Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anchorage Brewing New Releases

Anchorage Brewing Easy Evil....$13.99 / 750ml
Black Raspberry Saison with Brett
Saison brewed with Motueka and Saaz hops.  Fermented in oak tanks with two strains of brettanomyces.  Aged on Black raspberries.  

Beer made for the band Mos Generator

A shot came down from a hole in the sky 
I thought it was the 4th of July
I made my way to the salty sea
Had to cleanse myself before I died
but I never saw the dawn
I swear that waves cast a voodoo curse
and the moon had pulled me back from the shore
My mind starts to dream and the light starts to dim
And my body starts to closin' the door
and I can't see the light
and I can't fell alright
Here comes an Easy Evil
again to try and take my life
it's such an easy feeling
when I step into the other side
....take me

This one is brewed ad Anchorage (different beer than the one we have brewed at Jolly Pumpkin)
Anchorage Brewing / Jolly Pumpkin Hatame Ahorita...$13.99 / 750ml
"Kill me now"
Wild Alaska Fruit Beer
Collaboration with my friend Ron Jeffries, brewed with Hoonah Alaska Sea Salt.   Hand made by Jeff Chelmo.  Fermented with wild Alaska Blueberries and local neighborhood apples.  Aged for 2 years in oak tanks.

Send for the witch,
the one raised by wolves.
Men and dogs have hunted
together for millenia,
and casts have guarded the 
gates of hell since forever.
If she won't kill me, what will?

Anchorage Brewing The Ghosts in their Eyes Brett IPA....$11.99 / 750ml
Brett IPA brewed with citra and galaxy hops, fermented in oak tanks with a Belgian yeast and two strains of brettanomyces.  Dry hopped with citra and galaxy hops.  

Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour Ale...$14.99 / 750ml
Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Brewed with Summit Hops. Aged in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with Kodiak Salmon Berries and brettanomyces. Triple Fermented.

"The cycle of life can be harsh or rewarding.  Born in fresh water, the might anadromous Alaska Salmon struggle in their migration from our pristine, roaring streams to the coean and back, traveling thousands of miles while avoiding  many perils, simply to instinctively spawn and die, and often become a source of food in our own life cycle.
Sour beers have a distinct life cycle as well in their journey from the oak to the bottle, and ultimately add a rewarding contribution to our own path through life.  Rather than slumber in the oak where Anchorage Brewing Company's Anadromous is born, the beer matures for a year and a half while instinctively avoiding the sometimes offsetting perils of fermentation and souring in the deep, dark underworld of the oak.
Unseen to mortals, the beer fights its way to maturity, avoiding attacking bacteria, the alcohol itself and other hidden dangers that might curtail the beer's noble journey to our goblets.  
Anadromous is Anchorage Brewing Company's tribute to our rewards and struggles in life.  Over 40 different Pinot Noir oak barrels of sour beer were blended to capture the unique contribution of each.  Bottle conditioning and time add additional complexity and sourness to the noble brew along its path from the brewery to your glass.
Pull the cork on this mighty species and add a unique experience to your cycle of life.  Anadromous is alive and enriching, so enjoy it while celebrating all things good.

Anchorage Brewing Bitter Monk...$13.99 / 750ml

Rated 100/100 on RateBeer
"Belgian Style Double IPA with Brettamyces. Ale brewed with Apollo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Triple fermented - first in the tank with a belgian yeast, second in French oak Chardonnay Barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation." - label
"Deep within the tortured aberrations of a monk's mind there lay a concept of a Holy Grail of beer -- a beer oft imagined but never tasted, strived for but never achieved. It's Belgian heritage manifested in its yeasty complexity, softened and rounded in its cooperage Francais and made to sparkle like the stars first seen by his distant predecessor, Dom Perignon.

Bitter Monk Belgian Double IPA is such a beer. Redelent of citrusy hop bittering and massive malt infusion, this is a beer to ponder, to sip, and, even for a monk, to dream. Why then is the monk so bitter? What provokes that sly smile? What is he wearing under that flowing robe? A triple-fermented beer gives three times the mystery. Remember, anything worth doing is worth over doing. Nothing exceeds like excess. Even for the cloistered." - label

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