Friday, December 29, 2006

Pint Night 12/27/06 Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

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The long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter with Celebration Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, Celebration Ale is dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for a festive gathering or for a quiet evening at home.

“…best beer ever made in America.”
– Stan Sessor, San Francisco Chronicle

United States Beer Tasting Championship (IPA: 1994)

Chicago Beer Society — 1996 Fall Beer Tasting

California State Fair (IPA: 1999)
Great American Beer Festival (IPA: 2002)

Pint Night 12/20/06 Franziskaner Weissbier

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Franziskaner Weissbier is a top-fermentation beer brewed in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Only choice high-quality raw materials (wheat malt, barley malt, hops, top-fermenting yeast and pristine brewing water) are used in the production of this premium-quality weiss beer.

By employing
- an especially large proportion of wheat malt
- our own special purebred strain of top fermenting yeast, maintained and regularly inspected in our own culture, and
- constant quality controls throughout the production process

we ensure that Franziskaner Weissbier has
- a constant level of carbonation
- an optimum distribution of yeast and
- a constantly superior taste

Monday, December 18, 2006

Pint Night 12/13/06 Rogue Santa's Private Reserve

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Rogue's annual holiday offering, Santa's Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops--including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John "more hops" Maier!This holiday elixir is brewed with two-row Harrington, Klages and Munich malts, along with Hugh Baird 30-37, Carastan 13-17, and Crystal 70-80 malts, plus free range coastal water and John's proprietary top-fermenting Pacman yeast. Available in both 22-ounce bottles, 12oz Loose packs for Winter 2005, and 12oz six packs for 2006.

Measurements: 13 degrees Plato, IBU 44, Apparent attenuation 73, Lovibond 26
No Chemicals, Additives, or Preservatives

Pint Night 12/6/06 Bass

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Pint Night 11/22/06 Delirium Noël

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VOL.ALC: 10%
Née pour l'année 2000, elle est cependant brassée uniquement pour les fêtes de Noël et de Nouvel An et complète la trilogie des "Delirium". Son approche est chaleureuse déjà par une superbe robe cuivrée au rouge rappelant la "Nocturnum", sauf sur son goût. De prime abord, elle cache sa subtilité par un palier de saveurs. Elle s'aborde en toute confiance, avec une nuance typiquement Noël, saucé d'une petite touche sucrée, couverte ensuite par un ton plus amer sans allongement et ensuite une curieuse sensation de fraîcheur sur la langue. Finalement, elle se libère totalement en fond de palais comme un poivré sur une salade de saison. Elle s'apprécie à la première gorgée, et se fidélise à la seconde. Toutefois son haut " volume d'alcool exige une consommation responsable.