Friday, June 8, 2012

10 Barrel Tap Takeover @ APEX

10 Barrel Brewing is taking over several of the taps at APEX.  Several of the brewers (Jimmy Seifrit, Tonya Cornett, Shawn Kelso, Bobby Jackson, and Ben Shirley) will be hanging out at APEX from 4-8pm this Saturday, June 9th and they have brought some special beers over from Bend. It's pretty rare that all 5 of the brewers get a chance to sneak away from the brewery together.

Comes Out Swinging at APEX

Apocalypse IPA IBU 70 ABV 6.8%
We took the chance to redesign our flagship beer with the opening of our new brewing facility. This IPA is all about the hops with no distractions. We paired down the malt bill, removing the Biscuit and adding Carapils to enhance the head with nominal flavor impact. The base hops of Bravo, Amarillo, Cascade, Northern Brewer, and Centennial are the same but the dry hop of Zeus, Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Centennial have be increased by a 100%. The depth of the hop flavor is built on the use of leaf and pellet hops.
*2011 World Beer Championship Silver Medal

India Session Ale IBU 51 ABV 5.5%
A brand new style from the twisted minds of 10 Barrel's brew crew. Pale yellow in color. Big citrusy aroma full of grapefruit and tangerine thanks to the massive dry hop! Clean, crisp maltiness with a hint of sweetness. Light to medium bodied. Pleasant, balanced bitterness as a result of the loaded latekettle hop addition. This Summer Ale with a major hop charge and malty twist finishes fruity and slightly dry.
*2011 World Beer Championship Silver Medal

Sinistor Black Ale IBU 28 ABV 5.4%
We craft our S1NIST0R Black Ale using special German dehusked black malt that is free of astringency, giving the beer a rich black color without the traditional dark beer characteristics. You will notice subtle hints of chocolate with an easy drinking balance on the back end. In the glass the dark color may look intimidating to some, but don't let this beer fool you. Our unique combination of malts creates a very light body and smooth finish.
*2009 GABF Bronze Medal
*2011 World Beer Championship Gold Medal
*2012 World Beer Championship Silver Medal

Oregon Brown Ale IBU 68 ABV 7.1%
No, not an India Brown Ale, not an American Brown Ale, an Oregon Brown Ale with all the creativity and style you would expect from our state. A strong malt backbone sandwiched between loads of Simcoe hops may seem like a daunting idea, but dry hopping this with copious amounts of Citra’s really brings it home. If Hops aren’t your deal you probably should stay away from this Big Guy!
*2012 World Beer Championship Gold Medal

Raspberries Gone Wild IBU 4 ABV 5.0%
This Sour will slap you in the face with raspberry tartness then slaps you again with an undeniable sourness. It ends refreshing and dry daring you to take another drink.

Oats on Nitro IBU 37 AVB 5.0%
Oatmeal Stout on Nitro is nothing short of decadent. The nose is full of toasted oats and roast grains. The flavor mimics dark chocolate covered espresso beans. The ending is slightly dry with toasty oat sweetness in the background.

Pray For Brandy Strong Ale IBU 75 ABV 8.0%
We took our Pray for Snow Winter Warmer and made it better; bigger and bolder. We used eight different specialty malts to deliver a complex and thought provoking malt blanket. To complement this we used a combination of herbal, spicy, and citrus hops to help keep this beer in balance. All this was wrapped together with four months of aging time in Brandy barrels adding nuances of oak, vanilla, and candied fruit !!!!!!

One Hop Wonder Strong Pale IBU 60 ABV 5.9%
This single hop beer was designed by Ben Shirley to showoff the Australian Galaxy hop. It was developed with the help of Melanoiden, Honey, and Crystal malts. This is a balanced beer with strong developed hop nose and flavor.

Okie Dokie Smokie IBU 20 ABV 5.2%
What's a brown porter? It falls smack in the middle of a brown ale and a robust porter. It has a touch more toastiness, roastiness and caramel sweetness than a brown ale but not as roasty as a robust porter. We added a touch of smoked malt, which blends perfectly with the gentle chocolate background.

Rude Boy Rye IBU 40 ABV 4.9%
A unique American rye ale style designed by Bobby Jackson with a deep saturated orange color. Hints of toffee and malt sweetness back up the robust and spicy flavors of this beer brewed with 50% rye malt. Pilsner malt helps lend to the crisp finish and gentle bitterness attained from magnum, super galena, and calypso hops. A refreshingly clean, sessionable beer right in time for spring!

Red Headed Step Child IBU 26 ABV 5.7%
Strawberry Belgian Blonde immediately assails the nose with fresh strawberries underscored by light banana esters. The inherent tartness of the beer accentuates the strawberry flavor before Belgian spices signal the end is near. Strawberry Blonde finishes dry, crisp and bubbly.

Cynical CDA IBU 85 ABV 8%
Dark and bitter like the name implies. Hoppy and almost black in color. Ample amounts of Magnum, Chinook, and Cascade hops were stuffed into this beer during every step of the brewing process. By far, the hoppiest beer we have ever produced at 10 barrel.

“He Done Did It” ---PB&J IBU Who Cares ABV 5.
This beer was created when a bunch of us were sitting around late night drinking and Jimmy claimed he could brew anything. Someone bet him he couldn’t brew a beer that tasted like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As you enjoiy this beer, remember outside of the peanut butter and grape jelly you will get some wheat toast!

“Mighty” #45 – Bourbon Maple IBU 85 ABV 8%
We started with our Cascadian Dark Ale as our base beer, aged the beer in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 3 months and injected Vermont maple syrup into the beer as a finishing touch.

Red Vine Sinistor IBU 28 ABV 5.4%
I’m not sure we need a description for this… but here it is… We infused old fashion red licorice with our Sinistor Black Ale. This was first done as a joke but to our surprise these flavors compliment each other perfectly. What goes better than candy and beer!