mark's blog

CW's Best of Utah Voting

It's time for City Weekly's annual Best of Utah voting. If you are as sick as we are of seeing national chains coming up high in the voting (I'm looking at you Olive Garden) while great local joints get second place then it's time for you to do something about it.

You can vote online at cityweekly.net or fill in a ballot in the recent issue of City Weekly and drop it in the mail. You will need to setup an account to vote on-line. Do your part to support locally owned independent businesses by giving them a vote. Deadline to vote is March 7th.

City Weekly retired the category "Best Beer Selection" since we won it too many times in a row and they haven't set up a category "Best Beer Spot owned by a Nerd" (the winning of which would totally give us +5 Sexterity) but feel free to add us to any categories you feel like ;-)

Meantime Porter and Karmeliet Back

Good News! Meantime London Porter and Karmeliet Belgian Triple are back in the cooler. 

Meantime London Porter

We last got this beer back in May of 2010 and it was such a hit  that we sold out in about 4 weeks. 

Don't just take my word that this beer is great, here are a couple of it's recent awards.

World's Best Porter
~World Beer Awards 2009

Gold Medal "Exceptional" 91 points
~World Beer Championships 2009

The recipe is a recreation of an orginal 1750 porter. Seven different malts are specially chosen to bring out the classic porter flavor so loved by Londoners . Offering light roast malt on the nose and on the tongue a sweetish caramel gives way to a mouthful of smokey, dry maltiness, and an astringency on the finish that comes entirely from the brown, black and chocolate malts, rather than hops; and there are an awful lot of Fuggle hops in this Porter.

 

 

Karmeliet

World's Best Ale
~World Beer Awards 2008

Competing brewmasters througout Belgium cite Tripel Karmeliet as one of their favorite Tripels. It's rapidly attaining status as one of the new classics of the Belgian brewing scene.

Brewed with oats, barley and wheat, Tripel Karmeliet has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum arrived

Sierra Nevada has just sent us their latest beer creation Hoptimum.

This beer is a 100 IBU hop bomb. Sierra Nevada calls it "the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas."

We received only 178 bottles so don't wait too long.

Syndicate content