HAPPY NEW YEAR! So I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I sure did. I had lots of family time, way too much food, and plenty of beer. I did make a New Year’s Resolution, to write more stories for thebeercritic.com. I already feel guilty because we are into the 3rd week of 2012 and I have not posted anything but it’s not how you start it’s how you finish. And right now I wish I didn’t finish my Oak Aged Unearthy IPA.
Scott hooked me up with a great Christmas present. A bottle of Oak Aged Unearthy from Southern Tier Brewing Company AND a tulip glass! It was awesome. If you are wondering about the tulip glass, on Southern Tier’s bottles they puts an image of a glass you should use to drink the beer and the proper temperature to serve at. Check out our video review on pumpkin Ales > click here for pumpkin ale review < to take a look.
Well time to water the tulip. As always trying a new beer is exciting and nervous. I’m never sure what my taste buds will like but having tried other Southern Tier beers I new this was going to be good. It poured a hazy copper with a nice thick white head. The aroma was a citrus hop. Smelled great and the color was very inviting. Right after my first sip I immediately thought of Cigar City Jai Alai White Oak Aged IPA but this had slightly more citrus up front with a nice hop finish.
As quickly as the tulip was filled it was emptied so it was watered again, and again and again. For a 9.9% ABV you don’t realize it until it’s too late. Hiccup!
This beer is absolutely with trying and sharing. Don’t worry if you do not have a tulip glass. Southern Tier does a great job on al their beers. They have been in operation since 2002 and are located in Lakewood New York. They distribute over half of the US and reach as far as Ontario and Singapore.
To learn more about Southern Tier click here.