RuinTen and Other Goodness for The Art of Beer

RuinTen x Irondilla x Strawberry Cheesecake

RuinTen x Irondilla x Strawberry Cheesecake

We got something for you guys tonight at The Iron Press.  We will be tapping the RuinTen by Stone Brewing!  That’s right guys, the ten year anniversary of the Ruination will be poured out this evening for all you lucky suckers, so get it while it lasts!

From Stone Brewing, themselves:

“IBUs 110 | ABV 10.8% | Release Date June 17th, 2013. We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our beloved bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you’ll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You’re welcome. “

In addition to this, we will be serving up:

1. The Irondilla – Citrus marinaded chicken with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses stuffed inside two flower tortillas finished off in our signature iron. – $9

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle – Belgian waffle cheesecake topped with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and a scoop of ice cream. $7

See you guys tonight!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

The Art of Beer

The Art of Beer

The Art of Beer

Helloooooooo out theeerrrrreeee!  I hope this finds it way to you guys as this is a little bit of a late announcement, but we will be showing a really rad documentary called The Art of Beer.

The Art of Beer was featured at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year to rave reviews.  For those who haven’t had the opportunity to catch this little documentary, it does an amazing and fun job of showcasing craft beer culture, focusing on many local restaurants and faces that you will definitely recognize, especially our very own resident tune master extraordinaire DJ LexaKhan (Lexter Calhoun)!

You guys all know what a huge movie geek I am, and I have to admit, The Art of Beer is extremely well put together, edited, shot, directed, yadda yadda yadda.  The important thing is, it educates you and at the same time has fun doing it while making you really thirsty.  I’m salivating a bit just writing this.

There will be three (3) screenings throughout the evening (6 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9 PM PST) with Lex spinning dope tunes before and after each screening!  On hand (drinking) will be some folks involved with the film, including Oscar Ussery (Director) and Joshua Lang (Producer) if you guys wanna poke around the insides of their skulls.

As with pretty much all of our events, we will be doing some specials to stuff your faces with and some giveaways for those picking up flights!  We hope to see all of you guys here at The Iron Press.

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

The Menu for Tonight’s Tuesday Tap Takeover – The Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Edition

Speakeasy x The Iron Press

Speakeasy x The Iron Press

 

Here you go guys!  We are throwing down your tummies:

1. Carne Asada Waffle Torta – Citrus and beer marinaded asada using prime cuts, adorned with fresh tomatoes and onions with a side of Lucky Habanero Dragon Lips Salsa. $9

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle – Belgian waffle cheesecake topped with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and a scoop of ice cream. $7

As always, DJ LexaKhan will be bouncing off tunes in and around your head all night long and there will be some freebies for those ordering Speakeasy flights!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – The Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers - The Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – The Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Edition

Hi.  How are you?  After another fun Tap Takeover with Hangar 24, we have another great California brewery lined up next.  On Tuesday July 9th, 2013 AD we will be bringing in the good folks over at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers from San Francisco! Without further ado, here is the deliciously delicious line up:

1. Tallulah – 5.6% ABV | 60 IBU – This XPA pours a radiant honey gold with a fluffy layer of foam and bursts with complex tropical fruit aromas. The candy fruit notes of guava, peach, and passion fruit are complimented by a light caramel sweetness and balanced with a moderate yet assertive level of hop bitterness.  With a refreshingly effervescent carbonation, the untraditional hop flavors lead to a crisp finish, perfect for a warm day at the park.

2. Prohibition Ale – 6.1% ABV | 45 IBU – Prohibition Ale is the first beer we bootlegged back in the early days of the brewery. Anything but traditional, Prohibition pours a deep reddish amber hue, with a fluffy tan head that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. A lush, complex aroma teases the senses with juicy grapefruit, citrus, pine, spice, and candied caramel malts. Mouth feel is creamy, with a silky medium body and modest carbonation.

3. Big Daddy – 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU – This IPA is a hop head’s delight, a generously dry hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off white head that leaves a lovely lacing.  The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and subtle notes of fresh bread.

4. Payback Porter – 7.5% ABV | 35 IBU – American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.

5. Vendetta IPA – 7.6% ABV | 50 IBU – As the fire rages on, an enduring rivalry reaches the breaking point. Vendetta IPA is the taste of sweet revenge. Aggressively bitter with a cutthroat convergence of Citra and Amarillo hops, this Vendetta won’t soon be forgotten.

6. The Accomplice – 7.6% ABV | ?? IBU – Very rare limited release Belgian style dark ale brewed with the Bastogne yeast strain. Toasty with fruity undertones.

