Good to see you, Beer Leaguer.
This week we're having some friends by for Beer League, and we think you're gonna like 'em. Public House Brewing is going to be joining us for League this week, and we're pretty excited to see what they have in store for us.
The Captaineers first found out about Public House Brewing at a family event, where Uncle Greg (Hi, Uncle Greg!) told us that we needed to get by there the next time we were in Rolla. So we did, and it was good. We filled up a couple growlers. And we've been back for flights and foods and it's been good every time. We wished they were closer.
And now they're distributed... everywhere? It sure seems like we see their beers everywhere we look these days. We sure noticed them on the shelves at the Craft Beer Cellar the other day, and The Waiting Room has Revelation Stout and Elusive IPA in bottles as well.
Either one of those will earn you your stamp for this week, by the way. They describe Elusive IPA as:
"There’s no mistaking it for any other style, but we took the road less traveled on this modern American bellwether.
In a world loaded with IPAs, it's difficult to make one that stands out, but ours does for an unexpected reason. Rather than create an IPA that mimics the flavor profile of so many other IPAs out there, we spent six solid months brewing batches of beer with just a single hop in order to truly discover what each varietal lends to the flavor and aroma profiles of our beer. After carefully selecting the ones we found most interesting and delightful, we crafted a recipe that blends six of these hops in just the right amounts and in just the right order. The end result is one of the smoothest tasting IPAs we have ever had the privilege of drinking. We couldn't be more proud to present it to you.
By their very nature, IPAs are a notch above “session” territory and this heady brew is no exception. It comfortably lends itself to introspection and creative breakthroughs. Pour an Elusive IPA and do some real thinking."
The Revelation Stout has won two awards, and I've got the description for it as well:
"Lift a glass of this dry stout to your nose and breathe in the decadent aroma of dark chocolate emanating from the creamy off-white to tan-colored head. Take a sip and feel the familiar warmth of roasted coffee that goes down smooth. Notably, we don't add either of those to this beer.
The joy of discovery is unspeakable and often can only be appreciated by one's "other" senses--a third eye perhaps. Revelation Stout isn't just allegory. It's dry--with no coffee or chocolate. Just pure malt....it's a Revelation."
Tone – 4.16/5
"Pours black color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of coffee, slight chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an Irish Dry Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of dry hops, slight roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of coffee, hint of hop, and a hint of syrup. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity."
JLaw55 – 3.5/5
"This is an easy drinking IPA, especially for the ABV content it has. It is on the dank side, with a noticeable resinous and piney quality to it. Medium body with a crisp finish.
Not bad, but not my preferred style of IPA. Would drink, but will not actively revisit."
So we'll see you on Thursday for some Public House beers and some samples from them as well. It's a Public House Beer League!