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La Bodega Beer Club

12/01/2021

All about your december beers!

Better than Three French Hens

For the final month of Beer Club 2021 we have 3 standout brews from around the world. Japan, Spain, and Mexico to be exact. 

Whether you're outside enjoying the abundant snowfall we've been having or trying to stay as toasty as you can inside these beers will be sure to delight.

We wish you all Happy Holidays and Good Times. Cheers!

Don't forget that you can purchase extra bottles of your December club selections all month, for 10% off! 

If you would like to utilize our contactless pick-up option for your club at Metro, please call us at 907-569-3800 [ext. 1] to coordinate. We will get your name and pull your items. To use this option, the name on the ID must match the name of the person on the club list.

hitachino nest

Commemorative Ale 2021

Hitachino Nest, the beer brewing side of saké brewery Kiuchi started brewing in 1994 after Japan relaxed strict alcohol laws. Previously, there were only four breweries that were allowed to brew beer. If you've ever wondered where the name comes from, Hitachino is the province in Ancient Japan which covers the area of the brewery and was famous for its fertile soil. Konosu is the village where they started, Su literally means, "Nest."

Brewed in the style of an Eisbock, where the beer is concentrated by being frozen for a period of 3 days at 24F. The frozen water and proteins are removed and then it is bottle conditioned for six months. Coriander, orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla beans are added as well.

Light spices are evident on the nose, with toasty breadiness on the palate with the orange peel and coriander shining through more than nutmeg or cinnamon. It's medium-bodied with a pleasant warming finish. 

Try pairing with moose or roast pork with the fixings like mushrooms, carrot, and taters. 

Sesma

Alberchico Wild Ale with Apricots

Founded in 2013 in the town of Sesma in the Navarra region of Northern Spain by Albert Garcia. Albert grew up there and studied biotechnology at university with a focus on yeast and genetics. He also started to homebrew at that time. Food was also a passion for him since he was a kid and he worked in kitchens during uni and for a couple years after graduating. When he founded Sesma he was a gypsy brewer. He brewed at two Spanish breweries until he was able to open his brewhouse in late 2014.

Albert doesn't brew the new and happening, preferring to make beers that utilize subtle flavors, nuance and balance while using local and regional produce and ingredients in his recipes. He acquires yeasts(not always beer yeasts) from his brother's company, Lev2050. Most of his beers are fermented with multiple yeast strains.

Alberchico is a Wild Ale made with apricots from Navarra. Two yeasts are used. One is called KT and produces small amounts of organic acids fruity esters. The other is similar in flavor to a Belgian yeast.

The nose is bursting with great apricot notes. That follows on the palate with a light touch of funk and acidity. It's light-bodied and dry with an effervescence bordering on sparkling.
 

la brü & baja brewing collab

Chichicpatli

La Brü is the child of three Mexican Brewers that was founded in 2006 in Morelia, the capital of the Mihaocan State. Baja Brewing is the child of three Americans that opened in 2007 in San Jose del Cabo. They focus on a traditional lineup of beers. 

Chichicpatli is part of the SlowBeer Mexico Program, which strives to make sustainable beer by using traditional Mexican ingredients that are GMO-Free and link traditional food producers with craft breweries in Mexico. A percentage of each purchase is donated to Slow Food Ark, which help with preservation projects of food biodiversity.

Chichicpatli in the Nahuatl language is Dahlia, the national flower of Mexico. Dahlia root was used as well as hibiscus and beet juice. The nose is floral and fruity, but that disappears on the palate. It's more reminiscent of a pale ale with a little lingering hop bitterness on the finish. It's clean and on the dry side of things. It will pair well with fish, seafood, white meats and spiced food.

 

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