7. Double Daddy – 8.5% ABV | 80 IBU – Doubling down on malt and hops, Double Daddy raises the stakes. With it’s good looks and No-Limit style, DD takes the pot every time.

8. Scarface Imperial Stout – 9.5% ABV | 65 IBU – A bold and self-indulgent symphony of dark chocolate, chicory and roasted coffee. With a warming note, the mouth feel is hearty and silky.  A perfect adventure for sipping on those chilly nights.

9. Old Godfather Barley Wine – 10.8% ABV | 75 IBU – Pale, Honey, Munich and Special-B malts with Apollo and Cascade hops make this Barley Wine chock full of deep malt flavors.  Mmmmm…heavy, sipper, boozy.

Hop back over soon to check out more details on the event that night!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

The Menu for Tonight’s Tuesday Tap Takeover – Hangar 24 Version 2.0

Hangar 24 x The Iron Press

Hangar 24 x The Iron Press

There it is!  We decided to keep things simple this time, as we are unleashing onto our happy masses two super cool offerings for you to stuff your faces silly with.

1. Chicken Katsu Sandoitchi – Takashi’s take on an old Japanese favorite.  Panko crusted chicken breast with coleslaw and house made curry sauce for dipping.  Or have it on a Belgian waffle with the curry slathered on top! $9

2. Wookie – Who doesn’t like cookies and ice cream?  House made warm chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a waffle with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top drizzled with chocolate syrup. As Frank would say, “Yum!”. – $7

Here’s a little sneak preview of the food:

Sneaky Sneak Preview

Sneaky Sneak Preview

As most of you know, DJ LexaKhan will be virtually spinning super fun jams all night long (all nigggght…all nighhhhht – Lionel Ritchie)!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – The Hangar 24 Version 2.0 Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – Hangar 24 Version 2.0

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – Hangar 24 Version 2.0

What’s up guys and gals?  Please accept our apologies that this is being thrown out into cyberspace so close to the event, but we were hard at work helping get things in order for Nepenthia (which was super fun, you better have shown up.  I’m talking to you.  AND YOU).

Anyhoo, I know we have said that we wouldn’t double up on a brewery before we have exhausted our options, but we just love Hangar 24 and all the guys over there (plus their summer line up is always ama-za-za-zing)!  With that being said, this coming Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 AD, the boys from Hangar 24 will be bringing in some great brews to tickle your taste buds.

Without further ado, here is the lineup for the evening:

1. Helles Lager – 4.3% ABV | 14 IBU – Traditional and Sweet. This Munich style Helles bears all its delicacies for you to enjoy with nothing to hide. Sweet candy-like malt sweetness and a hint of German noble hop flavor and aroma is what this craft lager is all about.

2. Orange Wheat – 4.6% ABV | 17 IBU – Crisp, tangy, and refreshing. The citrus aroma, light airy mouth feel, and tangy finish are this unfiltered beer’s trademarks. This is accomplished by adding whole locally grown oranges throughout the brewing process, which perfectly coalesce with the wheat and barley base.

3. Small Stout – 4.8% ABV | 43 IBU – A special release for St. Patty’s Day. Brewed in the traditional “small beer” style made from the second runnings of our massive Imperial Stout Pugachev’s Cobra. Small beers are a practice that dates back hundreds of years to monastic brewing traditions. In those days, brewers would make a large strong beer for the King or Abbot and then smaller beers for the regular citizens or monks. Our Small Stout is an American-style dry stout. Roast barley character blends with hints of chocolate and espresso. The beer finishes crisp and dry accentuated by a nice hop character.

4. Belgian Summer Ale – 5.8% | 15 IBU – Our summer seasonal is based on the recipe for our very popular 3rd Anniversary Ale. Aromas of clove, pineapple and bubblegum spill from the glass. The flavor is a combination of spicy Belgian yeast with hints of pear & nutmeg. It finishes with a pleasant tartness. 3rd Anniversary Ale is very light and refreshing and at the same time complex and intriguing.

5. Local Fields Palmero – 7.0% ABV | 20 IBU – For our second Local Fields Series offering we looked to match a Belgian classic with the sweetness of Southern California Dates. Palmero is a traditional Abbey Dubbel with a healthy addition of dates from the Coachella Valley. Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast strain combine with a delicate date sweetness. This beer is full of flavors of caramel, raisin, rum and spice.

6. Chocolate Porter – 8.0% ABV | 47 IBU – Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself!

7. Local Fields Essence – 8.5% | 75 IBU – This beer is the essence of Southern California. A traditional west coast Double IPA with a distinct copper hue, enhanced by generous additions of navel oranges, sweet blood oranges and grapefruit, all grown in Redlands, CA. The citrus flavors and aromas intensify the zesty Cascade and Zythos hops to deliver a one-of-a-kind drinking experience. An invigorating beer with a pleasant, defining bitterness, perfect for warm weather.

