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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Knot Stock (Furthermore Beer)

I pulled these notes from my Madison trip earlier this year. After trying Futhermore's Fatty Boombalatty, I wanted to try more of their brews. Earlier this year, Futhermore announced Chicago distribution. This APA is available year round. I may have to find it and try it again. It was a good APA with the perfect amount of bitterness.

I was enjoying this brew on a hot Madison day. We were hanging out at the Old Fashioned eating cheeses and enjoying life. My notes on this brew are a little terse.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This dark-gold brew had a layer of creamy head that sticks around.

Taste: It had a bitter spike. Almost piny. It was rich and flavorful.

From the Furthermore site:
Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. The real treat of our A.P.A. is the tangle of flavors that fresh cracked pepper and Northern Brewer Hops create. At 65 IBUs (bitterness units) there's plenty of zing for the Hop Heads or Bitter Bettys, but not so much to overpower the tingle of the black pepper as it slowly kicks in. Likewise, the 15° Plato malt bill features a healthy dose of caramel malt meant to soften (but not stifle) the play of pepper and hops on the palate.

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