Ep. 56 - Shmaltz Brewing He'Brew Chanukah in Kentucky Strong Ale

Episode

“Ideally, brewers interpret history, and through science they create art.” — Don Spencer, Silver City Brewery

The Shmaltz Chanukah in Kentucky just now arrived in Texas, so let's light the menorah!

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The Beer

SHMALTZ BREWING HE'BREW CHANUKAH IN KENTUCKY STRONG ALE

Official Description: In early spring of 2015, we brewed a 50-barrel batch of Hanukkah, Chanukah Pass the Beer with 8 malts, 8 hops and 8% ABV. After fermentation we filled first use Heaven Hill and Jim Beam bourbon barrels to age the luscious dark ale. Eight months later, Chanukah in Kentucky was born. Chanukah in Kentucky pours dark chestnut in color with ruby highlights and a creamy beige head. The nose is big and slightly tart with a mix of toasted malt, dark chocolate, woody oak, and the noticeable aroma of barrel bourbon. The first taste is slightly sweet with notes of dark cherry and a confection of toffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla. As it warms, the bourbon character fades making the toffee, chocolate, sweet caramel, vanilla bean and woody oak become more pronounced. This rare and precious offering is smooth with medium body and a dry finish. Share a bottle with your favorite friends and family and delight in the warming of the season. L’Chaim! 8 malts, 8 hops, 8% ABV Malts: 2-Row, CaraPils, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Victory, Wheat Malt, Munich, Flaked Oats Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Fuggle, Vanguard, UK Goldings, Willamette, Liberty, Centennial

ABV: 8%
IBU: None listed

Ratings: 

Beer Advocate: 82 / 100
RateBeer: 89 overall, 62 in style
Untappd: 3.72 / 1,788 reviews

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