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Latest Arrivals – Craft Beer

Sunday Funday at Silver Cow!

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It’s Sunday Funday! Come in and enjoy Happy Hour all day and $4 drafts! Tons of games to play sunday fundayand lots of beer to enjoy. We open at 4pm.
Just tapped – BOMB! Imperial Stout – Prairie Artisan Ales 13% ABV
Classic Saison – Blackberry Farm Brewery 6% ABV
Sunshine Nectar Apricot Mead – Redstone Meadery 8% ABV

Back on Tap: J’ville Lager – Engine 15 Brewing Company 5% ABV. Come in today and enjoy a 1/2 liter for $5 starting at 4 pm!
Brewer’s Notes:
Jacksonville’s own lite American Lager made by the fine and funky crew at Engine 15 Brewing Co!

Back on tap:
Invasion Pale Ale – Cigar City Brewing 5% ABV
Bell’s Oberon Pale Wheat Ale – Bell’s Brewery 5.8% ABV
St. Louis Raspberry Framboise – Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. 4.5% ABV
Terrapin Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter – Terrapin Beer Co. 6.10% ABV 12 oz $5.95

New arrivals: Prairie Christmas BOMB! (2015) – Prairie Artisan Ales

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New arrivals: Prairie Christmas BOMB! (2015) – Prairie Artisan Ales 11% ABV 12 oz Bottle. prairie christmas bomb

Brewer’s Notes:
It seems like Christmas rolls around faster and faster every year, and it’s right around the corner from us again. This year we’ve taken our favorite stout, Bomb, and spiced it with cinnamon bark for that iconic holiday aroma and flavor. Celebrate the season!

New arrivals: Fantome DMD (Dany Mathieu Didier) Black IPA – Brasserie Fantôme

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New arrivals: Fantome DMD (Dany Mathieu Didier) Black IPA – Brasserie Fantôme 6% ABV 750 ml fantome dmdBottle

Brewer’s Notes:
“Cascadian Dark ale” brewed as a collaboration between Dany from Brasserie Fantôme, Mathieu from Birrificio Math (IT) and Didier from Brasserie du Flo (BE) at Brasserie Fantome

New arrivals: Aestatis Farmhouse Saison – De Struise Brouwers

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New arrivals: Aestatis Farmhouse Saison – De Struise Brouwers 11% ABV 330 ml Bottle Aestatis Farmhouse Saison - De Struise Brouwers

Brewer’s Notes:
Pushing the envelope on what Belgian beer can be, the common and traditional taste of the farmhouse rarely pushes double-digits in alcohol content, but Struis’ “imperialized” saison does just that- taking a dry, drinkable and refreshing taste and turning it into a sipper.

Deep with burnt orange and goldenrod hues, the beer’s eruptive carbonation soon builds a creamy meringue while its body churns with champagne turbulence. Each pop of the bottle unleashes a peppery and fruit-laden perfume- over-ripened citrus, tropical and orchard fruit lead the way with a spicy tinge to tickle the nose. Its initial taste is lightly candied but sweet and bready with biscuit and pound cake.

Though the ale carries a hearty level of sweetness onto the middle palate, its effervescence bounces off the tongue and lightens the beer’s body and taste. Fruit-forward flavors stem from the sweetness with slightly bruised orange and peach while light apricot and marmalade play softly behind. Lemon, apple, white grape and fig weave into a vinous wine-like taste. Its spicy balance seems of peppercorn, clove, white pepper and a fleeting drift of nutmeg before the spicy alcohol sings a warm chardonnay tone.Aestatis Farmhouse Saison - De Struise Brouwers 2

The beer’s medium body probably carries a greater heaft than it seems on the mouth, but the strong bubbly action keeps the session lighter and more playful, but with a stern carbonic bite that suggests a mineral and acidic taste and texture. Its peppery finish hinges on hot and prickling as the alcohol gives the phenolic side of the beer the edge in aftertaste.

New arrivals: Fantôme Pissenlit Farmhouse Saison- Brasserie Fantôme

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New arrivals: Fantôme Pissenlit Farmhouse Saison- Brasserie Fantôme 8% ABV 750 ml Bottlefantome Pissenlit

Brewer’s Notes:
“This is %*&@# great! Is it really made with dandelions?” — A typical consumer.

Dany, the offbeat brewer at Fantôme, will try anything, and the results are always interesting. A beer made from dandelions would be worth a try if only because no one has ever brewed one before, but the great news is that this is actually a very good beer.
Dany and some cohorts get busy every spring picking bushels of dandelions that grow in the fields around the picturesque farmhouse brewery. The yellow flowers are removed and dried in the sun, then soaked in water for a few days. The thick, dark dandelion “tea” that results is the basis for the Pissenlit, which is made also from traditional barley malt and hops. It resembles a classic saison beer – golden spritzy brew, strong and very flavorful, with a good hop bite. You may have to strain to taste the dandelions, but you know they’re in there.
“Pissenlit” is the French word for dandelion. Literally, it means “pee in bed,” which we guess describes the physical effect the flower has on French-speaking persons. We are happy to report, however, that we haven’t had any problems with incontinence after downing a bottle of this beer.
Style: Saison
ABV: 8.00%
Packaging: 750ml cork-finished bottles

New arrivals: 22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale – Uinta Brewing Company

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birthday suit 7.6% ABV – Very Limited

Brewer’s Notes:
Cast aside inhibitions and dive into the year’s Birthday Suit, a Sour Abbey Ale brewed with plums and authentic Belgian abbey yeast strain that flaunts complexity and charm. A playful combination of sour tanginess and subtle fruit flavors, this Sour Plum Ale bares it all in honor of Uinta’s 22nd Birthday.

