LA Ale Works / Cask Ale LA / Glendale Tap Cask Collaboration!

LievreCaskFor months Kip from Los Angeles Ale Works and I have been trying to schedule a cask collaboration and we  were finally able make it happen a few weeks back.

The base beer for the collab is the LAAW Lievre Saison, so I wanted to compliment the flavors that are natural to the farmhouse style. We settled on apricots to compliment the fruitiness of the yeast, and pink peppercorns, which hopefully will build on the spicy herbal characters of the hops, as well as give it a great peppery mouthfeel. Steve from the Glendale Tap came in and suggested that we add raspberries as well, which will definitely contribute some tartness and color to the beer. While putting it all together in the cask we tried not to be too heavy on any one of the ingredients –  we wanted to create a nice balance, while  still letting the base beer shine through. We’ll see how we did on August 28th!

This beer is finally getting tapped next week  at the Glendale Tap! Please come out and support a great brewery and a great bar (and me…) and taste what we came up with. It taps at 8pm!

Beer Appreciation Night: Lievre Cask Tapping at Glendale Tap
Thursday August 28th, 2014, 8pm
The Glendale Tap
4227 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204

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