Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s time for porch sittin’ and beer drinkin’! We’ve got you covered. Check out some of this week’s new craft beer arrivals!
Upland Brewing Revved Up Coffee Blonde Ale- In collaboration with Revolution Brewing. The color of a beer can be deceptive. If you judged this beer on its light appearance, you may be in for a surprise when it delivers a full, creamy body and rich roasted flavors. The malt portfolio is delicate enough to showcase the coffee character, yet strong enough to support a distinctive chocolaty roast character that one might typically expect to find in a much darker colored beer. ABV: 5.6%.
Revolution Brewing Revved Up Coffee Brown Ale- “This brown ale is brewed in collaboration with our friends at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington, IN and Dark Matter Coffee here in Chicago. Brewed with a combination of Pale, Dark Munich, Caramel 77, Chocolate malt and Flaked Oats the resulting beer has a deep brown hue, smooth mouthfeel and layers of complex caramel flavors and a faint hint of baker’s chocolate. We use Magnum and Sorachi Ace hops in the brewhouse to lend a mellow balanced bitterness to this ale. After fermentation, we transfer this beer into another tank that holds bags of whole bean Dark Matter Coffee and allow it to rest on these beans for a week before being packaged! Sitting on the whole beans infuses this beer with deep, rich, roasty aromas that reminds you of being in one of DMC’s coffee shops!” ABV: 5.5%.
Fat Head’s Bonehead Red- “We can boldly say that this hoppy red is unlike any other you’ve tried. Hopped-up to the max, deep ruby in color, with a smooth as silk mouthfeel and an almost pungent piney aroma. Malts bone-up their magic with a hearty, biscuity, almost rustic touch of flavor and a slightly bitter fruitiness. A creamy head always tops it off. Recently Bonefide with a gold medal at the GABF.” ABV: 9.4%.
Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh- A fresh approach to their signature IPA, Hop Nosh, introducing a Tangerine variant of the product. Uinta’s new seasonal twist on their top-selling product, Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA, is brewed with real tangerine juice adding a tartness that compliments the notable tropical hop characteristics of the classic Hop Nosh. ABV: 7.3%.
5 Rabbit Chocofrut Pina- “ChocoFrut is our 5 Rabbit melding of luscious, chocolatey dark-roasted malts and the bright flavors of real fruit, for a series of beers that are creamy, fruity and ultra smooth. In the world of beer, ChocoFrut is a rare confection. This Piña version uses six different malts and plenty of real pineapple purée in the fermenter.” ABV: 7.1%.
5 Rabbit Chocofrut Guayaba- This Guayaba version uses six different malts and plenty of real guava purée in the fermenter. ABV: 7%.
Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Turbo Shandy- Barrel Aged Turbo Shandy is a refreshing combination of lemon and light malt flavors. Unlike traditional shandy’s, Turbo Shandy revs it up a couple notches with a high test, full flavored approach. It tastes like a whiskey sour, and it’s delicious! ABV: 7%.
Hoppin Frog Killa Vanilla Extraordinary IPA- “Behold the wild combination of flavor and aroma of our vanilla bean IPA. These are two great tastes that taste great together, and will open your eyes to the inventive side of brewing! Welcome to our world, where we apply engi-beer-ing knowledge to create new beers the likes of which are seldom experienced.” ABV: 7.5%.
Hoppin Frog Hop Heathen- “An uncivilized amount of American hop spiciness gives this rich and satisfying Imperial Black Ale serious complexity. What you get is the best of both worlds – a gnarly brood of malt and hops.” ABV: 8.8%.
Epic Brewing Elder Brett- “Epic Brewing Company’s latest barrel-aged beer brings something new—wild yeast. This brew is a collaboration ale with Crooked Stave Artisan Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado. Chad Yakobson, Brewmaster/Owner of Crooked Stave, is well known for his skill and knowledge in the brewing of sour and Brettanomyces driven beers. The beer was brewed at Epic by the two brewers. Kevin Crompton, Epic’s Brewmaster, and Chad spent several weeks working on the recipe and selecting the proper Brett strains and barrels for the beer to morph from a golden Saison into a Saison-Brett Golden Ale.” ABV: 9%.
Great Divide Barrel Aged Hibernation- “Over 12 months in whiskey barrels has completely transformed our prized winter seasonal, producing a Hibernation that starts with big whiskey flavors before mellowing out into luscious chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla.” ABV: 10.5%.
Avery Twenty Three- “Inspired by Brabant (remember that one?) and the goodness of its marriage of Brettanomyces fermentation and Belgian dark malts, we’ve crafted this celebratory wild ale using three strains of Bretts. Our house strain, Brettanomyces drie, brings loads of ripe stone fruit aromas to the mix. Brettanomyces bruxellensis lends the classic horsey and rustic aspects of a traditional wild ale, while Brettanomyces custersianus delivers massive tropical fruit essences to the flavor party. Add some beautiful, dark and robust Belgian specialty malts for caramel, chocolate and fig elements and you have this — our rendition of a Dark Farmhouse Ale.” ABV: 7.9%.
Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Maple Porter-“A complex porter with aromas of fresh Ohio maple syrup and toasted rich chocolate flavors with vanilla and wood from the bourbon barrel.” First time this one has ever been made! ABV: 7.5%.
Anderson Valley Barkley’s Belgian Ale- “Brewed in a cloistered nook of remote Anderson Valley, this handcrafted Belgian-style strong ale may be the closest you’ll ever get to heaven on earth,” reads the beer label. “Made in very limited quantity, it is malty, tangy and a little wild, it is sure to raise your spirits.” ABV: 9%.
Anderson Valley Salted Caramel Barrel Aged Porter- “Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, our Salted Caramel is woody and slightly sweet with notes of vanilla and coconut. It’s smooth with a medium-light body and mouthfeel and a light banana/fruit aroma. There’s some caramel and peanut brittle flavors but not cloying or overpowering.” ABV: 6%.
Nickelbrook Brewing Immodest Imperial IPA- “Obscene use of Citra and Simcoe hops will attack your senses with bright citrus fruit, balanced with earthy pine notes. The indecency doesn’t stop there, as it packs a wallop at 9% but you won’t notice because it drinks so remarkable smooth.” ABV: 9%.
Nickelbrook Maple Porter- “We brewed our Nickel Brook Maple Porter to be first and foremost, a robust and full bodied porter, using premium roasted and pale malts. We then infuse pure, dark Canadian maple syrup into the brewing process, so the maple essence becomes integrated during fermentation. The result is a truly wonderful and complex mixture of roast you desire in a robust porter, with background hints of maple flavour and aroma.No additive or preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, creamy finish.Nickel Brook Maple Porter is a unique Canadian interpretation of a timeless classic!” ABV: 6%.
Warped Wing Gamma Bomb- “Dayton’s very own comic book hero and genius nuclear physicist Dr. Bruce Banner lived a storied and difficult life. After an accidental dose of gamma rays, Bruce’s body chemistry was changed forever. Angry thoughts turned this frail, mild-mannered scientist into a big, green mean thing, better known as the Hulk. So to help the Hulk chill after an aggressive episode, we invented Gamma Bomb IPA. A golden hop-lovers potion with earthy aromas of juicy citrus. Taste big flavors from Centennial, Amarillo and Cascade hops. Like the Hulk, this beer is bitter and slightly piney. The malt character is light and nutty and the brew ends with a dry finish.” ABV: 7.2%.
So many great beers to try, and this Saturday is Record Store Day!! Like you need more reasons to come to Cappy’s… Cheers!