Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Beer Journal #68: 2X Presso, Blindfold Black IPA, Nooner Pilsner, Great Northern Porter, Samuel Adams Porch Rocker & More

Golden IPA
West Coast-style IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Pertinent label info:
ALC. 5.9% BY VOL.        55 IBU
Pkgd 02/03/15
Purest ingredients      Finest Quality
This golden ale is our rendition of the classic West Coast-style IPA. It's light bodied and intense with citrus and piney whole-cone Cascade hops--the signature flavor of the American IPA.
Hoppy, light-bodied IPAs have become a hallmark of the West Coast style of brewing, and our Golden IPA is as West Coast as a sunset over the Pacific. It's heady with the signature pine and grapefruit aromas of whole-cone Cascade hops tied together in a bold but approachable IPA.
We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer.
Ruthless
Rye IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Label stats:
ALC. 6.6% BY VOL.      55 IBU
Pkgd 02/11/15
Purest ingredients       Fines quality
Ruthless Rye IPA is brewed with rustic grains for refined flavors, combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrus flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to spring.
Rye has been a staple grain for millennia--sought after for its stubborn resilience in the field and revered for its unique flavor. Ruthless Rye IPA is brewed with rustic grains 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.
We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer. 


Porch Rocker
Limited Release
Beer with natural flavor added
The Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA  Cincinnati, OH  and Breingsville, PA

Label info:
4.5% ALC./VOL.
Proudly brewed & bottled by The Boston Beer Company
For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before month notched: Aug
By mixing beer & tart sparkling lemonade, German cyclists (called Radlers) helped inspire a crisp, refreshing drink perfect for long, hot days. With that inspiration, we developed our own lemon blend for a fresh-squeezed lemon taste & combined it with a golden Helles lager creating a sweet, tangy & thoroughly refreshing brew.
Cheers!
Jim Koch

West Coast IPA
Double India Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing Company
San Diego, CA

The label report:
8.1% ALC. BY VOL.         95 IBU
Extravagantly hopped
Taste enlightenment
5 layers of hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Citra
We put the West Coast on the map. As craft beer pioneers, we embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA. We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Cascade for floral aroma, Centennial for pine notes and Citra for citrus zest are layered throughout the brewing process.
West Coast IPA exemplifies the Green Flash spirit of adventure and discovery.

Nut Brown Ale
Brown Ale
Goose Island Beer Company
Baldwinsville, NY and Fort Collins, CO

Label findings:
ALC./VOL. 5.3%        IBU 25 rating
Our Nut Brown Ale has subtle notes of dark chocolate and honey with a satisfying nutty finish.
This beer will remain brewery fresh for 180 days after the bottled on date.
Contains: Wheat
Serve in a nonic pint.


Kellerweis
Bavarian-Style Wheat
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Straight from the label:
ALC. 4.8% BY VOL.
Finest ingredients    Finest Quality
Our Bavarian-style wheat beer is complex with flavors reminiscent of banana bread and spicy clove. This hazy-golden beer glows with suspended yeast, creating a velvety texture and refreshing finish.
Kellerweis is one of the few wheat beers made using the tradieional Bavarian method of open fermentation, which allows the ingredients to shine and creates vast depth and character in this hazy-golden beer. To serve, pour two-thirds into a glass, swirl the bottle and add the rest.
We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer. 


British Session India Pale Ale
Collaboration Edition
Cadedonian Brewery Co. LTD.
Edinburgh, U.K.

Beer info:
ALC. 5.1% BY VOL.
Drink Cool.
IPA's are a highly hopped style of Pale Ale that originated in England in the early 19th Century to withstand transport to British troops serving in India. To this day, the Caledonian brewery continues to use vintage 1869 open flamed copper kettles to brew their beers. This Session IPA is deep golden in colour with floral grapefruit hop aroma and lemon zesty bitterness to finish.
Imported by Newcastle Importers, White Plains, NY

Great Northern Porter
Summit Brewing Company
St. Paul, MN

Label print:
Ingredients--water, barley malt, hops & yeast
Proudly brewed in St. Paul, Minnesota

Nooner
Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Label description:
ALC. %.2% BY VOL.
Purest ingredients   Finest Quality
German-style pilsners are the original session beers. Nooner is our version of this classic style, loaded with floral and spicy hop flavor and balanced by a crisp and dry finish.
Nooner Pilsner packs a big flavor into an easy-drinking beer that's fit for friends and afternoon adventure. Nooner is our take on the classic German pilsner, filled with bright and zesty whole-cone hop flavor with a crisp, dry finish--the perfect pick for wherever the day may take you.
We brew in Chico, CA and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer. 


Blindfold
Black IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Label stats:
ALC. 6.8% BY VOL.      70 IBU
Purest ingredients    Finest quality
Blindfold Black IPA features a blend of hop varieties whose bright, fruity aroma complements the coffee-like flavors of dark roasted malts.
Blindfold blankets us in darkness yet maintains a surprisingly light body and bold, hoppy character. This black IPA emerged from our Beer Camp program and builds on Sierra Nevada's legendary love of hops with roasted malts for depth and complexity. Blindfold plays a trick on the senses with the color of a stout but the intense, hop-forward flavors of a classic American IPA.
PKGD 02/06/15
We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer.


2X Presso
Double Milk Stout
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Lakewood, NY

Label talk:
ALC. 7.5% BY VOL.
Seasonal
Double milk stout brewed with coffee beans & lemon peels
Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts
Contains lactose sugar


Extra Pale Ale
Summit Brewing Company
St. Paul, Minnesota

Label disclosures:
Ingredients--water, barley malt, hops & yeast
Proudly brewed in St. Paul, Minnesota


1 comment:

cat5fiction said...

Your beer journal totally blows my mind! The names, photos, and descriptions are fantastic. And to think, I've been feeding cans of old Coors my step-son left in the fridge to the army of slugs trying to eat my flowers in the front yard. Don't think it's working quite right, though. I saw a pile (literally, a pile) of adults in the beer pool, and two tiny little babies crawling out from the side of the mayonnaise jar lid.I think I've created a resort for the little critters.

I'm back to blogging. Whoo-hoo! And hope to hang with it. Got myself a dandy little pseudonym, cat5evie, but to my old writing class buddies, I'm still Beth . . .