Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dragon’s Wort Ale

I’ve shopped for many rare, seasonal and special release beers in my lifetime, but I’ve never run across a Dragon’s Wort Ale.  I even “googled it” so I know it never existed.   So I decide to make a beer using Dragon’s Wort as a spice.  They use Tarragon, the more popular name for this spice, in chicken dishes, soups and in other countries even as a soda flavoring! 

I had several other Haunted Beer’s in waiting in front, so it isn’t until today (Wed Sept 26th, 2012) that I get around to releasing and blogging about this beer.   Turns out another Colorado Brewery (Pumphouse in Longmont) has beat me to the release.  The only proof is due to Untapped which proves they had released a Dragon’s Wort Porter about 6 weeks or so before (which I found out during the writing of this post).

Like most of our wheat beer series and Haunted Series, we like to go “over the top” so you can taste what we say we put in the beers.  Dragon’s Wort Ale is no exception.  The flavor is SOOO strong that a funny slogan comes to mind.   “There are no such thing as strong beers in this world…only weak men!”

Come and see how strong your manly beer scale measures up against our Dragon’s Wort Ale.  Can you slay a glass of this 8.5% spiced Belgian-style behemoth?  Tapped at 4PM on Wed. 26th 2012.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Taphandles for the Brewpub

 tap3 These taphandles aren’t all that impressive, but they are replacing little black stubs with a hand-scribbled sticker on the top.  This sticker was about 1/2” circle and when it got wet was very hard to read.  In order to maintain the quality of beer you expect as the customer. (like “I ordered a Pilsner and this is a Stout!”)  These taphandles will assist us in pouring the right beer every time!  tap1Yeah, no more confusing little stubby taphandles. 

For all you bartenders out there, Rock on!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Brown Rice and Honey 2012

image The much anticipated release of the Brown Rice & Honey Ale is soon.  Friday Sept 7th at 4PM to be exact.  I’ve fielded many questions over the last few months on it’s expected return.  This is one of our fall seasonals and is based on an Northern English Brown.   The beer is hardly recognizable from it’s base style after 60lbs of Clover Honey and 60lbs of Brown Rice are added to the beer.  The honey brings a floral aroma and honey flavor whereas the brown rice lends more of an earthy spiciness.  Much like last year the beer comes in around 6.1% ABV and 26IBU’s. The beer pairs well with many foods including Nepalese (coincidence?, I think not!).  Last years post can be read here in this conveniently placed link.

Alternatively to the Oktoberfest beers and the early released Winter Warmers that are on the market now, come try a beer that reminds the soul that it is harvest season.