Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sierra Nevada sampling at Mudville - Wednesday, January 19th

Hey gang, 
So in case you've been hiding under a beer mug and didn't hear, Sierra Nevada and Mudville will be holding a sampling event on Wednesday, January 19th from 6-8 pm. 

WELL...we just got the scoop on which kegs the boys from Chico, California will be dragging through the snow to our tasting on Wednesday at Mudville9

And the winners are...

(ABV): 5.6%
A delightful interpretation of a classic style. It has a deep amber color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.  

(ABV): 6.8%
The long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter with Celebration Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, Celebration Ale is dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for a festive gathering or for a quiet evening at home.

(ABV): 9.2%  
Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years. It is a marriage of our three most acclaimed ales: Oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale Ale blended together and generously dry-hopped. Come join us in celebrating thirty years with this most special brew. Drink it now, or save it for a future anniversary of your own.

(ABV): 6.7% ABV
Created in 1996, Harvest Ale features Cascade and Centennial hops from the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington. These hops are harvested and shipped as “wet” un-dried hops—the same day they are picked—to our brewery in Chico where our brewers eagerly wait to get them into the brew kettle while their oils and resins are still at their peak

And word around the campfire is that Mudville will be the first place, not in Tribeca...not in Lower Manhattan, but in all of New York City to carry the Glissade Spring seasonal! We can't wait to offer this to our elite beer fans. 

(ABV): 6.4%
As winter begins its slide toward the sunny days of spring, we bring you Glissade Golden Bock to help you enjoy the ride. With restrained sweetness, we emphasize subtle malt flavor, balanced against delicate aromas of spicy and floral European hops. This complex balance helps Glissade slide across the palate—bracing us against the last cold nights of winter, while its bright golden color turns our thoughts toward spring.


There's going to be a beer for any taste. But grab your buddies and clock out early for this happy hour, the event only goes from 6-8 PM. 


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hoppy New Year from Tribeca!

Here at Mudville we're looking forward to a great year of craft beer sampling, and we know you are too. Stay in the loop here at Tribeca Craft Beer and by visiting (and liking) our facebook page, Mudville9.

Presently, as we expect our 3rd offering from the snow gods this winter, Mudville is fully stocked with winter warmers on tap to keep you toasty if you happen to be snowed-in in lower Manhattan.

KULMBACHER Ice Bock (Eisbock) – somewhat of a rarity these days, Eisbocks are doppelbocks that are frozen to push out "excess" water in the brew to yield higher alcohol.

As Kulmbacher puts it: The ice bock, also known as "Bavarian", owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren't discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content. Even if the dark, tasty speciality is not produced in this spectacular way anymore, the chance that gave birth to this beer became a tradition. Today this beer rarity is brewed in a modern brewing and freezing process, but the incomparable taste is still the same and can always be enjoyed in winter months.

Alcohol: 9.2 % volume

RIDGEWAY Reindeer's Revolt – If you're looking for something a little less high on the alcohol yet heavy on the flavor this might be your cup of tea.

A golden-amber, hop-accented, English "winter warmer" brewed without spices. It's lighter on the palate than the other holiday beers.
If you're looking for something to drink to escape the drudgery of the holiday season, this would be the beer for you. Perfect for, say, relaxing on the beach with a coconut in one hoof, and a beer in the other.

Both of these warmers pair well with Mudville's ribs (I suggest with a little smokey BBQ sauce) or say a pulled pork sandwich complete with Grandma Roz's cole slaw. 

Come in and warm up with the crew at Mudville. Don't forget to ask your server or bartender about joining the Beer Club. Drink 75 beers (not necessarily in one sitting) and you'll receive $50 and your name in lights, well, okay, not in lights but how about in metal on a plaque? See you soon.