Beverage Dynamics

Beverage Dynamics - March/April 2017

Beverage Dynamics is the largest national business magazine devoted exclusively to the needs of off-premise beverage alcohol retailers, from single liquor stores to big box chains, through coverage of the latest trends in wine, beer and spirits.

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BEER SELECTIONS • LOCAL BREWS 78 Beverage Dynamics • March/April 2017 Geoi Bachoua Bine & Vine Bottle Shop San Diego, CA Matt Bardill Total Wine & More Potomac, MD David Bevens Sr. Co-owner Cork & Stogie 1218 Duval St Key West Fl 33040 Jeremy Bigelow Hy-Vee Bloomington, IL Nathan Burcham Hobart, IN James Campbell Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits Annapolis, MD Adam Carlson Gardina's Wine Bar & Café Oshkosh, WI Christopher Ciskey Yankee Wine Newtown, CT Jon Davidson Midwest Manager St. Killian Importing Zachariah Gaddis Staples Corner Liquors Crofton, MD Matt Gelsthorpe Boise Consumer Co-op Beer Buyer Nick Guy Holiday Wine Cellars Escondido, CA Travis Harvey Young's Market Waipahu, HI John Hutton Cordially Yours Depew, NY Scott Marshall West End Outdoors Athens, AL Lisa Morrison Belmont Station Portland, OR Ed Mulvihill Peco's Liquors Wilmington, DE Derek Ridge Hazel's Beverage World Boulder, CO Greg Rixen Happy Harry's Bottle Shops Grand Forks, ND Nathan Robinette The Casual Pint Knoxville, TN Don Stanton Director - Craft Beer Program Wines by Jennifer Parkville, MO Anthony Strange BevMo! California Jennifer Tague Liquid Assets, LLC Baton Rouge, LA Mitch Worley Hy-Vee Springfi eld, IL THE BEVERAGE DYNAMICS NATIONAL BEER PANEL barrels. Smooth mouthfeel with tons of choco- late; slightly dry fi nish. Much less tannin than I expected, but by no means disappointing. 11.3% ABV. (93) Mar tin City Brewing "Alchemy" Cof- fee Stout. Poured opaque black with cara- mel lacing into a pint glass. Very expressive aromas of coffee, toffee and cocoa. Coffee shines through, with just enough sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Color belies the light-medium body. Not overly rich, robust or creamy; rather, just right. A delicious brew that tempts as a replacement for the daily java fi x! 6.3% ABV/50 IBUs. (93) Rip Current Brewing Company Lupulin Lust. Intense lemon pith, grapefruit tangerine peel and unripe pineapple hop fl avors. Very clean with M+ bitterness, spearmint, hop leaf, danky and pungent, light white vegetables, me- dium-bodied and way too easy to drink. Hides it's alcohol well. Yum. (92) Kansas City Craft Brewers Black Wheat Lager. Pours light caramel in color with a thin, dirty, ½-fi nger lacing. Light toast on the nose, almost a hint of campfi re smoke. Subtle notes of coffee and chocolate come into play. Coffee and chocolate follow in the mouth, with a very pleasant and subdued sweetness that arrives during the lengthy fi nish. Medium carbonation on a light-medium body (as expected from the style). A nice local interpretation of a dunkelwei- zen that could easily have us reaching for more! 5.4% ABV/30 IBUs. (90) Cinder Block Brewery "Prime" Extra Pale Ale. Pours clear pale gold color with ¾-fi nger dirty white head. Very delicate fl oral aromas that improve as the beer warms. Pleasant and surprising fl avors of baking spices (nutmeg and allspice), with a balanced lingering bitterness. Well-carbonated, full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. A solid APA that goes down very nicely. 5.5% ABV/50 IBUs. (89) Adroit Theory Brewing Invisible Art Bour- bon Barrel Aged (Ghost 502). A black IPA that has been aged in bourbon barrels. Pours a dark black with a medium mocha-colored head. Lots of bourbon on the nose. Vanilla and tannin dom- inate the palate, with a sharp roasty bitterness to round it all out. 10.1% ABV, 100 IBUs. (89) 10 Barrel Code 24 Pale Ale Batch #1 Old School. Pours an inviting pale gold with good lacing. Dank, resinous hops with garlic under- tones and lime zest greet the nose. Flavors follow suit, with citrus pinging off malt creaminess. On the bitter side for a pale ale. 6% ABV, 52 IBUs. (88) 3 Stars Brewing Company Desolation. A porter brewed with coffee that has been aged in rye whiskey barrels. Pours black with a thin white head. Aromas of coffee and whiskey burst forward. Lots of coffee on the mouth, presence of the alcohol is almost nonexistent, smooth fi n- ish. 9.6% ABV. (88) Torn Label Brewing "Alpha" Pale Ale. Pours hazy gold color with moderate buff lac- ing. Very fresh, piney notes dominate the nose. Grapefruit rind and citrus, mild malt sweetness, with big (but not overpowering) bitterness on a very lengthy fi nish. Well-carbonated, medi- um-full body with a creamy character. Enjoyable beer, but not quite sessionable due to the hop infl uence. 5.6% ABV/80 IBUs. (87) Peabody Heights Brewery Sleeping With The Fishes. An imperial stout brewed with cocoa, cold brew coffee and fi sh peppers. Brewed as a collaboration with Woodberry Kitchen, whose kitchen garden was the source of the fi sh peppers. Pours black with a thin tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee with a slight pepper burn on the fi nish. 9% ABV. (85) Grand Teton Lost Continent Double IPA. Bright gold with persistent lacing. Grassy, pun- gent hops leap from the glass; some citrus in the background. Body is ideal for the style. Flavors of melon and warming alcohol fi nish with ample bitterness. 8% ABV, 107 IBUs. BD

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