Hitachino ‘Hinamaru’, 7% ABV, Red Pepper Ale. Naka-shi Ibaraki Japan – Brewed using a new barley “Kaneko Golden malted barley” and some Japanese fresh hops. After fermentation they added fresh Fukuremikan (DaiDai) juice and peel and fresh Sansho pepper. Smooth, light heat, peppery, tangerines, interesting and overall a fun beer!
Greenpoint Beer and Ale ‘Apply Formula’, 6% ABV, IPA. Brooklyn, NY – Brewed with 50% malted oats and copious amounts of American Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops. Soft, hazy, tropical, juicy fruit stripe gum and raspberry undertones. Crush it.
Mikkeller San Diego ‘Kaffe Spøgelse’, 8.8% ABV, Double Black IPA. San Diego, CA – New to NYC! That’s right, Mikkeller just recently opened up their San Diego brewhouse and started pumpin’ out some excellent brews. This one right here is super complex, coffee bomb layered with hops and happiness. Wake up and drink up.
Against the Grain ‘Coq Le Marche Wine Aged’, 5.8% ABV, Saison. Louisville, KY – Another stellar offering by the ATG boys this time wine barrel aged! A sessionable saison; lemon zest, yeast, some very moderate mustiness and funk. Crisp, tart, and refreshing.