New Glarus Brewing’s Wisconsin Belgian Red “is made with Montmorency cherries from Door County. Roughly a pound of cherries goes into every 25-ounce bottle.” That’s cool if you prefer cough syrup to beer. But that’s not the point. This picture here should 100 percent be incorporated in the next Dexter promo. [Isthmus Daily Page]
Brau Brothers Brewing will release a limited 500 cases of its Barrel Aged Belgian Quad later this month. The brew has been aged in rye whiskey barrels. If it’s half as good as Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel) then I have to find a way to get me one. [Sioux City Journal]
No, no, no, no, no. “Who needs beer? Ciders a growing attraction at Savannah Craft Brew Fest.” [Savannah Morning News]
Green Flash debuts Friendship Brew. Looks like Buddy Bands have even more competition. [craftbeer.com]
Beer No. 37 – Green Flash Double Stout
Very decent imperial stout. Not normally what I would consider a summertime beer, this really does it for me. A near ideal night cap.
STYLE: Double/Imperial Stout
LOOK: Like dessert. Car tire black with a thin darkish head. Not bubbly, not fluffy, but there. What I want from this style is something that resembles whole milk. This is richer than 2% but not quite to that standard.
NOSE: Playful. Sweet chocolate milk, peanut M&Ms, raspberries, cherries, stir of licorice. It’s the light floral scent that rounds it out for me.
MOUTH: Very clean on the front, brownie batter and vanilla and dissolved rib collagen roam purposefully through the mouth. What’s notable is a whisper of lemon-orange citrus and undefined but pleasant floral notes. It finishes crisply on the back end but lingers in the cheeks, putting the mouthfeel in rare company.
Beeradvocate Rating: 91
Hayward Abbey Rating: 90