Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Peaks and Pints Six Pack 9.19.18: Evil Twin Irish-ish and more ish

Ron Swarner

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Peaks and Pints Six Pack 9.19.18: Evil Twin Irish-ish and more ish

A slew of new beers have landed on our shelves today!

ADAM, Hair of the Dog: Hair of the Dog deserves its reputation for being far ahead of the curve on the unconventional conditioning game, which head brewer Alan Sprints has been practicing since he first visited Belgium in 1991. Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first beer ever released from this brewery. The beer is rich and smoky, with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. 10%, 12oz

IRISH-ISH COFFEE STOUT, Evil Twin Brewing: This massive winter warmer is brewed with lactose, demerara sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, medium toasted oak spirals and a ton of coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters. Flavor is extremely rich and dense, with loads of burnt brown sugar and coffee dominating upfront, followed by oak, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla. 10.3%, 16oz

OKTOBERFEST, AleSmith Brewing: This German-style Marzen delivers a clean, rich, toasty malt character from German Munich and Vienna malts and a dry finish that allows the malt flavor to linger on the palette. It’s on the sweeter side, but nothing cloying. 5.5%, 12oz

PUMPKIN SPICE, Portland Cider: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger for more of an apple pie than a pumpkin pie, which is fine by us. 5.5%, 22oz

SIMCOE REVENGE DIPA, Revision Brewing: This 100-percent Simcoe hop Double IPA hits the nose with the usual suspects of orange, dank and herbal. The tastes follows suit with masked alcohol. 9%, 22oz

STRAWBERRY SPRUCE TIPS, WildCraft Cider Works: “When you open a bucket of freshly picked spruce tips, it smells like strawberries,” says WildCraft Cider Works owner Sean Kelly, a plant proselytizer who forges a path in wild-harvested cider production, The said smell inspired this creation — a light acid, soft mouthfeel cider with gentle spruce that finishes strawberry with a hint of citrus. 6.7%, 500ml