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I’D TAP THAT: Fresh from the farm

I’D TAP THAT: Fresh from the farm

By Derek Warren For Weekender http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tapthat1.jpg Glassware: The Saison style is highlighted by bright, fresh Belgian characteristics predominantly portrayed through the beer’s yeast profile. The aroma is a showcase for all these features and glassware that captures that is perfect for the beer. The first choice is a snifter glass, although a tulip or oversized […]

I’D TAP THAT: An American classic

I’D TAP THAT: An American classic

By Derek Warren For Weekender Glassware: The bright flavor of the beer is aided by the hop forward aromatics and a glass that can help contain that aroma is best for the beer. The IPA glass from Spiegelau is a great option, but not always practical for everyone as many bars do not stock this […]

I’D TAP THAT: Raise a pint to summer

I’D TAP THAT: Raise a pint to summer

Description: Summer Ale pours a hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that leaves a trace on lacing on the glass. The aroma is bright and perfect for summer with notes of lemon, sweet wheat, and touches of spices on the backend. The taste follows the nose with wonderful citrus notes of lemons and […]

I’D TAP THAT: Celebrate your freedom

I’D TAP THAT: Celebrate your freedom

Submitted by Derek Warren Description: Brew Free or Die pours a light hazy golden amber hue with a bright white head that leaves behind a thick layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of hoppy goodness, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops up front, followed by backing hints of semi-sweet […]

I’D TAP THAT: Nostalgia with a kick

I’D TAP THAT: Nostalgia with a kick

Submitted by Derek Warren Description: Not Your Father’s Root Beer pours a deep brownish black with very little off white head that directly resembles the look of root beer. The aroma is that of classic old fashioned root beer spices backed by hints of vanilla and a pleasing sweetness. The taste follows on the promise […]

I’D TAP THAT: Lighten up

I’D TAP THAT: Lighten up

Description: Hop Sun pours a clear, light honey-hue with a very thin, bright white head that leaves no amount of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma has strong notes of semi-sweet wheat malts backed by touches of lemon rinds and very subtle hints of pine from the hops. The taste brings forth a stronger […]

I’D TAP THAT: IPA meets lager to create amazing beer

I’D TAP THAT: IPA meets lager to create amazing beer

Submitted Description: Hoponius Union pours a golden orange hue with a creamy white head that leaves behind a very thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with strong hop notes of citrus, pine, mango and pineapple backed by a semi-sweet malt bill that adds a bready note. The taste follows the nose with […]

I’D TAP THAT: Don’t fear the dark

I’D TAP THAT: Don’t fear the dark

Submitted Description: NightTime pours a deep brown black with a fluffy beige head that leaves behind a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with hints of roasted malts balanced with a strong hop presence — think dark baker’s chocolate mixed with citrus fruits, mainly grapefruit. The taste follows the nose with a […]

I’D TAP THAT: Cigar City proud of Jai Alai IPA

I’D TAP THAT: Cigar City proud of Jai Alai IPA

Glassware: Fruity aromatics are present throughout and a glass that captures that will most certainly enhance the drinking experience. Glassware such as the Spiegelau IPA glass, snifter and tulip are best. However, a nonic pint or oversized wine glass will also do in a pinch. Description: Jai Alai pours copper in color with an off-white […]

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