Posts Tagged ‘beer’

STBC’s Choklat Stout

this weekend we hit up one of our fave places – the Twin Light Taphouse – in search of a lil’ som’somn you wouldn’t find at just any old restaurant

the list of beers on tap had me tossing around what to order to go with dinner – but i knew as soon as i saw it on the list what i’d be ordering for dessert

Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Choklat StoutImperial Chocolate Stout

The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, unfolds a complex web of mystery around a beverage known as xocoatl (ch-co-atle). At Southern Tier, we’re not surprised that hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya depict chocolate being poured for rulers and gods. Even through the many voyages of Columbus, the mystical bean remained nothing more than a strange currency of the native peoples.Moving through centuries, the circular journey of cacao has been realized in our brewing house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bitter-sweet candy together with the original frothy cold beverage of the ancient Maya to bring to you our Blackwater Series Choklat Stout. We have combined the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
11.0% abv • 195º L • Imperial Chocolate Stout • 22 oz / 1/6 keg
2-row barley / caramel 60 malt / barley flakes / chocolate malt / bittersweet Belgian chocolate / kettle hops: chinook & willamette

when the waitress came over and said it smelled like a tootsie roll, i could not disagree. it almost tasted like someone dumped an awesome beer into my hot chocolate. i had to hold myself back from drinking it too quickly so i could savor every sip… kinda wishing i hadn’t waited until dessert to order this bit of goodness!

and yes – this one is DEF being added to the BEER PAGE :0)

choklat stout

Imperial Chocolate Stout

the ancients called it ‘food for the gods’

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The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, unfolds a complex web of mystery around a beverage known as xocoatl (ch-co-atle). At Southern Tier, we’re not surprised that hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya depict chocolate being poured for rulers and gods. Even through the many voyages of Columbus, the mystical bean remained nothing more than a strange currency of the native peoples.Moving through centuries, the circular journey of cacao has been realized in our brewing house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bitter-sweet candy together with the original frothy cold beverage of the ancient Maya to bring to you our Blackwater Series Choklat Stout. We have combined the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
11.0% abv • 195º L • Imperial Chocolate Stout • 22 oz / 1/6 keg
2-row barley / caramel 60 malt / barley flakes / chocolate malt / bittersweet Belgian chocolate / kettle hops: chinook & willamette

doggie style

get your mind out of the gutter – we’re talking BEER here!

on tap the other day at one of my fave lunch joints in NYC – Feile – i guess the name had me intrigued (yes, i’m easily swayed by flashy marketing ploys), but really, the flavor said it all

Flying Dog’s Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale – like they say on their site, it went quite deliciously with the burger i had…

a grassy, citrusy, and slightly hoppy aroma with a sweet malt body = my kinda be’yah!

yuup, this one’s been added to the BEER page for sure :0)

weekend beer tastings

this past weekend we hit up our usual awesome-sauce spot Twin Light Taphouse… i heard they had some pumpkin ales on tap that had to be tasted

first up was Flying Dog Brewery‘s ‘The Fear – Pumpkin Ale’

i asked our waiter ‘between the two pumpkin ales on tap, which one would you recommend?’, he replied ‘well, since the other keg just got kicked, i’d go with the Flying Dog! it’s got a hint of chocolate with the pumpkin’

chocolate AND pumpkin = SCORE!

when my glass came i could smell the spices right away – kind of like pumpkin pie in a glass, took a sip and the chocolatey/graham cracker flavors hit me, then once you swallow the pumpkin seems to sneak up on you. LOVEd it = added to the BEER page

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next up, was Carton Brewing Company‘s ‘Boat Beer

the description on their site had me at HELLO with ‘a whack of grapefruit‘ – what a kewl flavor to add to beer, and i do love me some citrusy beers. def could be added to the list of an ‘every-day beer’ like they say. it was light and flavorful, which went nicely with our dinner. also – added to the BEER page

AND THE BEST PART of the night = our apps came out and this guy walks by our table, i thought to myself, ‘i think i know him from somewhere’… he returns moments later, from the loo i assume, stops at our table and goes ‘is that a Boat Beer?’ –> me: celebrity struck ‘YES it is, and hey, aren’t you one of those Carton GUYS?!?!’ … i def blushed when I realized Augie and his family were dining just a couple of tables over and talked to us about his beer for a few… TOO COOL!!!!

its OKTOBERFEST time!

