|January 16, 2011|
|2:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
So here we are staring down the barrel of our first little big beer festival featuring Oskar Blues!
The crew up at O.B. is putting together 2 specialty brews for the shin dig to pair up with two of their usual suspects.
1st up on the docket will be a double dry hopped firkin of their bad ass Imperial Red, Gordon. Gordon is a luscious, double-red ale with a gooey aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. Gordon also sports a surprisingly comfortable finish for a beer of its hefty size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to Gordon Knight, a Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of Lyons, CO.
2nd is a keg of Oaked Old Chub. Old Chub is a Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) it’s brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features a skim-milk mouthfeel, semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a kiss of smoke. This particular batch has the addition of being aged in oak!
3rd is Mama’s Little Yella Pils which is a small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Bavarian hops.
Last but certainly not least is GUBNA! 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.
Tapping will be at 2 p.m. Sunday the 16th and run until the kegs are kicked. We will shut down Hops & Pie for regular business, charge a cover at the door (21+ only) of 30$ and what that will get you is all the Oskar Blues beer you can drink.
We are totally psyched to kick off this new monthly tradition at H&P.
In other news here we just put on a few new drafts:
#1 Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin out of Michigan - A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!
#2 Prelude Special Ale from Shipyard out of Portland, Maine – A rich, nutty, full bodied English Ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.
Coming soon will be a few handles from Mad River out of Blue River, Ca, Stone’s Oaked Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard, Vertical Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewery out of Saratoga Springs, NY. and of few other too.