Sacramento Beer Week 2013

February 20th, 2013 | Comments Off on Sacramento Beer Week 2013

SACRAMENTO BEER LINEUP:

Featured Stouts (rotating all week):

Unita Labyrinth Black Ale, 13.2%: This beer hosts and intermingling of black licorice and toasted oak, with hints of bittersweet chocolate.

Allagash Black, Bourbon Barrel Aged, 9.2%: Their Belgian style stout, Black, aged for one year in bourbon barrels. The toffee, chocolate and coconut nose is followed by a smooth bitter chocolate and bourbon flavor. The finish is dry, roasted and warming.

Lost Abbey Deliverance, 12.5%: A blend of bourbon barrel aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel aged Angels Share Strong Ale. Expect notes of molasses, raisins and caramel in the aroma, with a taste of alcohol, rum, fig and baker’s chocolate.

Belhaven Scottish Stout, 7.0% (on Nitrogen): This Scottish stout will have aromas of baker’s chocolate and charred nuts. A full bodied stout that does not let the palate down, highly awarded.

21st Amendment Hog Island Oyster Stout, 7.9%: This is a collaboration beer with the Hog Island Oyster company in Tomales Bay, North of San Francisco. A rich and chewy stout brewed with sweetwater oyster shells for a silky, creamy body with a crisp ocean air finish.

Mad River Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, 8.8%

 

SACRAMENTO EVENTS:

Friday, Feb 22nd
101 North Stout Release featuring:
101 North Naughty Aud Imperial Stout, 10%

Saturday, Feb 23rd
North Coast Tap Takeover featuring:
North Coast Old Rasputin 15th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, 11.9%: Rich and intense brew with big complex flavors and warming finish.

North Coast Old #38 Stout, 5.4% (on Nitrogen): Firm bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

North Coast Old Stock Ale, 11.9%: Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With and original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well designed to round out and mellow with age. It’s brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England.

Monday, Feb 25th
Beer themed Pub Quiz!

Tuesday, Feb 26th
Firestone Walker Beer Dinner, a four-course dinner featuring:
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, 5.3%: Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupilin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, they dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemon grass. A refreshing, light bodied and hop driven Pils.

Firestone Walker Double Jack Imperial IPA, 9.5%: The brewery’s first Imperial IPA, it features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer.

Firestone Walker Wookey Jack – Black Rye IPA, 8.3%: Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 80IBU’s, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.

Firestone Walker Sucuba Barleywine, 13.0%: Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry.

Wednesday, Feb 27th
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Release featuring:
Goose Island -Bourbon County Stout: 14.5%: A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. This is the first time this beer has made it to the west coast.

 

 

DAVIS BEER LINEUP

Starting Friday Feb 22nd…

Mad River Anniversary Rorschach Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 7.45%: Dark brown. Nice chocolate and cereal aroma. Deep roasty chocolate taste with nice burnt coffee notes to the finish.

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, 9.2%: Deep, opaque brown with a beautiful tan head that lasts. Coffee, roasted nuts, roasted malts, dark/bitter chocolate notes. hoppy finish. Good carbonation, bitterness lingers. 

Shipyard Blue Fin Irish Stout, 4.7%: Initial malt and caramel flavor with a dry roasted finish. Full bodied yet smooth.

Uinta Crooked Line – Labyrinth Double Stout, 13.2%: Enter the Labyrinth, a multi-dimensional black ale. Discover the complex intermingling of black licorice and toasted oak. Seek the subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Explore pairing Labyrinth with flavorful cheeses and rich desserts.

Anchor Steam Zymaster Flying Cloud Stout, 7.4%: Zymaster® Series No. 3 is a dry, Irish-style export stout akin to those brewed in the 1800s for the long voyage to San Francisco. Black as night, this high-gravity, malty brew offers intense but well-balanced flavors and aroma, with hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

 

Next Up…

-Drakes Barrel Aged Drakonic, 8.75%: Their monster Drakonic Imperial Stout was sent to mellow in a variety of their bourbon barrels back in 2009.  There it took in flavors of vanilla, oak, smoke, and hints of fruit into its smooth darkness.  This is a blend from several of those barrels with notes of chocolate, bourbon and subtle hints of dark, rich fruit.

-Allagash Black Belgian Stout, 7.5%: Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.

-Troubadour Obscura Stout, 8.2%: Troubadour Obscura is a dark red-brown colored beer, with a rich, malty body combined with different touches of a stout but in a very nice balanced way: roast, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. A mild stout with a Belgian body.

-Lagunitas Imperial Stout, 9.9%: Made with Highly roasted malted barley, and plenty of it, to give the beer an uncommon richness and smoky, roasty depth. Just the way the 18th century Russian royalty liked it.

 

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