We Are Here To Kiss It Where It Hurts
Dreaming big can make good things happen, and sometimes it does. The big collaboration beer with New Belgium is available and, well, over the top. The world is our palette and we brewed scenic, inspired beers to complicate your taste buds much like a dramatic play with a dynamic light show would portray. At least the pub is super air conditioned so the heat wave only hits the electric bill, not your brow.
The original plan with the collaboration beer with New Belgium was miss-reported and for that I apologize. The beer is ready and out in this world as you read. If fact, we will have some on draught, in the pub, by the time you receive this. Let’s go over the specification on this beer: The brains of the Alpine brew team flew to Fort Collins to “help” brew a big, super hero inspired, double IPA with the brew brains of New Belgium Brewing. The pre-determined hops and malt were on hand and all we had to do was “push the mouse button” to start the staggeringly impressive amount of beer to brewing. So, using our vast knowledge of “IPAology”, we crafted a beer kind of like a blend of Pure Hoppiness, Duet and Exponential Hoppiness but different. It came out at 9% abv, uses Melanoidin and Acidulated malts with an amazing 2 tons of hops in the dry hopping alone. To put this in perspective, we make about the same amount in a year as they made in about 20 hours. The beer was triple dry hopped and had major amounts of labor involved in the multiple steps it took to pull this off. We tried some last week and I haven’t had a drinkable, over the top hopped IPA like this ever. Belches from this beer result in a new life experience and I crave my next one. The “Alpine” influence is real and right up front. I frankly could not believe we could have that much impression on such a large system. Great news!
Toronado Pub in San Francisco is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend and we brewed a special beer just for the blessed event. The pub with the notoriously rude bartenders set the bar for craft forward beer bars for two and a half decades, and they like us. So, to show we love them too, we brewed what could be considered “Double Nelson” and it’s called “Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale.” The beer came in at 8.88% abv and is clear, clean and shockingly floral. The Nelson Sauvin hops shine and the alcohol is so unnoticeable that it too could be considered dangerously delicious.
We slipped in our Belgian “Quad,” “FiringsQuad” and it’s now available for growler fills, as well as in the pub. The original plan to bottle some of this 11% abv rendition of one of the highest respected beers in the world fizzled out due to the massive amount of new beers coming out soon. Rich, spicey and estery, check it out in the pub to see if a growler floats your boat.
In respect for the New Zealanders being hit with Winter, we brewed Tuatara, our hot weather pale ale that is built like an IPA. It weighs in at 4.20% abv on purpose. Look for its release on Friday, August 17th. Pints and pitchers in the pub and growlers in the brewery will be available.
Next beer available after that will be “Hoppy Birthday.” We are entering some beers into the “Great American Beer Festival” and that means some off-season beers have been brewed and will be coming out soon. “Bad Boy” will be out shortly after “Hoppy Birthday” and then “Good,” our Barleywine slapping you silly with at least 15% abv. And then a classic bodacious brew will pound you into submission.
Look for our specials posted on Facebook, “Alpine Beer Company”. Our weekend special start Friday around 5 pm and run through Saturday evening IF we don’t sell out Friday. All our specials are listed there every week!
Brewery Hours: Tues – Sat Noon to 6 pm for growler fills, bottle sales and merchandice. Pub Hours: Tues – Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Fri – Sat 11 am to Midnight, Sun Noon to 9 pm.
Would you rather wear your seatbelt or ride in a wheelchair, your call. Get back to me on that.
Peace and Love from Alpine Beer Company!