8. DIPA – 9.0% ABV | 118 IBU – Assertive and drinkable. Double IPA is California’s gift to beer lovers. Hangar 24’s is brewed with four distinctly American hops: Centennial, Citra, Columbus and Simcoe, all beautifully balanced by five malts and generous additions of local orange blossom honey. An intense sensory experience — the fresh aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit with the bold taste of hops and sweet honey.

9. Hammerhead – 12.4% ABV | IBU 83 – A well executed HAMMERHEAD is smooth and dramatic. This beer is no exception. Hammerhead is a big, complex, American-style Barleywine featuring two English caramel malts and four American hops. Hammerhead’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed.

10. Russian Imperial Stout – 12.5% ABV | 85 IBU – One of the biggest beers they brew at Hangar 24, Russian Imperial Stout is a masterpiece of flavor and complexity. Three different dark roasted malts provide intense roasty flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and licorice. A heavy dose of hops gives enough bitterness to balance the malts. Rich, thick and mouth-coating, this beer is perfect for sipping and contemplating.

As usual, we will have some fun giveaways for people who pick up a flight of the brewery host while supplies last!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

The Menu for Tonight’s Tuesday Tap Takeover – Noble Aleworks and Han’s Homemade Ice Cream!

Noble Ale Works x Hans' Homemade Ice Cream x Nepenthia x The Iron Press

Noble Ale Works x Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream x Nepenthia x The Iron Press

 

Annnnnnnnd, here is the menu for the evening:

1. THE SLOPPY FRANK  – $10 (PAIR WITH THE GOOD SHIP) – Named after it’s creator, The Sloppy Frank is slow cooked with cuts of shredded ribeye steak, diced peppers and onion with our original sauce. We pile it high on our crispy Belgian waffle, the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

2. NAUGHTY FLOAT – $6 – A glass of Noble’s Naughty Sauce topped with a scoop of Honey Vanilla ice-cream from Han’s Homemade Ice-Cream.

3. RON PRESSED FRENCH TOAST – $6 – Our variation of French Toast topped with a scoop of Maple ice-cream from Han’s Homemade Ice-Cream.

4. MAPLE ROASTED BANANA – $7 – Fried banana on a Belgian waffle with roasted macadamia nuts, chocolate drizzle and a scoop of Honey Vanilla from Han’s Homemade Ice-Cream.

In addition to all this goodness, we will be offering up $5 off tickets to Nepenthia, $10 off if you pick up a beer flight!  This offer is available only at this Tuesday Tap Takeover only.  There will be a booth where you guys can snatch up discounted tickets and also sample our Nepenthia beer!

We look forward to seeing you tonight.

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

Nepenthia – The World’s First One Day Beer Garden

Nepenthia Beer Garden

Nepenthia Beer Garden

“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.” – Oscar Wilde

I guess what everyone has been taught all these years about procrastination isn’t always the case.  For all those who have waited this long and still haven’t picked up your tickets, we are offering up a buy three (3) tickets get one (1) free deal!  In other words, 25% off of four (4) tickets.  Even better yet, that’s only $41.25 each ticket when you buy four (4) for *ALL-YOU-CAN-STUFF-YOUR-FACE*!

From creative mind that brought you 100 Eats 100 Days and Pigout, Bobby Navarro, has teamed up with some great restaurants, awesome breweries, and talented artists to bring to Costa Mesa the world’s first one day beer garden!

Details below, or you can pop on over to:

http://100eats.com/store/beergarden/

“The Art of Beer” made possible by TravelCostaMesa

WHO: Up to 25 of the most celebrated Breweries, up to 15 of beer-friendly eateries, and artists galore.

WHAT: Beer, Art, Food, and Music Festival

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013 3-7pm

WHERE: TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Parking in Lot G at OC Fair & Event Center

DETAILS:

Saturday, June 8th, there is sure to be music in the air, and it won’t stop there.  Bobby Navarro of 100eats.com is brewing up an innovative event masterpiece in conjunction with Evan Price of Noble Ale Works and Leonard Chan of The Iron Press.  This creation will challenge your perception on how to enjoy craft beer in an inspiring, artistic environment.

The best breweries from the West Coast will be paired with some of Orange County’s best local restaurants – purposefully paired to heighten your experience. While you wash down your savory dish with a cold brew, take in the sights and sounds of one of Orange County’s most beautiful recreation areas, TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.  Breweries will be represented throughout the park alongside life-size art installations, eye-capturing floral displays, live art, music and more.

