Friday, March 10, 2017

ATG reloaded

Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts...$17.99 / 750ml
Help control the Danimal population, please Bay and Pepper Your Bretts!
This culinary delight is a rich farmhouse-style saison brewed with a generous helping of aromatic Turkish bay leaves and a dose of coarsely ground Tellicherry black peppercorns. The wild fermentation is finished off with cultured brettanomyces, which lend a noticeable sour note. As a collaboration between celebrated Louisville chef, Josh Lehman, and the brewers at Against the Grain, this beer highlights the interplay of cooking and brewing in a single glass. Complex, yet refreshing, this beer has a wild, perfumey aroma that prepares the palate for the tangy, yeasty flavor that mingles with spiciness from the spices as well as the phenols produced in fermentation.
ABV: 6.8%

Against the Grain All Funked Up Fruitus and the Farmer Beescake...$19.99 / 750ml

Struttin’ and a Cuttin’
Another Funked Up Belgian style saison finished with
Brettanomyces. The grain bill includes Pilsner, Vienna and
Munich malts. The addition of spelt provides a crisp, dry finish
and 60# of honey gives it a complex sweetness and lighter body.
We fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast and then tucked this
away for 6 months in steel wine barrels where we added the juice
of hundreds of pounds of cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Then
inoculated the barrels with a wild yeast, Brettanomyces
Bruxenellenis to eat the extra melon sugar and produce funky
flavors. If that is not interesting enough we bottle and keg
conditioned (naturally carbonated) the entire batch using only
yeast, more honey and melon juice (that’s crazy stuff there folks).
The resulting beer is fresh, fruity and funky.

Against the Grain Pile of Face IPA....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
What's the first thing you need to do when you start a brewery? Develop your logo, of course. With any potentially decent brewery, your logo must be a skull, it has to be a skull, you'll be laughed out of the room if you don't have a skull. So we went hunting in the area where all the great skulls have come from and were shit out of luck. By those fateful dumpsters all we found was this deformed neanderthal type deal, or maybe it's from an ape, and a big ol' pile of face. To celebrate our lack of success in finding a really cool skull, we are embracing another required cliché by brewing this American IPA. A modicum of simple malts provide the mediocre backbone to the mountain of various hops that are utilized and rotated throughout the brewing process. Look for dank overtones supported by various citrus and heirloom fruits. It's the straight forward fuckin' IPA that you always wanted from us. You lucky bastard.

Against the Grain Rico Sauvin....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Ahh Dey Ahh Dey, RRRRico Ahh Dey Ahh Dey Saaaauvin!
An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. These hops are organic and are about 4 times as expensive as our normal American varieties, hence the footed glass only.

Rye ale aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.
Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen...$16.99/ 750ml
Cluck Cluck! The Chiquen has come home to roost!
An amber ale brewed with rye malt and aged in rye whiskey barrels. Our first barrel aged beer here at Against the Grain is the Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. Named so because it was made in Kentucky, has a lot of Rye in it and was aged in rye barrels and it's not Chicken. As we all know (or should know) Chiquen refers to anything that is not chicken.
Now that we have all that straight, we will talk about what is in this beer. Brewed with Maris Otter from the UK and rye malt and caramel rye from Germany, imparting a spicy, fruity and dry flavor. Then hopped with enough English Nugget and Kent Goldings just to balance and fermented with our house ale yeast. After fermentation we moved the entire batch into the AtG private dining room and into used Redemption Rye barrels from our good friends at Strong's Spirits. There it aged for 5 weeks until we felt it had picked up the right amount of residual bourbon character and oak flavors. We then transferred it to our serving tank, carbonated it and the end result is on tap now, a balanced drinkable and complex barrel aged beer.

Against The Grain There Gose The Neighborhood...$14.99 / 500ml
One of our latest collaboration projects with Chicago IL’s finest. World renowned cocktail kitchen, The Aviary and Chicago hot spot Fountainhead, sent their finest artisans down to join us in crafting this unique take on a classic style Gose. Resulting was a roasted red pepper, cilantro, and calamansi lime infused Gose bier.
ABV 4.5%

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