Greetings from Bellingham! Today, in celebration of Mac getting a job, we opened Everybody’s Brewing’s Sprinkles. Part of their Tiny Tank Series (how cute is that?), this kettle-soured Red Ale is subtle and delicious. Sprinkles was brewed with dried hibiscus flowers, which gives it a gorgey dark-pink hue. Aromas of honey and cherry blend with a tangy, currant flavor to produce a softly sour, slightly musty, almost wine-like, perfect for the afternoon bev. Is that a style of beer yet? Perfect for the afternoon? It should be.
I’m going to give you guys a sneak peek of the November Hops and Hocks Beer of the Month Club package! Not only are the beers all really delicious this month, they all have cool back stories!
First up, the Geyser Gose, the first collaboration brew from Evil Twin and Connecticut-based Two Roads Brewing Company. In 2014 Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin and Two Roads Brewmaster Phil Markowski decided to do a unique collaboration at the geographic mid-point between America and Denmark. Earlier this year the pair traveled to Iceland, and with the help of a local farmhouse brewery sourced local ingredients—Icelandic moss, rye, herbs, sea kelp, skyr (Icelandic yogurt) and birch-smoked sea salt to create a twist on this refreshing style. Geyser Gose is medium bodied with mild tanginess, notes of grass and lemon, and a clean finish.
Allison, Kristin and I split this one last week, and we all agreed it was refreshing and delicious. Maddy took a couple back to Virginia to try with Mac and Parkway peeps; can’t wait to hear her verdict. That’s right!! Maddy was in Brooklyn last week! We had many beer drinking Barley Babe adventures, so look forward to some good posts in the near future. Here’s a sneak peek: