Terrapin Tasting at Bocktown

 

The TDY guys rode out the thunderstorms tonight at Bocktown in Robinson Township.  We tasted three beers from Terrapin Brewing Co. : Sunray Wheat, Indian Brown Ale, and Captain Krunkles black IPA.  The Sunray Wheat is a lighter wheat beer but most likely brewed with German wheat yeast that gives it notes of banana and clove.  The Indian Brown was overall the TDY favorite with a nice hoppy aroma with hints of cascade and something a bit stronger.  The light bitterness is complimented well by the slightly biscuity malt ending with a touch of sweetness.  A very smooth beer with complex flavors and a healthy body.  The Captain Krunkles Dark IPA was a surprise as the darker malts hide all of the bitterness of this 90 IBU brew.  Terrapin uses about 6 different hops in this one : Warrior, Columbus, Nugget, Centennial, Simcoe, and Ahtanum.

http://www.terrapinbeer.com/

After tasting the Terrapin offering, we settled down to do some real drinking and have some grub.  Jake enjoyed the Bluepoint Toasted Lager which is Yuengling-esque and is pretty refreshing on a hot summer day.  Mark had the New Holland Mole Ocho which was rich and malty with some of the traditional smokiness of a Mexican Mole’ sauce, but lacked some of the characteristic spiciness.  He followed this one up with the Oskar Blues 10-Fidy though which is a wonderfully complex imperial stout.  Its thick and creamy with a great head and overflowing with delicious roasted malts!  A real winner, the 10-Fidy may have been the highlight of the night.

For those who have never been to Bocktown before, they have great fries that you can order with any of about 40 different toppings ranging from Kalamata Olives to cheese and all many of other sauces.  The largest size is called “The Yinzer” and being the Drunk Yinzers decided we had to try it at least once.  Warning!!!  This is not for the faint of heart or appetite!  The picture above shows Mark taking in all the glory of our cheese and jalapeno yinzer fries.  This comes with a freaking pizza stand, people!  Those BoI rounded out the night with the Terrapin Hop Karma IPA which is pretty dark for an IPA  and with a malty sweetness that is uncharacteristic for an IPA, but the bitterness complements these flavors even if its somewhat underwhelming.  The He’brew Rejewvenator is a Belgian style Dubbel and represents this style faithfully.

Note that Bocktown has tastings every Wednesday featuring different breweries.  Next week is Boulder Beer.  Check out the website to see who else is coming.  We always have a great time at Bocktown on any night of the week!

http://www.bocktown.com/artman2/publish/events/Beer_Tastings_13.shtml

BOCKTOWN BONUS!!!!  We spotted a young lady wearing a Polygamy Porter tshirt.  This is one of our favorite brews from UINTA brewing in Salt Lake City, UT.  Their slogan is “Why Have Just One?”.

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