FOR ONE, ALL-INCLUSIVE TICKET PRICE, you have the opportunity to try food and drink to your heart’s desire – and unlike some events, PARKING IS INCLUDED.  To upgrade your experience, choose a VIP ticket, a luxurious lounging experience including exclusive bottled beer samplings and a service professional to replenish your glass with more delicious bottled offerings.  Bring a few extra dollars! There are opportunities to purchase some of the one-of-a-kind art pieces and floral décor that will be displayed, with the proceeds supporting Inspire Artistic Minds

Inspire Artistic Minds (IAM) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to furthering the education of culinary and visual artists, kids and adults alike.  Your support helps strengthen education in small business establishments, supports the local economy and creates a cultural influx by giving passionate individuals the opportunity to be inspired through experience.

Leonard Chan and The Iron Press team will be joined by some other fantastic BEER FRIENDLY- restaurants:

  • The Haven Collective (Haven Gastropub and Taco Asylum)
  • Hopscotch
  • Slater’s 50/50
  • Nieuport 17
  • Chapter One: The Modern Local
  • Linx
  • Rooster PM
  • Wild Goose Tavern
  • The Cheese Shop
  • Crow Bar and Kitchen
  • Mick’s Karma Bar
  • Slapfish
  • BACON MANia

Evan Price, of Noble Ale Works, has helped us hand select some of the most incredible brewers to be a part of this event:

  • Ballast Point Brewing
  • The Bruery
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
  • Tustin Brewing Co.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
  • Pizza Port Brewing Co.
  • Cismontane
  • Culture Brewing Co.
  • Bootleggers Brewery
  • Ritual Brewing Co.
  • Haven Brewing Co.
  • Taps Brewery
  • Left Coast Brewing Co.

Art and Beer Friendly Vendors Include…

  • Drunken Udder Ice Cream
  • Bad Pickle Tees

As the event approaches, keep visiting this web page and our social media outlets for updates on the event.

Facebook: @100eats100days

Twitter: @100eats100days #IAMbeergarden

Instagram: @100eats #IAMbeergarden

Want a Free Ticket to this event?!?!? We need your help! If you would like to volunteer and be part of the IAM team for this event, please contact Bobby at bobby@inspireartisticminds.org Thank you so much!

This event would NOT be possible without the following companies, and individuals whom I owe many thanks…

To all who have a hand in this event… Thank you…

Check out our buzz!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry & Bobby

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – The Noble Ale Works x Han’s Ice Cream x Nepenthia Beer Garden Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers - The Noble Ale Works x Han's Ice Cream x Nepenthia Beer Garden Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers – The Noble Ale Works x Han’s Ice Cream x Nepenthia Beer Garden Edition

Phew!  It has been just under a month since our anniversary basheroo, but rest assured, we have been working diligently on our next Tuesday Tap Takeover on May 28th, 2013 AD.  This time around, we will be featuring brews by Noble Ale Works and special desserts paired up with Han’s Homemade Ice Cream!  Not only this, we will be unleashing onto the beer drinking world a brew specially made for The Iron Press and Nepenthia – The World’s first one day beer garden – WOO HOOO!

Check out details for Nepenthia here:

http://100eats.com/store/beergarden/

Without further ado, here is the lineup for the evening:

1. Pistol Whip’d – 4.5% ABV – A fresh take on a Czech-Style Pilsner brewed with New Zealand’s Motueka hops. Pale yellow in color and medium in body, it showcases a vibrant, floral hop character, lots of lime, a bit of juicy fruit, and some snappy dryness in the finish.

2. Rosalita – 4.5% ABV – Our Hibiscus Lager is bright pink in color and medium in body, the Pistol Whip’d becomes the perfect companion to the mass quantities of dried hibiscus flowers that are cold soaked in the beer for 48 hours. Flavor notes of cranberry, rose and lime pave the way to its tart finish.

3. Breakaway Pale Ale – 5.0% ABV – American Ale brewed in true California fashion, it’s pale-golden in color and light to medium in body. A hoppy bouquet of orange blossom and honeydew leads into a soft undertone of breadiness. The dry finish lingers with notes of green tea and passion fruit.

4. Naughty Sauce – 5.4% ABV – Golden Milk Stout w/ Coffee on Nitro – Head Brewer Evan Price worked together with Roast Master Jeff Duggan from Portola Coffee Lab for this paradox. It’s a stout made with oats and milk sugar, Guatemalan coffee instead of roasted grain and then served on nitro to add even more creaminess! Full bodied, deep golden in color, with smooth and flavorful layers of pecan pie, cinnamon and cookie dough.

