It's official: the San Francisco Giants are your 2012 National League West Champions! However, that doesn't mean the end of the regular season. While we here at Public House are preparing ourselves for the post-season, we are also making the best of the rest of the regular season, and our beer selection is as strong as ever to show our excitement. Here's a quick look at what we're offering on tap for our last homestand of the regular season against the Diamondbacks:
Allagash's Curieux; Bourbon Barrel-Aged Trippel, 11% ABV
Curieux is a Belgian Trippel aged in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels, marrying the typically delicate style of the Belgian Trippel with the robust flavor of Bourbon. Allagash's strain of Belgian Yeast plays a huge role in this beer, bringing forth hints of banana and stone fruit that tie in nicely with the oak and Bourbon left over from the aging process. This is a big, sweet beer, that deftly incorporates the practices of two very difficult styles. A fantastic choice for a colder day while the sun is still shining.
Karl Strauss' Wreck Alley; Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV
Part of Karl Strauss' Imperial Collection, Wreck Alley is an American Stout brewed with cocoa nibs and Ethiopian coffee beans. The aroma of this brew is reminiscent of fresh-baked brownies, while the taste itself has a bit more of a bite to it, balancing dark-roasted malts, astringent espresso, dark chocolate, and toffee. This beer is perfect for a post-game brew or on a windy night at AT&T as something to cut through the chill.
Lost Abbey's Witch's Wit; Belgian Wit, 4.8% ABV
Just in time for our last days of sunshine, this Belgian Wit from Lost Abbey is brewed with grapefruit zest, orange peel, and coriander. While these added spices absolutely lend complexity to the beer's flavor, each of them is understated so that the wheat can shine through. This is first and foremost a wheat beer, but the underlying tones of citrus, fresh-cut grass, and oats truly make this beer pop, leading into a pleasant, peppery finish. This is an outstandingly refreshing beer and yet another top-shelf offering from Lost Abbey.