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Monthly Staff Picks

Staff Picks: September

 

Taylor:

 

Beer – Von Pilsner

 

Brewery – Crooked Stave

 

Style – Pilsner

 

Description – This beer from Crooked Stave, who typically brew “live” beers with Brett and other wild yeasts, is probably my favorite beer from this summer. Von Pilsner is incredibly clean, crisp, and refreshing. Not that I have anything against American brewed Pilsners, but many of them have a distinctive American spin on the traditionally German and Czech style of beer. On the other hand, Crooked Stave’s rendition is very traditional. The German noble hops shine through with their subtle spicey notes and blend well with a balanced malt profile that leaves a slightly bready taste in your mouth. This is a fantastic beer.

 

Derek:

 

Beer – Rupture

 

Brewery – Odell Brewing Co.

 

Style – Pale Ale

 

Description – Labeled as a “Fresh Grind Ale”, Odell uses a different hopping technique with their newest pale ale. The process of grinding up whole flower hops before adding them late in fermentation produces bright, resinous, and citrus notes; a fairly dank pale ale. The beer is light bodied, golden in color, and somewhat cloudy. If you are a fan of either St. Lupulin or Drumroll, Rupture will surely satisfy your hop crave.

 

Lucas:

 

Beer – Epic Day  

 

Brewery – Eddyline

 

Style –  Double India Pale ale

 

Description –  Great combination of malt and pungent hops, which complements the grapefruit and piney notes. Incredibly drinkable while accommodating hop heads.