Friday, August 7, 2009

Saturday Taste 8/9/09

Another glorious Seattle summer weekend is upon us, grey and in the 60's! That makes it a perfect time to taste a few imperial reds - enough malt sweetness to chase away the clouds with a kick of alcohol to warm the spirits! We'll be trying the Loco Red from Iron Horse, Ninkasi's Beliver Double Red and the Lucky #13 from Lagunitas!

Iron Horse Loco Imperial Red: Its like an imperial IPA with a big malt body. Dark red in color with lots of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma, this ale is a malty, high gravity gem (7.5% ABV) crafted from two types of malt and four types of hops. Once called Loco-Motive Imperial Red Ale, we shortened... 'cause it was too long.

Ninkasi Believer Double Red: A rich deep red with roasted malt and caramel notes, balanced by plentiful hops. Brewed for the believers of Ninkasi, delicious and satisfying, a wonderful representation of what the Northwest beer scene is all about. 6.9 % alc./vol. 60 ibus.

Lagunitas Lucky #13: Their 13th birthday beer, big on hops and the dark malts.8.3% alc./vol. 76.92 ibus.

See you here, we'll be tasting all day!