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Camp Beer Three – Raw Notes

Posted by beer_chris on 24-July-2010

Held 27-June-2010 at the Odd Fellows lodge in the Houston Heights

Goose Island Sofie (Saison/Farmhouse Ale)

Little sour edge. Undergoes short aging in wine casks – this was a 2010 vintage

Russian River Supplication (American Wild Ale)

Brewed with cherries. Like Duchess. Intense. Leather and saddle aromas. Very bitter.

Souther Tier Hop Sun (Wheat)

Little more bitter than Gumballhead. Very floral aroma. A lot like Gumball.

Bells Oberon (American Pale Wheat)

Used to be a homebrew shop in Kalamazoo. Plain Jane wheat.

Smuttynose Shoals (Pale Ale)

Classic English … w/Cascade and Chinook. Big Maris Otter flavor, strong hop bitterness.

Thre Floyds Gumballhead (Wheat)

Three Floyds Alpha King (Pale Ale)

Orange. Crazy hop profiles. I love this brew.

Lost Abbey Devotion (Belgian Pale Ale)

Lost Abbey owned by Port Brewing?

Stone Cali-Belgique (Belgian Style IPA)

Same base wort and tasted alongside Stone IPA

Port Brewing Hop 15 (Double Imperial IPA)

A rounder flavored Hopsicle

Southern Tier Unearthly (Imperial IPA)
Good east coast style – nice balance. Not especially orange. Typical sweet aroma.

Three Floyds Dreadnaught  (Imperial IPA Рmarked as one of my favorites)

Wow. Great hop profile – typical 3 floyds earthy/citrus/bitter mix. Nice malt profile – not too sweet.

Goose Island Matilda (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)

Wish we had this with Supplication

Troeg Troegenator (Double Bock – marked as one of my favorites)

From Harrisburg, PA. Great rich malty profile. Awesome. Nicely done – not too ‘hot’.

Ommegang Abbey Ale (Dubbel)

Jaime loved this one. The brewery has a relationship with Duvel. A little sour.

Goose Island Pere Jacques (Dubbel)

Very dry, malty, not a lot of esters (at least compared to Ommegang). Ton of fruit.

Stone Anniversary 13 (American Strong Ale)

They say it is coming apart. Would be good on cask.

Brooklyn Local 2 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

Cidery? Something off.

Bootlegger’s Brewery Black Phoenix (Coffee/Chipotle)

6.7%, 7 bbl brewhouse. Intense coffee flavor, a bit of chipotle

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #3 (Double IPA)


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Dogfish Head Beer Dinner

Posted by beer_chris on 24-July-2010

This 5 course dinner + hors d’oeuvre dinner was held at Vic & Anthony’s in downtown Houston on Friday, 25-June 2010.

Hors d’oeuvre were served with 60 minute IPA. All service was in white wine stemware.

  • Tempura of Lobster w/Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Prime Beef Croustade w/Horseradish and crispy shallots

First course – East Coast Clams steamed in Aprihop w/Portuguese chorizo and melted leeks, served with grilled garlic crostini, served with Aprihop (Jaime’s favorite)

Second course – ‘Pulled’ duck w/white corn arepa, smoked tomato BBQ sauce, shaved radish and baby greens, served with Raison D’Etre and 2006 Raison D’Extra (Chris’ favorite – and favorite beer of the night was the 2006 Raison D’Extra for both C & J)

Third course РCoffee Crusted Prime New York Strip with roasted cippolini onions and pasilla chile mole, served with Palo Santo Marron

Fourth course – cheese plate served with 2010 Red and White and 2008 Red and White

Fifth course – Almond financier with brown butter ice cream and Texas peach compote (dish by Rebecca Masson – wqinner of ‘shroom throwdown), served with 2009 120 Minute IPA and 2007 120 Minute IPA

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