Sudwerk Brewing Best Friends Coffee Vanilla Lager....$6.99 / 22oz
Coffee, Vanilla, Chocolate. A match made in brewing heaven. Born in Sudwerk’s tasting room, 3BF is an expermental blend of 3 simple ingredients creating a unique burst of mouthwatering flavor. Roasted coffee mixed with sweet cacao nibs and hints of vanilla bean, this brew is your new best friend
Sudwerk Rye of the Lager Imperial Lager...$6.99 / 22oz
With craft beer shelves dominated by IPAs, some consumers are looking for something different. That’s why Sudwerk Brewing Co. created Rye of the Lager, an IPL it calls “a needle in the shelf stack.”
“It’s the first rye India Pale Lager available at stores on the West Coast that I’m aware of,” said Trent Yackzan, co-owner of the 25-year-old brewery that is redefining the American lager.
With ales, naturally occurring esters can at times compete against other ingredients, especially in the finish. That’s not the case here. In contrast, lager yeast provides a platform to let the other ingredients shine through. Stone fruit aromatics combine with lemon and pepper flavors, a pleasant blend of spice, and a bold finish. The fruity, subtle flavor from Simcoe and Amarillo hops balances with the dry spiciness of the rye. (7.0 ABV, 70 IBU)
Rye of the Lager is the culmination of more than a year of trial batches, in search of the perfect balance. Last fall’s small batch released at the Sudwerk taproom, The Dock, was so well received, “we knew this was the beer that should become our next year-round West Coast lager,” Yackzan said.