Friday, November 11, 2011

(1) Regulars: NABC’s Core Portfolio.

Regulars: NABC’s Core Portfolio

Year-round availability; draft only unless otherwise noted.

Beak’s Best
American Ale & Soul Liniment
Brewed with English malts and American hops, and named in honor of globetrotting historian and educator Don "Beak" Barry. You really need to wet your Beak by sampling his ale.
35 IBU
5.3% ABV

Bob’s Old 15-B
Bringing home the win
When NABC first brewed Bob Capshew's competition-winning homebrewed Porter in 2003, the reaction was so favorable that we decided to continue doing it. When the Beer Judge Certification Program unexpectedly altered its numbering system for style categories and subcategories, Bob's became "old" rather than having to select a new number.
35 IBU
5.5% ABV

Community Dark
Inside is what counts
Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup gold medal winner, 2011. Inspired by traditional English Mild, the style that fueled the factory workers who made the Industrial Revolution, Community Dark is revolutionary in its own way: Dark-colored but light-bodied, and a session ale suitable for New Albany’s emerging downtown renaissance.
12.5 IBU
3.7% ABV

Makes democracy pointless
Richly malty and excessively hopped, Elector was first brewed on Election Day, taking its name from the Electoral College. In like fashion, Elector’s unique character makes democracy pointless. It severs party affiliations, crosses the aisle, and commands you to drink early and vote often. That’s because whenever Elector is on the ballot, there’s only one real choice.
62 IBU
7.5% ABV
Also available in 22-oz bomber bottles

Sterner stuff
Living vicariously through others is a sad compromise meant only for rank amateurs and subpar international lagers. Rather, we all might profit from the principled example of Hoptimus, which lives vivaciously, audaciously and capriciously through itself. With a snarky hop character that is blatantly unrepentant, Hoptimus ensures that meek palates surely will not inherit the earth.
100 IBU
10.7% ABV
Also available in 22-oz bomber bottles

Tafel Bier
Better dancing on the table than sleeping on the floor.
Tafel Bier is Flemish for “table beer,” which filled those earthenware pitchers in the Brueghel paintings, and is a flavorful, session-strength accompaniment to almost any cuisine.
15 IBU
3.9% ABV

Tunnel Vision
The ultimate subterranean sexy chic
Those hardy immigrant gnomes who came from the venerable hills of the Ardennes to take up residence beneath the mysterious Knobs of Southern Indiana get lonely, too. That’s why NABC gave them Tunnel Vision, a potion reminiscent of home, and sufficiently versatile for consumption in all seasons -- and on all continents.
20 IBU
9.5% ABV
Also available in 22-oz bomber bottles

How the Midwest was won
Yakima is simple in design: This beer is for me, the hophead Brewmaster here in the land of no coast. After many years of liquid research, the time came to satisfy my inner desire to craft a Rye IPA so immaculate that it would ‘up’ our revolution even further. Mission accomplished.
130 IBU
7.5% ABV
Also available in 22-oz bomber bottles

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