Join us for Uinta Brewing Night with Rep. Mike Paul – Thurs. Nov. 19

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Who’s ready for a night of stellar beers with Uinta Brewing? Uinta’s Rep, Mike Paul will be here withimage004 us this evening with some awesome prizes and some very limited 2015 Birthday Suit as lagniappe! You do not want to miss this! Join us tonight starting at 6 pm!
 
On tap will be:
Baba Black Lager 4% ABV
Contrail Witbier5.6% ABV
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 9.2% ABV
Crooked Line: Labyrinth Barrel Aged Quadruple Black Ale – 13.2% ABV
Crooked Line: Cockeyed Cooper (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Barleywine 11.1% ABV
We will also have 2015 Birthday Suit – very limited
22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale 7.6% ABV
Our menu for this evening:
Mini Crown Sliders (3) prepared with Baba Black Lager & roasted garlic and topped with Swiss cheese $6

Stilton Bluecheese & crostini paired with 4 oz. Crooked Line: Cockeyed Cooper (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Barleywine 11.1% ABV $7

Gorgonzola & Crostini paired with 4 oz. Crooked Line: Labyrinth Barrel Aged Quadruple Black Ale 13.2% ABV $7

Seared Pancetta & Crostini paired with 4 oz. Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 9.2% ABV $7

Prosciutto & Crostini 4 oz.Contrail Witbier 5.6% ABV $6.75

 
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Learn more about Uinta Brewing Co. at:
 
http://www.uintabrewing.com/
http://silvercowjax.com/?p=3774

 

Just in! Prairie Vanilla Noir Imperial Stout (Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels) Prairie Artisan Ales

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Just in! Prairie Vanilla Noir Imperial Stout (Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels) Prairie Artisan Ales 12.5% vanilla noirABV.

Brewer’s Notes:
Vanilla Noir is Prairie Noir aged on organic, fair trade vanilla beans, and let’s just say it takes a lot of beans! The vanilla flavor compliments the whiskey barrel aging process and adds a delicious layer to the beer.

New arrivals: The Dark Woods (2015) Old Ale – Cigar City Brewing

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Just in! The Dark Woods (2015) Old Ale – Cigar City Brewing 10.8% ABV/ Enjoy here ot “To Go” and dark woods$1 off during Happy Hour.
 
The Dark Woods Series is a spooky exploration into the world of wood-aged beer. Last year’s version was an Imperial Porter aged on French Oak, White Oak and Maple.
 
This year’s version is a continuation of the popular series. Cigar City Brewing used a combination of four different toast levels of White Oak on this beer. The base beer is a dark old ale that is inspired by the end of the harvest and the beginning of Winter days to come.
 
The story behind the name of this beer has been debated for may years. Their Brewmaster Wayme Wambles explains it like this:
In the late 1800s, a traveler was making his way to Tampa. It was getting dark and he decided to take a shortcut through the woods in order to reach his hotel in the city before nightfall. As the sun set, he found himself in the middle of the dark woods. He camped for the evening and made a fire.
 
As he settled in, he noticed a light approaching from the depths of the forest. He took shelter to avoid being seen by potential thieves. A dark figure emerged from the woods carrying a large black cauldron and a heavy burlap sack. The figure placed the cauldron over the fire and added strange substances to the pot. Soon, an enticing chocolate aroma permeated the campsite and the hiding traveler became more intrigued but was still afraid to be seen.
 
Suddenly, the figure reached into the burlap sack and tossed mysterious pinecone-shaped vegetation into the cauldron, which began to froth excitedly, emitting aromas of molasses and blackberry. The figure leaned over the kettle and inhaled deeply, enjoying the boiling concoction. Finally, he raised his hands and uttered an other-wordly incantation in a disconnected language that the man could not identify.
 
Tree limbs levitated from the dark woods and into the pot, stirring and infusing with the dark liquid inside. Suddenly there was a brilliant flash of light and the traveler lost consciousness. He awoke as the sun was rising across the sky and small beams of light permeated the forest.
 
The dark figure was gone and all that was left was a strange urn resting by the campsite. The writing on the urn proclaimed, “THE DARK WOODS.”

Funky Buddha Brewery tasting at this Sunday’s Bottle Share

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Join us this Sunday for our weekly Craft Beer & Homebrew Share at Silver Cow starting at 4 pm. Thefunky-buddha-brewery-logo Jax Brew Bitch recently visited Funky Buddha Brewery down in Ft. Lauderdale (twice) and brought back three different brews to share.

Floridian Hefeweizen 5.6% ABV
Hop Gun IPA 7.7% ABV
Blueberry Cobbler 5.6% ABV

For more information about Funky Buddha Brewery, visit:

https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/

We will have Funky Buddha Brewery’s Hop Gun IPA on tap and on special starting next week! More details to be announced.

As always, this event is free. Bring in your favorite craft beer or homebrew to share, a tasting glass and be willing to purchase something off our menu. For more information about our weekly bottle shares visit: http://silvercowjax.com/?page_id=393

If you’re new to craft beer and looking for suggestions our neighbors and friends can hook you up! Visit Beer:30 (Riverside and San Marco), European Street Cafe, Alewife Bottle Shop, Grassroots Natural Market, Broudy’s Liquors or any location that sales craft beer.