Holy Smokes! June 19th 2014 w/ Marty Rozon

Holy Smokes ! June 19th 2014 Blog

What a combination – great barbeque from Calgary’s Holy Smokes along with the six KWM beers chosen for this class. A tasty way to ease ourselves into the start of summer!

  1. Howe Sound Lager – This Dortmunder style lager is a pale golden lager that is balanced between sweet malt and dry hop flavours. The lager has a clean, dry finish with some mild fruitiness delivered by the US version of German Hallertau hops and traditional Polish Lublin. – $14.49
  2. Mt Begbie Powerhouse Pale – A generous portion of lightly roasted malt gives this beer a smooth yet distinctive character. Pale ale worth diving into! Ideal with spicy foods. – $5.29
  3. Maine Beer Company Peeper – An American-style pale ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by Crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavour. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean. – $9.39
  4. Mikkeller 20 Hops IPA – Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium. It is made with water, malt (Pilsner, Munich, Cara-crystal), oat flakes, generous helpings of 20 different hop varieties and yeast. – $6.99
  5. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock – A smoked bock beer for Bamberg’s strong beer season (October through December). Matured for months in ancient rock-cellars underneath Bamberg and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask. Similar to, but much bigger than the classic Maerzen style. – $4.99
  6. Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura – A Belgian inspired stout that is as dark as a moonless midnight, brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops. It will keep you good company in all places, be they light or dark. – $14.69

The Evening’s two favourites:

  1. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
  2. Maine Beer Peeper

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