What’s On Tap: Shawn Dunn from Uinta Brewing Co.
I’ve been in the beer business for over 25 years championing smaller breweries from all over the US. I’ve worked on both coasts (Portland, OR and New England) watching the craft beer segment take hold and grow. I have worked with and represented a wide range of the best craft breweries in the US – Allagash, Great Divide, Stoudt’s, North Coast, Elysian, Founders, Heavy Seas, Arcadia, 21st Amendment, No Li, Penn Brewing, Full Sail, Deschuttes, Portland Brewing, Pike Place, New Planet, and of, course, Uinta.
My philosophy on the craft beer segement is “bring people to the party” – enjoy all types of beer and expand your beer repetoire – leave pretention at the door – great beers are for everyone. I’m originally from Sarasota, Florida (born there in fact!) and have lived all over the US and Brazil – fairly fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Third Chair: Chris Killinger, BJCP Certified Judge
Draft Pick’s of the Week:
SUM’R SUMMER ALE
Tasting Notes: Appealing Sorachi hops, an uncommon hop from Japan, balanced with lighter malts. Citrusy, fresh, clean. Sum’r Organic Summer Ale pairs well with summer. It is an easy companion to most foods on the summer grill, such as chicken, fish, and burgers. Pairs well with curries and spicy foods. Try it with sushi!
Accolades: 2014, Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards, American-Style Barley Wine, 2012, Silver Medal, North American Beer Awards, American Barley Wines,2011, Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards, American Barley Wines
ABV: 4% IBU: 17 SRM: 3
BABA BLACK LAGER
Accolades: 2013, Bronze Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, Schwarzbier,2012, Silver Medal, Great American Beer Festival, Schwarzbier,2012, Silver Medal, European Beer Stars, Schwarzbier
ABV: 4% IBU: 32 SRM: 67
HOP NOSH IPA
Story: Embracing our inner foodie, Hop Nosh is so big in hop character that it is literally a hoppy snack.
ABV: 7.3% IBU: 82 SRM: 15
DETOUR DOUBLE IPA
Accolades: 2014, Australian International Beer Awards, Outer Packaging, 2012, Gold Medal, Denver International Beer Competition, Double/Imperial IPA,2011, Gold Medal, Australian International Beer Awards, Ale Packaged
ABV: 9.5% IBU: 95 SRM: 15
DUBHE IMPERIAL BLACK IPA
Story: Named Utah’s Centennial Star in 1996, Dubhe (pronounced Doo-bee) illuminates the front of the big dipper from 124 light years away. Dubhe, also known as Alpha Ursae Majoris, is a red giant that appears orange in color and has a mass 4x that of the sun.
Accolades: 2012, Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards, Cascadian Style Dark Ale, 2012, Silver Medal, Brussels Beer Challenge, Dark IPA
ABV: 9.2% IBU: 109 SRM: 110
ANNIVERSARY BARLEY WINE ALE
Tasting Notes: Full malt taste, pleasant notes of nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit. Generously hoppy, delicately balancing the alcohol content. Finishes strong. Anniversary Barley Wine pairs well with cheeses such as blue cheese.
Story: First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uinta’s anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round.
Accolades: 2014, Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards, American-Style Barley Wine, 2012, Silver Medal, North American Beer Awards, American Barley Wines, 2011, Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards, American Barley Wines
ABV: 10.4% IBU: 72 SRM: 20
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