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The Beer Release Round Up, 3/7/2014

Blake Smith, March 07, 2014 -   
  1. Northward is a collaboration from Anchorage Brewing Co. and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales. Surely this will bring the funk, as it is fermented with 3 types of yeasts, brewed with galaxy and mosaic hops and topped off with grapefruit peel, grapefruit juice and peppercorns.
  2. Victory has brought back Swing (Session Saison) as part of it's 12 oz. bottle offering.
  3. Interbrewery competitions are cool. Winning Stone's interbrewery competition and getting your beer released in a bottle, is even cooler. Check out Sprocketbier (Black Rye Kolsch)
  4. So if you've been following these posts pretty closely over the last couple months, you'll know my feelings about SF Beer Week (IT'S AWESOME.) During said week a couple of my favorite breweries, Drake's Brewing Co. and Mikkeller, got together to brew Drakkeller (Double IPA).
  5. Let me tell you a little something about myself. I don't love Sushi. But, I'll probably try this Ichibier from Almanac, and hopefully really enjoy it. "The result is a refreshing and light-bodied blonde ale with a delicate and uniquely Japanese-inspired aroma of yuzu and shiso."
  6. Alaskan Brewing Co. will be releasing a Jalapeno Imperial IPA as part of their Pilot Series. If you are keep count at home, thats back to back weeks with Pepper IPAs.
  7. "The Vine 2013 will be released in bottles in house and online March 6th. Kriek 2013 will be released Thursday, March 20th. $20 each." - Cascade Brewing
  8. Mitch and Jeremy from Stone brewed a collaboration beer with Exliptic called White Astroid (Imperial Wit IPA). Looks like it on tap now at the brewery.
  9. I was soo excited about the Jamica Blue Mountain Coffee Speedway Stout variant from a few weeks back, that I missed Alesmith's announcing a bourbon barrel-aged Wee Heavy.
  10. Too Much Coffee Man (Imperial Black Saison) Note: check out the link, it does the beer more justice than I could.

The Bruery Sour In The Rye
(Style: 5.33, Bar: 105)

Appearance: 3.5/5

Pour from a tap, into a tulip. Unfiltered. Orange haze. No much head.

Smell = 4/5

Picking up lots of oak on the nose. Smells of sour fruits too, orange or tangerine. Don't smell too much rye. Nice funk to it.

Taste= 4.5/5

Puckering. Very sour, but not acidic. Still tastes like a tangerine. Nice residual maltyness, pick up some rye with the oak. Very clean tasting sour.

Mouthfeel= 3.5/5

Mouth puckering, but what do you expect with a name like "Sour in the Rye." Sweetness helps to balance some of the tartness.

Overall= 4/5

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