Wicked Words

‘Wicked Words’ is where we’ll keep you up to date with New Brews, Upcoming Event Details, and Discussions on Various Topics.

TUESDAY MARCH 12TH 2019

For this month’s entry, we wanted to discuss an upcoming beer, the Scottish Stout.

The Scottish Stout is a bit of a mash up between two more well known beers; the Scotch Ale and Stout. Scottish-style ales are known for being malt-forward, so with our Scottish Stout, you can count on rich maltiness to come through in the aroma, mouthfeel, and taste. You’ll notice caramelization and sweetness. Keep an eye out for the subtle touch of peat malt we used, it adds notes of smokey peat. Our Scottish Stout also showcases a darker color than most Scotch Ales are known for. Roasted barley and chocolate malts add deep dark malt flavors that create levels of maltiness that truly brings these two styles together.

We invite you to come in and try our Scottish Stout when it goes on tap in the next month or so.

– Josh Denny Head Brewer & Joe Popham Assistant Brewer

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH 2019

This week we’re brewing a German Pale Ale.

It features Weyermann Pale Ale malt and two new German hops, Ariana and Callista.

Weyermann Pale Ale malt is similar to other standard 2-row barley malts The difference is it kilned a bit longer, imparting a slightly darker color and an enhanced malt character, including notes of bread, dried fruits, and honey.

But this Pale Ale really showcases the two new German hop varieties just released in 2017 – Ariana and Callista. These hops were created by the same brilliant folks at the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany who gave us the Mandarina Bavaria. Ariana and Callista have distinct but complementary characteristics.

Ariana contributes notes of black currants, grapefruit, gooseberry, and vanilla.

Callista adds notes of apricots, blackberries, raspberries, and citrus.

Overall, look for a great combination of classic noble hop smoothness with bright fruitiness.

We invite you to come in and try our German Pale Ale when it goes on tap in the next month or two! In the meantime, we welcome your comments, and would like to see you in the taproom to try one (or two!) of our current offerings.

– Josh Denny Head Brewer & Joe Popham Assistant Brewer