Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TAPS Goes Rogue (for the evening)

I missed the official Rogue night at Petaluma TAPS but I did manage to stop by yesterday after the SF Fancy Food Show put me in the mood for some thirst quenching brews of a craft nature. So, what did I find but several of their special occasion brews still on tap! 
Here's what I had, L to R in the photo:

Dirtoir Black Lager, Oregasmic Ale, Roguenbier Rye Ale.

The Dirtoir is very black with tan head, as you can see. I found it medium bodied with dark roasted flavors (almost coffee but not quite) and a well-balanced, dry finish. Very refreshing, as a lager should be. 35 IBU, 5% AV, 75° Lovibond (dark roast!)

The Oregasmic is a Pale Ale, using only Oregon ingredients, including Free Range Coastal Waters (!). 40 IBU, 7% AV, 6° Lovibond (pale). Drinkability quotient is very high with me!

Adding to my rye bucket list, the Roguenbier Rye Ale had just the right balance for me. Moderate malty roast flavor and nose, dry finish with lingering rye notes. Will drink this one again! 25 IBU, 6.6% AV, 15° Lovibond.

BTW, the glasses are samples, not the real sizes! I prefer to keep the intake small when I have miles yet to go before arriving chez moi.

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