Jack Tipple’s Holiday Beer Tasting 12-12-2016

2016-holiday-beer-bottles-1024x436Join us on Monday, December 12th at 7pm for Jack Tipple’s Annual Holiday Beer Tasting. We will be pouring twelve different holiday themed and special release beers we’ve been storing for this special evening.

Admission is $40 per person and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming several delicious beers, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes light hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir beer glass. 

The Featured Beers

  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA: Clocking in at 15-20% abv, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha acid American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads!
  • Siren / Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Barrel Aged Lemon Cello IPA: The crazy invention that is Lemon Cello IPA, the collaboration between Siren, Hill Farmstead & Mikkeller, has been aged in bourbon barrels. The infusion of the oak and bourbon has added huge layers of complexity and hits the spot as a Whiskey Sour.
  • The Bruery Melange 14: The Mélange series is a chance to roll out the barrels, roll up the sleeves and explore flavors that cannot be achieved outside of the art of the blend or by any one beer. French for “blend”, this mélange fuses the mature character of some vintage barrels of barley-wine and old ale with the dark depth of our imperial stouts, including both Tuesday-themed releases and Share This. This mélange is one for all, with rich, complex notes and the signature kiss of oak.
  • Silly Burgundy Barrel Aged Scotch Ale: Each year Brasserie de Silly takes their famous Scotch Silly brand and ages it in a different style barrel. 2016 features Scotch Silly aged in Burgundy Barrels from the Nuits-Saint-George region of France . This deep dark colored scotch ale is a perfect blend of caramelized malt and candied sugar from the mother beer with the flavor coming from the Burgundy barrel to produce a brew that explodes with flavor.
  • St Bernardus Christmas Ale: St.Bernardus Christmas Ale is a dark seasonal brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Similar to all the beers from the brewery, it greets the drinker with the signature aroma of the St.Bernardus house yeast strain-in use since 1946! Rivaling the complexity of the St.Bernardus Abt 12, St.Bernardus Christmas Ale offers a spicy, mint-like flavor profile exuding the tastes of warming alcohol, fermented molasses, apricots, licorice and marzipan that are highlighted by the perfect balance of brewing sugars.
  • Avec les bons Voeux de la Brasserie Dupont: Bons Vœux (Good Wishes) is a blond high fermentation beer, re-fermented in the bottle. Founded in 1970, this beer was offered earlier this year to the most loyal customers of the brewery (hence the name “With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont”). The success this beer earned lead to it being made commercially, while retaining its original name. Although very popular, it was brewed in limited quantities, the bottles reserved many months in advance. A coppery blond beer with aromas of hops for the Bon Voeux is a beer tasting combining mellow bitterness and fruity. Our selection of yeasts and a long maturation phase with hopping gives it flavor and a characteristic and complex taste. The true fermentation in the bottle , which can be extended very long in your cellar, resulting in a balanced and harmonious beer, surprising and complex aromas.
  • Funky Buddha Morning Wood: What’s better than beer for breakfast? How about a little Morning Wood. This imperial version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is aged in Bourbon barrels for months, lending smoothness to the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.
  • Hourglass La Fee Dragee: La Fée Dragée is a Belgian Christmas ale spiced with nutmeg, allspice berries, and sweet orange peel and aged in Nicaraguan rum barrels with plums, apricots, pluots, and Turkish figs.
  • Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo: A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA. A dry yet doughy malt backbone lets the hops and spruce shine while still balancing out the bitterness, making this one an easy sipper.
  • The Bruery Nine Ladies Dancing: Inspired by flavors and ingredients found in tiramisu, including ladyfingers, 9 Ladies Dancing mimics the Italian dessert by whipping together flavor combinations and layers of its own. This includes notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee – clearly the leading ladies in this rich, dessert-like beer.
  • Rodenbach Alexander: This mixed fermentation beer consists of two thirds beer that was matured in oak casks for 12 months and one third young beer, and has been subjected to maceration with sour cherries.
  • The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday: The infamous Black Tuesday stout is named in honor of the great stock market crash of 1929. So Happens It’s Tuesday is similarly dark and delicious, but in a more affable format, reminding us that there is always a bit of good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on. This beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments and seasons.

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