The Beer Corner – July 5th

The Beer Corner – July 5th

THE CRAFT/MICRO -BREW WORLD IS ALWAYS CHANGING. KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SECTION SO SEE ANDI’S MOST EXCITING AND NEWEST ADDITIONS. JULY IS ALL ABOUT HOPS AT TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP! The craft beer industry is saturated with hops! The most popular and representative style in American craft beer, the India Pale Ale is something that keeps craft drinkers coming back for more. Most breweries in the US offer at least one year round IPA. There are even breweries so dedicated to the style that they offer a variety of IPAs suited for every beer drinker. It’s important to note that while IPAs are known for their fruity and floral flavor profile as well as their biting bitterness, not all IPAs are like this! IPAs are much more versatile than a lot of beer lovers think! There’s truly an IPA for everyone. IPAs derive their versatility from the core ingredient used in making them… hops! Hops are the flower that impart flavoring and aroma to an IPA. Because many hop varieties have bittering properties, they are used to balance out malt sweetness in other beers as well. Hops also have microbial and preservative properties which is one of the reasons why the style exists today. In the 1700s, Britain was exporting beer to different parts of the world to accommodate troops, emigrants, and anyone else with ties to the British Empire. A common place that the British exported beer to was India which meant the beer had to travel about six months. This meant the pale ales that were being shipped were at risk of spoiling on the trip or...
Warm Weather Brews!

Warm Weather Brews!

Check out some of the latest seasonal and limited releases to hit the shelves at Taylor’s! These are some tasty refreshing beers perfect for the summer, spring or relaxing afternoon!   DUCLAW BREWING – BLOOD ORANGE NEON GYPSY IPA – 6.5% ABV The first foray into our Hop Continuum Series, our flagship IPA infused with blood orange juice, proved so popular that it transcended the series to stand on its own outside as a worthy companion to the original Neon Gypsy.This medium-bodied IPA is clear golden with a thin white head, crisp mouthfeel, and moderately strong 6.5% ABV. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, and pine from a blend of seven hops balances the tart sweetness of blood orange juice for a flavor profile that roams your palate long after the beer’s bittersweet finish. – Brewery Notes D9 BREWING – HAKUNA MATATA TROPICAL IPA – 6.5% ABV This Tropical IPA is brewed using hops from the US, UK, Germany, Slovenia, and New Zealand. The result is a much more balanced, less bitter but more flavorful Dank-style IPA with hints of Mandarin Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Elderflower. – Brewery Notes NEW BELGIUM BREWERY – CITRADELIC TANGERINE IPA Tune in and hop out with New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty...

Featured Brews

Here are some Cool New Brews and Recent Arrivals at the Shop! JANUARY ARRIVALS:   Aviator Brewing Company ~ Night Jump Imperial Stout – 13%ABV This is not a seasonal release, this is a ONE TIME release! We were excited when we heard they were bringing a limited amount of its barrel-aged Night Jump Imperial Stout to market. We are one of the few shops around town to grab some and are happy to have it in stock! Aviator Brewing really knocked this one out of the park! Devils Backbone Brewing Company ~ Danzig Baltic Porter A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach, fairly robust – this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Black, Roast, Chocolate. Our Trail Blazers stray from the beaten path into a world of robust and daring beers featuring bigger, bolder flavors for fueling your spirit of adventure. Unibroue ~ La Fin du Monde The end of the word never tasted so good! Floral bouquet, aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol with a flavor that is mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish. Steel String Brewery ~ Der Schneid We just got this tasty berliner weisse in from Steel String! DECEMBER ARRIVALS:   Delirium Noel Delirium Noël is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale style beer brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe in Melle, Belgium. Dogfish Head & Woolrich ~ Pennsylvania Tuxedo A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in...