Thirsty Thursday Beer Tasting March 9, 4-6pm

A little information about Beers

What does ABV stand for
ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume and is usually listed as a percentage. By law in the United States, the ABV must be listed on each beer to give customers an idea about how much alcohol is in each brew. This percentage lets you know how much of your beer is alcohol and how much is other stuff, like water. Simply put, the higher the ABV, the more drunk you’ll get. Beer can be anywhere between 2% and 12% ABV, though you’ll generally find it I the 4%-6% range. So how does a beer become alcoholic? During the brewing process, yeast transforms sugar into alcohol. Brewers take samples of the beer while its undergoing this process, and make changes to the batch in order to make it as strong as they’d like. Beer can get pretty strong during the fermentation process-up to 29%.

What does IBU Mean?
Like ABV, IBU (International Bitterness Units) is another common measurement for beer. Rather than telling us how much alcohol there is, IBU measures the bitterness from hops in a beer on a scale of 0 to 100. In more technical terms, IBU gauges the isomerized alpha acids from hops in a beer in parts per million. Very hoppy beers, like imperial IPA’s can reach 80 BU.

Though IBU’s can help you better understand what type of beer you like in terms of bitterness, it’s important to note that the bitterness of beer is also affected by malts. Beer with a high IBU, like stouts, might not taste very bitter at all because of their sweet malts. Instead of relying on IBU to perceive the bitterness of beer, use it to gauge your preferences.Try to look at the IBU of your favorite beers to understand what range is your favorite.

Red Velvet Nitro
Our Red Velvet oatmeal stout is a mind-bending beer. Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is our “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying.

D9 Brown Sugar Brown Cow Mocha Brown Ale
This Mocha Brown ale needed a fanatical bovine with a brown sugar sweet side and a kick of Colombian coffee. Brown Sugar Brown Cow is brewed with chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and Colombian coffee. We added a hint of lactose, and this brew is a mocha coffee and cream concoction so good you’ll say its name