5. The Good Ship – 5.8% ABV – Caramelized malts are the backbone for this Pub Ale and add a clean toastiness that marries perfectly with American hops, delivering a beer that drinks on the drier side of balanced.

6. Big Whig IPA – 6.8% ABV – Hop-forward throughout, this West Coast style ale hits the palate with layers of tangerine, honey, and rosemary that harmoniously unite into a big, resinous, lingering finish.

7. Too Darn Hot – 6.8% ABV – Noble named their Habenero IPA after an old Ella Fitzgerald song. The peppers and American hops meld well together with similar citrus-like flavors and aromas creating a beer that hits hard with a big sting of heat.

8. Picnic Bubbly – 8.5% ABV – Our American Saison has a striking flavor profile reminiscent of peaches, hay and Bartlett pears from the combination of Belgian yeast and American hops. Its finish cleans up the palate with some soft acidity and pepper like dryness.

9. Nepenthia – 7.0% ABV – The description for this bad boy will be revealed on the day of the event.  Prepare your taste buds!

Food specials to follow soon, as our little factory is cooking up some new recipes.  Hope to see all of you there!

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry

Time Flies (When You’ve Had a Few Beers in You) – The Iron Press One Year Anniversary Basheroo!

The Iron Press Anniversary Basheroo!

The Iron Press Anniversary Basheroo!

We just love our IPA’s, this time it stands for Iron Press Anniversary!  We can’t believe just how fast time has zipped by us this past year.  With that being said, next Tuesday (April 23rd, 2013 AD) will be our first birthday.  Hot off the heels of a super fun night with Karl Strauss, join us that night for a crazy lineup of strong-strong-did I say strong? brews, some special delish dishes, and limited edition The Iron Press swag for everyone who has seen us through our ups, our downs, and who will be with us for what lies ahead!

Here is our Lucky 13 Line-up for the evening, and as promised, nothing is under 8% ABV:

1. Ballast Point Dorado on NITRO! – 10% – Hopheads rejoice! Mash hopping, first wort hopping, kettle hopping, and dry hopping create an award winning beer that embodies San Diego’s reputation for making world class beer.

2. Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich – 10% ABV – A fantastic example of a west coast imperial IPA and Bootleggers most sought after beer. ‘Nuff said.

3. The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel – 8.1% – This is a Belgian style tripel with a southeast Asian twist, brewed with rice and Thai basil. It sounds boring because Jerry doesn’t want anyone else to drink it but himself.

4. The Bruery White Oak – 11.5% – A blended beer with 50% wheat wine aged in bourbon barrels and 50% Mischief – a Belgian style hoppy ale. Vivid caramel, coconut, and vanilla flavors blanketed in a crisp yet robust wheat ale.

5. The Dudes Double Trunk – 10.8% ABV – This imperial IPA is definitely a big beer with a healthy dose of corn sugar to give a boost and dryness so it’s not too malty on the finish.

6. Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds – 8% ABV – This double IPA wolf will sneak up on you from behind the fresh pine sap and tropical fruit notes mirrored in its aroma and flavor profile.

7. Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra – 15.8% ABV – Russian Imperial Stout that is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice, and dark fruits this beer is an assault on your senses!

8. Hangar 24 Hammerhead – 12.4% ABV – This barley wine’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. This is a strong ale meant to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed.

9. North Coast|Deschutes|Rogue Class of ‘88 – 10.2% – A hoppy citrus aroma radiates from this pale amber barely wine ale collaboration. It’s sturdy malt backbone is balanced with clean bitterness and finishes pleasantly without overpowering.

10. Shmaltz Funky Jewbilation – 9.4% ABV – This American Strong Ale is a blend of six beers from the Shmaltz Brewing’s beer line-up aged in rye whiskey and bourbon barrels.

11. Stone Oak Smoked Old Guardian – 11.4% ABV – Stone added a generous dose of German oak smoked malt to this barley wine, enveloping it in a smokiness that compliments it’s rich malt and vivid hop flavors and bitterness.

12. Widmer Bourbon Barrel Aged Brrrbon – 9.5% ABV – Following the initial brewing process of Widmer’s Winter Seasonal Brrr, this beer was given a boost of hops during second fermentation and then aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for four months.

13. Widmer Kill Devil – 9.5% – Sweet Barbados and blackstrap molasses provide touches of toasted sugar, black licorice, and blackened toffee while the palm sugars invite notes of subtle sweetness all while after being aged in Puerto Rican rum barrels.

Smoochies,
Len & Jerry