Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Oversized Wine Glass
Malts: Munich, Carastan, Light Crystal
Hops: Chinook, Newport, US Golding, Willamette
Expect a very Pacific Northwest hop presence to jump out, as if you squeezed a grapefruit and pine sap came out. We love the flavor of this beer; it asserts a massive hop character, but does it in a balanced, tasteful way. For you hopheads out there, this is a nice beer that packs a lot of hop punch but doesn't overwhelm you with killer ABV or a singeing of the palate. Hop flavors are much like what's described in the nose, though there is more fruit juiciness. Look for bitterness to be present, but note that it doesn't try to battle the sweeter elements of this beer. It just holds them in check enough for the hop aromatics and volatiles to really show their stuff. Finishes very citrusy and moderately bitter with a crisp, evergreen character. This beer would work well with a mild-bodied, woody (cedar) cigar or moderately spicy Indian curry. We can't supply the curry, but we can help on the cigars—check out www.cigarmonthclub.com.
The Tommyknocker Brewery has been making award-winning brews for over 12 years. The brewery started out of their brewpub location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, CO. It's a great place to visit—solid menu and one of the area's best beer samplers. They've been collecting awards since 1995 from both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, and they offer a broad range of beers, from a light-bodied wheat ale to the big and full Dopplebock featured this month.
The brewery also offers several different types handcrafted sodas, including Root Beer, Almond Creme, Strawberry Creme, Orange Creme, and Key Lime Creme! All of which can be ordered from their Web site. We'll let you discover those on your own and stick to what we do best: Beer!
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (303) 567-4419 or check out their web site at www.tommyknocker.com.
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