Alpine Beer Company Awesome News
Alpine Beer Company is starting off 2012 with some awe inspiring specials, some re-releases, a new beer release and, finally, an investment opportunity. Stay tuned as we adjust our cups and get ready for some heavy lifting to begin the New Year.
This Friday, January 13th, along with our specials listed later, we’ll have a pin, which is a small cask, of specially dry-hopped “Whale” using Indie Hops Chinook and Nugget hops in the pin.
On Tuesday, January 17th, for your drinking and growler fills, we’re bringing back “Hoppy Birthday,” the most celebrated beer in the world. Our 5.2% strong pale ale is packed full of hoppy goodness, like our IPAs, but lower alcohol for sustained imbibing.
And, on the same day, Tuesday, we will, for the very first time, be releasing “Melonhead IPA.” This is our collaboration brew with Fat Head’s Brewery’s Matt Cole, a hell of a nice guy and a fantastic brewer. We used a new experimental hop HBC 342 exclusively in this 6.75% IPA. The descriptors indicated a citrusy, watermelon aroma which seems pretty accurate from our initial assessments. Growler fills, pints and pitchers only, no bottles. Shawn just reported that “melon” is a great descriptor and it tastes awesome.
Bottling of “Chez Monieux” starts next week. We will do some analytical work on it to determine stability and let you know when it is available. Draft may be happening very soon, though, with a possible sighting this weekend. “Chez Monieux,” pronounced [sheym][awn][yoo], is a 7% abv Belgian-style Kreik made with Balaton Cherries. Balatons are tarter than the Montmorency Cherries and offer a unique flavor to this classic style.
We are still on track to release “Exponential Hoppiness” on Friday, January 27th when doors open. Bottles will be the main supply as growler fills will be limited. We’ll also have it in the pub for as long as it lasts. Last time it lasted a whole week. For those unfamiliar, this is what we call our Triple IPA because its 11.25% abv. We dry-hop this monster a couple of times and even use body-bag sized mesh bags full of hop flowers for a dry-hop session with freshly cut American white oak chips for some vanillin and added complexity.
For those interested in investing in a solid deal for our expansion, packets are available for checkout at the brewery starting Friday, January 13, at the brewery. The packet is 43 pages long and is very comprehensive. You can only pick up a packet for yourself as you must sign for a copy. All the details are in the packet so if you are interested, please check out a packet.
I’ll leave you with the next three weeks of Pub Specials. Our weekly specials at our pub start around 5 pm Friday nights and last, usually, through Saturday evening supper. Large groups are hard for us to handle, so please keep your group visits to less than 15. Pub hours: 11 am – 10 pm Tues – Thurs, 11 am – 12 pm Fri – Sat, 12 am – 9 pm Sunday, closed Mondays 619-445-2337 for details.
January 13th and 14th
Starter: Bacon and Potato Soup $5.95
Entree: Chicken Pot Pie Made From Scratch $11.95
Dessert: Sangria Sorbet and Fresh Melon $5.95
Beer Pairing: Nelson Rye IPA
Wine Pairing: Drylands Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Special Package includes soup, entree, dessert and beer pairing for only $24.95
January 20th and 21st
Starter: Tomato Basil Soup $5.95
Entree: Tripel Apricot Mustard Braised Pork Shank $16.95
Served Over Red Beans and Rice
Dessert: Key Lime Pie $5.95
Beer Pairing: Westmalle Tripel $7.50
Wine Pairing: Charles Krug Zinfandel $8.50
Special Package includes soup, entree, dessert and beer pairing for only $33.95
January 27th and 28th
Starter: Clam Chowder $5.95
Entree: Alpine Beer Battered Fish & Chips $10.95
Dessert: Crepes Stuffed With a Fruit Compote $5.95
Beer Pairing: Melon Heads IPA (Alpine Beer Co. & Fatheads Brewing Collaboration Brew)
Wine Pairing: Wente Riesling
Special Package includes soup, entree, dessert and beer pairing for only $23.95