Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Pint Night 05/30/07 Abita Purple Haze

Description from www.abita.com:
Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with raspberry puree added after filtration. Therefore, you may see raspberry pulp in the beer. The raspberries provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste.

Beer Safari 05/24/07 Movie Tavern

Description from www.movietavern.com:
What is Movie tavern?
Movie Tavern combines first-run movies with a casual dining menu offering a wide range of choices that include half-pound burgers, homemade pizzas, chicken sandwiches, wings and fries, appetizers, fresh salads, beer, wine, and mixed beverages. Of course, you can always get traditional concession items, such as soft drinks, candy, and fresh-popped popcorn as well.

Pint Night 05/23/07 Redhook Sunrye

Description from www.redhook.com:
Available May to mid September
Silver Medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival
Grain Variety: 2-row barley, specialty malts
Hop Variety: Mount Hood and Hersbucker
Flavor Profile: Light and refreshing. Somewhere between a classic lager beer and Redhook Blonde
Color: Golden tan (4.6 SRM)
Bitterness Units: 16 IBU
Alcohol % Weight: 3.70
Alcohol % Volume: 4.70
Original Gravity: 1.03904
Calories / 12 oz.: 131
Carbohydrates / 12 oz.: --
Package Format: Bottle and keg
Brewed Since: 2003

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Pint Night 05/16/07 Pilsner Urquell

Description from www.pilsnerurquell.com:
The flavor of Pilsner urquell begins with the intense taste of the Saaz hops, which blends with the malty sweetness of the barley to produce a harmonious bitterness and creamy body.

Its unique taste has meant Pilsner Urquell has both now and in the past, scooped a plethora of top international awards, and is consistently rated by critics as one of the world's very finest brews.

Pint Night 05/02/07 Kentucky Ale

Description from www.kentuckyale.com:
Kentucky Ale™
Kentucky Ale is a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. Light copper in color, the unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone rock underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Beer Safari: Cincinnati 4/26/07 Christian Moerlein OTR Ale

Pint Night 4/25/07 Red Hook Long Hammer IPA

Description from www.redhook.com:
Long Hammer IPA is the beer you find yourself reaching for again and again, no matter what the occasion. The easy drinking character and approachable flavor of Long Hammer make it the "Go To" IPA.

Long Hammer IPA pairs nicely with spicy ethnic dishes and grilled meats.

Available year round.

Grain Variety:
2-row Klages, Munich and Crystal

Hop Variety:
Northern Brewer, Willamette, Cascade

Flavor Profile:
Aggressively hopped, dry and crisp finish

Brass (8.4 SRM)

Bitterness Units:
38.5 IBU

Alcohol % Weight:

Alcohol % Volume:

Original Gravity:

Calories / 12 oz.:
12.23 g.

Package Format:
Bottle and keg

Brewed Since:

Monday, April 23, 2007

Pint Night 04/18/07 Spaten Mai Bock

Description from www.spatenusa.com:
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5 %
Original Gravity: 11.7 degrees
February - May 2007


Spaten Bock. The Classic German Blonde Bock Beer.
Spaten Bock will be primarily promoted in draft through Spring 2007 with thematic Spaten Bock POS including limited edition glassware, coasters and posters. Ask for Spaten Bock at your favorite Pub or Restaurant.
Spaten Bock. Taste the Munich flavor.
Spaten Mai Bock is the authentic German spring beer with a deep golden color and a richt malt flavor. The precise ratio of malt to hops guarantees that this strong beer is balanced to perfection.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Beer Safari: Japanese 03/29/07 Asahi Super Dry

Official Website: www.asahibeer.co.jp

Pint Night 03/28/07 Unibroue Chambly Noire

Description from www.unibroue.com:
Since: 2005
Type: Black Ale
Alcohol: 6,2% ABV
Color: Black with beige-colored foam
Taste: Roasted malt character and very little hop bitterness
Aroma: Hints of roasted coffee beans, toast and toffee
Shelf life: 2 years
Suggestions: Grilled salmon, steak or tuna au poivre, smoked meats, coffee-crusted rack of lamb, or chocolate espresso flan


The opaque blackness and beige-colored
foam mousse of Chambly Noire belie its light,
refreshing body and clean, long finish,
featuring hints of roasted coffee beans, toast
and toffee.
We recommend pairing it with grilled salmon,
steak or tuna au poivre, smoked meats,
coffee-crusted rack of lamb, or chocolate
espresso flan.

