Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sixpoint Launches Downtown Orlando

 Sixpoint Brewery from Brooklyn NY, launches their brands in true Big Apple style with a "16 Tap Takeover" event at Downtown Orlando's Tap & Grind. The event is Tuesday April 30th beginning at 7pm at the Tap & Grind located at 59 W. Central Blvd Orlando, Florida. Sixpoint Brewery founder Shane Welch will also be in attendance to meet fans and discuss his beers. This is an event not to be missed. For more info contact the Tap & Grind at: 407-455-1100. Cheers!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Uncovering the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mystery

  In an effort to unravel the social media confusion surrounding Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut beers I would like to point out that Rogue has just released a second beer based on an offering from the Oregon craft doughnut pioneers, Voodoo Doughnut. Okay, this will also be a drinking game. Every time I mention "voodoo" in this article you have to drink a shot of your preferred Rogue distilled spirit. You should be 3 shots in by now (not really but I thought it was funny). Now back to our regularly scheduled program!

 For those of you who may not be that familiar, a few years back Rogue Ales released a beer based on a doughnut. Yes a doughnut. And not just any doughnut mind you, but a Voodoo Doughnut. Voodoo Doughnut is a popular doughnut shop, with various locations throughout the Portland area. Rouge's first beer was "Bacon Maple Porter" which later became "Bacon Maple Ale". The cult popularity of that offering spurned the beer's distribution to other markets outside Oregon.   

 With the success of Bacon Maple Ale, Rogue has gone back to the drawing board to create another beer with a voodoo profile. This time it's "Chocolate, Peanut Butter Banana Ale". This ale has an immense amount of Banana and Chocolate on the nose with a chocolaty nutty roasted malt flavor. It's has hints of bitter sweet chocolate and lingering notes of banana in the aftertaste. I should point out that unlike Bacon Maple Ale it has no "smoke" flavoring. So if you didn't find Bacon Maple appealing, I would suggest giving "Chocolate, Peanut Butter Banana Ale" a try.

 So how can you tell difference between the two bright pink bottles on the shelf at your local bottle shop? Well, here's a few things to look for: First, one says 'Bacon Maple Ale" on the label and the other says "Chocolate, Peanut Butter Banana Ale. Second, one has images of pigs and maple leaves in the background, and the other has images of bananas, chocolate bars and peanut butter jars.  It's just that simple! Now go out an get yourself a Rogue Voodoo Doughnut "Chocolate, Peanut Butter Banana Ale". Cheers!

Looking for info, then visit: ROGUE ALES and VOODOO DOUGHNUT

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fort Collins Brewery Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

This Sunday sampling takes us to Colorado, Fort Collins to be exact and the home of Fort Collins Brewery. Today's selection was plucked from their variety 12 pack aptly named "Brewers Lunchbox". "Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat Ale" is a twist on the classic American Wheat Ale. Brewed with real pomegranate juice, this filtered wheat beer pours bright gold in color with a traditional white head. It's flavor is tart and tangy, with a fruity sweetness. Major Tom has strategically left any of the common wheat beer characteristics such as banana, clove or coriander sitting on the dock. The beer is crisp, light and refreshing which makes it a perfect choice on those warm sunny days in the Southern Hemisphere. So be sure to book a flight with Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat. Cheers!

For Flight Schedules and Booking Information visit: Fort Collins Brewery