Silicon Valley Beer Week Wednesday – Drake’s Brewing

Silicon Valley Beer Week Wednesday – Drake’s Brewing – Harry’s Hofbrau

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I got to Harry’s a little late and Beer Jesus had a beer waiting for me
Triple Hopped Aroma Swap – Aroma Preita with Coma hops on cask- Drake’s brewing company ABV 6.75%
Cloudy yellow color with a white tiny from the cask. It was creamy and great with Althea Triple hops made it so floral and strong flavored. I have this a 4.5 out of 5

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That was the only beer I got to have as a part of the drakes event. Jeremy’s birthday party started with a huge bottle share and bottles being brought at Harry’s.
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We started off with the dogfish head 120 minute IPA ABV 18% that was aged since October it really mellowed out a lot but still had a great kick I gave it 5 out of 5.
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XS Russian Imperial Stout 2008 – Rouge Ales ABV 11% – yes aged in a cellar for 5 years this black thick stout was very smooth and strong just perfect for small sips. I gave this 4.5 out of 5
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Terra Incognita – boulevard brewing Co colab with Sierra Nevada ABV 8.5% – I was trying to find this beer for over a month and finally beer Jesus got a bottle it was good but didn’t blow me away. Tart but not really sour. I gave it 3 out of 5
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Adjunct Professor (w/ Boysenberries) Batch 2 – Sante Adairius Rustic Ales ABV 9.8% I give this a 4.5 out of 5

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Oak Aged Ebenezer – Upstream Brewing ABV 9.4% I give it 3.5 out of 5
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Sang Noir (2011) – Cascade brewing Co ABV 9% this is a great sour like most sours from cascade I gave this 4.5 out of 5
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White Chocolate – The Bruery ABV 14% this taste like candy it was amazing! It had a rich sweet flavor but was not over powering. Dark orange color with a white head smells and taste of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. I have it 4.5 out of 5
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Black Flag Imperial Stout -Beer Valley Brewing ABV 11% – I have this 3.5 out of 5
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Bois – The Bruery ABV 15% we did a side by side with the bois and the fruet. it was a great way to see the difference between the 4 and 5 years anniversary ales. The Fruet( year 4) was clear while the Bois was cloudy. the bois was stronger while the Fruet was mellow. I liked the bois more this night. I gave this 4.5 out if 5
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Fruet – The Bruery ABV 15.5% I gave this 4.5 out of 5
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Big John (2012) – Goose Island Beer Co ABV 11.5% this is a very good stout! A very dark black color scents of roasted malts. The flavor has dark chocolate and roaster malts. Since its not barrel aged its not the same as the bourbon county stout they make. I gave this 4 out of 5
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Sour in the Rye (kumquats)- The Bruery ABV 7.6% We did a side by side with the sour in the rye kumquats and the Beauredarde. I picked the sour in the rye with kumquats as my favorite of the two I gave this 4.5 out of 5
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Beauregarde – The Bruery ABV 5.3% I gave it 4 out of 5
Bright Sea Blonde -Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Barrel Aged Blonde Ale w/ spices ABV 6.2% 4 out of 5
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Or Xata – The Bruery ABV 7% this was Amazing looked like a beer, smelled like no other beer I’ve ever had it smelled like rice, cinnamon, cream and nutmeg. The flavor was out of this world! It tasted so much like Orchata! A big 5 out of 5
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The Abyss (2001) – Deschutes Brewery ABV 11% 4 out of 5

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