Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jake's Friday Tapping Parties: Lincoln- Modern Monks Sexy Sour / Omaha- Tripel Karmeliet

Friday (7/13) tapping parties for the Lincoln & Omaha Jake's

LINCOLN JAKE'S: Lincoln has a very special tapping party in store with the release of an absolute gem from our friends at the Modern Monks Brewery down the street.  Most are familiar with their Ornage Wheat, but not like this, as the mischievous Brothers have gone all out to create a fantastic and refreshingly tart sour ale.  First they filled a freshly emptied oak barrel that had just finished holding their recent Wild Tripel, so that they could further ferment the ale with the wonderful blend of bugs.  Next they added local honey to get all the bugs excited again, along with a healthy dose of caramelized cacao nibs.  Lastly they added oak staves made from Glacial Till red wine barrels for some nice subtle tannins.  The finished product is wonderful, and weighing in at a approachable 5% ABV, a perfect sour ale to try more than just once.

The Monk's will be in-house to answer questions, or to share a glass of fine ale with (or both).  The first 15 customers to buy a glass of the release beer will receive the brand new Modern Monks T-Shirt.  The Monks will also be handing out plenty of notebooks handmade by Porridge Papers with real hops from Ryhnalds Hops Growers of Nebraska, perfect for taking tasting notes!

5:00 pm Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)

OMAHA JAKE'S: Omaha will be blessed this Friday with one of the best beers ever to grace the world (in our opinion), as we will be tapping 'Tripel Karmeliet' from the Bosteel Brewery in Buggenhout, Belgium.

Commercial Description: "First brewed 1996; claimed to be based on a recipe from 1679 which used wheat, oat and barley.
Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast. Aroma has hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas. Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness."

RateBeer rating: 99/100

5:30 Jake's Omaha (62nd & Maple)

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