Pint Night 03/14/07 Harp Lager

Description from www.diageo.ie:
Harp: A golden lager
Harp’s distinctive, refreshing taste has earned it six gold medals in the famous annual Monde Selection beer tasting competition. It is Northern Ireland’s number one lager.
Harp is brewed using golden barley and the choicest hops to give a smooth satisfying lager taste. In blind taste testing research in Ireland, Harp receives most favoured status time after time.
Since its launch in 1960, Harp has remained a premium Irish lager. In 1996, its already successful export brew was launched in Irish off-licences. Harp 5% Export is a premium lager with a 5% alcohol content and a rich, smooth taste. Harp is also exported to Europe and Canada.
Harp Lager was established in 1960 to meet the growing demand for a high quality local lager. Dr. Herman Muender, a master brewer from Germany, was invited to create a new golden lager brewed in the traditional continental style. The Dundalk Brewery was transformed to produce the new lager.
In 1997 the brand was renamed Harp Irish Lager and is now brewed in the UK, as well as Ireland.
Harp is supported in Northern Ireland by multimedia advertising and promotion. The tone of the advertising is fun and sociable and centres on Harp’s sponsorship involvement with the Season Football Programme.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pint Night 3/07/07 Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

Description from www.greatlakesbrewing.com:
Burning River Pale Ale
An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops.
ABV: 6.0% ABW: 4.8% IBU: 45

Pale Ale: Gradually evolved from an English town called Burton-upon-Trent that was known for its distinctive hard water supply and propensity to brew a lighter colored beer than was common at the time.

Big, robust flavors like red meats and strong cheeses.

Named after the infamous 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River.

* Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 2002 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 2001 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1995 World Beer Championships
* World Champion, Gold Medal, 1994 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 1993 Great American Beer Festival

Pint Night 2/28/07 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Description from www.kentuckyale.com:
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale™
With a little creative curiosity, we used spent bourbon casks, fresh from decanting, and filled them with our very own Kentucky Ale. From barrels that once held the finest bourbons of Kentucky, we present Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a smooth, golden elixir unlike any other. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrel. We attribute this to what the bourbon maker calls the “angel’s share”. Elegantly smooth and modestly carbonated, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a fine sipping ale with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted Kentucky bourbon.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pint Night 2/21/07 Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Description from www.bellsbeer.com:
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

Original Gravity:
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%

Packaging Available:

4/6/12 oz bottles (case)
15.5 gl keg

7 4052210081 8 - 12 Oz. Label
7 4052210083 2 - Six Pack
7 4052210080 1 - Case


Year round

Beer Safari: Fake Australia 2/15/07 Foster's Lager

Descriptions from www.fostersgroup.com:
Foster's Lager
Foster's Lager is Australia's original, full strength lager. Its signature full malt character on the mid-palate blends well with a delicate creaminess and crisp, clean hop finish, creating a perfect balance to the beer. Launched by the Foster Brothers in 1887, this lighter European style lager became the beer of choice for Australian beer drinkers creating a milestone in brewing history - largely thanks to the brothers' innovative refrigeration process. Today, Foster's Lager is one of the fastest growing, truly global beer brands, available in more than 150 countries.

