The Calling IPA

The Calling is the result of several months of hard (delicious) work by our brewing team who sought to create an IPA with a juicy, tropical fruit aroma that leaps from the glass. A simple malt base composed solely of our two row base malt serves as a platform for giant, punchy hop flavor and aroma provided by a blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops. Read that sentence again. We are not messing around here, folks. The Calling also receives an addition of lemon peel during the last five minutes of the boil to add an extra citrusy punch. At 8.5 ABV and 75 IBU, The Calling is the IPA we knew we had to brew.

Breweries: Boulevard Brewing Company.
Flavor Elements: Smoky.
Beer Types: IPA.
ABV: 8.5%
Citric: 1/5
Roasted: 2/5
Astringent: 1.5/5
Dry: 2.5/5
Heavy: 3/5
Puckering: 1/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Alcohol taste: 2/5
Bitter taste: 3.8/5
Salt taste: 1/5
Sour taste: 0.5/5
Sweet taste: 1.5/5

Green Flash – Double Stout – Black Ale

We explored 19th Century British Stout recipes, then charted a fresh course to land on a modern American version of the old-world classic. Our Double Stout encompasses the very best of both worlds. Golden naked oats, dark crystal and roasted malt offer a luscious balance of bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee.  Fair winds and following seas. Smooth sailing, all the way home.

http://www.greenflashbrew.com/our-beers/double-stout/

 

Breweries: Green Flash.
Flavor Elements: Coffee, smoked, and Smoky.
Beer Types: Double Stout and Stout.
ABV: 8.8%
UBUs: 45
Lactic: 3.5/5
Roasted: 5/5
Astringent: 1/5
Dry: 4/5
Heavy: 5/5
Puckering: 1/5
Sparkling: 1/5
Alcohol taste: 2/5
Bitter taste: 2.5/5
Salt taste: 2/5
Sweet taste: 1.5/5

Stone – Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and well, sinful, you might worry that you’ll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it… you’ll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with!

http://www.stonebrewing.com/irs/

Appearance: Beer pours black with a deep tan head.

Aroma: Cocoa and coffee flavors dominate, along with some fruity fermentation esters, floral hops and yeasty breadiness.

Taste: Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors are the major players, along with fruitiness, hints of anise and yeast, followed by a smooth, balanced, slightly astringent, bitter finish.

Palate: Full-bodied and smooth with a hint of alcohol heat.

Food Pairings

Appetizers:
Caramel-dipped bacon, pecans and/or walnuts, blue cheese-stuffed dates, oysters on the half shell, foie gras

Soups:
Short rib stew, beef stew, creamy mushroom soup, Hungarian goulash

Entrees:
Beefsteaks with rich cream-based sauces, goose or duck with cherry sauce, coffee-rubbed lamb chops, blue cheese-stuffed grilled portabellos, vegetarian vindaloo

Cheeses:
Roquefort, Gorgonzola Dolce, Stilton, Shropshire Blue, aged Gouda

Desserts:
Chocolate lava cake, brownies, caramel cheesecake, tiramisu

Cigars:
Padron Anniversary Series, La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo, Illusione CG:4 Maduro

Breweries: Stone.
Flavor Elements: roasted and Smoky.
Beer Types: Stout.
ABV: 10.8%
UBUs: 90

Great Lakes – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence

https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beer/an-exceptional-family-of-beers/year-round/edmund-fitzgerald-porter

Ingredients:

MALT: 

Harrington 2-Row Base Malt: Allows color and flavor from other specialty malts to come through; makes for very clean beer
Crystal 77: Contributes to color and adds sweeter aroma and flavor
Chocolate: Provides deep, rich color and coffee-like flavor and aroma
Roasted Barley: Adds color and roasted flavor

HOPS:

Northern Brewer: Traditional bittering hop for English-style ales; provides strong bitterness to complement strong/assertive flavors of this porter
Willamette: U.S. version of English Fuggle hop. Provides fruity, floral, and spicy characteristics with mild bitterness.
Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics for aroma to balance roasted malts and add American element to this English style

Pairs With: Barbecued ribs, steaks, oysters,
and chocolate

Breweries: Great Lakes.
Flavor Elements: roasted and Smoky.
Beer Types: Porter.
ABV: 5.8%
UBUs: 37
Lactic: 2/5
Roasted: 4/5
Dry: 4/5
Heavy: 3/5
Puckering: 2/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Alcohol taste: 3/5
Bitter taste: 4/5
Salt taste: 3/5
Sour taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Starr Hill – Snow blind – doppelbock

Starr Hill’s Snow Blind Doppelbock Lager is a full-bodied winter seasonal brew. Its massive caramel aroma belies its fresh and lightly toasted malt flavor. Sweetness dominates the front of the pallet while the beer finishes with a neutral lager taste that is clean and crisp. Snow Blind is smooth and will keep you warm throughout the winter months.

http://www.starrhill.com/brews/brew_item/snow-blind

Malted Barley: Pilsner, Munich, Carafa & Caramunich
Kettle Hops: Perle
Yeast: Lager Yeast

Breweries: Starr Hill.
Flavor Elements: nutty and Smoky.
Beer Types: bock, Doppelbock, and Lager.
ABV: 7.7%
UBUs: 13
Roasted: 4/5
Dry: 4/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 2/5
Alcohol taste: 2/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 1/5