15 July 2011

Maryland Beers at Great British Beer Festival

With a tip o' the hat to fellow SPBW member Graham Green for the lead:

The following Maryland (and Md.-related) beers are being served in cask/firkin at the Great British Beer Festival August 2-6::

Brewers Alley:
Oatmeal Stout (6.7% ABV)
Rich and luscious flavour, complex beer with lots of caramel and roasted malt notes.

Clipper City/Heavy Seas:
Big DIPA Double IPA (10% ABV)
Triple hopped during the brewing process with 5 pounds of hops per barrel. Very well balanced with an earthy hop aroma and strong malt backbone. This cask has been dry-hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Palisade.

Loose Cannon Hop 3 IPA (7.3% ABV)
Triple-hopped American IPA: hopped in the kettle, in the hopback, dry-hopped in conditioning tank and finally dry-hopped in the cask. Well balanced with a rich hop flavour, citrus aroma and smooth finish.

Plank 1 English Style Olde Ale (8% ABV)
This English Style Olde Ale is matured on thermally modified Poplar wood. The cask has been additionally dry hopped with Northern Brewer and Fuggle hops. The base beer used in Plank I is special in and of itself, utilizing 8 types of specialty grains.

Devil's Backbone (former Wharf Rat/Oliver Brewing brewer Jason Oliver):
Barclay's London Dark Lager (5.6% ABV)
Collaborative brew with beer historian Ronald Pattinson re-creating a rare London 1930 Barclay Perkins dark lager using a copy of the original brew log. Deep ruby brown in colour with rich malty notes. A recreation of an early English lager before they became pale and bland.

DuClaw Brewing:

Double Dry Hopped Venom Pale Ale (5.6% ABV)
A moderately bitter, but heavy flavour and aroma hopped American-Style Pale Ale.

Flying Dog:
Snake Dog IPA (7.1% ABV)
An assertive American IPA bittered with Warrior and featuring Columbus hops in flavour and aroma. This cask is dry hopped with Amarillo enhancing the tropical fruit and citrus aromas of these varieties.

Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store:

Brewmaster Flash and the Furious Five Hops (8% ABV)
IPA with Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus

Oliver/Pratt Street Ale House:
Strongman Pale Ale (Single Hop Sorachi Ace) (8.3% ABV)
A bold, assertive pale ale, generously hopped with Sorachi Ace but with a firm malt backbone for balance. Dry hopped in cask with Sorachi Ace.

The Raven:
Special Lager (5.6% ABV)
An amber German style lager, brewed in honour of Baltimore's literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe.

Stillwater Artisanal Ales:
Cellar Door (6.6% ABV)
Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavours and aroma.

White Marsh/Red Brick Station:
Altbier (4.8% ABV)
Modelled after traditional Dusseldorf Alt biers. The beer has a clean malt aroma and flavour with a hint of hops in the finish.

Also there "locally":  Mad Fox, Capitol City, Sweetwater Tavern, and Vintage 50.  Check out the rest of the overseas contributions (go to the menu drop-downs and select the bar/region).

1 comment:

Volker @ Brewer's Art said...

This can be largely attributed to Franklin's Mike Roy, who was the driving force behind getting MD beers there in the last couple of years. The brewers of the state owe him a round of applause, especially given this turnout.
Cheers, Mike Roy!