American Craft Beer Week starts this Monday, May 15th – and to celebrate, we’re going deep into our beer cellar to pick out some of our old favorites to share with you. We’ll be tapping just one keg each day throughout the week at the Public House. If there’s something that you have your eyes on, we recommend getting here early because once they’re gone, they’re gone. See below for our lineup for the week.
Go big or go home, right? So we’re starting it off with the biggest beer we’ve ever made, the 2016 Imperial Red Ale aged in Jameson Barrels, coming in at 16% abv. We teamed up with the Jameson team to make a supersized version of an Irish Red Ale, then we let it rest in their casks for a few months. The result is a rich, decadent, warming beer with notes of sherry, fig, toffee, and of course, whiskey!
When we hit our 1000th batch of beer last year, we decided to commemorate the number with a little equation. At 12%, this very limited barrel-aged quad is filled with Belgian spicy notes, American Oak flavor, and a smooth, velvety finish.
Dark Rye Lager was our first barrel-aged experiment and one we’ve been continuing for 4 years now. The 2015 vintage benefits from both sides of time – the time it took to tweak the recipe to perfection, and the time it has spent aging in the wood and in the cellar. There are only a few kegs left of this one, so it may be your last chance to try it!
Thursday, May 18 – Sparkling Berliner
When Napoleon conquered Germany he called the Berliner Weisse the “Champagne of the North.” He also called invading Russia in the winter “a good idea,” but that doesn’t mean he was wrong about the beer. We took the idea one step furth and blended chardonnay and viognier grapes with our Berliner Weisse to make a Champagne/Berliner hybrid that is the perfect beer to find a reason to celebrate.
And finally – dessert! Gose is traditionally a salty German wheat beer, so we added a whole bunch of caramel to highlight that sweet and salty contrast, with a touch of sour that we all love. What better way to put the perfect cap on your week?
Can’t make it to the Public House this week? Celebrate with us from afar! We’re on tap and on shelves throughout LA… check here!