Another Great Week and More Great Brews! Check out this weeks featured brews by Andi from Honey Ale’s to Stouts!
GOODWOOD BREWING (FORMERLY BLUEGRASS BREWING)
BRANDY BARREL HONEY ALE – ABV 8.7%
4 pk bottles $13.99
Louisville’s longest continuously operated brewery is doing something no other brewery in the US has done… using limestone water to make their beer. This high pH level water promotes fermentation and makes the beer taste amazing. This is exactly what makes Kentucky famous for their bourbon. Limestone filters out impurities that could inhibit the taste of liquor, like iron, and adds minerals to water. The guys at Goodwood have tapped into this essential ingredient and use it in every beer they produce. They also spend extra time wood-aging their beers and guarantee that every batch they brew will come into contact with splinter-free wood at some point in the production process. The longest barrel-aged beer they make, the Brandy Barrel Honey Ale, is brewed with locally sourced honey and aged in American made brandy casks. Combined with that famous limestone water, this ale “tastes like a high five.”
IMPERIAL STOUT – ABV 10.9%
4-pk bottles $14.99
Founders has been ranked one of the top breweries in the world for the past five years! Recognized for making great beer with complex and strong in-your-face flavor, the Founders family has no interest in making standard beers. Their rich, full bodied Imperial Stout is an example of the brewery’s commitment to pushing the limits of what is commonly accepted in the craft world. Rated 100 points on ratebeer.com, this Russian imperial is brewed with 10 varieties of malted barley creating a complex flavor profile perfect for adventurous beer drinkers. Meant to be enjoyed at room temperature, this chocolatey and velvety smooth stout will keep you warm for the rest of winter.
21ST AMENDMENT BREWING
MONK’S BLOOD BELGIAN – ABV 8.3%
4-pk cans $13.99
Taking their name from the amendment that repealed Prohibition, 21st Amendment Brewery is inspired by the history of beer production. Recognizing that breweries have fostered social interaction within communities, they strive to celebrate how beer can make an impact on culture both locally and globally. Their Monk’s Blood Belgian ale was influenced by Belgian monks who consume only beer, “liquid bread,” during times of fasting. The founders of 21st amendment travelled to Belgium just to develop the recipe! Brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, dried figs, and aged on oak spirals, this dark ale is a great American take on a Belgian classic.
OFF COLOR BREWING
SCURRY KOTTBUSSER – ABV 5.3%
4-pk bottles $14.99
Though they’ve only been around for about four years, don’t let their age fool you. The guys at Off Color take a lot of creative risks and make some pretty interesting beer. Their biggest goal is to brew forgotten styles of beers, mostly those of Germany. One of these styles is called the “kottbusser” which is essentially a sweeter and smoother altbier. This beer gets its name from its city of origin, Cottbus which is just southeast of Berlin. Off Color’s Scurry kottbusser is brewed with honey and molasses, staying true to the obscure tradition of the old German beer. This medium bodied version has a nutty sweetness easily accessible to those who haven’t yet tried less well known styles of beer.