Style: full strength lager
Alcohol: 4.9%
Carbs: 3.1 grams/100mL
Energy: 168 kilojoules/100mL; 40 calories/100mL
Standard drinks: 1.4 per 375ml, 3.1 per 800ml
Available: 355mL,800mL bottles and 375mL cans

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pint Night 2/7/07 Leffe Blonde

Description from www.inbev.com:
A dry, fruity, lightly spiced beer, full and creamy - a perfect balance of strength and subtlety. The brand has a delicate and light, malty aroma and a subtle, sweet finish. Leffe Blonde is a perfect accompaniment to light, everyday meals.

Pint Night 2/7/07 Köstritzer Schwarzbier

Official Website: www.koestritzer.de

Monday, February 05, 2007

Pint Night 1/31/07 Brooklyn Brown Ale

Description from www.brooklynbrewery.com:
This is the award-winning original American brown ale, first brewed as a holiday specialty, and now one of our most popular beers year-round.
Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then addes an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture. Brooklyn Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the more popular dark beers in the Northeast.

Pint Night 1/24/07 Red Seal Ale

Description from www.northcoastbrewing.com:
The Brewery's flagship brand since 1988
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red pale ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.
90 Points, Rated "Exceptional" Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

Vital Statistics
Style: Pale Ale
Color: Amber
Bitterness: 45 IBU's
ABV: 5.5%

"In my estimation, even more so than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Red Seal strikes the perfect balance between refreshment and substance"
-Mark Lisheron, Austin American-Statesman

"Red Seal has to be the finest American pale ale available nationally. Loaded with truly intense hop flavor, it's not for the faint hearted, but a delightful reward for lovers of the style".
-Ed Westemeier, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Pint Night 1/17/07 Fuller's London Pride

Description from www.fullers.co.uk:
London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer, which has a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well developed hop flavours from the target, challenger and northdown varieties in the brew. At 4.1% a.b.v in cask (4.7% a.b.v in bottles)London Pride is an ideal session-strength premium ale.
Its flavour has been likened by Stephen Cox, beer writer and former campaigns director at CAMRA, to 'the sensation of angels dancing on the tongue...'!


Winner of numerous awards London Pride is Fuller's flagship brand. London Pride has twice been awarded Champion Best Bitter at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in 1979 and 1995 and achieved the ultimate accolade of Beer of the Year in 1979.
London Pride was crowned Supreme Champion at the 2000 International Beer and Cider competition and was awarded gold medal at the 2001 and 2002 International Beer and Cider competition.
Most recently, London Pride has been awarded the bronze medal at the 2002 Great British Beer Festival in the Best Bitter categoty.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Beer Safari: Kentucky 1/11/07 Kentucky Ale

Description from www.kentuckyale.com:
Kentucky Ale
Kentucky Ale is a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. Light copper in color, the unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone rock underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.

Pint Night 1/10/07 Kirin Ichiban Special Premium Reserve

Description from www.kirin.com:
With his gold label and Special Premium Reserve appellation, Ichiban outclasses and outperforms.
In 1990, Ichiban's debut made a splash in the world of super premium beers. The luxurious single wort (or first press) process yields a unique, complex flavor. With his gold label and "Special Premium Reserve" appellation, Ichiban outclasses and outperforms. But don't be fooled by a snooty attitude -- this is a great beer that goes with anything.

What makes Ichiban great
Prominent wort. Finest barley malt, premium hops, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.

4.95% alcohol by volume.
145 calories (per 12-oz. serving)
Available in 12-oz and 22 oz bottles, 12-oz and 24 oz cans, plus 7.75-gal and 15.5-gal kegs.

Pint Night 1/03/07 Boddingtons Pub Ale

Description from www.inbev.com:
Boddingtons (United Kingdom)
Boddingtons is a refreshing, smooth & sessionable beer. It is renowned for its golden color, full-bodied flavour and malty, morish taste with smooth, tight creamy head. Brewed in Manchester since 1778, Boddingtons has an ABV content of 3.8% and 4.1% in cask.
Also available in Can, Keg and Draught format in Boddingtons Pub Ale (Export - 4.7% ABV).