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I’d Tap That: A barrel of delicious brew

I’d Tap That: A barrel of delicious brew

Glassware: Rich and luscious stouts such as Ten Fidy Bourbon Barrel-Aged require glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly and trap the alluring aroma. Spiegelau has a stout glass that works great, but a snifter will suffice. The most important aspect with proper glassware is the subtle tapering to trap the aroma. Description: Ten […]

I’d Tap That: What’s majestic, dark and delicious?

I’d Tap That: What’s majestic, dark and delicious?

Glassware: Stouts, especially those of the imperial variety, offer rich and fairly complex notes that truly show themselves as the beer slowly warms. Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout is no exception and glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly while also trapping the aroma is a must. Spiegelau has a wonderful stout glass with thin […]

I’d Tap That: Merry Monks offer more than holiday cheer

I’d Tap That: Merry Monks offer more than holiday cheer

Glassware: Belgian beers have a very distinctive aroma that is the centerpiece of many. Merry Monks is no different. Glassware that helps trap the inviting aroma and allows the beer to warm very slowly is an absolute must. Any type of stemware is the best selection such as a tulip glass, chalice, snifter or over […]

I’d Tap That: A little of this is how Santa stays so merry

I’d Tap That: A little of this is how Santa stays so merry

Glassware: Amber ales are not huge impactful beers, but they do possess a lot of great subtle characteristics and with Rogue that is understood to be true. The hops and rich malts emanate a wonderful aroma that must be enjoyed to get the full impact of this beer. A willi becher pub glass is a […]

I’d Tap That: Gimme some of that shugga

I’d Tap That: Gimme some of that shugga

Glassware: The sweet brown sugar aroma and hefty malt backbone require glassware that emphasizes these wonderful qualities. This is a beer that releases more of its phenomenal qualities as it reaches room temperature. Glassware that allows for a slow warming process is key. A snifter is the first choice for glassware as it will showcase […]

I’d Tap That: A truly merry experience this winter

I’d Tap That: A truly merry experience this winter

Glassware: Belgian beers have a very distinctive aroma that is the centerpiece for many of them and Merry Monks is no different. Glassware that helps trap the inviting aroma and allows the beer to warm very slowly is an absolute must. Any type of stemware such as a tulip glass, chalice, snifter or over sized […]

I’d Tap That: Terrapin’s Wake-n-Bake a great oatmeal, chocolate flavored stout

I’d Tap That: Terrapin’s Wake-n-Bake a great oatmeal, chocolate flavored stout

Glassware: Wake-n-Bake has a bouquet of wonderful aromas but requires a bit of warmth to unleash all of them. Glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly yet trap aroma is best suited for the beer. If possible, the Spiegelau stout glass is a wonderful choice with its thin walls and tapered shape however, a […]

I’d Tap That: Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am may have you begging for more

I’d Tap That: Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am may have you begging for more

Glassware: As with all IPAs the aroma is the key to enjoying the beer fully. This beer is most definitely heavy in aroma. The Spiegelau IPA glass is perfect and if you are an IPA lover you should own one already. A snifter glass will also work, just sit back and enjoy the phenomenal aroma! […]

I’d Tap That: Black IPAs are dark and hoppy, fit for craft beer enthusiasts

I’d Tap That: Black IPAs are dark and hoppy, fit for craft beer enthusiasts

Glassware: The roasted malt characteristics and hoppy aroma of Lead Feather calls for glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly and capture aromatics. The two best choices for glassware are the Spiegelau IPA or stout glass. Description: Lead Feather pours a deep brown black with fluffy beige head that leaves behind a thick lacing […]

I’d Tap That: A beer to serve for all

I’d Tap That: A beer to serve for all

Glassware: Belgian beers are subtle beers with layers of delicate nuances trapped inside that will show themselves in time, at least this is true with good ones. Valar Dohaeris from Ommegang is certainly a good one. Glassware that helps trap the aroma and allows the beer to warm slowly is best suited. Stemware is the […]