Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 13, 2014

This week we examined the fantastic San Francisco based 21st Amendment Brewery through drinking of course and also talking with owner Shaun "Sully" O'Sullivan!  We were joined in studio by the always enjoyable and knowledgable Backyard Billy from Backyard Ale House and returning guest Jason Jerecki to partake in these wonderful beers.

This weeks beer lineup:

Bitter American: An unbelievably flavorful and balanced American Pale Ale that is also extremely sessionable at 4.4% ABV.  An incredible beer that should be a great go to anytime you are out for an evening!

He Said Pumpkin Belgian Tripel: A collaboration beer with the also great Elysian Brewing Company this Belgian styled Tripel is enhanced with delicate spices and pumpkin for a unique spin on the popular pumpkin beer craze.  A must try for pumpkin beer fans, also try the Baltic Porter with pumpkin that comes in the special 4 packs with this beer!

Brew Free or Die!: One of the best American IPA's on the market.  Very balanced with hop presence throughout but dried out perfectly and leaves you wanting more and more and more and more!

Back in Black: Another great take on a style this time the Black IPA.  If you have had a Black IPA in the past and were maybe a little put off by it than do yourself a favor and try this one.  The roasted malts are kept in check and the hop selection perfectly compliments the overall beer.

Hop Crisis: One of the best DIPA's on the market! (are you picking up on a theme here?)  This 9.7% ABV DIPA drinks like a session IPA and has a ton of flavor locked within and the oak stave adds even more depth to this beer.  The only knock to it is that it is WAY too drinkable for being 9.7% ABV... a MUSt try!

Lower De Boom: This 11.5% ABV American Barley wine pack a wallop and lives up to its names.  The hops dropped out a bit from this sample from 2013 and leaves behind a sweet malt backbone with a fair amount of booziness.  Barley wine fans rejoice your favorite style can be enjoyed in a can!

We also had another amazing giveaway this week from 21A!

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