fantastic cider!

Note:  We will be having another awesome sampling this Friday in the store. In recognition of Craft Can Day, 1-24-12, we will be  pouring cans of Blue Blood's, Stella and Tallgrass. Stop by the store on Fri, Jan 27 at 4:30 p.m. and sample some fine beers.


Robert McKeown said...

Hi Nick, actually, McKeown cider is from Rougemont Quebec in Canada. Happy you like it!

Nick S. said...

Thanks for the note. I'll update the post. Perhaps someone on the Beertopia staff was thinking about McEwan's Scotch Ale while typing the email.