January 19, 2010


This Thursday - Jan. 21 - we'll be tapping our first (and only?!) keg of Bell's Hopslam. Apparently there was a malfunction at the brewery and some 400 barrels had to be discarded, greatly increasing the demand of what is already one of the most sought after beers in the country. Ranked 5th in the "Double/Imperial IPA" category on BeerAdvocate.com, Hopslam is a winter seasonal release that only hangs around for a few weeks a year - and that time is now! We'll be tapping the keg precisely at 4:00 - just in time for the Foundry's new amped up happy hour, which includes half-priced "beer bites". Once the draft Hopslam is gone, we'll release our allotment of bottles.

In other Foundry news, we're working on clearing a couple draft lines before tapping kegs of Rogue's Morimoto Imperial Pilsner and Bell's Oarsman Ale - so we've got some drinking to do!

And back on the topic of Double IPAs, today I got to sample the next incarnation of the McCoy's DIPA - once again single hopped, this time using only Columbus hops - and it is going to be incredible! Plenty of floral, citrusy hop aroma, while staying remarkably crisp, clean and entirely too easy to drink. It should be available in the next week or so.

Cheers - see you Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. When will we know when the Oarsman goes on tap?