Craft Brew of the Month
The BRU Crew loves Craft Brews. Say it 5 times fast an read about this month’s BRU featured brews from Southern Tier here!
UPDATE: WBRU will be hosting a Southern Tier Craft Brew Experience at High Spirits located on North Main St. in Providence this Thursday, 10/16 from 4pm-6pm.
It may or may not come as a surprise that many of us here at WBRU are Craft Brew enthusiasts. Staff-wide, this varies from those of us who seek out small breweries all over the country to those of us who simply like to look extra cool when ordering at the bar (y’all have seen this, right?). Whatever your preference, WBRU has decided to start sharing some of our favorites with you month after month. But let’s be honest. We’re mostly psyched on the monthly tastings we’ll get to host all over Southern New England. And you should be too. Check out October’s picks from New York brewery, Southern Tier below!
SOUTHERN TIER 2XIPA
Available: Year Round
Style: Double India Pale Ale
Color: Deep Gold
Flavor: Grapefruit, bitter lemon, doughy sweetness
First Brewed: 2010
An India Pale Ale kicked up a notch to form a true Double IPA: feverishly hoppy with a malty backbone and higher-than-standard alcohol content. Citrusy hops tease the senses with aromatics and lingering bitterness, while just the right balance of malts disguises 2XIPAs extra gravity. Double your expectations, this is an ale that demands reverence.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Pair with beef brisket, garlic fries, strong spicy food.
SOUTHERN TIER PUMKING
Available: Autumn seasonal – August release
Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Color: Deep copper
Flavor: Malty sweetness, vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust
First Brewed: 2007
All Hallows Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty when paired with traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a compliment to pumpkin pie, desserts.
SOUTHERN TIER WARLOCK
Availability: Autumn – September release
Style: Imperial Stout
Color: Black, hints of garnet
Flavor: Pumpkin pie, spice, roasted malts
First Brewed: 2013
Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint their Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.
Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlocks huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty with spicy BBQ, smoked or roasted foods. Try it as a float with a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream, or paired with a slice of carrot cake.
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