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Beer Blog: Beer Selections for the NLCS

Life at Public House has been nothing short of hectic over the past week, and the Giants show no signs of slowing down, but that doesn't mean we've been slacking on changing out our beers! Here are a couple of our fresh, new selections that we'll be offering well into the beginning of the NLCS. Come grab a pint with us, even when the game is out-of-town, and, as always....GO GIANTS!

 

Dogfish Head's Festina Peche; Berliner Weiss, 4.5% ABV

A Berliner Weiss, a style that has been very popular on the craft beer scene this year, is a sour wheat ale that is traditionally sweetened with fruit syrups when served. Dogfish Head have taken the Berliner Weiss style one step further by adding natural sugars from peaches to this unique brew. The aroma holds very crisp peach notes, while the beer itself shows flavors of gritty wheat and green apple, with subtle hints of peach at the back of the palate. The peach does indeed smooth out the inherently tart nature of this beer, but this is still a true sour beer, albeit a very well-balanced one.

 

Grand Teton's XX Bitch Creek; ESB, 7.5% ABV

An offering from Grand Teton's wildly successful Cellar Reserve Series, the XX Bitch Creek is derived from the recipe of Grand Teton's flagship brew (simply named Bitch Creek ESB), but with each of the traditional ingredients doubled. The result is an ESB that toes the line between brown ales and dark ales. The XX Bitch Creek is a bittersweet beer, with pine and citric hop notes riding on top of the taste of roasted grain and sweet stone fruit. This is a big beer but it is also deceptively drinkable; an imperial ale disguised as a session beer.

 

Lost Abbey's Judgment Day; Quadrupel, 10.5% ABV

One of our more intimidating selections, given its jet-black hue, its high ABV, and its fearsome name, the Judgment Day is a dark Belgian beer brewed with raisins. The addition of raisins is barely noticeable, as they tie in easily with the sweet, robust malts, and Belgian yeast. There is a little bit of bitterness on the back end of this brew, mostly lent by roasted malt, but what is most apparent is the slight warming sensation from the alcohol. This beer is perfect for the fall weather that we've been seeing lately, and it pairs incredibly well with our Homemade Pastrami Sliders. The spice and pepper in our sliders cut through the thickness of this brew, while typing in nicely with the subtle bitterness and the heat from this beer's ABV content. As always, it's hard to go wrong with Lost Abbey.