Three great bitter, hopped-up beers from 3 different Countries added to our Rotating Draft Menu!
The Brewery -
"Bevog microbrewery is the fruit of inquisitiveness and aspiration towards discovering new beer-drinking experiences. It is the result of enthusiasm, love and zeal. We brew beers with character and soul. Our goal is to transcend the limits of the known and ordinary."
"We have had enough of a monotonous beer offer and the belittling of beer. Beer can be and is much more than that. Bevog brewery is dedicated primarily to beers of top fermentation, more commonly known as ales. The ales we brew basically originate from England. In the last few decades this highly diverse type of beer has been given greater breadth, a wider range of flavours, has been shifting the boundaries of individual styles and becoming more and more popular around the world. It is gaining popularity not only with beer lovers and beer drinkers, but in general with gourmets, top chefs and people who are always willing to explore new flavours and experiences and who care about what they ingest." www.bevog.at
The Beer - Kramah, Indian Pale Ale, ABV 7%, IBU 70.
Kramah, shows off its hops muscles. We used an insane dose of highly fruity, aromatic hops, which gives the beer a strong aroma of mango, lychee, citruses and a bunch of other tropical fruits. The taste continues along this manner, then the elder components reveal themselves and continue into a bitterness that reminds one of biting into a fresh, juicy grapefruit. A very simple, yet effective combination of malts provides enough support so the bitterness does not rip out your tongue.
The Brewery -
"Quality without Compromise: A great beer in the truest sense of the word is to do more than just comply with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516. Our commitment to quality and love goes far and beyond the needs of this Law. The love is in the details, and this begins with the careful selection of Bavarian produce. Only older Bavarian barley varieties are processed due to their robustness. Although they are not as profitable, but have a mild and acceptable taste. These are balanced with the finest Bavarian aroma hops from control-tilled contract farming, giving our products a non-interchangeable spicy and mild character. For our special beers we do not use additives. Our dark beers get their color and taste by the balanced mix of dark and roasted malts. Tradition and progress are combined to create beautiful beer which is brewed with the latest technology in the traditional way. The technique allows a more uniform and environmentally friendly production. The traditional, complicated process guarantee the distinctive taste." www.brauerei-schoenram.de
The Beer - Bayrisch Pale Ale, 5,5% ABV, 45 IBU.
From our brewmaster, who has his roots Stateside, comes a slightly different Pale Ale. A Bavarian Pale Ale. Which is based on the American interpretation of the beer due to its origin in the spirit . The hops used in this refreshing beer are Mandarina Bavaria, a very young and hard to get hop variety. In 2011, only 250 kg of this hop was harvested worldwide. Just this hop is creating the tangerine and citrus fruits on the palate. On the tongue fine bubbles that leaves fruity and bitter aftertaste.
Birra del Borgo, Italy and Dogfish Head, America.
Birra Del Borgo
"In 1999 Leonardo started homebrewing for fun while studying Biochemistry at University, but as time passed, it became a job much more than a hobby. So he decided to step up to the plate and get into serious production. He started travelling throughout Europe to rediscover the old brewing styles: meeting the old German brewing masters, Real Ales in the UK and the imaginative Belgian brewers.
In 2005 the great Birra del Borgo adventure started in Borgorose and the first production site is still in use. This is the Old Brewery in Colle Rosso. In 2009 they opened the New Brewery, not so far away from the existing one. The Old Brewery is now their laboratory for experimental brews and other innovative projects." www.birradelborgo.it
"Off-centered ales for off-centered people. That's what we do here at Dogfish Head! Whether it's odd ingredients or crazy, made-up styles, you can be sure that a beer from Dogfish will challenge your perceptions of what beer is supposed to be! We brew, bottle and keg most of our beer in our Milton, Del., brewery. Additionally, we also have a small brewery inside our Rehoboth Beach, Del., brewpub. That's where we do our experimental batches – the funkiest of the funky! Wherever you enjoy Dogfish Head beers, we're glad to have you. Cheers!" www.dogfish.com
The Beer - My Antonia, Imperial Pilsner, 7,5% ABV, 35 IBU.
In 2008 Sam Calagione, from Dogfish Head Brewery, one of the most well-known American brewers, came to Borgorose to create and brew a special beer in collaboration with Birra Del Borgo. They chose a style: a Pilsner. But obviously not a regular one... They designed something stronger, around 7% ABV and of course it had to be hoppy! They choose the malt: Pilsner and Cara-Pils. Easy! Sam chooses two hops, Simcoe and Warrior, and Leonardo choose the third one: Saaz. Traditional and new ingredients together. They start the mash, then they lauter and start the boil, the crowning moment. Before the boil started Sam mixed the hops creating a wonderfully perfumed potion. Once the mix was ready they started hopping. A fistful of hops was added every minute for 60 minutes... The result? An intriguing beer, extremely perfumed, where floral and resiny notes mix together. The mouthfeel is explosive but balanced at the same time. The honey notes from the malts and the peppery ones from the hops mix in a very elegant and precise finish. You won't be able to stop drinking it!