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.


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