Thursday, August 27, 2015
Black Hog Brewery - private event
I was invited to attend a private tasting and bottle share event at Black Hog Brewing. I was lucky enough to be selected to receive an invitation due to the recommendation of not one but two Black Hog staffers. I was excited and honored to accept.
Not only did I get to participate in a massive bottle share but I also got the first taste of Black Hog's anniversary beer - Hog Water IPA.
I arrived to find a small but impressive array of beer bloggers. beer enthusiasts, brewers, beer geeks, and even the occasional beer snob - many of whom were already known to me. Hugs and beer all around!
Including several Black Hog beers, I consumed about 40 different beers many which were rare and difficult to obtain. The bottle sharers were very generous with their contributions - the variety was incredible.
We were even treated to a Hillside Brewing mead and Russian imperial stout. Super yummy.
The Hop Collective CTZ (5.5% ABV) American IPA - this brew was delightfully bitter and had a super fresh hoppiness that was simply amazing. Wicked good brew!
Coffee Milk Stout (5.5% ABV) - Wow! It had all the smooth creaminess that I expect from a milk stout. An excellent offering.
Disco Pig #2.1 (6.5% ABV) Brett Golden Sour Ale Aged in Cab Franc Barrels - I have a passion for sours. This one does not disappoint - mouthwateringly tart.
Disco Pig #3 (6.3% ABV)La Rouge Trois is a collaboration with Oxbow Brewing Company Flanders Red Ale - light and fruity with a nice tang of sourness.
Disco Pig #4 (6.5% ABV) Lime Maguey - an intriguing combination of flavors. The lime and agave give it a kind of south of the border flavor. Refreshing!
Hog Water (7% ABV) American IPA - has a wonderful combination of hops that is bright and refreshing. A little crisp with a hint of dankness.
A great beer and a rockin' good time! I'm looking forward to attending their anniversary celebration!