Liam Deegan

New Beer in Louisiana! Shmaltz

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 at 7:28 am

So a new beer came into Louisiana today.  Shmaltz Brewing Company comes from San Francisco but also claims roots in New York.  They have the Coney Island lines as well as the He’Brew beers.  The Avenue has many of the beers available and Stein’s is going to sell bottles.

The special beers on tap were all really great.

They made a special Rye barrel-aged Jewebelation 13.  It is an American Strong Ale made with 13 malts, 13 Hops, is 13% and is very delicious and packs a punch.  It’s a deep dark brown brew with strong coffee, anise, and dark fruit notes.  A really good rich sipping beer.

Also on tap was a Sazerac barrel-aged Rye based IPA.  The special barrel-age beer was made only for the New Orleans release.  Lenny’s RIPA was a tasty and strong IPA.  It had an aromatic, floral nose with strong notes of rye whiskey, smelled like a hopped up Sazerac cocktail.

Finally the other beer I tasted was Origin, another strong ale, brewed with pomegranates.  It was a heavy amber, with nice fruity notes, but still like the others had a definite boozy quality.

All the beers were interesting, and the others looked equally as interesting but I can’t drink them all at once.  I look forward to trying the rest of the Shmaltz line, I was impressed.

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