Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30th, 2016

Smash 'n' GABS

Seeing as we sent out a special email on Tuesday, this is just a quick reminder that the first six Smash 'n' GABS beers are on tap now!

The lunch crowd had a good go at them, taking advantage of the 200ml Teku pours to try a wide variety. At the moment it's looking like the Biere Henri is going to be the first to go, so get in soon!

We have three more to come on as the beers pictured right run out:
  • 8 Wired Palate Trip IPA
  • Croucher Black Forest Sour
  • Kereru Black Ruby Imperial Stout

Barley Wine vs Barrel-y Wine

Winter is Barley Wine's time to shine, and this Saturday we've got two amazing massive barley wines from Dutch brewer De Molen to keep you warm.

Bommen & Granaten translates to 'Bombs & Grenades' - a fitting name considering its strength of 15.2ABV!!

When tasting Bommen & Granaten in the past I've found it been sweet, malty and complex. The kind of barley wine that gives you sticky lips. It's been a while since I last had it, so it may have dried out a bit by now.

This Saturday we'll be tasting two different versions of the 2013 vintage head to head.
The Bourdeaux barrel aged version will be going up against its non-barrel aged counterpart. From midday we'll be pouring 100ml of each for $12 - believe me, 100ml is plenty with these beers!

So come on down this Saturday and see how Bordeaux barrels change the flavour of a massive beer. If you like them, don't forget you can take some home for your cellar - these beasts have a best before of July 2038.

Four on the Fourth

Every year at Hashigo we celebrate USA beer on the anniversary of their independence.
July 4th is a Monday this year, but we're still partying with four beers brewed in the U-S-of-A on tap, and enough red, white and blue to that you'll have an instant need to own a semi-automatic rifle.

On tap this Monday will be:
Gigantic The Business Pale Ale
Gigantic IPA
Giganic Ginormous IIPA
Almanac Peach de Brettaville

Even better, for just $35 you can grab a flight of all four; including a US-pint of The Business, a Fancy of Gigantic IPA & Ginormous and a TeKu of Peach de Brettaville.

We'll have some special food available in keeping with the USA theme, inlcuding Beef Chilli & Corn Chips, Hot Dogs and Warm Apple Pie with Ice Cream!

Old Smokey

After four years of aging our final keg of Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew is coming out of its snow cave up at the BwB cool-store to blow some minds.

After aging, this 11% Barley Wine with 30% smoked malt should have calmed down somewhat and integrated into the big, barleywine malt base.
Being a barley wine, Sunturnbrew was originally quite sweet, but with four years age the sweetness should have dropped. Replaced by port-like aged characters that should work well.

"Brewed just before Christmas, the Sunturnbrew honors the Norwegian legend that says that the sun turns on December 21st, the shortest day of the year. While the rest of the world argues that the sun doesn’t turn at all, Nøgne Ø raises a glass to Norwegian stubbornness with this celebratory beer!
It’s a smoked barleywine, brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye. Brewmaster Kjetil reportedly had great fun playing with the recipe, ending up with a wonderful beer way out of style."

We're tapping our final keg of Sunturnbrew at 5pm this Tuesday. Here's hoping for a cold day!


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