Saturday, September 26, 2009

beers by HTLN: part 4

I realized that I failed to post the beer list from our wedding. Since we were using the caterer I worked for throughout college, they allowed us to bring in our own beers, wines, and Ale 8... Witness the greatest beer selection in wedding history.

StagMilwaukee, WI – “Golden Quality since 1851” – Popular favorite of hunters and four wheelers alike.

Pabst Blue RibbonMilwaukee, WI – Claims to be the nation’s largest American owned brewer (after AB’s sale to the Belgian InBev…) Classic yellowy flavor.

Robert the Bruce Scottish Style Ale – Three Floyds Brewery in Munster, Indiana - 6.5% ABV, 35 IBUs – Marked by well rounded malt flavor and caramel undertones – a typical Scottish Ale.

Bigfoot Barley wine Ale – Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, California - 9.6% ABV, 90 IBUs – Taste might be best described as complex, with a robust malt flavor complimented by an intense earthy hop flavor.

Maximus IPALagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, California – 7.5% ABV, 75 IBUs. – A fine India Pale Ale marked by heavy hop taste. Maximus is golden in color with strong citrus undertones, mainly grapefruit and orange peel. The perfect example of an IPA.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleAlltech Brewing Company in Lexington, Kentucky – 7.9% ABV, low to moderate IBUs – This fine ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in used bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Other than the strong bourbon flavor, it also has subtle notes of vanilla and oak.

American Amber Ale – Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon – 5.6% ABV, 53 IBUs – Generous hops with bold malty accents, the American Ale has a subtle coffee aroma and a full bodied, well balanced taste.

Anchor Porter – Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, California – 5.6% ABV, 40 IBU – Dark roasted malts yield a black Porter, not quite as heavy as a stout but with more complex flavors like chocolate. This is our favorite Porter.