Jack Tipple’s Annual Holiday Beer Tasting-Monday, December 10th @ 7pm
The holidays are here and that means it’s time for our annual Holiday Beer Tasting! Join us on Monday, December 10 @ 7pm as we taste through 12 different delicious beers. This night is not to be missed. Space is limited so if you are interested in attending please sign up soon!
Admission is $60 per person* and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! In addition to the featured beers, your admission includes a souvenir beer glass that is yours to keep and light hors d’ouevres.
As always, you will be consuming some delicious beers so please arrange for a safe ride home.
The Featured Beers
Thomas Hardy’s Ale 2017-Barley Wine 11.7%
Amber colored Barley Wine laden with bronze glints. On the nose, straight away the bouquet has impact, intensity and complexity with notes of both candied and alcohol-soaked fruit, dried figs, fresh tobacco and chocolate, while a caramel sensation is perceived but remains in the background. In the mouth, the initial sensation is of incredible density and softness, a silky warmth accompanying memories of bitter orange marmalade, dried fruit and chestnut honey.
Thomas Hardy’s Ale 2018 Golden Edition 50th Anniversary 13%
Amber colored Barley Wine laden with bronze glints. On the nose, straight away the bouquet has impact, intensity and complexity with notes of both candied and alcohol-soaked fruit, dried figs, fresh tobacco and chocolate, while a caramel sensation is perceived but remains in the background. In the mouth, the initial sensation is of incredible density and softness, a silky warmth accompanying memories of bitter orange marmalade, dried fruit and chestnut honey. The vintage 2018 Golden Edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Thomas Hardy’s Ale, first produced in 1968.
Duchesse de Bourgogne Chocolate Cherry-Flemish Sour 6.8%
Traditional Duchesse de Bourgogne with Belgian cherries and chocolate essence added during the maturation process in oak casks (foeders). 20 kg of whole Belgian cherries are used in the production of each 100 liters of Chocolate Duchesse Cherry.
Pohjala Oo-Baltic Porter 10.5%
Translation: Night. An imperial Baltic Porter as dark as the Estonian winter nights. Strong enough to keep you warm through the cold evenings.
Pohjala Cellar Series Pime Oo Islay Barrel Aged-Baltic Porter 13.6%
A special version of the Pime Öö imperial stout, aged for months in whisky barrels from Islay (mostly Laphroaig).
Pohjala Cellar Series Laugas-Gruit 12.3%
A traditional ale, spiced with Estonian herbs, caraway and juniper berries, aged in bourbon barrels.
Nogne O Eternal Rest 2017-Imperial Stout 14%
We carefully selected barrels of stout from our cellar and blended them together to capture a singular moment in time. Eternal Rest is a combination of Russian Imperial Stout aged for 19 months in Armagnac Barrels and Imperial Stout aged 25 months in Bourbon Barrels. The blend was then conditioned on top of fresh vanilla beans and toasted coconut. Cheers to new beginnings and endless horizons.
St Bernardus Christmas Ale-Quadrupel 10%
This specialty beer is characterized by its deep dark color, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. Brewed annually for the holiday season, the long winter nights are perfect moments to savor this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste.
St Bernardus ABT Special Edition 60th Anniversary-Quadrupel 11%
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is recognized as one of the best ales in the world. For the occasion of our 60th anniversary, our brewmaster Bert Van Hecke created a unique and special variety of the St. Bernardus Abt 12. This “Special Edition” contains hops from Poperinge: Challenger and Golding, and has been brewed with black, amber, munich and pale ale malts.
Hourglass Emilia-Imperial Stout 9.2%
Emilia is a port cask aged imperial stout paying tribute to the region of Northern Italy known for its gastronomic riches, ancient cities, and gorgeous coastal terroir. Featuring the caramel sweetness of Mission Figs and a complex touch of acidity, dark fruit, and smoke from a reduction of fine Balsamic Vinegar, this bottle is a decadent treat intended to be shared with friends and family in celebration of the finer things in life. Salute!
Scotch Silly Chardonnay Barrel Aged-Wee Heavy 10%
Each year Brasserie de Silly takes their famous Scotch Silly brand and ages it a different style barrel. 2018 features Scotch silly that has been aged in Chardonnay barrels. This deep, dark colored scotch ale is a perfect blend of caramelized malt and candied sugar from the mother beer. The aroma coming from the Chardonnay barrel produces a unique yet subtle flavor.
DeuS Brut des Flandres-Champagne Beer 11.5%
Refreshing as an aperitif. And just as full of flavour and rich in aroma as a beer from heaven. That’s DeuS. A magnificent symbiosis of brewing a beer and creating a sparkling wine. Ideal for delighting your guests sometimes as an unusual choice with the before-dinner nibbles and amuse-gueules. And perfect if you have something to celebrate. DeuS – truly the sparkling divine based on barley.