🎶It is the mooost wonderful timeee of the yeeeaaar🎶
.. BEER TASTING time IS the most wonderful time of the year, ok? 🎉🍻
👀 deep golden color, white and persistent head.
👃grapefruit, ripe peach, mango; soft scent of citrus, biscuit, woody spices.
👅sharp bitterness, good grainy aroma and maltyness, biscuit, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and tropical fruits (mangomangomango and a touch of pineapple). Dry, bitter finish. ❤
I trekked my way to the top of a peak in #redrock today. Had a couple of local beers from @ablebakerbrewing and @hopnutsbrewing at the top and soaked up the view of the Las Vegas valley below. I definitely need to do this more often. #imabeerrebel
The scientists at Alcovit have come up with a hangover prevention! Even better they'll be at Brewers Feast with an awesome set-up, with a cool activation and lots of prizes including a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest
In the 1800's the Bump Track was the only road between the dense hinterland and the waiting steamships at Port. The term ‘road’ is used loosely in this instance, as it was no leisurely Sunday drive. The Bump Track was a steep, unforgiving and strenuous journey. It was only 6kms long, but would’ve felt more like 600, particularly because the most reliable mode of transport in those days had an engine output of only one horsepower.
Today it is a popular challenge for runners and cyclists alike. When you've done the 'Hard Yards' why not come and try ours? 😎🍺🚴♂️ 🏃♀️
Beer: Footscray Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Brewed in Melbourne, VIC
Format: 330ml Bottle
Average Price: $4.50
New Entry: Ranked #43 in the @gabsfestival #hottest100beers of 2016
West City Brewing launched back in August 2015. A small gypsy brewer in Melbourne's west best known for the Footscray Ale, a beer that enjoyed a moment in the sun when the Western Bulldogs claimed the AFL Premiership in 2016 and has proved to be rather popular ever since.
Footscray Ale was the second beer released by West City Brewing and is their take on a classic pale ale, albeit a biscuity, balanced session-style pale ale. Packaged with a quirky and colourful label depicting the west Melbourne skyline, Footscray pours a delightfully golden, hazy orange-amber. A huge fluffy white head sits atop a rather lively, effervescent body that demands attention. A delicious, rich caramelised malt whiff with biscuits and plenty of pine governs this brew alongside a touch of citrus and a dash of floral & tropical hop aromatics. As expected Footscray is led by rich caramel, toffee and lightly toasted biscuit flavours that really give you something to chew on. A backdrop of fruity hop character with citrus and pine produce a beer flavoursome but restrained enough to make sure you come back for seconds. And thirds, proving that West really is Best.
I gotta say this first: the tag line for this beer should be “For the Love of Craft!” Quick story: 2 years ago, I was at a Black Friday beer event where one of the guest taps was “The Blood of Cthulhu” by @sawdustcitybeer (a collab with @barhopbar). I was completely over the moon about it, and almost 2 years to the day I have this precious liquid in my possession once again - despite almost having to fight Cthulhu itself to get it. Funny how things work out sometimes. The Blood of Cthulhu is a 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout made with cherries, raspberries & cranberries that clocks in at 50 IBU. I could stop the review right here, because it’s every bit as great as that sounds, but I like words, so on we go! It pours as black as the ink on an original Lovecraft manuscript, with a very ample cappuccino head that doesn’t stick around all night. If you’re a fan of stouts with fruit additions, you'll love the aroma on this. A rich chocolatey base is woven between layers of tart berry and some lighter, sweet malt & fruit notes, and complimented by a good dose of creamy coffee: amazing! Tasting it, you’re expecting that chocolate/coffee side to hit, but instead, the first wall of flavour is both sweet & tart fruit, and it is HUGE and SO DAMN IMPRESSIVE FOR A STOUT! I don’t know why I’m shouting, but raspberry/cherry combo is just lights out good. It takes a while, but the fruit side of things eventually subsides, and that's when we get those rich, dark chocolate notes; velvety smooth and no doubt helped along by some of the sweeter malt notes. It rounds out in an interesting way: a good bit of the coffee bitterness, which isn’t entirely unexpected for a big stout, but there’s a nice little tart bite of cranberry on that finish too - a unique end to a great tour through flavourville. What really sticks out for me on this one is that for a 9.5% imperial stout, it’s rather light-bodied and the alcohol is almost undetectable. So be careful: Cthulhu is lurking. If you want my advice: find this, buy this and enjoy this outstanding, world-class stout. If anything, just being able to say you drank a glass of the Blood of Cthulhu will sound cool. 🍻🐙
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We are starting with Stone Ripper Pale Ale!
Into the secondary we go for two weeks. The stout, which tastes fantastic on its own, is now on its way to becoming a chocolate cherry stout. Racked in top of two cans of Vintners Tart Cherry Puree and Cacao Nibs (next photo). Going to taste test in 3 days to see if the nibs should come out, otherwise this will be in here for 2 more weeks!
Any ideas for a name?
Ironically, I've only had one Cantillon and it was a whale. Excited to try these entry level dudes. I wanted to get a nice spread of delicious beer for Thanksgiving and I figured some fine lambic is a good place to start.