Two men journey to the bars and restaurants of Scandinavia to find amazing beers. Always with the same question “what’s on tap?”
Tartaruga Fine Brewing Sweet Alma - 71 Brewing Co Blueberry Fields
Oh Joy! We get try two new breweries this week. Tartaruga Fine Brewing is from Belgium. Usually when we review a Beligan beer it's a lambic or a gueuze. This week we have a Belgian IPA. Sweet Alma hits like a Belgian IPA. If you've never had one before, it hits a little different from any other IPA style. 71 Brewing Co is out of Scotland Blueberry Fields is a kettle sour using Scottish Blueberries. It's a light refreshing beer that would be perfectly fine for a grill out in the park.
To Ol 45 Days of Hell(es) - Beerbliotek The trash-filled streets made me wish we were headed home
We tried and loved 45 Days of Pilsner a while back. We were excited to try To Ol's 45 Days of Hell(es). This is one damn tasty beer. If you're not a fan of pilsners, largers, helles, etc., these beers might very well change your mind. Light, sweet, bready, and easy to drink. We follow that up with Beerbliotek's The Trash-Filled Streets Made Me Wish We Were Headed Home is a brown ale. This is their 7th brown ale and their 293rd recipe.
Overworks Jackalope King - Pühaste Trinity in Black Bourbon BA
We are barrel aging this episode but in very different ways. Brewdog's sour beer brand, Overworks, has released Jackalope King. This Scottish sour ale has blueberries and gorse flowers aged in red wine barrels. What's a gorse flower? Listen and find out. Pühaste released a series of beers under the Silver Series 2020 logo. This collab with AF Brew and Zagovor Brewery is called Trinity in Black Bourbon BA. It's a big intense boozy beer with a whole lot going on.
This is how How to Reappear - Alpha Delta - North Brewing Tartarus
We're bringing out the heavy hitters again, a barleywine and an imperial stout. This is How is a brewery from the small town of Piteå in northern Sweden. They have released an English barleywine aged on Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. It's a sweet boozy beer. Alpha Delta and North Brewing collaborated on Tartarus, an imperial stout aged on oak spirals with a touch of vanilla. You have both of these and you'll stay warm and toasty in these cold, dark nights.
Brew York Viva La Guava-lution - Amundsen-Finback Sticky Maple and Banana French Toast
Stefan is pretty open to all kinds of beer. There are a few adjuncts he's not crazy about, guava, banana and hazelnut. This episode we have two beers with fun adjuncts. Brew York Viva La Guava-lution promises to be a revolution of guava. More guava than your simple minds and palates can handle. Next is from the Amundsen Virtual Reality series, Sticky Maple and Banana French Toast. This collab is with Finback. It's 12% pastry stout that promises maple, banana and cinnamon. We shall see.
Equilibrium Lupo Lab - The Veil The Motive
Equilibrium and The Veil on one episode? It used to be quite difficult to get beers from either of these companies in Europe. These days they seem to show up almost weekly. Both of these came from online shops. Equilibrium Lupo Lab is their version of Fluctuation with an experimental product called LUPOMAX, a concentrated Citra lupulin product. The Veil The Motive is a sour IPA that has pineapple, mango, peach and vanilla added. It pours like a fruit smoothie. It's thick.