Here is what’s brewing in Jo’s Beer Corner this week!
~ The Spice of Life ~
It’s getting cold out so I decided to heat up your taste buds with some spicy favorites.
In the past few years I have really been trying to grow my palate in the areas of spices. Of course I must pay homage to the “spicy” spices of the world and their native regions: India, the orient, Thailand and even some Hispanic regions. I want you all to know I officially can handle a level 2 spice at an Indian restaurant, I know, I impress myself too. With that in mind I wanted to bring a little spice to everyone’s lives by bringing you my favorite brews influenced by worldly spices.
I have Thai influence lending some brews a heat while also adding creamy coconut. Some reflect the spicy peppers of our south of the equator neighbors. I even bring in herbal spices from Japan to tickle your spice-buds. So if your beer collection in your fridge is looking a bit dull and you want to spice up your beer life stop in and try one of this weeks featured brews.
Southern Pines Brewing
Suit & Thai
IPA: 6.4% ABV – 60 IBU
A marriage of Thai chillies, milky-sweet coconut, and Man of Law IPA. A selective blend of hops used in brewing lends a pineapple undertone.
Wit: 5% ABV – 16 IBU
This beer is a twist on the classic style witbier. Brewed with fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops the result is a refreshing spiced citrus wit.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Sour: 6.4% ABV – No IBU
Aicha is Japanese for “love tea,” and represents is the merging of traditions from the Old World and the Orient. This barrel-aged sour is fermented with green tea, toasted oolong tea, and jasmine. This blend truly merges together Old World brewing traditions with Oriental spices.
Evil Twin Brewing
Blonde Ale: 7% ABV – No IBU
Belgian blonde ale brewed with white peppercorns and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces. Collaboration with Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Capitola, CA)