Monday, September 16, 2013

New Belgium: The Golden Corral of Breweries?

New Belgium is pushing the envelope when it comes to brewing with foody-type stuffs. I'm waiting for their next offering to come with free salad and breadsticks attached.
French Aramis IPA, the latest in their Hop Kitchen series, may not fill you up like a buffet, but it may induce a sneeze or two if you are allergic to flowers. This thing is indeed flowery, thanks to the French Aramis hops. It's so flowery, I think the Babes in Brewland could have played a part in the recipe. Definitely a unique beer that will have both huge fans and detractors. $4.99 per 22 oz. bottle.
An Imperial Berliner Weisse? A Berliner Weisse at all in Albuquerque? Yeah, we've got it. A style that normally comes in at under 4% ABV, Berliner Weisse is normally a delicate beer that still packs flavor thanks to funky yeasts. The New Belgium imperial version includes Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces, along with yuzu fruit. A fruit forgotten about since Iron Chef started filming in the United States, yuzu adds citrus to the funk of a Berliner Weisse. 8% ABV adds the fun. Does it stay true to the style? Find out for $7.99.
A big F you to the Reinheitsghebot German beer purity law, Coconut Curry Hefeweizen is certainly the strangest beer to come to town since the Rogue beer that does not need to be discussed. Ingredients include coconut, cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime, and cayenne pepper. Sounds like the perfect beer for dipping your naan. This beer retails for $7.99, but probably comes cheaper in the lunch buffet version. All beers found at Kelly Liquors on Wyoming.

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