Friday, August 16, 2013

My Spellcheck is Blowing Up

When I think of a typical German beer, I think of malty beers like Oktoberfests and Bocks. IPAs, not at all. But leave it to Stone Brewing Co. to come up with their version of a "German Double IPA" (9.5% ABV, 102 IBUs) with their 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA. Perhaps tying New Belgium's Paardebloem for a beer name that is both annoying to type and impossible for me to pronounce, Götterdämmerung utilizes mostly German hops such as Hersbrucker, Strisselspalt,Magnum, Merkur, Opal, Smaragd and Herkules. Pilsner malt rounds out the beer, along with a yeast strain found in King Ludwig's grave. Ok, that last part isn't true, but who knows? Sam Calagione may have a shovel in his hands as I type. Kelly's on Juan Tabo was the first store I know of in town to feature this beer, though you should be able to find it around town, $7.99-ish retail.

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