Here is what’s brewing in Jo’s Beer Corner this week!
~ It’s a Beach(y) Party ~
In being new to the south I am entirely unfamiliar with this seventy and sunny weather that has been gracing me with it’s presence. In Ohio it is customary around this time of year to wallow indoors surrounded by oversized blankets, fuzzy socks, and thick sweaters. Last week it even snowed in Ohio. While I understand it is “technically” winter here, it certainly does not feel so. My paper-thin vampire skin was unprepared to receive this much sun so late in the year, and all my melanin has retreated into the depths of my person resulting in random bouts of sunburn. Due to this entirely uncustomary weather I find myself thinking tropical thoughts: the sand and waves, fruity drinks, pink lemonade while we sit by the pool (it also helps that my last name is Beachy so I feel connected by blood to the beach).
I decided to hunt down some flavors that are both refreshing and timeless. Remember pink lemonade, all that tart and sugary goodness? I’ve got tart lemon ginger, coconut, and cucumber lime too. So grab your shades peeps… It’s a Beach(y) party! I’ll even play luau music and put little umbrellas out.
New Belgium Tartastic
Sour: 4.5% ABV – No IBU
Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic’s lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip. A refreshing sour ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of juicy lemon and ginger.
Evil Twin Pink Lemonade
IPA: 7% ABV – 70 IBU
A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes, Henok and Karl of the fashionable Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old-fashioned memories. Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath – it’s Lemonade.
Big Boss Blanco Diablo Lime
Fruit Beer: 4.3% ABV – 20 IBU
Light Belgian Style Ale made with fresh cucumber and limes. Light, crisp and refreshing, we boosted the white devil with some clean-cut flavors.
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut
Porter: 6.5% ABV – 45 IBU
Death By Coconut is an Irish porter aged on dessicated coconut and dark chocolate from Robin Chocolates in Longmont. Others may be featured as well but quantity may be limited. For questions or to special order please see our Maestro of Beer, Jo (she is short though so you may have to look a little harder).