Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Double Mountain release party in Bend, this Friday

We've been pretty heavy on the Brother Jon's news, but this one is pretty cool.

Double Mountain Brewery, out of Hood River, is having a release party for its newest beer, the Empire Strikes Back All-English IPA in Bend. It'll be from 5-9 p.m this Friday (March 3) at Brother Jon's (1227 NW Galveston Ave.).

You might recognize Double Mountain from their IRA (India Red Ale) that's on tap at a lot of local establishments. Some guys from the brewery will be there, and there will be some merchandise giveaways, as well.

Here's a description of the IPA that Double Mountain is bringing down:

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a concept beer that answers the question, “what happens when you make a big Northwest-style IPA with all-English malt and hops?” ... The resulting beer is big and aromatically malty, very mouth-filling for its strength, with a decided lean towards sticky toffee flavors and aromas. The hopping almost devoid of the citrus character we associate with “hoppy” beers here in the Northwest, but they do provide a backbone of clean bitterness, and a tad of spicy/herbal hop aroma. The mid-palate hop flavors are pretty much overwhelmed, however, by the massive malt attack. Definitely a malt-lover’s IPA…I don’t think anyone would ever guess it had over three lbs per barrel of hops in it.
You can read more on their blog . They only made 40 make sure you try it while it's in town.

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