we all know what that means:
grab your orange hat & strap on your lederhosen
for the next month you will be feasting and drinking anything and everything under the sun that can become pumpkin and spice flavored

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. -Stanley Horowitz

i really love this time of the year, not only the crisp feeling thats in the air, but the beautiful displays of art mother nature has created for us, and the pumpkins – who could forget the pumpkins?!

i talked about the tasty bit of brewed goodness PumpKing three weeks ago… wow, really?! three weeks?! time sure is flying…

anyways, with the arrival of Oktoberfest comes the arrivals of delicious new beers to try out. so when we were at the Twin Light Taphouse the other night, I of course wanted to try all of the special brews they had on tap for the occasion, but limited myself to: LOVEing one and LIKEing another… the LOVEd one won my heart and my taste buds for the night :0)

so lets start with the LIKE:

i didn’t order my own pint of this, but i did have quite a bit of ‘tastings’ from cuzz’s glass, just to make sure i got the full effect

Blue Point Brewing Company’s
OKTOBERFEST

it was good. it wasnt great. and it def was not one of my favorite ‘oktoberfest-ish’ beers. but, if i was given a free sample, i would not refuse… i probably wouldnt buy my own though 😛

and now the LOVE:

Victory Brewing Companythank you for never letting me down with your flavors and beer-ing experiences. when i looked at the draft board and saw the slew of ‘oktob-er’ and ‘fest-er’ and ‘whatnot-er’ beers, i didnt know where to start, but i did know that Victory and me have a good history together… so i decided to order the FESTBIER… and am VERY happy i did. it had me at ‘hello’, with the smooth taste and medium body, i felt like i got transported to a pub in Germany – this one’s DEF being added to the BEER PAGE

so skip on down to your local brew-joint or liquor store and see if you can track this baby down. you will NOT be disappointed :0)

Stone IPA

always on the hunt for something new to taste, a family friend was spotted saturday night with one of these in hand

and i couldnt help but ask him – sooo, where’d you get that from? are there more?!

to the fridge i went where i was happily surprised to find, for one of the first times EVER, i didnt have to go to the manufacturer’s website to check the ingredients list!!

printed clearly on the bottom
“Ingredients: Nothing but Barley, Hops, Water & Yeast”

SCORE!!! and yes, i did do a little jump for joy, then quickly popped the top off to enjoy the tasty hoppy-ness it had to offer.

THANK YOU Stone Brewing Company for making my life that much easier (other brewers, feel free to follow suit)

the write up on their page says it all:

An “India Pale Ale” by definition is highly hopped and high in alcohol – you’ll find our Stone India Pale Ale to be true to style with a huge hop aroma, flavor and bitterness throughout. If you’re a hop-head like us, then you’ll love our Stone India Pale Ale! Medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops! Generous “dry hopping” gives this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor.

this one is for sure being added to the BEER PAGE

PumpKing

while making my rounds at the liquor-super-store this past weekend (a couple of bottles of wine to restock the wine fridge – check, JC’s beer – check, Mel’s beer – check … and no, i dont think we are alcoholics!)
i saw this beer displayed on one of the endcaps

being i already knew that the Southern Tier Brewing Company has tickled my tastebuds in the past, i decided to pick up a bottle to try out

A+ in my book – it kinda tasted like pumpkin pie in a bottle, but not too overwhelming that you would get sick of the taste after a while…

from the brewer’s site:

this one’s def being added to the BEER page for references on future consumption

get it while it’s HOT – its only a seasonal brew for the autumn!!

ohhhhh seven seven X X

as i mentioned in friday’s post – i’d be heading to the Carton Brewing Company’s launch party at the Twin Light Taphouse to try out their new beers on tap… and try did i :0)

first up, which was just a sip from my bro’s glass, the 077XX – an East Coast Double IPA – and boyyy was it deeeeeeee-lish! the write up on their website describes it to a T:

since i already tried some of the IPA, i decided to get a pint of the Launch Golden Ale which was mighty tasty as well, they hit the nail on the head for a ‘summer beer to go with a burger’:

then i finished off the night in the 077XX department, because a taste from my bro’s glass was just not enough! i think i may have found my fave Carton Brewing Company’s beer – for now – check out THIS SITE to read about the three awesome beers they have a’ brewin’ away in their ‘Tippy’… my growler is patiently waiting to be filled :0)

in the meantime, get ur bumm over to the Taphouse (or check here for the other locations their beer is available) to try one out for yourself!

and check out my BEER PAGE for more flavorful bits of goodness