Season 1, Episode
28 - This week, some totally rad brews from
our friend Philip Lorenzini, special guests John Ryti and Time
Ryan, and Foudre, duders!
Long time friend of New Brew Thursday and Four
Brewers, Philip Lorenzini, hooked us up with some really
great beers, and we invited some friends to spread the beer
love, John Ryti, aka Temecula’s Beer Ambassador, and Tim Ryan, aka “Showtime”.
We start with a beer that we meant to get to last month on the
show, Cascade Brewing Company‘s Foudre
#1. This beer is a blend of three soured triple ales and
was released in celebration of Cascade’s newly acquired foudre. If
you’re not sure what a foudre is, it’s essential a very large
wooden barrel, or cask. This photo was taken at Crooked Stave a few years ago and shows a style
Cascade, Perennial, and Three Taverns Beers.
Needless to say, Foudre
#1 is pretty great. Cascade used to be a somewhat rare
treat for us in these parts, since they are located in Portland,
Oregon, but their distribution to SoCal has picked up, and now we
can very easily and joyfully give them all of our beer monies.
Next up are two beers from Perennial Artisan Ales, one of which was
provided by Philip Lorenzini, and the other acquired by our very
own Matt Becker. Fist up
is Saison de
Lis, which is a Belgian style ale made with chamomile
flowers. The chamomile works very well in this brew, and the beer
itself stands out as very unique. Hints of cinnamon spice crept
their way into the beer, too. It’s really interesting and totally
worth trying if the opportunity ever presents itself to you.
Stefon is next up. This was
a collaboration beer between Perennial and Solemn Oath Brewery. It’s a dark rye farmhouse
ale that was conditioned with brettanomyces. The brett isn’t very
dominant in this beer, which is neither a good nor bad quality, and
the beer overall is very well balanced and flavorful.
Last up from Philip is Theophan The
Recluse from Three
Taverns Craft Beers. This beer is an Imperial Russian Stout
that has flavors of raisins, bread and chocolate. This brewery is
new to us, and this first offering was really solid.
BIG, BIG thanks to Philip for sending these beers. He’s and awesome
guy and a loyal fan. Cheers, dude!
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This week’s episode is sponsored by the OC Brew HoHo Holiday Ale
Festival, which is Saturday, December 13th at the Phoenix Club in
Anaheim, California. There will be a plethora of great brews on
tap, and a butt-load of tasty food trucks. Check out
the tap list, and head over to OCBrewHoHo.com for tickets.
It WILL sell
out, so snatch ‘em up while you can!
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