On December 6th, 2015 we were hosted again at Kiser Tiger where approximately 75 people were presented with 14 wonderful and special beers.
These 14 beers were presented in a walk-around blind tasting where attendees were not aware of the brewery or name of the beer. Crib sheets with Style and ABV were made available upon request. All beers presented were truly great and many folks had to make some tough decisions. At 3PM ballots were collected and the below winners were announced.
- Goose Island Clybourn Brewery Wheatwine on Wood – Wheatwine aged for 10 months in Woodford Reserve Barrels. (11.5% ABV)
- Firestone Walker Brewing Company Union Jack – IPA double dry hopped with bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors. (7.5% ABV)
- Ploughshare Brewing Co Coal Train – Baltic Porter (lager) with aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and plums. (8.8% ABV)
The following is the list of beers as presented. Thank you to all the brewers and breweries that presented their beer for this years tasting!
|1||Revolution Brewing||Fist City||5.50%||American Pale Ale brewed with 2 row, red wheat and a little specialty malt.|
|2||3rd||Ploughshare Brewing Co.||Coal Train||8.80%||Baltic Porter (lager) with aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and plums.|
|3||Penrose Brewing Company||Deminimus Festivál||4.30%||Session Sour Brown Ale with sweet raisin and plum malt character balanced by subtly sharp cranberry, cinnamon and bright orange zest.|
|4||Aquanaut Brewing Company||MoonRay||6.00%||London Porter, smooth and creamy with a hint of roasted coffee.|
|5||2nd||Firestone Walker Brewing Company||Union Jack||7.50%||IPA double dry hopped with bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors.|
|6||1st||Goose Island Brewpub||Wheatwine on Wood||11.50%||Wheatwine aged for 10 months in Woodford Reserve Barrels.|
|7||Blue Island Beer Company||Hard Luck IPA||6.30%||American IPA with flavors and aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and pine.|
|8||New Oberpfalz Brewing||Russian Imperial Stout||9.20%||Russian Imperial Stout with a deep malt body and a silky, smooth finish.|
|9||Off Color Brewing||Le Woof||7.30%||Bière de Garde, sweet but strong, brewed with Munich and Vienna malts.|
|10||Solemn Oath Brewery||The Telegraph||9.50%||Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale with chewy malt complexity of caramel, dried fruit and nuts.|
|11||Goose Island Fulton||Real Nice Surprise||7.00%||Porter laced with lactose and finished in whiskey, rum, and brandy barrels.|
|12||Half Acre Beer Company||Goneaway IPA||7.00%||IPA, shooting straight for a bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze.|
|13||Goose Island Fulton||Fassinator||8.00%||Blonde Doppelbock crafted by our own Brian Turner. Golden, crystal clear and malty with a slight bitterness in the finish.|
|14||Forbidden Root||Bourbon Barrel Aged Heavy Petal||10%||Bourbon Barrel aged 9 months, Imperial Stout with pecans, magnolia flowers and chocolate.|