Friday, July 31, 2009

Saturday Taste 8/1/09

Saturday's taste is going to be a long one - we're open from noon until 8 pm. It's also gonna be warm (not like Wednesday when it felt like we were standing on the sun) so we've picked three Golden/Blonde ales. Remember to bring your ID because you have to be 21 to taste!

Port Townsend Golden Ale: Pale malts combined with Northwest whole leaf hops and a touch of crystal malts create this highly drinkable light ale. 5.6% abv.

Snipes Mt. Extra Blonde Ale: Straw colored, light with a beautiful floral hop finish. 4.3% abv.

Terminal Gravity Extra Special Golden: Terminal Gravity's Rye beer, "Extra Special Golden," might be described as an American golden ale. This pale, dry and very drinkable beer is perfect for someone who wants something cold and refreshing but with a bit more flavor then the typical American lager. 5.4% abv.

Saturday Hours for Pioneer Days

It's Pioneer Days on Saturday in Lake City, and the parade goes right outside our door, starting at 7pm, so we've decided to stay open until 8 o'clock. We'll be having our Saturday tasting (see the next blog) all day long, so if you're down to see the parade come and join us!

Southern Tiers Goes Sour

Last night, as I sat on the back patio with my beer loving better half, I began singing the praises of Southern Tier's new farmhouse ale, the Imperial Cherry Saison. Sour, but not Lemonhead mouth puckering, with a subtle cherry flavor which I attributed to the aging in French Oak staves. This beer checks in at 8% abv which makes it the lightest SoTier offering in our stable - but an imperial none the less. The crisp finish was thirst quenching, mitigating the stifling heat. Body was a golden straw color and held a fizzy white head. I'm going to add this beer to a long list of fantastic brews produced by Southern Tier: Choklat Imperial Stout, Unearthly IPA, Gemini, etc...