New Delights from Blue Mountain Brewery!

Posted: January 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

New Years Eve day Jess and I went out to Blue Mountian Brewery after seeing on Facebook that they were releasing two new brews,  Evan Altmighty and Long Winters Nap.  Evan Altmighty  is a beer named not only after the movie that was filmed in Crozet but after owners, Taylor and Mandi’s new son.  Long Winters Nap, well I am not really sure what the motivation was but whatever it was they should keep it up.  We enjoyed our fine brews with a delicious red pepper hummus plate and Veggie Nachos, while overlooking the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ok now onto the BEER!

Evan Altmighty – The style of this beer a dusseldorf sticke altbier, or Alt’s as most Americans might know them.  An Alt is a top fermented brew and means old or pre-lager style.  So straight from the tap it poured a clear amber color with a nice creamy white head on it.  Great lacing throughout the entire drink defiant skinny little fingers visible when the glass was empty.  Aromas of lightly baked malts, and hints of nuts, and a little fruit at the end, I smell apple, but everyone’s palate is different, in taste as well as smell.  This beer is really delicious and doesn’t disappoint (as usual from Blue Mountain).  It starts off lightly malted up front, great roasty toasty taste, with hints of possibly plums or dates, and a nice clean strong hoppy finish.  It paired perfectly with the spicy nachos.  Definitely another great Nelson County Beer.  Can’t Remember the ABV but it wasn’t super high, probably between 20 and 30 IBU’s but I forgot to write it all down.

 

 

Long Winters Nap- In early December my dad was in town for an early Christmas, and we took him out there for their open house.  Well Taylor was giving brewers samples of this beer, and I loved it instantly.  So needless to say I was pretty psyched when I saw they had tapped it.  This beer (as Blue Mountain puts it) is a traditional Dobblebock, but they call it a Blonde Triplebock which I think is very fair.  A little History on this beer from the menu there “Brewed solely with Pilsner and Vienna malts, and we used the same amount of barley it would take to make 1000 gallons and packed into just 500 gallons worth of the smoothest, fullest-bodied, strongest winter brew you’ve ever had.”  I would have to completely agree with this, except its finish is a little boozy.  Smells lightly of bready malts, and has great hints of Figs, but definitely has some strong undertones of booze.  The first sip will tell all you really need to remember about this beer; it’s STRONG!  This brew starts of really malty and is very drinkable.  It has great full mouthfeel, and the malts, remind me really good bread.  Has great hints of caramel in the middle, and then there’s a hearty booze burn at the end, it’s not at all bad defiantly adds nicely to the beer.  Anyhow I could really go on all day about it, but my best suggestion is if you live locally go check it out, if not, it’s a great reason to visit!

Cheers

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  1. […] beer categorization…” They call it a Blonde Triplebock. I read about this beer over at Hops at Home and was very excited to give it a go. Again, Taylor and his crew didn’t disappoint. This […]

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