Friday, October 23, 2009

Hops and smoke and Randall and what's on tap at the Public House.

First, let's take a glance at the draft lineup at NABC's Public House & Pizzeria.

A final note pertaining to Sandkerwa NA, our celebration of Franconian beer and brewing: I regret to announce that our long-awaited keg of Spezial Rauchbier, which was to have (somewhat) closed this year's Sandkerwa, proved to be tragically off.

That happens from time to time, and considering the brilliant success of the Anstich (gravity pour) kegs, I probably can't complain. As compensation, at least from my personal point of view, Schlenkerla Marzen has briefly been supplanted by two kegs of Heller-Trum's richer and smokier Schlenkerla (unfiltered) Urbock, primarily because Franconia's localized Bock season is in full swing, and we need to celebrate it, too. As a final bonus, know that yet another Schlenkerla variant will be coming to us very soon. It is an oak-smoked (not beechwood-smoked) strong lager of about 8%. It could be the first of December, and I'm salivating already.

Back to hops: Today, the big news is Randall the Enamel Animal.

A sixth-barrel of NABC VII - Seventh Anniversary Ale will be "Randallized" with whole leaf Cascades, beginning later this afternoon. As soon as possible after the sixer is gone, we'll begin pouring VII for the remainder of its run. Randall will travel to the Bank Street Brewhouse tomorrow, and the process will be repeated there. Many thanks to Jared Williamson for making this happen.

Currently at the Public House, Lupulin Land continues with listed ales and a ringer selection: Three Floyds Broo Doo Harvest Ale (American IPA; 7% abv). As we begin the day, here are the Lupulin Land selections:

Boulder Flashback Anniversary (India Brown Ale, 6.8% abv)

Great Divide Belgica (Belgian-style IPA; 7.2% abv)

He’Brew Shmaltz Lenny’s RIPA (Rye Double IPA; 10% abv)

Rogue Charlie 1981 (American Strong Ale; 8.5% abv)

Shoreline Sum-Nug IPA (IPA; 7% abv)

Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA (Double IPA; 11% abv)

Stone 13th Anniversary Ale (Imperial Red; 9.5% abv)

Two Brothers Heavy Handed (India Pale Ale; 6.7% abv)

Mike Bauman keeps track of the taps here: NABC News Portal. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for current draft listings at both locations.

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