I t almost hit 90 today. With warm weather it’s nice to see what you can add to the Summer beer selection especially the new canned craft beers when glass can’t be a problem. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more notes from Wine World quarterly beer tasting shortly.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, April 27, 2012, 5-8pm
Cost: $5 per person. $3 rebate with the purchase of 6 bottles of the featured brews

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Here are the brews presented (click to see more):

  1. Avery Joe’s Pilsner
  2. Westbrook White Thai
  3. Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
  4. Great Divide Colette
  5. Westbrook IPA
  6. Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
  7. Green Flash Hop Head Red
  8. Victory Golden Monkey
  9. Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
  10. Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale

Here are the detailed brew notes:
Avery Joe’s Pilsner
What: A contemporary rendition of a classic style, Joe’s is hopped with purpose: beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops. Uber sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premiuim American Pilsner. Food Pairing: The hersbrucker hops in Joe’s Pilsner are a cleansing counterpoint to mild, creamy cheeses like havarti or herb covered chevre.–From their Website This beer is available in cans.
From: Boulder, Colorado
Brewery: Avery Brewing

Westbrook White Thai
What: This beer, inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, is a twist on the classic Belgian witbier style. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel spicing regimen, we add fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Best served at 45˚F in a tulip or wine glass. Availability: Draft & 12oz cans.–From their Website
From: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Brewery: Westbrook Brewing

Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
What: Our brewery is blessed with exceptionally pure water that travels just over a dozen wooded miles to reach our brewery. With this pristine water we have transformed floral American hops and subtle, crisp German malts into a refreshing delight.–From their Website
From: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Brewery: Victory Brewing

Great Divide Colette
What: Colette is our homage to the beers that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Colette is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats – a beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV–From their Website
From: Denver, Colorado
Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Company

Westbrook IPA
What: A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermentor for a complex and layered hop experience. Best served at 45-50˚F in a tulip or English style pint glass. –From their Website Originally only available on draft, now in cans.
From: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Brewery: Westbrook Brewing

Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
What: This beautiful, deep russet brew has the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery’s late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Crystal and chocolate malts give this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none, just like Ellie!

Food Pairing: Roasted meats prepared with spicy and/or smoky flavors are natural pairings for Ellie’s Brown Ale. Try ancho chili pork or beef tacos with chipotle mole.–From their Website
From: Boulder, Colorado
Brewery: Avery Brewing

Green Flash Hop Head Red
What: Resinous hop characteristics emerge from an enormous hopping with Columbus, Nugget and Amarillo overtaking the rich caramel malt base. To add luscious hop flavors and enticingly floral hop aromas, we dry-hop the brew with bucket loads of Amarillo hops. Welcome to the world of Red IPA. IBU:70.–From their Website
From: San Diego, California
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing

Victory Golden Monkey
What: Strong and sensual, this golden, Belgian-style ale glows. The richness of German malts and Belgian yeast are tempered by a sparkling approach and overall light body. Abundant herbal, fruity notes make Golden Monkey® one to savor.–From their Website
From: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Brewery: Victory Brewing

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
What: Double Simcoe IPA, 9.0% abv, is our incredible reward for Hopheads seeking the intense hop flavor in a Double IPA, without the harshness. It is brewed utilizing only the Simcoe hop variety.–From their Website
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
Brewery: Weyerbacher

Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale
What: Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex. IBUs: 45–From their Website
From: San Diego, California
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing


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