So holy fucking shit I’m pretty much done with this commission I’ve been working on for about, I don’t know, 7 months. I got the whole thing sealed and all that’s left is connecting the top and bottom. Seems like a great time for a great beer. So what I’ll do here is review this beer like I do on super nerdy beer rating sites while flashing pictures of my piece. Jake, I know you got super excited there, but by piece i totally am referring to my art commission. Here we go….
Nebraska Brewing Company
Apricot Au Poivre Saison
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison with Apricot Purée and Black Pepper
So its worth mentioning first that this beer is so delicious and composed of so many variants that I drank half the motherfucker while just typing out all that explaination for yous. Out of a Boulevard smokestack tulip as pictured.
So with this beer I recommend kind of holding it upside down and letting the sediment seap into the top half of the brew. In this case that sediment seems to be the harbinger of delicious apricotness. So trust me, you want that all up in all of this shit.
Letting this guy foam up all rocky on the pour like every good Saison should be, aromas of funky, buttery, musty Chardonnay, some good wood (from the barrel jake, don’t get excited), the apricot is a best supporting actor here on some Scottie Pippen shit.
The beer is unfiltered golden orange, holding the apricot densely as I’ve gotten close to the end of the bottle cause my typing speed is no match for my drinking speed.
The taste here is just magnificent. I immediately question how much better Hill Farmstead saisons truly could be as this beers intimate mix of funk, apricot, tropical fruit, and ever so slight barrel dryness just fill me up with some much happiness.
In this beer, while confessing to usage of pepper, the role played is hidden, offering only an additional hand to the yeast in insisting upon a dry finish. The Belgian yeast and pepper are barely recognizable separate from one another, but are both apparent on the dry back end of the palate here.
All in all, I probably like this beer so much cause it’s right in my wheelhouse. I like fruit beers that are week considered, I like barrel aged beers, and I like inventive saisons. Haters gonna hate, fruits saisons always highly rate. Ugh.
First off, thanks to Toeknee for signing up for Free Art and winning the Superman piece. Hopefully you will send a picture of yourself and your new piece of artwork! Thanks Tony!
For the month of December, I am going with one of the pieces from my Monster series. We all have a litte bit of a monster in us, right? I had fun on this one and it was actually the inspiration for the latest redesign on my website. It is a 15″ by 16″ acrylic on wood, and will once again come framed and ready to hang.
Simply fill in the form and hit send
[contact-form-7 id=”2528″ title=”Free Art”]
or send an email with your name and the words “Free Art” in the subject or message to email@example.com. At the end of the month, there will be a random drawing. If your name is drawn, you win! I will then send you an email asking for details on how you would like to obtain your new piece of art! I will cover shipping to the Contiguous United States. I am more than happy to ship elsewhere, but have to ask for some compensation.
For more info and all the details about the free art project click here.
Emails for this piece will be accepted up to 11:59pm CST on December 31st. I will draw the name and the winner will be announced within the next day.