October 31, 2014

USA

F5 IPA

A / 4.6
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F5 is simply an IPA lovers dream. The mild malt body and hop-forward bouquet of Amarillo and Simcoe hop additions impart citrus, grapefruit and pine notes characteristic of the West Coast style. F5 is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Winterbraun

B / 3.5
Winterbraun

A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz Hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.

Lucky U IPA

A- / 4.1
Lucky U IPA

Breckenridge Brewery
We like to think this is an ale for everyone who believes you make your own luck. We sure did. And the result is a well-balanced, soulful IPA with just the right amount of hoppiness. An even keeled ale that goes down clean and refreshing, but still lets you know it’s been doted on by the Brewmaster. It’s true to it’s IPA heritage, but also highly drinkable. Lucky U. And we seriously mean that.

Flavor: Nice forefront, hop bitterness with underlying malt character
Yeast: Top Fermented Ale Yeast
Malts: Two Row Pale, Munich, Carmel, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, Goldings
Color: Spun Gold

Dogtoberfest Marzen

B / 3.3
Dogtoberfest Marzen

The origins of Dogtoberfest are shrouded in mystery, but scholars think it has everything to do with an insane German king and a crazed Oompah band. Dogtoberfest is deep mahogany in color with an intriguing caramel finish and brewed with 100% imported German ingredients for a true German flavor.

Plato: 14
Specialty Malts: Vienna, Munich 90, Munich 100, Light Munich
Hops: German Perle, Hersbrucker
Process: 100% imported German ingredients for an authentic flavor

K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

B- / 3.2
K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale

The psycho in the pack… K-9 Cruiser is a dark, sweet and malty winter warmer that will captivate any adventurous craft brew drinker. A true Flying Dog original, K-9 Cruiser is the perfect brew to warm you up in those cold winter months.

Plato: 16
Specialty Malts: 50/60L Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, Munich
Hops: Millenium, U.S. Saaz
Process: Brewed strong to warm you up after a long day on the Colorado slopes

Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale

A- / 4.0
Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale

Big Sky:
Two words describe winter in our neck of the woods… cold, dark, and snowy. Just the way we like it! At 7.2% ABV, Powder Hound Winter Ale gives just the right amount of warmth, balanced by its rich taste and generous dose of Hallertau, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. After a cold day of getting it done or just relaxing, the avalanche of flavor will have you saying these four words – “I’ll have another Powder Hound”!

Available October through January.

Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre

C / 2.7
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre

A deep, mahogany Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins, and Belgian-style yeast.

Original Release Date: 03/1998
Food Pairing Recommendations: Steak, duck, game, wine-reduction sauces, Blue cheese, goat cheese, ham, mussels
Glassware Recommendation: Goblet or Snifter
Tasting Notes: pit fruit, decadent, winey, raisiney, malty
Wine Comparable: Bordeaux

Old #38 Stout

A- / 4.1
Old #38 Stout

Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark

B / 3.4
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark

Malts: Munich, Chocolate, Wheat and three Pale
Hops: Cluster, Cascade, and Mt. Hood
Serving Temperature: 48°
Availability: Year-round

Inversion IPA

A- / 4.0
Inversion IPA

Inversion’s trio of American hops deliver an over-the-top nose with hints of orange and grapefruit, then they toss in seven days of dry-hopping for good measure. No mere hop sledgehammer, Inversion is a careful fusion. Crystal and Carastan malts woven throughout provide for a surprisingly soft, caramel complexity for an 80-IBU IPA.

Named for a local weather phenomenon where clouds hug the base of the mountain only to reveal clear skies further up, it can turn a beer drinker’s IPA preconceptions upside down as well.