VIRTUAL BEER

The NABA Beers of the World brings you this virtual beer. Ommegang Abbey Ale, Cooperstown, NY USA – Crafted in the image of Belgian Dubbel, the reddish brown hues are almost Mahogany-like. Sitting atop this ale is a long-lasting, creamy-white head which elegantly laces down the glass. Flavor is Belgian-like with deep malty sweetness, hard candy, caramel\toffee, honey and a light, spicy character that suggests citrus, clove, and vanilla. It has medium body and carbonation, finishing sweet and nearly sticky. Idaho Falls Beer Fest June 6, 2020 Tickets on sale

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ROMANIA

Ursus Black, Ursus Breweries, Cluj Napoca, Romania – Ursus, or Bear, thus it’s named after a Black Bear. Dark, nearly opaque; topped with a creamy colored head. Aroma is of dark bread, dark malts, and dark sugars. It’s sweet; a dark almost burnt character underneath an intense sweetness punctuated by a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel is similar to a Schwartz beer and it seems light compared to the intense sweetness. Bitterness makes an appearance in the finish. ©   BEER FEST 2020 in Idaho Falls – June 6th Tickets on sale

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ITALY

Birrra Moretti La Rossa, Birra Moretti, Italy – A glass presents an attractive, bright red\amber beer with a lasting cream-tan head. Aroma is soft with equal amounts of dark bread, highlighted by dark fruits including prunes, raisins and a bit of molasses. Regardless of all that, the body is lighter than anticipated. With this beer emphasis is placed squarely on the malt and alcohol, hops are subtle and restrained. Finish is perfume-like alcohol and a light spiciness. © Gregg Smith Mountain Brewers Beer Fest – June 6,2020 in Idaho Falls,

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SUPER BOCK

Super Bock, UNICER União Cervejeira S.A., Portugal is the country’s best selling beer. Classifying its style can be difficult; marketed as a bock, it leans toward the American Pilsner style, bordering on malt liquor, yet retains some of the boozy traits of bock. As such, Super Bock pours light gold colored with a nose of low straw and some very faint floral scent. Flavors of malt sweetness and light lemon rind mingle in a light to medium body which finishes malty sweet, just short of cloying. © Gregg Smith, Mountain

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Ringnes Bryggeri

  Ringnes Bryggeri, Oslo – is Norway’s largest selling beer. It offers a deep straw color with hints of orange hue. A white head of moderate height may produce a bit of lacing along the walls of the glass. Aroma is of sweet malt with only a hint of hops. Flavor is of a slight bitterness as normal in the pilsner style and includes a bit of graininess within the malt. Body is light with moderate carbonation and clean light finish. © Gregg Smith Mountain Brewers Beer Fest – June

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Albania

Kugalashae, Tirana – The most popular beer in Albania and formulated under the pilsner style pours a bright yellow\faint gold color with a quickly collapsing white head that stays out of your way. Aroma is of low caramel, sweet and perhaps a touch of diacetyl (butter). It presents a sweetness to the palate with some bittering and a balanced finish. © Gregg Smith       JOIN SANTA CRAWL December 14 – Bring non-perishable food items to Idaho Brewing between noon and 2 and receive a valuable coupon sheet to start

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SANTA CRAWL

Join the Pub Crawl by dropping off non-perishable food items at Idaho Brewing Company between Noon and 2 pm on December 14th and receive a coupon sheet to start a Santa inspired Pub Crawl downtown in Idaho. All items donated go to the Food Bank. More news to follow soon.

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Austria

Edelweiss Weissbier Hefetrüb, Salzburg – of a hazy yellow color, as expected of wheat beers, it has a soft aroma of banana and clove. Taste is somewhat sweet with the banana, clove, bready, spice and floral character expected of wheat beers with the lightest touch of vanilla barely perceptible. Of low carbonation, Edelweiss is of thinner body than many Bavarian Weissbiers but finishes light and refreshing. © Gregg Smith Mountain Brewers Beer Fest – June 1, 2020, Idaho Falls, ID

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PERU

Cusqueña – Premium Dark Beer | Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur) Lima, Peru – A dark brown lager the waist of the bottle is stylized to recall the stones of Machu Pichu. In the glass it offers an attractive deep brown appearance, bright with garnet hues, topped by a mocha head. The aroma is of sweet malt, coffee and molasses. Flavors include caramel, roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee and raisins in a just short of cloying beer.  Body is medium heavy and it finishes sweet. ZOO BREW September

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This Day in Beer History

On September 7, 1813 Thomas Jefferson wrote his bookseller for a copy of “The American Brewer and Maltster”   Tickets on sale now for ZOO BREW  from 5 to 9 pm  September 13th at the Idaho Falls Zoo visit    MBBF.org    for on-line tickets.

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