11 Aug The Sipping Point Radio – 8/11: The Best of The Sipping Point
Sips of the Week
Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout $10.34/6pk, Brewed in Baltimore, MD
This full-bodied imperial stout pours an opaque mahogany color with a tan head. Its smell is dominated by notes of roasted coffee beans, with a slight hint of chocolate, but Simcoe and Fuggles hops add complexity to the aroma. The roasted barley is detectable in the taste, which complements the bitterness from the Warrior hops—balancing out the sweetness from the load of malts used in brewing Peg Leg. A creamy mouth feel makes this a smooth, utterly drinkable beer.
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon $10.34/6pk, Brewed in Baltimore, MD
Our flagship beer, Loose Cannon, wins people over at first smell. The carefully cultivated interplay of Simcoe, Palisade, and Centennial creates a most fragrant IPA—its nose bursts with notes of grapefruit, herbs, and pine. Bitterness is somewhat subdued by the floral quality that pervades the taste. The color is burnished gold, and the mouth feel is creamy. A strong malt backbone balances out the triple-hopped beer. Its nickname, Hop3, comes from the brewing process: our brewers hop Loose Cannon in the boil, the hopback, and the fermenter. It won a second place CAMRA award at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival.
Casey Hard, General Manager of Max’s Taphouse, talked about Beer Trends for Fall as we sipped Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest.
Executive Chef Matt Seeber of the Heavy Seas Ale House joined us with tips on Beer Pairings and so much more!
We’ll talk to Jim Bernau of Willamette Valley Vineyards, Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods and find out about MD’s Sloop Betty Vodka!