Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Bayou App Lets You Order From Your Smartphone

The Bayou has just released the latest version of their iPhone and Android app. With the latest of The Bayou app you can now order beers right off your phone. You simply obtain a order code from your server, enter it into your phone and then click "Order Beer" on whatever beer you wish.  When you are ready for your check you can hit "Request Receipt" on the app and have your ticket brought right over.

With 490 beers currently in the app, this new ordering method should make ordering your next beer as easy as clicking a button.

Other new features are phone notifications for new beers and weekly firkins as well as other news. The app size was dramatically reduced (we are talking 10's of MB smaller) and there is apparently more robust error handling which should help out those of you with spotty connections.

They also figured out why some people were having problems loading beers into the app.  It was all due to issues between AT&T and The Bayou's DNS server.  They got that sorted out and AT&T people should no longer have any problems going forward.

I think this is pretty cool, I can't wait to give it a whirl!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Brews Coming to You 12/12/17

I  have more previews this morning of what's coming soon to Utah's beer world.

First up, we have this new seasonal from Bohemian Brewing Company. The Brew Ski Mountain Lager is a 4.0% ABV beer made for Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort. As you can see the label features a bright depiction of Solitude's terrain, while inside of the can you get a German-style lager with mildly sweet malts and floral Bavarian hops. This beer is expecting to hit taps and store shelves very soon. Stay close!

On the heels of Uinta's popular Lime Pilsner you can soon expect to get your hands on a little Mango Lime Pilsner. This 5.0% ABV beer is not hiding what it is and looks to be a beer that fits better on the beach that on the groomed slopes. Don't let those marketing guys fence you in! If the beer is good for skiing, then buy it. Coming soon.


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Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Beer Friday 12/8/17

Talisman Gingerbread Imperial Stout: This sounds amazing! An Imperial Stout with gingerbread? It's described as having a subtle gingerbread cookie taste with malt sweetness and a boozy finish. 10.5% ABV. Available at Talisman Brewing

Squatters London Fog: Squatters take on the famed tea latte is an English Golden with Earl Grayer tea infused at flame out and a dry addition post fermentation. Served on Nitro.

Kiitos Citra PaleAle: Nobody has had this. It supposed to debut today.... race ya! 4.0% ABV. Only avaible at Kiitos. 

Ommegang Winter is Here: This is a witbier with subtle clove, wheat crackers and a good dose of herbal hops. At 8.3% it's way heavy on alcohol and is guaranteed to turn the heartiest soul into a white walker. "My watch has ended". Available at DABC Stores.

pFriem Pilsner: Bloody Hell! what a nice pilsner. This one doesn't often hit markets outside of Oregon. Subtly sweet malts, dry crackers, toast and a healthy dose of grass and herbal hops make this pilsner sing! A must try. ABV is slightly high for style. Available at Beer Bar.

pFriem Oud Bruin: This sour brown ale is lightly tart with nice malty character and ample sourness to give it a great fruity profile without the addition of fruit. Not the best Oud Bruin I've had, but it's really enjoyable. 8.7% ABV. Available at Beer Bar.

pFriem Pumpkin Bier: Missed out on this one. It's described as fluffy pumpkin pie. 6.9% ABV.

pFriem Flanders Red: As sours go, Flemish Reds usually fall on the opposite sides of Oud Bruins. They are far more tart and less balanced. This is not that ; it actually has balance, which leads me to think that this beer is too young or slightly out of style. That being said, it drinks incredibly well. Try it now and try it again in a year to see if it changes. 7.0% ABV. Available at Beer Bar. Available at Beer Bar.

I know I missed something, please share the beer love.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Roosters' B Street Brewery Breaks Ground Tomorow

Last year I was happy to bring you the news that Ogden's own Rooster Brewing Company would be creating a production brewery/pub to service it's growing outside accounts. Today I am once again happy to bring you the news that Roosters B Street Brewery is set to break ground tomorrow Thursday, December 7th.

With this new dedicated facility and canning line, Roosters B Street Brewery will increase their current brewing capacity ten-fold. “The two small breweries in Ogden and Layton have been at capacity for the last couple of years,” said owner Pete Buttschardt. “In order to keep the shelves stocked and expand, we’ve been working to create a dedicated production facility and move to canning. This new location really matches our brand and our vision. We couldn’t be more excited for what this means for Roosters Brewing Company.”

The Roosters B Street Brewery will be located in the new “Trackline” development located off Avenue B in Ogden. Located adjacent to the Ogden River Parkway, the site features a mile of spur trail leading straight to the new brewery which is perfect for Roosters cycling-forward brand appeal.

The brewery is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018 and will feature a quick bites menu and tap room.  In addition to the nearly 13,000 sf of brewery, dining and tap room space for Roosters, the campus will feature an additional 6,000 sf of available space for retail and manufacturing, as well as an outdoor amphitheater and dining area.

Roosters Brewing Company originally opened its doors in 1995 on Historic 25th Street, featuring elevated pub fare and a gathering space for community and visitors. Since then, Roosters opened a second location with a brewery in Layton, launched a bottled high-point label available in Utah DABC stores and most recently, ventured out of state with bottled products at retail locations throughout Wyoming.

