I say incomplete as once I met up with my other Beer Soaked counterparts we All beers excellent, sorry to say that this was definitely “mailed” in. Next review will be a bit more timely and more detail. Hopefully it will be from the Brew Ho Ho in 2 weeks.
Was quite good fromCongregation Ale House in Azusa. I have already been to the one in Long Beach and I have nothing bad to say about that. I only wish the one in Azusa was there when I was in physical therapy school a few years back.
Beer number one was a collaboration from Stone, the TBA on draft. I did a review previously on this beer but just hadn’t had it on draft. It’s even more tasty on draft.
Beer number 2 was from Epic, it was their Hopulent IPA. For more info click here.
Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT! Release one weighed in well over 9% ABV with almost 10 pounds of dry hops in the 10-barrel tank.
The rib eye burger and pretzel with beer fondue was great.
Congregation Ale House
619 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA (626) 334-2337
Unfortunately, due to the wonderful world of modern technology, my original post had been deleted by WordPress. So here goes off of memory from that evening. I want to say thanks to Erika from Slater’s 50/50 for having me out to the location in HB. I got to see my friend Christina who works for Duvel/Moortgat/Ommegang and she had filled me in on a few of the things being poured. The following will be in the order of beers tasted (and remembered!).
This is a combination of 7 different varieties from Stone. Yes, 7 different beers including: Levitation, LeVariation (small batch of Stone Levitation Ale that was fermented with a Belgian yeast strain), Sublimely Self-Righteous, Smoked Porter, Cali-Belgique, 2011 Imperial Russian Stout, and 2011 Belgo-Anise Imperial Russian Stout with a dash of sage, hot peppers, lemon thyme. This was quite tasty indeed! What a way to start of the evening!
Yeah, you read that right, Sculpin with Habanero peppers! This beer had quite a kick. Now I love Sculpin IPA on its own but when you add a kick it takes this wonderful beer to a whole new level. Now the guy from BP told me that this beer wouldn’t be bottled but this was a pic I found on the internet so you could see what it looks like. He said that it would only be available on draft if you are lucky enough to find it! So if you do, I highly recommend it!
Sorry for the short review, next time I will do a better job at saving notes and saving rough drafts!
was a TBA, a collaboration from Bear Republic, Fat Head’s and Stone. It’s tabbed as an extra hoppy brown ale it comes in at 7.1 ABV and brewed with Cascade Hops. You can find it at Total Wine and Spirits.