Saint Brews has opened up the flood gates of celestial brews! Christian Finz of the illustrious Craft beer agency has brought us some of the beers of Nøgne Ø, the Norwegian brewery who enjoys the same stellar brewing heights as world renowned gypsy brewer, Mikkel Bjergsø (Mikkeller)! As is my want, here are the beers you can expect in Das Cooler come Tuesday (best to wait 'til Wednesday so we can get stuff on the shelves & into the system) along with their RateBeer rating pages:
- Nøgne Ø IPA
A rich, malty, and very bitter ale. Cascade hops provide a long, fruity, and spicy after-taste. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, wheat and caramel malt, Chinook and Cascade hops, English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.
- Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale
There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. Nørrebro calls their version “Double Knot Brown”. It is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.
Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, brown, amber, Munich and caramel malt, Columbus, Chinook and E K Golding hops, English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.
- Nøgne Ø #500
When Nøgne Ø decided to make it’s 500thbatch of beer, it was quickly established that the key numbers would be 5 malts, 5 hops, 10% alcohol and 100 IBUs. The result is an incredibly rich and hoppy Imperial IPA. Malty enough to be almost a barley wine, but intensely fruity, mainly because it is dry hopped with generous amounts of Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.
Ingredients: Malted barley, malted wheat, malted rye, malted oats, Chinook, Simcoe, Pacific Gem, Centenneal and Nelson Sauvin hops, English ale yeast and our local Grimstad water.
- Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew
A beer brewed on the shortest and darkest day of the year. (and received in Alberta on the longest day of the year...)
This monstrous beer with layers and layers of flavor: smoke, vanilla, licorice and sweet malts is what you need to cope with the dark and cold season. Best enjoyed in front of the fireplace while a winter storm is trying to knock down your house.
Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, malted rye, malted wheat, hops, yeast.
Love (beer, that is ;)
Chris the Beer Blogger
from Das Cooler
at The Keg n Cork Liquor Company