Tasters sample the first of 10 brews Friday night at Wine Wordl
Tasters sample the first of 10 brews Friday night at Wine Wordl

I ‘ve always found a Friday night beer tasting an excellent way to end a long week. The beer tasting at Wine World met that goal. Long week, time to sample something new.
I’ve had some of the brews featured tonight before (I have some of the Founders Breakfast Stout in the fridge now) but there were a couple that were new to me.
The New Holland Full Circle Kolsh has a nice malty full flavor profile that is would be a nice little beer for sitting back and reflecting on a long week.
For something darker I really liked another Holland Brewing brew, New Holland Poet. Definitely not a beer for Bud lovers. Super dark and malty. It’s only 5.2% so you can probably enjoy 2 in an evening.

If you like fruit flavored beer then give the Seadog Bluepaw. Definitely tastes like blueberry. Not sure I could buy a six but that’s the beauty of being able to purchase individual bottles at shops like Wine World. You don’t have to invest in a six to try something new.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 5-8pm
Cost: $5 per person. You get a $2 rebate with the purchase of 6 bottles of the featured brews.

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

  1. Founders Pale Ale
  2. New Holland Full Circle Kolsh
  3. Seadog Bluepaw
  4. New Holland Mad Hatter
  5. Michael Plank Heller Weizenbock
  6. Boulder Flashback Anniversary Ale
  7. Weihenstephan Korbinian
  8. Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout
  9. New Holland Poet
  10. Founders Breakfast Stout

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Here are the detailed brew notes:

Founder's Pale Ale
Founder’s Pale Ale
Founders Pale Ale
A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle, this medium-bodied pale ale has a refreshing citrus flavor and a distinctive floral hop aroma due to the aggressive addition of hops during fermentation. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere. ABV: 5.4%, IBUs: 35, Availability: Year-round. –From their Website
From: California
Brewery: Founders Brewing

New Holland Full Circle Kolsh
A kölsch-style beer, Full Circle is a refreshing celebration of our brewery’s belief in balance. The soft, well-rounded malt character, light hop profile and crisp finish bring us back around to the familiar tastes of classic, thirst quenching beer. A perfect session beer, we recommend Full Circle with fish, grilled vegetables, grilled sausages, and just about anything else served on a patio.–From their Website
From: Holland, Michigan
Brewery: New Holland Brewing

Seadog Bluepaw
This beer according to their website says its there unique contribution to the fruit ale category that “features nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries. 4.6% ABV.–From their Website
From: Topsham, Maine
Brewery: Seadog

New Holland Mad Hatter
A blackened version of Mad Hatter brewed with black malt for a dark, roasty sweetness to the base of the flavor profile. Finishes with a strong Centennial hop character from dry hopping.–From their Website
Original Gravity: 14.2°P IBU: 67 ABV: 5.56%
From: Holland, Michigan
Brewery: New Holland Brewing

Michael Plank Heller Weizenbock
Michael Plank Heller Weizenbock

Michael Plank Heller Weizenbock
Our specialty that has already been honored with five world titles. A full-bodied and robust taste experience for the palate. With a harmonious and rounded body, it thrilled by the unique banana flavor every wheat beer connoisseur.–From their Website
From: Laaber, Germany
Brewery: Brewery Michael Plank

Boulder Flashback Anniversary Ale
Brewed using five separate hop additions, Flashback India Brown Ale boasts a citrusy flavor with a prominent hop aroma. Flashback finishes crisp and dry, with dark roasted flavors from the biscuit and chocolate malts perfectly complementing the bountiful Cascade hops. Originally brewed to commemorate our milestone 30th Anniversary, Flashback India Brown Ale earned a spot in our year-round line-up. Flash back to 1979 and you’ll find two professors at the University of Colorado in Boulder testing the entrepreneurial waters with a little project called a microbrewery. From the original Bitter, Porter and Stout recipes that founded our brewery, to our exciting new releases, Boulder Beer continues to uphold our tradition of innovation in brewing. 6.8% ABV–From their Website
From: Colorado
Brewery: Boulder Beer

Weihenstephan Korbinian
An extremely dark colored double-bock for both stout beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this double-bock beer a really special beer with medium hops and lots of malt with a mild sweetness – reminiscent of malted milk, marmalade and caramel. 7.4% ABV-–From their Website
From: Germany
Brewery: Weihenstephaner

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout
The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.–From their Website
From: Farmville, North Carolina
Brewery: Duck-Rabbit Brewery

New Holland Poet
The Poet has a rich, smooth malt character enveloped in tones of roast and chocolate. A soft mouth-feel brings luxurious flavors and soothing aroma. Any time of year, The Poet is as versatile as it is delicious. It pairs wonderfully with earthy flavors such as mushrooms and beef, while remaining the perfect accent to any chocolate dessert.
From: Holland, Michigan
Brewery: New Holland Brewing

Founder's Breakfast Stout
Founder’s Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout
 The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever. ABV: 8.3%, IBUs: 60, Availability: Oct – Feb. –From their Website
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Brewery: Founders Brewing


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