August Beer Series

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Detour Double IPA
Uinta Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, Utah
Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated mechanic’s garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility, pictured above, specifically designed for brewing beer. Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah.

Detour blazes the trail for fresh and bold Double IPAs. Four varieties of hops combine to step up the flavor profile. A hoppy adventure that finishes dry. Big in alcohol and character. Venture to pair with other spirited flavors such as those found in spicy ethnic foods.

Porter Square Porter (Slumbrew)
Somerville Brewing Company
Somerville, MA
Slumbrew is all about the synergy between craft products and every day consumption. Well conceived, locally-sourced, quality products should be an every day part of our lives – not a unique occurrence. This is the spirit of Slumbrew.

Slumbrew is the research & development brand and concept of Somerville Brewing Company. Their mission is to brew unique, ingredient-driven beers that challenge common notions of what a beer should taste like. It is the result of nearly 15 years of beer travel and research by Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter; and a decade of Jeff’s homebrewing recipe formulation.

While they produce a lot of small-run, pilot beers at the Slumbrew Beerlab, but only a small number make their way to commercial production. The Somerville Brewing Company contracts with regional breweries to make the best recipes for wide-spread commercial release, but each recipe is an evolving process of refinement. This model for beer production provides an opportunity to experiment with innovative local ingredients to produce craft beers that stand apart from typical formulations.

Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel.

Saison St. Feuillien
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Le Roeulx, Belgium
Since 1873, the Friart family has been brewing various beers, among others, the St-Feuillien. But the history of this beer goes back even further.
In the 7th century, an Irish monk by the name of Feuillien came to the Continent to preach the Gospel. Unfortunately, in 655, while travelling through the charcoal forest, across the territory of what is now the town of Le Roeulx, Feuillien was martyred and beheaded. On the site of his martyrdom, Feuillien’s disciples erected a chapel which, in 1125 became the Abbey of Prémontrés, but later became known as the Abbaye St-Feuillien du Roeulx.

The Abbey prospered until the upheavals of the French Revolution. During these troubled times, it was condemned by the revolutionaries. For centuries, monks have brewed beer and this tradition has been preserved until this very day.

St-Feuillien’s Saison is what the Belgians call a beer of the terroir, traditional farmhouse ale with all the rich savour of the fertile land of southern Belgium. Saison, a warm golden blonde beer, is a top-fermented classic. Thanks to secondary fermentation in the bottle, Saison has an unmistakable flavor full of rich nuances and a slight tang.

5 Mile Corn Bock
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Ipswich, MA
Ipswich Ale Brewery is among our most local microbrews. 5 Mile was created with the sole purpose of creating exceptional beers using local ingredients. 5 Mile’s mission is to use at least 50% MA ingredients while always having at least one ingredient from within 5 Miles of Ipswich. The brewery believes there is nothing better than supporting local agriculture to make a product that is unique to Massachusetts and the North Shore. As variable as the seasons, 5 Mile will never be the same twice.

Located on Linebrook Road in Ipswich, Marini Farms is always one of my landmarks on my infrequent trips out to Woodman’s. The harvest from Marini Farm’s famous corn maze is used to create this smooth bock. With a tip of the cap to the pre-Prohibition lagers, this American-style bock is rich in MA-grown barley and subtle spicy hops. Get lost in this truly local libation.

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