This just in, something new coming out of California besides the Schwarzenegger love child stories. Karl Strauss has announced two new beers to hit the Southern California market in June and August. I can’t wait to get a sample of these offerings.
Those who know me, know I love a good Czech Pils and I also can’t wait to try the Boardwalk Black Rye. One of the hottest styles being brewed now is a ”Black” or Cascadian style ale adding dark malts to traditional styles like IPA or Rye Ales.
Be on the lookout for these beers and once I get my hands on them I will be sure to let you know my thoughts!
Whistler Imperial Pils
Stats: 7.5% ABV – 12 SRM – 65 IBU
Tagline: A bold Imperial Pilsner brewed with Moravian malts and Noble Saaz hops.
The piercing howl of the SD#1 Whistler Buoy echoes for miles, hailing ships of rocky shores ahead. Like its namesake, Whistler Imperial Pils warns and welcomes at the same time. The grassy and floral bitterness of Saaz hops warns this is no ordinary pilsner, while authentic Moravian malts provide a toasted malt balance that welcomes another sip. Finishing crisp and dry, this addition to the Coastal Reserve Series is right at home in America’s finest beer city.
Malts: Pale Malt, Moravian Malt
Yeast: Czech Lager
Availability: On draft and in 22oz bottles beginning June 1, 2011 across Southern California
Boardwalk Black Rye
Stats: 8.0% ABV – 80 SRM – 80 IBU
Tagline: A spicy black rye ale with a robust West Coast hop profile.
When the sun goes down past Crystal Pier, the postcard view of the Pacific fades into the dark. As the tourists head off down the Boardwalk, a distinctly local vibe returns to PB. Boardwalk Black Rye is a spicy black ale with a hop profile that’s pure West Coast. Black and caramelized rye malts add complex spicy and roasted notes, while three massive additions of Ahtanum hops provide the vibrant floral aroma and citrus hop character of a Double IPA. Keep Boardwalk out of the cellar, this hoppy offering is best enjoyed fresh.
Malts: Pale, CaraRye, Caramel 80, Black Rye
Hops: Warrior, Ahtanum
Availability: On draft and in 22oz bottles beginning August 1, 2011 across Southern California