Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fabulous new breweries and rare beers.

We've been meaning to blog about some of the amazing stuff on our taps these days. To wit:

New Breweries

--Firestone Walker, a fantastic Southern California brewery, is finally on draft in New York City, and we've got their Union Jack IPA on tap. This piney West Coast wonder won the gold in the most competitive category at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival, the American-Style IPA category.

--For the first time ever, Full Sail, a lovely Oregon microbrewery, is in New York City on draft. We've got their classic northwestern amber ale on tap right now. Full Sail Amber has brought home twelve medals from the World Beer Championships and one gold from the Great American Beer Festival.

--Barrier Brewing, a one-man operation on Long Island that just started up last year, is now delivering limited quantities of kegs to New York City. We just got their awesome Pale Ale, which packs a lot of pungent punch for a relatively low-alcohol pale. If the beer isn't enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy, you can feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a tiny new NYC-area brewery.

New/Rare Beers

--Bear Republic's Ryevalry is here! Ryevalry is a brand-new and limited-release double IPA, brewed with large quantities of American hops and fermented with a Belgian ale yeast to create a bitter, hoppy, and spicy ale.

--We just got some new firkins that made their way across the Atlantic from the home of cask ale, England. Right now we have Ridgeway Bad King John, an English stout with great roasted malt aroma and taste. Ridgeway is one of the most talked-about English breweries, and cask is the way to drink their beer.

In sum, now is a great time to come by; it's one of the best tap selections we've ever had, if we do say so ourselves.

1 comment:

Rudy said...

Aaaagh! Stay cool. I'll be there in six weeks.