Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jake's Friday- Lincoln: Green Flash 1st & 9th Anniversary / Omaha: Scaldis Noel

Friday (12/7) tapping parties for the Lincoln & Omaha Jake's

LINCOLN JAKE'S: We have a super cool Green Flash double tapping party planned for this Friday!  Two very special anniversary beers!

Green Flash 1st Anniversary – American Strong Ale
The original Brewmaster at Green Flash, John Stewart, created this brew in 2003 to celebrate one year of brewing in Vista, CA.  The recipe starts with pale malt, medium crystal, aromatic malt, and highly kilned roasted malt.  Additions of specialty brown sugar and high-grade maple sugar contribute a kiss of sweetness.  Medium hopping from both the US and EU give balance to the almost chewy richness of this decadent, malty ale.  John has been asked to come back as a guest brewer for a re-brew of this commemorative ale to help celebrate 10 years of Anniversary Ales at Green Flash Brewing Co.  8.9% ABV, 45 IBU

Green Flash 9th Anniversary – Green Bullet
Looking for new and unique hops for our 9th Anniversary brew I turned my focus toward New Zealand hops where I discovered a variety called Green Bullet.  I think this hop must have be developed just for Green Flash Brewing as I found it to be brightly floral, piney, pungent, and spicy.  This discovery set the stage for a new Anniversary beer that would end up being a triple IPA, Green Bullet.  While I was searching for new hop varieties I also discovered a wonderfully fruity hop variety called Pacific Gem.  I decided right away that I would bring these two hops together to add finesse to a monstrous beer.  The end result of brewing triple IPA with these two hops is a full body, soft pine and citrus hoppiness upfront with tropical notes of mango and pineapple, and a moderate aggressive bitter finish.  It‘s extremely well rounded and nicely balanced for a beer of this strength with the alcohol being well hidden for a more pleasurable drinking and celebrating experience.  10.1% ABV, over 100 IBU

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

OMAHA JAKE'S: It's is time to unleash the holiday beers, and what better way to celebrate than with a Belgian winter warmer.  This Friday we will be tapping Scaldis Noel, a 12% ABV Belgian Dark Strong ale from the Dubuisson Brewery in Pipaix, Belgium.

Brewery description: "This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavour of hops. Indeed, for Bush de Noel, the brewer uses a traditional process which consists in placing hops flowers in the vats where the beer rests for four to six weeks by which time it will have reached full maturity, giving it a very distinctive taste."

BeerAdvocate's Alström Brothers give this a 99 rating, and RateBeer's overall rating is a fantastic 97.  Come get your warm on.

5:00 Jake's Omaha (62nd & Maple)

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