Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pappy is Here...

We have released our first beer from our barrel aging program today at our Town and Country location. Old Pappy California Wheat Wine is a wheat wine style ale, much like a barleywine but with 50% wheat, that has been aged in 23 year old bourbon barrels. The beer itself has a deep caramel richness with just enough bitterness to balance. The bourbon barrels imparted a nice coconut, vanilla and pineapple note in the beer that has integrated nicely to form a complex and cohesive strong ale. It is 13.0% abv and does show some of the alcohol but not in a bad way. Just enough to remind you how strong it is.

You can get a 9 oz brandy snifter full of it for $3.75 but there is a limit of two per customer per day. No growlers but fear not, bottles are in the works.

Check out pictures of filling the barrels here if you are interested. (Courtesy of Rick Sellers from DRAFT and Pacific Brew News)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Brewer's Dinner

Our next brewer's dinner is upon us this Wednesday, November 5th at 6:00. This time we will be serving a collection of the favorite dishes Crecencio has presented over the last year at previous brewer's dinners.

Seared Ahi Tuna
Sashimi grade ahi with a mustard curry sauce and asparagus tips
India Pale Ale

Sweet Corn Soup with Crab Albonidas
Roasted Corn Soup with Crab Meatballs
Batch 900 (English Bitter)

Italian Market Arugula & Spinach Salad
Salami, fresh mozzarella, and sun dried tomatoes

Beer Battered Lobster Stuffed Chilies
Chili Rellenos with a twist.
Independence Double IPA

Ginger Custard with Poached Pears
Pears Poached in Brussels Blonde with Custard
Old Pappy California Wheat Wine &
Bourbon Barrel Aged Smokey's Imperial Red

$65 per person. Your payment holds your reservation. Seating begins at 6:00pm at Sacramento Brewing Company, Town and Country location (2713 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento, CA 958212)