Monday, February 27, 2012

Grand Cru takes place of our Belgian style Tripel

Greetings beer lovers,
Our Belgian style Tripel has gone away...... and replacing it is our Grand Cru. A beer in the Belgian style of "Grand Cru's" has the adage of being one of the finest we brew and this is certainly true with this one! With a little more attention to balance and flavor this bold yet reserved ale has the full-fruit character of other Belgian style ales including a similar aromatic to peaches and pineapples. Along with the 8 percent abv(alcohol by volume) the beer has an lovely light amber to orange hue due to the incorporation of candi-syrup (of the amber persuasion) along with some aromatic malt in the grist profile. To create a wee bit of nuance we added just the slightest bit of white peppercorn and coriander to the finishing boil. The resultant beer has a slightly sweet upfront flavor followed by a medium body and a lingering aftertaste. We hope you find it appealing. Cheers! Todm

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gubna come to the Sunday tap line up!! WHOA! 100 IBU's 10% abv

Greetings beer lovers,
What a week! Kate the Great tix came and went faster than a nude body on a "slip and slide"! Sorry to all those that were not able to procure tickets and to those who bought tickets and did not win.... but that is the chance behind a lottery. I bought 15 tickets and got skunked myself. Oh well, thems the breaks!
Anyway, we were down in DC visiting our daughter over the past weekend and missed out on all the excitement. I heard the Peeper went over well and this Sunday we have an equally great beer Gubna from Oskar Blues. Gubna is an Imperial IPA and here is the scoop on it from the folks at Oskar Blues: "Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with 3 malts and 1 hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer will greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness." Well, I don't know about you but I am excited already. Do stop in for a tulip of this monstrous elixir. Cheers! Todm

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Peeper Ale here on Sunday

Greetings beer lovers,
So, this Sunday we have a log of Peeper Ale from Maine Brewing Co. to add to the line up on tap. Peeper was the first Maine B/C's beer available and is sure to please those with a hankering for hops. A pale ale with heart I like to call it. Lots of resin in this baby. Come on by and give it a go if you haven't tasted Peeper yet and if you have come on by and have one of our tasty elixirs. Cheers! Todm

Friday, February 10, 2012

'05 Smuttonator on tap for Sunday the 12th

Greetings beer lovers,
Wow, it has been a while since I posted and fortunately not too much happened while I was away. I was away for two days doing a little skiing with my bud, Will, from Cambridge Brewing Co. As the title proclaims we, in fact, have a log of '05 Smuttonator here at the pub for taping on Sunday!! It should be awesome. I am anticipating a delicious full bodied amber double bock with some reductive characteristics due to the aging process (but we won't know til we tap it now will we?!) Some other news here is that the Winter Dunkelweizen went by the way of the Doo-Doo bird and was replaced by Murphy's Law Red ale and the 5 C's was replaced by some ESB. A nice easy drinking red beer and an amber beer to help ease the winter blues(?). So, do come by on Sunday to help drink our 11th tap with a glass of Smuttonator. Cheers! Todm

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New beers arrive at P-Brew

Greetings beer lovers,
There have been a few changes as of late and one of the new beers we brought on is Righteous Rye from Six Point Brewery out of Brooklyn NY. The Righteous is a strong pale ale weighing in at 7.2% abv with between 51 to 54 IBU's!! Not exactly a pale ale but righteous in it own sense. Big and strong flavors led by the rye malt and hops lend to a perfect winter ale. Check it next to our Winter Rye and see the difference between the two styles..... we did not use as many hops but we incorporated more rye. Two great rye ales on tap at P-Brew now. And speaking of new beers on tap we have replaced our Wheatwine with our Belgian style Tripel. Going from 9.9% abv down to 9% abv was a small price to pay for a truly fruity aromatic (like Juicy Fruit gum) Triple brewed with authentic Belgian ingredients such as yeast, malt and candi syrup. This fine ale has a sweet upfront flavor with a medium mouth-feel followed by a spicy peppery flavor brought on by the unique yeast the beer was fermented with. Lastly we replaced the Coffee Milk Stout with our good old standby Oatmeal Stout. Over 100 pounds of both malted and flaked oats add the softness that quells the acrid flavor usually associated with the high roasted malts used in making stouts. Well that's all for now. Don't forget to come on in for the Sunday special 11th beer line up which will be Six Point's Sweet Action. There might even be some folks mingling down in the Lapanza Lounge during the big game tomorrow along with some tasty treats! Go Pats! Cheers! Todm

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OOPS! Sweet Action never made it to the taps!!

Greetings beer lovers! Turns out we were a wee bit pre-occupied this past Sunday cleaning the brewery a to make it a little more efficient and a little less cluttered......and forgot to put on Sweet Action from Six Point out of Brooklyn, NY. Here is what they have to say about this 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
PS Growlers will be available on March 5th but no Kate will be put into those growlers!!
PPS Go Pats!