Be Thankful, Get Your Tank Full
We have another “if you haven’t heard of them, you will soon enough” brewery coming down this week. Mountains Walking from Bozeman, MT is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the United States. Their head brewer, Lewis McCallister, previously worked at Other Half brewing in Brooklyn, NY and Melvin Brewing out of Jackson, WY. His culmination of quality brewing experience has led him to Mountains Walking where he is dishing out everything from foeder aged lagers to milkshake IPAs. We have a great selection from their diverse portfolio featuring Dessert Cart, Opaque Thoughts, Sweets, and Junegrass NWIPA.
You may ask, what is a NWIPA? I look at a Northwestern IPA as a balanced IPA that is crisp and clear but still contains piney, citrusy, juicy and tropical hop characteristics. Reminiscent of evergreen trees and the tastes you associate with the old school IPAs of the Pacific Northwest. Junegrass executes this beautifully with a modern hop bill, clean malt profile and fresh Rocky Mountain water. This offering comes in a 12oz 6 pack but their higher end offerings are rolling out in the ever so popular 4 pack 16oz can. Since they are very small brewery, we did not get much but don’t worry Mountains Walking will be back in 2021.
We are happy to receive another drop from our friends at Cascade. Their expertise in sour ales leaves us speechless every time. Since we haven’t received anything from them in a while, we are stoked to have a healthy drop before Thanksgiving. We have some tried and true brews and some new ones that we have not seen in Colorado including some canned beers like Encyclopedia Botanica and Honey Ginger Lime. Many of their beers come in a 750 mL glass bottle, so now the juice can spread a little more easily in these teeny packages that pack a punch.
We are always jazzed when our friends at Ecliptic send us some goodies. They are constantly brining us some of our top sellers whilst peppering some amazing collaborations and seasonal releases that we can’t get enough of.
Their newest release in their “Cosmic Collaboration” series with Russian River is a Belgian Golden made with Brettanomyces and aged in Pinot Noir barrels. On top of that we got restocks of the Sedna Tiramisu Stout and the 7th Orbit Raspberry and Chocolate Golden Ale. There’s something about cold weather where I crave a piney, resinous, citrus IPA with that firm malt backbone. Filament Winter IPA was always built with these qualities. However, this year in addition to that winter-esque feeling, they added Strata hops to add complex layers to the hop bill and give it a modern touch. On top of that, Oregon tangerines were added to make those citrus flavors explode.
Check back in next week for releases coming down for your (socially distanced) Thanksgiving celebrations.