Thursday, July 29, 2010

Virgin Beer Night at the Blind Pig

Tonight, the Blind Pig will be tapping four beers they haven't had on before.

Founder's Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (the Firefly)

If you haven't had many Jolly Pumpkin beers before, it's probably because they normally come in 750 ml bottles. Them being on tap is a relatively new experience.

This is the writeup of their beers from the Jolly Pumpkin site.

Calabaza Blanca- Aged in large oak casks and refermented in the bottle, Calabaza Blanca is a Belgian Biere Blanche. Spiced with orange peel and corriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderfully dry finish. 4.8% ABV

Oro de Calabaza- Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast. 8% ABV

Luciernaga "the Firefly"- An artisan pale ale brewed in the Grand Cru tradition. Enjoy its golden effervescence and gentle hop aroma. Coriander and Grains of Paradise round out the spicy palate, melting o so softly into a silken finish of hoppiness and bliss! Make any season a celebration!

Currently, the only one of those you can find anywhere else in CU is Luciernaga, and that's across the street at Radio Maria.

Bottles of Devil Dancer are all around town, the only other place I recall it being on tap recently was at Crane Alley. Having that beer on draft is quite a treat.

From Founders website.

Devil Dancer- When you dance with the Devil the Devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBU’s it’s dry-hopped with a combination of ten hop varieties. This one can age with the best of them.

(If you want to do an experiment, try the Luciernaga at Blind Pig, then run across the street to Radio Maria to see if there's a difference.)

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