the brew (april/may 2010)
GUBNA Imperial IPA
Oskar Blues Brewery presents its GUBNA Imperial IPA, made with three malts and one hop. It has a light amber color and spicy malt character derived from German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma, and post-fermentation dry hopping adds citrus and grapefruit aromas. GUBNA Imperial IPA is 10 percent ABV and is available in 12-ounce cans.
For more information, visit www.oskarblues.com.
Deschutes Brewery Cascadian Dark Ale
Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street Series introduces the Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale, a new style of Pacific Northwest ale known as Black IPA. Hop in the Dark combines prominent Northwest hops with roasted malts to create a black-tinted pale ale. Its subtle coffee undertones are born from a blend of oats with dark Munich and crystal malts, and the cascade, amarillo, citra and centennial hops give it an undercurrent of complex velvet malt flavors.
For more information, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.
Batemans Mr. George’s Ruby Porter
Batemans Brewery in England and SBS Imports in Seattle announce the arrival of Batemans Mr. George’s Ruby Porter to the U.S. market. Mr. George’s is identical to the beer sold in England as Batemans Dark Lord but has been renamed in the U.S. due to a trademark dispute. The 5 percent ABV brew is deep black in color with hints of red. The palate offers a roasted taste with coffee, licorice and fruit accents, which complement its aroma of roasted grain notes and spicy-citrus hops.
For more information, visit www.sbs-imports.com.