Thursday, January 26, 2012

5 C's is finally here!

Greetings beer lovers,
Yes, it is true 5 C's IPA is finally on tap. It was sad to see Clusters Last Stand take a bow but there will be more..... However, what we have lined up now is quite delicious and here is the run down of new beers..... Along with the 5C's is a very limited stash(2 kegs)of Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada which will replace Finest Kind 'til Ruthless is gone. Ruthless Rye as the name implies is a Rye IPA that is hoppy and delectable with it's unique rye malt aroma and flavor finished off with the signature Sierra hop character....resinous and floral. We have a touch of Bigfoot also from Sierra to be followed by our Winter Rye which is quite different from the Sierra Nevada Rye product as we were going for full mouth feel and body to assuage the cold winter(?) chill and a good balance between the rye and hops. The Winter Rye weighs in at 6% abv and will pair well with the pasta and meat selections here at P-Brew. Do stop in and try our new offerings. Cheers! Todm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Clusters Last Stand...... good to the last drops!

Hey All,
Looks like everyone loved the Clusters Last Stand as there is less than a keg in Serving Tank #10!! Looks like we'll have to brew another batch soon! There is also a wee bit of the cask of CLS dryhopped with Tomahawk (delicious!) So, all you resin lovers who wanna get your tongues in a tizzy get on down here as the Cluster Last Stand won't probably make it thru the night..... which brings me to our line up for the next few days(?) which will include Winter Rye a burly full bodied Rye Ale brewed for winter ( read big mouthfeel!) and some 5 C's IPA (14 BBL). So all you hopheads around the area will have some hoppy IPA to enjoy. By the looks of how the IPAs are moving the trend is certainly not slowing down at all!! Cheers! Todm

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sweet Action for Sunday

This Sundays extra beer for the line up is from our friends at Six Point brewing in Brooklyn. The beer we'll be pouring is Sweet Action which happens to be a well balanced golden ale. I'll let Six Point tell you about the beer "Sweet Action is an idea, a concept. It is a simple representation of what makes beer great-the marriage of barley and hoops, in harmonious balance for your mind, body and soul. The experience is transcendental." The color is golden amber @ 31-33 IBUs and 5.2 % abv. This is a tasty beer and why not make a trip to the pub this Sunday and experience transcendence!! Cheers! Todm

Friday, January 20, 2012

Look Who's Coming to P-Brew!

Actually, it's not really who but more of what's coming to P-brew...... It is a log of vintage Smuttynose '04 Barleywine for our Sunday special. This is a once in a blue moon type of beer because of the vintage being '04. Here is what Smuttynose says about this extraordinary ale.... "Our Barleywine is rich and malty, with hints of fruity esters and a well-hopped finish. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit and ripe cheese on a cold winter’s night, or lay it up and savor it with a friend for a special summer treat." Or in our case lay it up for 7 or 8 years and enjoy it during the cold days of January. Come on in and enjoy a chalice of this warming elixir this Sunday. Cheers! Todm

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What a Line up for tonight!

Greetings beer lovers,
Looks like Thurs the 19th is finally here and we'll be hosting Mitch Steele from Stone Brewing Co. for the release of Clusters Last Stand IPA (a collaboration beer between P-Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co and Stone Brewing Co. This IPA was loosely based on Ballentine IPA recipe which Mitch has been researching. It also turns out that this collaboration was the 1st (we think) Skype collaboration. How cool is that? Anyway, we have a keg of Ruination and a couple of Arrogant Bastards to put on tonight as well as Clusters Last Stand. When they are gone they are gone and it will be business as usual. Hope to see you here around 5:30-6 tonight. BTW Clusters will be on for a few days we think? Cheers! Todm

Friday, January 13, 2012

A wee change to the lineup

Greetings beer lovers,
We saw the last of our Saison L'hiver go away last night but found a lost keg of our Saison Printemps to replace it. This well balanced Saison was brewed in March for the springtime ("Printemps" in French) and has a typical Belgian aroma with an intense peppery flavor usually associated with Saison style beers. There is only one keg of this baby so do make the effort to come in and have a bubble glass of this well aged golden elixir before it's gone. Cheers! Todm

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dogfish Head redux this Sunday

Greetings beer lovers,
This Sundays "extra tap" beer offering is a double whammy of Dogfish Head beers. We have some Burton Baton, an oak aged IPA, and some Palo Santo, a big brown ale aged in Palo Santo wood. The folks at Dogfish Head remark about Palo Santo that the aging tanks are made of "exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood" which add a complexity of caramel and vanilla to this burly ale. The tanks are also the largest wooden brewing vessels since Prohibition in America and make the folks at DFH very excited. "We have wood. Now you do too" they have been known to say. So come on by this Sunday and warm your soul with some big gnaurghly beers!
On another note, this Thurs. the 19th we'll be debuting a collaboration brew Dave Yarrington from Smuttynose and I did with Stone Brewing Co's Mitch Steele. Mitch and the crew at Stone have been researching IPA's and will be publishing a book about IPA in the near future. We have brewed an "old school" style IPA derived from an old Ballentine IPA recipe. We took some liberties but used the grist, malt, profile and the hopping rates, and we used Cluster and Bullion from the olden days and added some Tomahawk for that incorrect P.C. thing..... the beer being called Clusters Last Stand. Again, come on by and enjoy a pint or two of old school IPA on Thurs and say hey to Dave, Mitch and I. Cheers! Todm

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gravitation this Sunday

Hello beer lovers,
We have a log of Smuttynose Gravitation for this Sunday's additional beer tap. This years Gravitation is a "big, dark ale is brewed using a variety of Belgian specialty malts along with 200 pounds of raisin puree per batch. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast. This beer has a starting gravity of 23 degrees Plato". Now, how about a big juicy burger accompanied by a lovely tulip of Gravatation? Come on in for some Sunday fun and perhaps hit the Lapanza Lounge for one of the Wild Card games and a beer or two. Cheers! Todm