Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jake's Friday- Lincoln: *DOUBLE TAPPING* GI Big John & Zipline NZ IPA / Omaha: Schneider Aventinus

Friday (1/18) tapping parties for the Lincoln & Omaha Jake's

LINCOLN JAKE'S: It's time for another double tapping party.  First up is Goose Island Big John, a rich and luscious Imperial Chocolate Stout brewed with Cacao Nibs.

Brewery description: "Inspired by the epic skyline of Chicago, Goose Island’s brewers set out to craft Big John; a tall, bold slugger of a stout that stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there. Epic amounts of roasted malt and an addition of cacao nibs give Big John a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. With a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with every sip."

Also being tapped is our first keg of Zipline NZ IPA.  For the few that have not heard of Zipline yet, they are Lincoln's newest brewery, and their beers are flipping awesome.

Brewery description: "Our New Zealand IPA delivers crazy amounts of hop flavor, without the palate pounding bitterness of some IPAs. Kicking it further into brave new territory, we used the famously citrus-packed New Zealand hops to make a unique and wonderful IPA. (Hops: Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, Motueka, Wakatu)"

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

OMAHA JAKE'S: Oh baby it's time for a classic, as we tap a most delicious keg of Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Kelheim, Germany.

Brewery description: "Aventinus, the Wheat Doppelbock of Bavaria, has always been known to be the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case for the past sixty years, but not anymore... Up until the 1940’s, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that the brew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid. People were baffled by this unique version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.  Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later ... Prost!"

RateBeer rating 99/overall 100/style

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

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