Beer Club Featured Brews – July 2016

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co – Southern Hops’pitality IPA

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Southern Hops’pitality is Lazy Magnolia’s copper-colored IPA, which is brewed with a liberal dose of six varieties of hops: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Nugget, Simcoe and Summit. The hops dominate this beer, giving it a floral-citrus zing with woody and earthy notes of herbs, pine and tropical fruit. The lightly toasted malt offers a strong backbone for the hops, which allows it to be paired with both sweet and spicy foods.

 

 

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co – Jefferson Cream Stout

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Kiln, Mississippi, produces one of the most delicious and satisfying stouts in the South: Jefferson Stout. What makes this cream stout so special is that it is brewed with sweet potato, which blends with the cream and malts to deliver flavors of toast, mildly roasted coffee and chocolate covered caramel without becoming overly sweet.

 

 

 

 

Bent River Brewing Co – Steamboat IPA

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Bent River Brewing Company in Rock Island, Illinois, is one of the best microbreweries in the Midwest, and Steamboat IPA is not to be missed. The beer pours a deep, coppery amber, and the citrusy, floral aromas of the hops are steadied with caramel malts. The hops provide flavors of fresh evergreen, pineapple and mango, which blend with the malts to create a well-rounded ale.

 

 

Bent River Brewing Co – Paddle Wheel Pale Ale

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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing is like a lighter version of the brewery’s IPA with added notes of spice and herbal hops. This relatively mild microbrew is extremely smooth, and the caramel flavor of the malts includes welcome hintsof fresh bread and mild sweetness. A few fruity notes complete the balanced flavor profile of Paddle Wheel.

 

 

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