Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boubon Barrel Aged Scotch, Bronze medal Scotch and Dark Rapids Black IPA

Photo of our 2015 BCBA medal for our Bier d' Garde
So, we participated in "Best of Craft Beer Awards" BCBA again this year, and guess what? WE WON A BRONZE MEDAL! For our Katabatic Scotch Ale. We won the medal in the Scottish Ale category. This was one of the four big national competitions. So I guess you could say we're proud!

We also recently drained the Willie's Distillery bourbon barrel that had our award winning Scotch ale in it. Then we blended that with a little fresh beer and what you have is a totally different complex taste bud explosion. It's rich in vanilla and toffee notes, with a heady bourbon aroma, but it's not like drinking a "Boiler maker". It's like sipping a fine wine. Except it's freakin' beer! Come try some, you will be glad I told you so.

It's okay to get caught in these Dark Rapids.
Did we also tell you that we're tapping the Dark Rapids Black IPA today? 7.1 % ABV and 65 IBU's using Galaxy, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops. A black in color West-Coast style IPA, or India Black Ale.
Aroma- Citrusy, resinous, piney-character with a hint of toast.
Flavor- Big piney notes, followed by slightly citrusy, and melon hop character
Finish- Dry and crisp with a clean finish without the lingering bitterness

Happenings this week:

Monday: Growler Monday - Get $1 off a growler fill, and a free pint while you wait. Bluegrass Jam starts promptly every week at 6 pm.
Tuesday: Beer for a Cause - Livingston/Park County Tennis Association. $1 from every pint between 4-8 goes to them. Drink some beer and support a good cause!
Wednesday: Live Music - Ford Boozer - 
Thursday: Gr-raffle - Enter your name to win a growler. Get it? Growler-raffle?
Saturday: Live Music - Scott Tecca - info here

Sunday: Suds and Bugs 4-6pm – $10 gets you a pint and expert instruction on how to tie one type of fly each Sunday. Bring your fly tying vise, bobbin, scissors and black thread.