Bacchus Sours Friday. This Friday, the Brewery at Bacchus is releasing their latest beer: INCANDENZA. This beer has spent 8 months in red wine barrels with brettanomyces and souring bacteria. It is their first full scale barrel release, and they say it is “arguably one of the best beers we have put on tap so far.”
To celebrate they’ll be putting 3 of their finest sour beers on tap this Friday, October 3rd. Here’s the list:
INCANDENZA: Sour Ale (6%): Brewed with grapefruit peel and Citra hops, fermented brettanomyces and soured with our house sour cultures. It spent 8 months in red wine barrels from Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner NY. Tart and funky with notes of lemon, ginger, and tropical fruit.
SEYVAL SOUR: American Wild Ale (6%): This beer is INCANDENZA refermented on top of Seyval Blanc grape skins from Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner, NY. More upfront funk than INCANDENZA with fruity tannins from the grapes.
OBSCURA: Dark Sour Ale (9%): A beautiful blend of 2 of our favorite beers: Luxuria Imperial Chocolate Stout and Jona Gose To Portland, a sour wheat beer brewed with sea salt. Its bright and tart upfront, with a smooth chocolate finish. We only have 5 gallons of this one, so get here early.
They tap INCANDENZA at 6pm, so get there early because like all of their beers, there isn’t a ton.
Drinking HV! North River Belgian Dubbel- light and tasty. Cheers!
Jack’s Abby Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Framinghammer, a very limited beer I’ve been dying to try for a long time. Good, but somewhat disappointing with a very boozy finish, almost ‘bad-hairspray-vodka-ish.’ I bet this would be a lot better after a year or so of cellar time. Minor bummer.
Enjoying a beer from Beacon’s new 2 Way brewery called Confusion at the Newburgh Brewery. Perfect name in this instance.
Drank these tonight. Which was better? The one whose name could also be a porn title.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a NY Night Tap Takeover with Keegan Ales and Captain Lawrence 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Sierra Nevada tasting 5pm – 7pm!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH
HUDSON VALLEY HOPTEMBER HARVESTFEST Event will feature the premier of brand new regional brews. Bacon Brothers, Hudson Valley Ribfest winners, will be serving their hop smoked BBQ. Hop Infused Delights from Tomas, Best of the Hudson Valley Tapas winner, Obercreek Farm, Crown Maple, Mill House and Sprout Creek Farm. Bluegrass music by Buck Eye Rooster along with Tall County.
The Best & The Wurst Craft Beer Festival Enjoy the best of lower New York’s craft beers from local independent brewers like Broken Bow Brewery of Tuckahoe, Captain Lawrence of Elmsford. Defiant Brewing of Pearl River, Finback Brewery of Queens, Greenport Harbor of Long Island, Jonas Bronck’s of the Bronx, Keegan’s Ales of Kingston, Six Degrees of Ossining, Singlecut of Queens, Westown Brew Works of Orange County and Yonkers Brewing of (where else?) Yonkers.
And, lest hunger interrupt your imbibing, there will be unlimited Wisconsin-style beer brats, hot dogs and pretzels! For non-drinkers, designated drivers and kids, there will also be water and soda to drink.
Today deserves a beer that tastes exactly like a Girl Scout Samoa cookie. Chocolate, caramel and coconut. I hope it’s true that DuClaw is coming into NY soon.
I think it’s time we started a Drink HV bottle share. Anyone interested? Get in touch either on Facebook.com/DrinkHV on Twitter.com/DrinkHV or DrinkHV @ Gmail.com -Jay