Beer Club Featured Brews – Feb 2016

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company – Saratoga IPA

olde-saratoga-brewing-company-saratoga-ipa-labelOlde Saratoga Brewing in Saratoga Springs, New York, brews one of the finest IPA’s in the region. Saratoga IPA is crisp and has a clear copper color with citrus and floral aromas from the Cascade hops. Even though it measures 60 IBUs, the flavor is perfectly balanced with a unique Munich malt backbone.

 

 

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company – Saratoga Oatmeal Stout

olde-saratoga-brewing-company-0atmeal-stout-labelAnother favorite from Olde Saratoga is Saratoga Oatmeal Stout. The oats used in the brewing process work to smooth the complex malts, and the moderate hops flavor balances the sweetness to provide a nice finish. Pay attention to the notes of roasted coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate.

 

 

Sprecher Brewing Company – Black Bavarian

sprecher-brewing-company-black-bavarian-labelSprecher Brewing in Glendale, Wisconsin, is known for brewing some of the finest German-style beers in the U.S., and its Black Bavarian is certainly no exception. This is a German schwarzbier, which is a dark pilsner, but it is on the heartier side. This beer has a sweet and toasty flavor and is moderately hopped to provide balance.

 

 

Sprecher Brewing Company – Hefe Weiss

sprecher-brewing-company-hefe-weiss-labelHefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing is made in the style of a traditional Bavarian weissbier, or wheat beer. It is unfiltered and cloudy with a sweet twang of banana and bubblegum balanced with a touch of clove and spice. The Mt. Hood hops provides an herbal quality with notes of lemon zest.

 

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