Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Bruery

At least once every other week I have been making it a point to visit the Bruery in Placentia, CA to try their unique hand crafted beers. So far I have had my fair share of tastings and I decided on my top three favorites so far.

Here they are:

Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the “pumpkin” beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.
ABV: 10%, IBU: 25, SRM: 15, Release: Fall

-When I tried this beer I felt like it tasted like Thanksgiving in a cup. It was really rich and good for sipping while in a deep seeded conversation. I could really taste all of the ingredients listed in it and if you like "pumpkin ale" you will love the Autumn Maple.

Mischief is a Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. Enjoy it, but you'll want to keep an eye out.
ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 5, Release: Limited Year-Round

-Kendra picked this one out for Marcel to try, he is usually an IPA kinda guy so this made him hoppy. It is for sure citrusy and spicy as stated.

Humulus Rice
With a whole lot of rice left over after brewing Trade Winds, we decided to experiment with a hoppy beer brewed with a large amount of rice used in the malt bill. The result was a perfect lawnmower beer. Light, coconutty and just enough hops to refresh you on a hot day.
ABV: 5%, IBU: 20, SRM: 2

-This beer is my standby beer so far I have gotten it every time I visit the brewery. Its very frothy on top and so light that you almost drink it too fast, very refreshing.

Check out The Bruery for yourself

715 Dunn Way

Placentia, CA 92870


Fri 4-10PM

Sat 4-10PM

Sun 12-6PM


bipjeffington said...

we should totally go soon sounds fun! we will be in oc wednesday and thursday

Maggy said...

Bip-I had a great time hanging out the other night! You're a wonderful DJJJJ!