Beer52 – September 2016

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My latest box of beers arrived last week from Beer52.
Containing within It’s thick cardboard walls a range of beers all the way from Colorado in the US of A, a couple of British numbers and a collaboration beer from the Netherlands.

I’m really looking forward to trying the Milk Stout by Left Hand Brewing, Priscilla Wheat & Dale’s Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewing and the Ferment & Drink Pale by Brouwerij De Molen.

Check out the beers below along with their tasting notes.
Looking forward to cracking some cans during a few taster sessions this coming week!

Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, Colorado USA) – India Pale Ale – IPA

Ready to buck convention? We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from Englad to India in the 1700s, and made it bolder and more flavorful – American style. We’ve added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character. Hop on, hold tight, and enjoy the ride!

Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, Colorado USA) – Drumroll APA – American Pale Ale

Drumroll is an unfiltered American Pale Ale. A bold, juicy, citrus-inspired and tropically hop forward APA that looks and tastes like pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit. The complex fruit character is the result of the careful combination of our favorite current crop year hops with no fruit or juice addition necessary.

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado USA) – Dale’s Pale Ale– American Pale Ale

Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5 % alcohol by volume.

Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can?

Because we think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Our cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, our can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do.

Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma.

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado USA) – Beerito– Amber Lager

Beerito (4% ABV, 21 IBUs) is a light bodied, amber Mexican lager brewed with premium German and coloRADo sourced craft malts and featuring a crisp accent from noble hops. The mouth feel is incredibly smooth with flavors of walnut, toasted bread, plum, honey and cocoa – 4% ABV doesn’t always come with this kind of character.

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado USA) – Priscilla Wheat– Wheat Ale

This AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, featuring orange peel and coriander spice emanated from the basement blues music legacy Dave McIntyre (Oskar Blusologist) built at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO. On draft for over a decade, Priscilla’s zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation. Light bodied with a subtle savory spice accent and a dry, lightly tart finish you can nearly feel the flicker of the neon and sounds of the King. White Wit Wheat.

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado USA) – Pinner IPA– Session IPA

How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too? That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.

Left Hand Brewery (Longmont, Colorado USA) – Milk Stout– Milk Stout

This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.

Brouwerij De Molen (Bodegraven, Netherlands) – Ferment & Drink – Pale Ale

Ferment & Drink is especially brewed for Beer52.
With their specifications, they brewed a pale ale which is a combination between the old and the new world. A real session ale at 3% ABV but using a variety of both US and European hops. Not to strong in bitterness yet the bitterness is clearly present. Dry hopped with Columbus and Cascade creating a potent and refreshing aroma.

Redwillow (Macclesfield, England) – Reckless – Pale Ale

Brewer’s blog: “New beer brewed today, Wreckless, a very hoppy / aromatic 4.8% Pale, loaded with Citra and Amarillo hops, looking forward to this one, should be lovely. Think it is time to start brewing at full length rather than the 50% I’ve been running at until now. Update : Just had a quick taste of Wreckless, massive amounts of citra and amarillo tropical fruits coming through,very pleased so far.”

Black Isle Brewery (Ross & Cromarty, Scotland) – Yellowhammer – IPA

A golden, straw coloured beer, brewed with Cascade hops adding a flinty, grapefruit aroma that is deliciously refreshing.

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