Sunday September 27, 2015
Hello fellow beer geeks, and beer fans alike!
I have a small but concise update for you on what we’ve received this week. They are all of the Pale ale variety, and each are very enjoyable.
Copper Cone Pale Ale by Epic Brewing
There isn’t a whole lot to say about this beer other than it’s part of their “Elevated” series, and is made differently each time, and as of writing there are no specifics on their website (which means it’s pretty darn fresh!). ($10.79 for a 650mL bottle)
Hopulent IPA by Epic Brewing
Another in the ever so evolving “Elevated” series, this one is also changing constantly. Medium body, with a lightly bready, grainy malt character with Plenty of tropical fruits and pine sap. Makes me look forward to all the future releases and their unique recipes! ($10.79 for a 650mL bottle)
Breaking Bud by KneeDeep Brewing
This is a beer meant to join the mellow and bitter English IPA with a powerful and robust American IPA. The lighter pale malts are complimented with a fair amount of flaked wheat, and the bitterness is kept to a soft 50 IBU (ok… soft to some?). There is also plenty of tropical fruit notes and more citrus from the use of Simcoe and Mosaic hops. As much as I can’t stand the name or label, I was pleasantly surprised by how good this beer is! ($11.49 for a 650mL bottle)
These all served as the perfect fuel for hoppy hour around the shop this week! I was a little surprised at the pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers that didn’t come in, but this was no fault of our own, there simply wasn’t any for us to order! Don’t worry though, I’m keeping my eye out every day to see what comes out when, and before you know it you’ll be in pumpkin spice country (Starbucks ain’t got nothin’ on us!). In the meantime though, remember we still have the pumpkin beers from Howe Sound, and Alley Kat, along with the Marzens from Alley Kat, Sam Adams, and Hofbrau! Definitely no lack of choice at the moment!
I want to mention, once more, my upcoming class “Learning to Love Craft Beer” on October 6, where I’ll be giving a little crash course on the beer making process, and going through 7 different styles from different regions, and demystifying any terminology (and answering any and all questions). It should be a fun night! Don’t wait too long, the class is already half full!
So I will leave you all with that. Stay tuned for more seasonals in the coming weeks, and remember to drink your IPA fresh!