Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beer Journal #80: Cascade, Summer Teeth Lager, Yang, Apex Predator, Black & Tan & More

American Style India Pale Ale
Mikkeller, at de Proef Brouwerij
Lochristi-Hufte, Belgium
Imported by Shelton Brothers
Belchertown, MA

Other label info:
6.8% ALC./VOL.
11.2 FL. OZ.
This brew is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility to smell and taste the unique characteristics of each variety and will hopefully help to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each version, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma, flavor, and for dry hopping. All varieties of single hop ales in this series were brewed the same week, from the same batches of malt, using the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties. This version is brewed with Cascade hops. IBU: 38
Peach Mango
India Pale Ale
Ale brewed with mango, natural flavor added
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI

The label tells me:
12 FL. OZ. (355 mL)
Handcrafted using a blend of juicy peaches, tasty mangos, and Cascade Hops.
Brewing Excellence Since 1857
Point * Well Made

Monkey King Saison
Farmhouse Ale
New Holland Brewing Co., LLC
Holland, MI

The label small print reports:
No ABV listed.
Monkey King and his band of winged monkeys carried Dorothy's group to Glinda's South Country, where they discovered their paths home.
A soft, medium-body saison with subtle pepper character and fruity undertones.
Pairings: shellfish, spiced cheeses and citrus-laced vinaigrettes.

Black & Tan
Dark-Brewed Porter & Premium Beer
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.
Pottsville, PA

The label's vitals:
The ABV is not listed.
12 FL. OZ. 354 ml
Since 1829
America's Oldest Brewery

Apex Predator
Third trophie level Farmhouse ale
Off Color Brewing
Chicago, IL

Label info:
6.5% ALC/VOL
Gravity: 14 P
IBUs: 25
Malts: Pils, Flaked Wheat, Honey Malt
Hops: Crystal, Sterling
Secret Techniques: Free-Rise Fermentation, Prey Selection
12 fl OZ

Nut Brown Ale
Malt Beverage Brewed with Maple Syrup
Mt. Carmel Brewing Co.
Cincinnati, OH

The pretty label reports:
-Mahogany in color entering with hints of maple followed by a toasted multi-body, balancing a clean malty finish-
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery established in 2005. Production grows at the same address where it began, in the basement of this farmhouse built in 1924. We offer several all natural hand-crafted beers in bottles and kegs. All with our pleasant touch of fanaticism. Please enjoy responsibly and thanks for the support. -Mike Dewey, Owner/Brewer
12 FL. OZ. (355 ML) Keep Refrigerated

English-Style Ale
Dundee Brewing Co.
Rochester, NY

Label offerings:
Classic and Clean
Summer Teeth
Golden Kellerbier
Columbus Brewing Co.
Columbus, OH

Label info:
No ABV listed
12 Fluid Ounces
Est 1988
Crisp, Unfiltered, Golden Kellerbier
World Inspired * Ohio Brewed
Please keep refrigerated until serving.
Bernie Beer
Brown Ale
Hop View Brewing Co.
Madison, WI

The beer can reports:
5.5% Alc./Vol.
12 fluid ounces 355 ml.
Made With Pride in Ohio
Summer Seasonal
Blonde Ale
Homestead Beer Co.
Heath, OH

The label says:
5.0% AVC
12 FL. OZ.
Brewed Proudly in Licking County.  

Imperial Taiji India Pale Ale
Evil Twin Brewing
 Stratford, CT
Distributed by
Twelve Percent LLC
Brooklyn, NY

Label fine print:
12 FL. OZ.
This is one half of a Black and Tan. Not just any Black and Tan but the one where a toasted smug and a hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin & Yang together (or enjoy this flipping good Imperial IPA solo).
Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale
Tap Room Brewing Co.
Rochester, NY

Label info:
No ABV listed.
Signature: Adam Lane
Celebrating the repeal of prohibition DEC_1933.
Under the supervision Brewmaster's Choice
Certified Genuine
Access No. -00160
Tap Room 21 Exclusive Night Club

No comments: