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Brew Dog Dogma

Our latest beer to arrive from BrewDog is Dogma. This crazy beer is brewed with guarana, poppy seeds and kola nut all blended together with Scottish heather honey. A conspiracy of transcontinental ingredients infused with some devastatingly BrewDog imaginative thinking.

Dogma was originally named Speedball after it's unique concotion of stimulants and depressants.  The Kola Nut and Guruana are stimulants and the hops and poppy depressants. The TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) however nixed the name Speedball quite quickly.  So, upon U.S. soil it is now called Dogma. If you don't get the name change think about it for a while (oh, and don't forget to vote).

Only 60 bottles of Dogma arrived at The Bayou's so don't wait too long to give it a try. 

New Beer from Epic

Epic BBBEpic BBBEpic has just released their latest new beers. I know, I know... it's beer hours at least since Epic released a new beer.  JK guys ;-)

#1 on the new releases is the Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout.  Perhaps you remember the Jack Mormon Stout they recently released. Quite tasty and apparenty too offensive to actually sell in the state liquor stores.  Well, proving that they are equal opportunity offenders, here comes the Baptist.

At 11.7% ABV  this Imperial Stout is flavored with coffee and cocoa nibs and aged in bourbon barrels. 

 

 

 

Also arriving today is Epic's Pro-Am beer Festivious Scotch Ale.  Brewed in colaboration with local homebrewer Mike Hahn (long time friend of The Bayou and Beer Nut's Mark Alston) this  Scotch Ale should be great. 

If you are not familiar with the Pro-Am beers here's the scoop.  The Great American Beer Festival has introduced a new category in their competition for beers brewed using a local homebrewers recipe with that homebrewer.  Several local breweries have jumped in to this program and have produced some amazing beers.  We still have Uinta's Schwartz Pro-Am beer which was brewed withTravis Grimm's.

Tenaya Creek in the house

We just received a shipment of beers from the great Las Vegas brewery Tenaya Creek.  Fortunately for us, it is a total myth that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Tenaya Creek was established in 1999 by ex Utahn and Uinta brewer Tim Etter with his brothers and sisters. In early 1993, during his college days at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Tim's roommate introduced him to the art of making beer. From a hobby in the tiny apartment, a full time career started to blossom. Attendance at UC Davis in Northern California studying Fermentation Science was next, then back to Salt Lake City to work with a new start-up: Uinta Brewing Company. After enjoying  tremendous success at Uinta, it was time to break away and create Teneya Creek Brewery.

Tim's beers are amazing and while he left Utah in order to produce them luckly for us he is bringing them back up for us to enjoy.  I mean that literally as well, this order of ours was driven up to SLC by none other than Tim himself.

Hop Ride India Pale AleHop Ride India Pale AleHop Ride India Pale Ale (7.2% alc/vol)…This beer is brewed using 2-Row, wheat, Vienna and caramel malts and is hopped with Summit’s for bittering and flavor and Ahtanum for aroma. This IPA was also dry-hopped,  with Ahtanum, Challenger and Chinook hops. Tenaya Creek's IPA is an American style IPA that has a high amount of bitterness but is well balanced and very drinkable.

 

 

Calico BrownCalico Brown

Calico Brown Ale (5.6% alc/vol)…Light brown in color, this ale is quite malty while the hop flavor is generally lower than that of the other ales. Don't let that leave you thinking that this beer is boring. On the contrary, this is a great brown ale. Perfect for these cooling autumn nights.

 

 

 

Tandem Double IPATandem Double IPA

Tandem Double India Pale Ale limited release (9.0% alc/vol) Didn't get enough hops or alcohol from Tenaya Creek's IPA? Give this Double IPA a try.  While definately agressively hopped, this DIPA is incredibly drinkable and a superb addition to our ever growing list of double ipa's.

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