As I sit here drinking a Three Floyd’s Brian Boru after watching my Purdue Boilermakers lay a big egg in the Sweet Sixteen, I thought I’d throw a few tidbits up on the blog.
The Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is FINALLY here (thinking that beer review I did of it in the P-I a month ago is pretty useless by now). Check your usual local spots. It sounds like supplies are limited, so get on it…it’s a good one. According to Bottlework’s blog, they also got in the Avery Brabant and a new batch of New Belgium La Folie.
I finally got to try a couple of beers I’d been looking forward to: New Belgium/Elysian The Trip and Hale’s Supergoose Imperial IPA. Both were pretty damn good. The Supergoose was on the lighter side for an imperial IPA, but that is right where I like it. Hale’s is known for their session beers, and this is more extreme than most of what I’ve had from them. Nicely done. The first thing that struck me about the Trip was that it’s amazingly beautiful in the glass. It was a radiant, bright amber pour with full white head. This mix of Belgian Trippel and American IPA leans more towards the Trippel end of the spectrum, but the floral/citrus hops add a nice dimension.
Don’t forget there are two great looking events tomorrow:
- Herbert’s Legendary Ale Showcase at Brouwer’s Cafe. Try all 10 of the Herbert’s beers in advance of Saturday’s cask fest.
- WAHA Educational Speaker – Wyeast’s Brian Perkey at Big Al Brewing at 7pm.
See the events calendar for more details on both of these.
Chris over at The Beer Retard has a nice writeup on a tasting of the new De Proef Lousberg Ale and the Het Hinkelspel Cheese that it was made to pair with. Since I didn’t make it to Uber for the tasting, I’ll be looking forward to buying some at Whole Foods sometime soon.
In case you haven’t noticed, my favorite WA beer festival of the year is this Saturday. See you there.
Damn it, Boilers. Why’d you go and ruin my night?