February 24, 2017
Firestone Walker Brewing Co – Luponic Distortion 005
Beer Name: Firestone Walker Brewing Co - Luponic Distortion 005
Beer Style: American IPA
Beer ABV: 5.9%True to form, Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 005 is driven by a mix of five different hop varieties, led by an emerging American cultivar that will have hop heads rejoicing.
Stone Brewing Co – Ripper
Beer Name: Stone Brewing Co - Ripper
Beer Style: APA
Beer ABV: 5.7%When it came to creating Ripper, we drew inspiration from the coastal surf cultures of SoCal and Oz. Sourcing classic Cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from…yes…Australia, we made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will be stoked about. At the same time, we stayed true to our San Diego roots by pushing the hop boundaries of this style. While some might think it lingers on an edge far closer to an IPA, with all the dry-hop flavor and aroma, it’s actually right in line with the current-day interpretation of a West Coast pale. Ours just so happens to have an Aussie accent that’s cascading with a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit hoppiness. So veg out or venture out. Either way, rip one open and taste this awesome golden nectar!
Sixpoint Brewery – Hi-Res
Beer Name: Sixpoint Brewery - Hi-Res
Beer Style: Imperial IPA
Beer ABV: 10.5%To see the hop cone up close, we zoomed in microscopic, and found a hi-res view. In Hi-Resolution, the hop optic was magnified; our perception, fully amplified. It's microscopic. It's telescopic. It's off-topic. It's Mad Science.
Stone Brewing Co – Tangerine Express
Beer Name: Stone Brewing Co - Tangerine Express
Beer Style: IPA
Beer ABV: 6.7%This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids.
Ommegang Brewing Co – Short Sleeve Saison
Beer Name: Ommegang Brewing Co - Short Sleeve Saison
Beer Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Beer ABV: 4.5%Brewed with pilsner, wheat and acidulated malts, as well as flaked oats. Hopped with Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka varietals. Spiced with grains of paradise, lemon peel and coriander.
Boulevard Brewing Co – American Kolsch
Beer Name: Boulevard Brewing Co - American Kolsch
Beer Style: 4.60%
Beer ABV: KölschPouring golden in color, the aroma is of bready malt punctuated by a slightly minty hop character. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kolsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp, clean finish with a touch of lingering herbal/citrusy hop flavor.
Southern Tier Brewing Co – Raspberry White
Beer Name: Southern Tier Brewing Co - Raspberry White
Beer Style: Wheat Beer
Beer ABV: 4.6%Perfectly balanced, light bodied & raspberry tart, Raspberry White is ready to take on the world one bottle at a time.
Empire Brewing Co – Local Grind
Beer Name: Empire Brewing Co - Local Grind
Beer Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Beer ABV: 7.2%Empire's collaboration brew with Syracuse neighbor Cafe Kubal. This Scotch Ale is infused with a custom blend of Guatemalan beans. The coffee notes compliment the slight sweetness of the style very nicely.