NEW TAPS!! We've now got six delicious beers on tap 🥳 A huge thank you to Brian and Julia Fitzgerald from @artisanbrewing for the installation and we look forward to having your beers on tap.
Current Tap List:
Tap 1: Sauce Brewing Co. DIPAPOTAMUS Double IPA 8.2% - Growler: $33 / Squealer: $18.
Tap 2: Stockade Brew Co Mr FUJU Neipa 6% - Growler: $26 / Squealer: $14.
Tap 3: Brewski COGNA Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 12% - Growler: $70 / Squealer: $40.
Tap 4: Sierra Nevada OTRA VEZ Gose With Lime & Agave 4.9% - Growler: $20 / Squealer: $11.
Tap 5: Deschutes Brewery FRESH HAZE Ipa 6.5% - Growler: $46 / Squealer: $25.
Tap 6: Artisan Brewing x Petition CITRUS DAWN Sour Saison 4.3% - Growler: $25 / Squealer: $14.
NEW BEER ALERT - Released today.
Shimmer - Dry Hopped Sour - Twin Sails Brewing. Port Moody, BC.
Always excited for new sour releases, especially in the winter when so many people are switching to heavy beers. The body on this girl is light, VERY light, but she comes with complexity, due to the secondary souring over kettle souring. The depth is definitely there (thank you twin sails appreciate that) It's not overly sour, so you can drink many of these without needing to cleanse your palate with something else. The mouthfeel, feels like high carbonation, kind of like champagne but not. It just has a very small bubble brightness to it. If that makes any sense...
I’m gonna say this first off: I don’t have an oyster knife. I know, I’m embarrassed. But I like the label and wanted to do something with the knife, so here you go. I get that some people are over @trilliumbrewing and all... but I dig the beers. They are a quality brewery. Vicinity double IPA is a great example of that. So much of that famous velvety mouth feel that I’ve come to expect from them, mixed with a hidden abv of juiciness. Tons of pineapple and mango with a slight lingering bitterness.
Newport OR, USA
New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorts
APPEARANCE - An old gold nugget. One you might find in a panners saddlebag. Great initial head that disappears quickly, sticking to the glass leaving almost a crown. Half way through and the bubbles are gone.
AROMA - Initially I get a sniff of old, almost stale. Followed by sweet malts, earthy hops, and surprisingly only a small scent of alchohol. At 11.6% I find it is quite difficult to hide the booze but they pulled er off.
TASTE - Initially sweet followed by the IPA bitters. First sip shes barelywine, as you swallow shes an IPA then a barely wine again and the booze shows itself. Its quiet again though. Tastes more like a 7 - 8% beer then a 12%
MOUTHFEEL - Right off the bat she feels like a refreshing smooth malty pale ale. That quickly turns bitter and almost harsh into the acidic alchohol taste. The feeling is like mint mouth wash without the mint flavor but obviously not as potent. Leaves your mouth and throat dry.
OVERALL - Shes a unique brew. The ish and sorta's are suiting. There a bit much going on for me but a ride I am glad I took. As for a dish to go with. It's a tough call. The dryness that stays with ya could be good with a spinach salad, I am thinking more it could be shared over a light cake dessert.
I got my BBDS today, did you!? I was 70th in line at 3:45 this morning. I wouldn’t have stood in line from 3:45 - 11 am for a beer and brewery I wasn’t 100% behind. Judge me if you must but Double Stack is one of my favorite stouts and I am really excited to try it’s barrel aged counterpart. You keep on keepin’ the Great in Great Notion guys. Congrats on this insane release!