June 2015 Beer of the Month

BoTM members June. This month we have some wonderful brews from Seattle, Redhook.

A medal winner in Heretic beer and a comparison for you. Try the mass produced hefe Shocktop and decide if it’s better than the real thing from Germany, the wonderful Hacker! Cheers!!

Redhook Audible AleRedHook_Ale

Redhook has teamed up with Dan Patrick to brew the ultimate craft beer for watching sports: plenty of flavor and aroma, and crushable enough to make you want another — without making you sloppy by halftime. So, whether you’re watching the Dan Patrick Show in your mancave, or tailgating in a parking lot, it’s time to fill your passion bucket with crushable craft. Listen to your thirst. It’s Audible.

 

 

Redhook_IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
The generous addition of hops both during and at the end of the fermentation process (dry-hopping) gives this India Pale Ale its characteristic bitterness and piney citrus aroma and flavor.  The medium body, crisp finish, and moderate alcohol and IBU levels makes this one of America’s most drinkable and best-selling IPAs.

 

 

Redhook_ESBRedhook ESB
Brewed in the style of a traditional British ESB (Extra Special Bitter), they’ve been making ESB continuously since 1987, and it’s now the benchmark for the Amber beer category.  Despite having “bitter” in its name, Redhook ESB is really not that bitter at all.  This brew is all about the balance of caramel malt sweetness completed by spicy, citrusy hops.

 

 

Gramarye

Heretic Gramarye
Gramarye is the practice of learning magic. For thousands of years, people have used a grimoire (book of magic) to cast spells and summon spirits. Of course, magic fell out of favor over the centuries, the same as brewing with rye. Interest in magic seems to be on the upswing these days and so is the interest in brewing with rye. A coincidence? This is a take on a session pale ale made with a dose of rye malt to give it that luscious feel and snappy finish.

 

 

 

ShockTOpShocktop White
The brewers at Shocktop have shaken up traditional tastes by brewing a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale with real orange, lemon and lime peels and then added a little coriander spice to the mix. This uniquely-crafted and award-winning wheat beer is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.

 

GermanBeerHacker-Pschorr Weisse Beer
The yeast flows through the beer in a soft veil. Wonderfully refreshing, fruity and citrus notes, accompanied by a fine, tangy acidity. A light sweetness of bananas and honey melts on the tongue together with a mildly bitter, slightly spicy nutmeg note.