Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tap Room Tyler Goes to Denver

Visited the Tap Room in the Coddingtown's Whole Foods last night where I not only had the opportunity to try couple new beers, but also learned about a local success story (that is still ongoing).
I had a pint of Bear Republic's Buddha's Hand Pale Ale and was pleasantly surprised to learn its history. Tyler Smith, who has been with the Tap Room since it opened two years ago, is a homebrewer and it's his winning recipe that became one of Bear Republic's  entries for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival  Pro-Am competition, held next month in Colorado. Congratulations to Tyler for this honor and for a great tasting Pale Ale. Here's how Bear Republic describes the ale:

" Pro-Am Entry: Buddha's Hand Pale
American Pale ale w/ fruit
Brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Tyler Smith for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition. Buddha's Hand Pale is an American-style pale ale brewed with Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops and Buddha's Hand citrus fruit for an extra citrusy punch.
ABV: 6.2% IBU: 55 Color: Copper"

I'll have to do some more research on Buddha's Hand citrus fruit, totally new to me. I'll get back to you with what I learn, but first, another pint! (More about the new ales I tried later!).

Tyler ready to pull another pint of his winning Pale Ale

The Ale itself, straight from the cask and tasty!

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