Wednesday, January 26, 2011

American Beer TV: Stone Vertical Epic 10-10-10 - Beer Tasting - Stone Brewing Co. Vertical Epic Ale is the 8th beer in the series of Belgian inspired ales. 10-10-10 is a Belgian Golden Ale brewed with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, and Gew├╝rztraminer grapes. Once again Stone Brewing Company is taking craft beer to the next level. Everyone is aging their beer in wine and spirit barrels why not brew with the wine and see what effect you get. I personally liked this beer, it wasn’t the best beer I have ever had but it was unlike anything I have ever had. The base of this beer is a Belgian style Golden Ale brewed with pale malt and triticale malt which has a flavor profile in-between wheat and rye. The addition of grapes ads a nice twist to the simple ingredients used to brew this beer. Stone was smart about how the fermented this beer, they added the wine juice half way through the primary fermentation so that the wine flavors wouldn’t over power the beer. This process allows the beer to develop first. I doubt that this will be the last time we see a beer like this on the market.

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