Saturday, November 6, 2010

Live Beer Blogging at Beer Bloggers Conference

We had 12 breweries present their beer to the bbc10 attendees in one hour. It was fast and furious. The following I wrote live, the photos were added later:

New Belgium
La Folie 2010
Aged in French Oak Barrels
6% ABV

Yum. I love sour beers! This is one of New Beligium's Lips of Faith beers. Copper colored with a red hue. Aged 1-3 years. Very nice sour brown ale.

Breckenridge Brewery
Christmas Ale
7.4% ABV

This beer did not have spices added to it. All spice flavor comes from the hops - Chinook and Mt. Hood. Nice holiday ale that isn't a spiced beer. Personally, I am not a big fan of spiced beers so I like this one. Balanced and doesn't taste like a high alcohol beer. Breckenridge Brewery has been using the same recipe since 1993.

New Planet Beer
3R Raspberry Ale

Certified Gluten free beer. Won a bronze medal at GABF 2010. Contract brewed at Fort Collins Brewery. Nice beer with a light raspberry flavor. 5% ABV

Dogfish Head
World Wide Stout

18% ABV

Nice strong Stout that doesn't taste nearly as strong as it is.

Great Lakes Brewing
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
5.8% ABV

Nice chocolate flavor. Very nice. Great Lakes doesn't pasturerize any of their beers which limits their ability to distribute in all states. Available throughout the great lakes area and mid-atlantic.

AC Golden Brewing Company
Colorado Native
5.5% ABV

All local Colorado ingredients are used. Brewed in the old pilot brewery for Coors.

Karl Strauss
Belgium-Style Brown Ale
6.3% ABV

Winter seasonal
Aged for 2 weeks in french oak - brings out a little vanilla flavor. Only available in Southern California. Would go pair really nice with a Thanksgiving Turkey. Yum.

Widmer Brothers Brewing
Brothers Reserve
9.5% ABV

Barrel-aged Brrrbon

Lots of cascade hops aged for 4 months in bourbon barrels. Pretty tasty for a high ABV beer - it doesn't taste like a 9.5%ABV.

Rogue Ale
Rogue Chocolate Stout
6.2% ABV

Unfiltered, unpasturized beer. Launched originally (in 2000) as a seasonal but now a year-round beer. Great chocolate taste. Lots of roasted malts. Pairs with Blue Cheese, Beef and Ice Cream floats.

Great Divide
Yeti Oak Aged Imperial Stout
9.5% ABV

Chocolate aroma and really nice taste. Doesn't taste like a 9.5% ABV.

Odell Brewing Co.
Mountain Standard Double Black IPA
9.5% ABV

Hop-focused. Nice hoppy black ales. Released today at 4:30PM Mtn to the public. The first few tables at BBC10 had it before the rest of the world! Cool.

Deschutes Brewery
Hop Trip
5.5% ABV

6th largest craft brewer
2 flagships - Black Butte and Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Fresh hop pale ale. Crystal hops (100%). Citrus/Orangey flavor. The bottle we are tasting is about 10 days old.

Okay, had 12 beers in one hour. Sorry for the sketchy notes. Room was loud and drinking/blogging was fast (1 hour).


Next up Dinner at Boulder Beer Company. Here we come!

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