Saturday, August 15, 2009

CB & Potts to release the hound

Thanks to my fellow BeerAdvocate's for sharing this bit of news from the Fort Collins CB & Potts restaurant and brewery. The following is a statement announcing some new brews to be released at an upcoming tapping party.

You're all invited to "The Releasing of the Hound."

CB & Potts is having a V.I.P. tasting featuring our two newest Beers, Saturday the 22nd of August from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the CB & Potts Ram Room (upstairs in the restaurant). There will be no food at the event though we will have a wait-person available if hunger sets in.

A little about the beers

Barking Dog Scottish Ale (80 Shilling, also known as a Scottish Export) (brewed by Jeff N. and the brew crew at Ft. Collins CB & Potts)

This beer brewed in the classic style of the British Isle is the winner of the best of show at the Liquid Poets (local home brew club) most recent "Slam" competition and the Gold medal winner of the 2008 GABF Pro-Am competition. We here at Big Horn were lucky enough the select this brew as our very own Pro-Am entry for the 2009 GABF.

Scottish Exports exhibit a rich malty aroma and flavor with notes of caramel and smoke, they are medium-light bodied and have minimal hop presence. They should have little to no ester (fruit) profile and alcohol is in the middle 4s. This is a very easy drinking ale perfect for the late summer months.

For those of you that don't know about the Pro-Am competition at the GABF (Great American Beer Festival) I will fill you in. The Pro-Am works like this, A professional (commercial) Brewer teams up with an award winning Home Brewer to scale up the Home Brewers award winning recipe to a commercial sized batch. The beer is then entered in to the GABF in a category with 90 + other beers and awards go to the top three Brews. Not only is the brew entered into the GABF but it is Featured at the pub as well. Way Cool eh!

The second brew we will be featuring is our old favorite "6X Golden Lager". This brew is brewed in the M√ľnchner Helles Style. It was the winner of the GABF 2006 silver medal in the Munich-style Helles category. This style features a delicate toasty-bready malt profile, herbal notes from noble hops and low bitterness with alcohol is in the mid 4s. Another summer favorite. We will be selling this brew as our light beer for the next month or two, so if you like it just ask for a "LIGHT".

Drop in for a taste from 6:00 to 7:00 Saturday the 22nd. CB & Potts - 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins - (970) 221-1139

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