Monday, June 24, 2013

CBG Revolution Brewfest - Shebeen Brewing

Shebeen Brewing is a brewery I've been meaning to visit since they opened their doors.  So, I was very happy to see them at CBG's Revolution Brewfest and even happier to finally get to taste the beer I've been hearing such good things about.

Rich Visco - Headbrewer/Artiste/Mastermind/Man-behind-the-madness - took some time from pouring to chat with me a bit about the brewery, his beers, and other Shebeern goings-on.  Can't wait to visit the brewery!

My disappointment was palpable when I discovered there was no Cannoli Beer to be had at the brewfest, but I managed to suffer through their other offerings.  ;-)

Concord Grape Saison (5.6% ABV) The grape juice adds contrast to a traditional farmhouse ale.  It's almost a wine/beer crossover.  Interesting and tasty.

Black Hop IPA (6.8% ABV) This is one of my favorite styles of beer.  It's the best of both worlds, the coffee/cocoa richness of a stout and the bitter goodness of an IPA.  This we a great example of the style.  Yum!

West Coast Pale Ale (5.5% ABV) had the classic hopped aroma and flavor of it's namesake.  The flavor of this beer truly transports the tastebuds. Good stuff!

The beer from Shebeen is true craft beer ingenuity.  I  love the different takes on classic styles.  It makes for a wonderful taste adventure.

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