T ime for another beer tasting at Wine World. There will be 9 brews. Most new to the market or seasonal. A wide varieties to please any palate including a gluten free and dessert beer. The holidays are coming you know. I think I might just be coming home with some Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 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. Lakefront New Grist Ginger Ale Gluten-free
  2. Ommegang Fleur de Houblon
  3. Weihenstephaner Vitus
  4. Kulmbacher Eisbock
  5. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
  6. Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  7. Allagash Black Belgian-Style Stout
  8. Original Flag Porter 1825
  9. Delirium Tremens Red

Here are the detailed brew notes:
Lakefront New Grist Ginger Ale Gluten-free | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4.7% abv. We took our refreshing gluten-free beer, New Grist Pilsner, and brewed it with fresh ginger for a zesty, thirst-quenching flavor: introducing New Grist Ginger. This beer pours light gold with a rocky white head kicking out aromas of ginger and malted sorghum. The spicy-sweet ginger greets the palate first, before moving into the familiar flavor of New Grist: tangy green apple, light body, and crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, New Grist Ginger is a flavorful, easy-drinking, session beer with a snappy ginger punch.
New Grist Ginger goes great with any variety of ginger-infused Asian dishes, like the sweeter broth of chicken Saigon pho, mild-to-spicy Thai gai pad king, or the spicy citrus notes of chana masala. Website
Ommegang Fleur de Houblon | Cooperstown, New York
Fleur de Houblon means “Hop Flowers”. Belgian Pale Ale Style6.8 % abv. Nothing is more evocative of summer than the beautiful aroma of flowers, and the favored flowers of brewers are hops. Our brand new summer ale, Fleur de Houblon (Hop Flowers), is brewed to bring the many elements of summer into a refreshing and easy-to-drink Belgian-style ale. Fleur de Houblon is a rich gold color with distinct floral hops in the aroma that follow through in the taste. Whole-cone Bravo hops are used to impart their earthy, fruity, and floral aromas and flavors. The body and flavor are clean and dry, with pleasing complexity and spicy notes from both primary and secondary fermentation with our unique Ommegang house yeast. Available for a limited time in 1/2 BBLs and 12oz bottles every summer.–From their Website
Weihenstephaner Vitus | Freising, Bavaria, Germany
A spicy, fruity Single Weizen Bock (strong wheat beer) 7.7 % abv. Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.–From their Website
Kulmbacher Eisbock | Germany
This is an “Ice” Bock.9.2 %. The ice bock, also known as “Bavarian”, owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren’t discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content. Website
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA | San Diego, California
American India Pale Ale 7. A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.–From their Website

Lake Front Imperial Pumpkin
Lake Front Imperial Pumpkin

Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
9.5 %. Our Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale pays homage to Lakefront’s formative years and to our Wisconsin roots. It pours a copper-orange with a fine, off-white head. The aroma is caramel-forward, followed by cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, oak, and subtle brandy notes. The full, moderately bright mouthfeel starts with cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malt, then yields Madagascar vanilla bean, oak, and brandy flavors. A lingering oak and malty sweetness are left on the palate; a reminder of how we’ve honed our craft over the years. Like our Pumpkin Lager, this goes great with fall meals, but the intense flavors demand richer foods. Roasted or glazed foul will pair excellently: we suggest honey glazed turkey or roasted duck. Try sweet potato and butternut squash hash as a side, or a spiced butternut squash purée. Also a great a dessert beer: serve it with French vanilla ice cream topped with maple glazed walnuts or a simple bread pudding with dried cranberry and pecans.–From their Website
Allagash Black Belgian-Style Stout | Portland, Maine
Belgian Strong Dark Ale-Style – abv 7.5 %. Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.–From their Website
Original Flag Porter 1825 | United Kingdom (England)
abv 5 %. Flag Porter is brewed from a traditional 19th century British recipe using yeast salvaged from a vessel which sank in the English Channel in 1825. In 1988, several bottles of the brew were raised from their resting place 60 feet deep in the Channel. They were in their original containers, with their wood stoppers and wax seals intact. When opened, however, they “tasted like old, wet boots” according to Dr. Keith Thomas, renowned brewer and microbiologist. When he examined the beer under a microscope, he found a small percentage of the yeast to be still living! After months of growing this yeast, he brewed a porter using an 1850 recipe. Adhering to the practises of porter brewers of the era, Dr. Thomas uses barley and hops grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.–From their Website
Delirium Tremens Red | Belgium
Cherry Dessert Beer. abv 8.5 %. Delirium Red is an 8.5% abv dark-red cherry beer made by the heroes that gave the world Delirium Tremens. Based on their blonde ale, it has a light pink, compact head, a soft aroma of almond and sour cherries, and tastes tangy and fruity, with a perfect balance between sweet and sour. Website


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