Of course all updates will happen here as soon as they're relevant. Congrats to Roosters in this newest chapter in Ogden's brew scene.


Friday, December 01, 2017

New Beer Friday 12/01/17

I tried to get a handle on most of these beers yesterday, but I'm only one man. This is likely the largest New Beer Friday ever, so I'm going to try to keep it brief.

Kiitos' India Pale Ale: A straight-up west coast style IPA. Full of citrus peel and pine. On the drier side. A very nice high point beer - out of the gate for Kiitos. 6.1% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' Double IPA: This is likely being canned as you read this, so I've not tried the finished product yet. Since they nailed the IPA, expect nice things from this double version. 8.5% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' EPA - Chinook: This single hop Extra Pale Ale has grapefruit peel with a bit of pine. The malts are light - super tasty. 4.0% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' EPA - Mosaic: This single hop Extra Pale Ale has tangerine and bit of tropical fruits. Same malt bill as above. Very tasty. 4.0% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' Blackberry Sour: Very tart, yet the berries still seem to pop! Plus it has a vey nice scarlett hue. So nice. 4.0% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' Coconut Stout: Very tasty. The coconut is subtle and it play very well with the roasted malts in the stout. Damn tasty! 4.0% ABV. available at Kiitos

Kiitos' Holiday Ale: This is basically gingerbread beer, so proceed with this impression. I think it delivers as described. 4.0% ABV. available at Kiitos

Epic's Chapulin Gose: If the whole cricket thing freaks you out, please don't let it affect your impressions. I got nothing from this beer, but a lemon tartness and salt. A very nice gose. 4.3% ABV. available at Epic.

Epic's Pulp Addiction: One of Epic's more subtle interpretations on the East Coast IPA. Sweet, juicy and semi-dry. Very nice! 7.3% ABV. available at Epic

Uinta’s The Friesian: Not very Belgian-like. Super roasty with a good dose of hops. Some Brett funk with subtle tartness. If you can hang on until March 2018, I think this will be much better. 10% ABV. available at Uinta.

Desert Edge's Bears Ears Amber: This is an unfiltered American amber ale brewed with centennial hops. The aroma is malty caramel and citrus. The flavor is toasty malt and caramel balanced by a citrusy hop character. 4.0% ABV. available at D.E.

Cascade's Figaro: Dusty dry sourness with raw cheese and fruit. A tasty wild ale. 9.5% ABV. available at Beer Bar.

Cascade's Manhattan NW: Missed out on this one. 10.3% ABV. available at Beer Bar.

 Cascade/Terreux's One Way or Another:  Missed out on this one. 7.9% ABV. available at Beer Bar.

To ├śL's Fuck Art Winter's Coming: Yes, this the actual name of the beer. Sadly I have no notes on this one. 8.0% ABV. Available at the Bayou

Trois Dames' L’Amoureuse Blanche: Missed out on this one. 8.0% ABV. Available at the Bayou

Haandbryggeriet's Bestefar: Missed out on this one. 9.0% ABV. Available at the Bayou

 Sorry the notes are brief, but this was too much beer for this beer dweeb on a school night.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Kiitos Tap Room To Open with New High Points

Kiitos Brewing Company would like to announce the opening of their new taproom and beer shop. Beginning tomorrow (Friday, December 2) The taproom located at 608 w. 700 s. in Salt Lake City, will open with 10 beers on tap, including: EPA - Chinook, EPA - Mosaic, Blackberry Sour, Coconut Stout, Holiday Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale, Pale Ale and Coffee Cream Ale. Kiitos will also offer up a guest tap, that will be announced later.

Also, Kiitos will be introducing two new high point IPAs. Called Simply; India Pale Ale and Double IPA. These will dial in at 6.1% and 8.5% respectively. They will also be packaged in 16 ounce cans. For the time being, these are only available to take home and not for on premises drinking. The Tap room is scheduled to open at 11am.

What a great way to start December!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

More New Beers Are Coming

Not to be outdone, there are a couple more breweries with new suds on the horizon to make your tongues squeal with excitement.

First off: we have this new American Pale Ale coming from Epic. The RiNo APA is Epic's latest pale ale in their portfolio. The term RiNo (River North) pays homage to the bustling neighborhood that Epic's Denver brewery calls home. Epic was one of the first businesses to take a chance on this old industrial part of town, it's now one of the hottest districts in Denver. RiNo APA is described as a "juicy' pale ale that will come in around 5.8% ABV. This beer will take over from the discontinued Element 29 Pale Ale that left us too soon. More info to come.

Another new to beer (coming to store shelves that is) is RPM Brewing Company's P1 Pilsner. The P1 name comes from the racing acronym for being first - pole position qualifier or race finisher - designated as P1. Like its namesake this beer goes down fast and utilizes premium fuels. You can catch a taste of the P1 right now at The Garage Grill (RPM's restaurant) located at 1122 e. Draper Parkway, Draper. As soon as their cans hit store shelves I'll fill you in. Look for more RPM cans in the near future.


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