Join Jim Javenkoski, fan of all things beery, at the launch of Arcadia Ales at Sugar Maple, 411 Lincoln in Bayview, Milwaukee, WI. The tastings start this afternoon around 5 pm, with firkins tapped of Angler’s Ale and Hopmouth Double IPA – here are tasting notes courtesy of “Dr. Beer” –
Angler’s Ale (5.4% ABV, 34 IBUs) from the firkin
This strikingly authentic English-style Pale Ale is brewed with all-English malts and a pound-and-a-half of Pacific Northwest hops per barrel. It is medium-bodied, crisp and well-balanced with a flavor profile featuring subtle notes of caramel, toffee and toasted malt, counterbalanced by the ideal level of hop bitterness. The delicate herbal hop finish is produced by Goldings whole leaf hops.
Hopmouth Double IPA (8.1% ABV, 76 IBUs) from the firkin
This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes as a result of the high-quality Maris Otter malt, imported from England. The hops are right up front in the aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.
London Porter (7.2% ABV, 42 IBUs) 12 oz bottles
This 18th Century-style “smoked porter” has a subtle accent of peat-like, Bamberg smoked malt, which is apparent in both the aroma and flavor. It is brewed with seven varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in notes of bittersweet chocolate and coffee that are counter-balanced by a long-sustaining finish of Goldings hops.
Jim was one of the key contributors to the Best of American Beer & Food cookbook, and his PhD in food science truly earns him the title, “Dr. Beer.” Cheers!