02 June 2008

Get Your Wood On!

If you're a fanatic of wood-aged beers, your presence is mandatory at Max's Taphouse tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 3rd).

At the Tuesday Night Beer Social (upstairs in the Mobtown Lodge beginning @ 6 PM), Casey is pouring four new-to-the-region beers from the year-old Brew Dog Brewery in Fraserburgh, Scotland:
Punk IPA 6.0% ABV "post-modern classic Pale Ale"/IPA
The Physics 5.0% ABV ("Laid-back Amber Ale")
Paradox Islay 10.0% ABV Imperial Stout Aged in Ardbeg Casks (Batch 009)
Paradox Speyside 10.0% ABV Imperial Stout Aged In Glen Moray Casks (Batch 005)

Meanwhile, down on the beer engines, you may choose between the
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale aged in Lagavulin Casks and the Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 Year. Both of these beers are stupendous in bottle; on cask they're arguably better than even the vaunbted Samuel Adams Utopias. (But I would be remiss in not noting that, as far as I can tell, Mahaffey's in Canton got their cask of Ola Dubh on first.....)

Not enough for you? Also on draft are--among other wonderful beers--Oskar Blues Tenfidy, Stone Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard, Smuttynose Jack Daniels Porter (about which I know nothing, but assume bourbon barrels are somehow involved), and Allagash Curieux. And I'm wagering there's another one or two wooded beers somewhere on the drafts I missed.

See you there--maybe with some tweezers for removing tongue splinters.

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