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To Øl beers now at The Bayou!

The latest brewery to hit the Bayou's coolers is To Øl. To Øl is a gypsy brewing co, which means that they are a bunch of cheap ass deadbeats who don't even own their own brewing equipment ;-) That hasn't stopped them for landing a listing in the 2013 Top 50 breweries in the world on Ratebeer.com though. And our initial tasting of the three beers of theirs we now have has made us believers.

We have the following To Øl beers right now:
Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - http://bit.ly/16YlYGp
Mocchachino Messiah - http://bit.ly/14eDWBU
Ov-Ral Wild IIPA - http://bit.ly/19emHaK

Check out their really interesting history on their web site and try their beer in Utah exclusively at The Bayou.

http://to-ol.dk/home/?page_id=6

Boulevard Rye-on-Rye

Why did Boulevard make a Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when they procured some seasoned barrels from distiller Templeton Rye, they asked themselves, “Why not?” or "Rye Not?" haha.

Anyway, why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

Ratebeer.com gives this one a solid 99 points. I simply say that it is amazing. At 11+%ABV it is one to share though.

Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

Deschutes Black Butte porter is always a favorite. Nice roast and chocolate notes. Well, Deschutes decided that on their birthday each year they would release an imperial version of this already wonderful porter.

This years release XXIII is most certainly the best version we have ever had: Orange zest from Seville spanish oranges, artisinal chocolate nibs from Theo and Pasilla Negra Chillies fill your mouth with such amazing flavors that you not want to put this beer down. The 11% ABV however might just put YOU down.

Deschutes' The Stoic

Deschutes Brewery’s newest enterprise, The Stoic, a Belgian-style Quadruple, has finally arrived! Its five year odyssey from experimental beer to coveted Reserve Series eminence is complete.

"The finest Belgian brewing philosophies have inspired this contribution to the American Quadruple scene, mingling the four virtues of compelling ingredients, nuanced flavor, sound body, and a composed harmony. The Stoic requires discovery of the truth of the matter."

Deschutes brewers describe a simple recipe ironically hard to brew. The classic malt bill is all Pilsner malt. Hallartau, Czech Saaz, and Northern Brewer hops sustain a deftly understated flavor. Belgian candy sugars add impact and the smooth body required of any Belgian-style brew worth quaffing. A healthy portion of pomegranate molasses casts an opulent, tangy twist, while a vintage Belgian yeast strain provides a solid reference point. Pinot Noir and Rye Whiskey barrel-aging suggest notes of spice, citrus, pepper, vanilla, and toasted caramel like offerings to the ancients.

"Like the ancients, we employ reason to live well. Reason demands truth. Truth invites experience. Unraveling the intricacies of The Stoic reveals a determined pursuit of that spirited endeavor. Ergo…it is very reasonable to live well when experiencing The Stoic."

Mikkeller Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter (Texas Ranger)

We just received this amazing new beer from Mikkeller.
This porter has a full roasted malt flavor with the traditional chocolate and roast coffee notes. Add to that wonderful hints of vanilla and a slight smoke character from the chipotle finishing with an amazing chili flavor with very low heat.  Mikkeller then took this already great beer and aged it in Speyside whisky barrels to add just that extra bit of complexity. A new favorite from one of my favorite breweries.
Don't just take my word for it though.
Ratebeer.com gives it 99 out of 100 points
Beer Advocate gives it an A-
375 ml 6.6% ABV  21.00

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.

New Beers!

We have three new beers!

Pikes Brewing IPA
Pikes Brewing Ould Bawdy
Pikes Brewing XXXXX Stout. (Two X's better than other events involving X's.)

We also just got back in all the Bear Republic Beers. There are icing down and should be ready shortly.

Happy snowy beer day!

Red Seal Pale Ale in.

Due to a snafoo at the UDABC we have ended up with 5 cases of North Coast Pale Ale. This beer has been called the "finest pale ale available nationally." There is a chance that we will be seeing this beer on a more regular basis. For now though this 5 cases is all we have.
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