Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Hop Head's Oasis

I wanted to make sure folks in the Sacramento region knew that Monday, June 30th, the Sacramento Brewing Company's "Oasis" (Madison and Sunrise) will be pouring some hopped up delights.
  • Peterson's Pride: I know Peter has changed this brew a bit, but if it's anything like it was last year, you can expect it to be an English version of the Double IPA. Last year's version was so packed with East Kent Golding hops that I'm thinking Peter, himself, may have contributed to shortages of that variety. It was good too.
  • SacBrew IPA: This isn't a special beer, but it's a mighty fine example of the west coast IPA, bursting with aromatic hops that also contribute a pretty massive bite.
  • DogFish Head 90 Minute IPA: Peter secured a few (not sure how many) five-gallon kegs and the first will be tapped Monday. This beer is pretty new to California, so if you consider yourself a hop-head and haven't had it on tap yet, you might try to make time for this hoppy brew from Delaware.
Of course, SBC has several other great beers to enjoy and Monday's are all you can eat rib night.

If you can't make Monday, keep your ears open for their Double IPA, rumor has it this bad boy is going to be tapped late next week.