Archive | January, 2017

New Brew: Trips Right

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The brainchild of our newest brewer, Dan Shaffer, Trips Right is a German IPA available on draft. We asked him to share a little insigth on the development of this limited release brew…

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What was your inspiration for this beer?
The wife and I took a trip to Provence when I was studying for my Brewing degree in Scotland, and on a wine tour I had an amazing white wine with very a fresh melon/musty grape flavor, and I’ve always wanted to capture that in beer. I’ve used Hallertau Blanc hops in homebrewed saisons with varying levels of success, but now that I’ve paired it with Huell Melon hops in an IPA I think I’ve pretty much nailed it.

Tell us a little bit about the name, Trips Right
Trips Right is a football formation where three receivers line up in a bunch to the right. Trips in this case also means a figurative trip to the right (or east) on a map to Germany. Thus the three German hops in this beer, Magnum, Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon.

What do you love about this beer?
I like it because it captures a unique flavor profile in the friendly confines of an IPA. Not all IPA’s have to be piney/citrusy/tropical, and at 5.5% abv you can actually drink a pint or two.


This German IPA lines up in with three varieties of German hops split out to the right. Delivering almost wine-like flavors of green grape and cantaloupe and aromas of musty grape, gooseberry, and clementine this is a straw-colored medium body IPA with a few tricks up its sleeve.

TRIPS RIGHT STATS


STYLE: GERMAN IPA
ABV: 5.5%   IBU: 33
HOPS: MAGNUM, HALLERTAU BLANC, HUELL MELON
MALTS: PREMIUM 2 ROW, GOLDPILS VIENNA
SEASON: WINTER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

Euchre Returns!

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Back for its third year, the Land-Grant Monday Night Euchre League returns to the taproom on January 16th at 6pm. We’ve made a few tweaks to the format to speed up play, ensure a full slate each week, and, of course make it easier to get a cold beer. Details of the 2017 league are below.

League Rules
> Space for 34 two person teams, pre-register your team via the form below for a guaranteed spot each week. Teams that do not arrive for play, or do not complete the 5 games will forfeit their guaranteed spot. Resulting empty slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
> Free pizza is provided for competitors by our good friends at Yellow Brick Pizza
> Play starts promptly at 6 PM
> Play will be limited to 25 minutes/game with 5 min to get to next table
> Season will last 10 weeks with a seeded tournament to follow
> League begins January 16
> The Championship Tournament will be played March 27 with seeding determined by accumulated points and standings from league play
> We will be offering table service during league play this year


League Play Dates:
> January 16, 2017
> January 23, 2017
> January 30, 2017
> February 6, 2017
> February 13, 2017
> February 20, 2017
> February 27, 2017
> March 6, 2017
> March 13, 2017
> March 20, 2017
> March 27, 2017 – Championship Tournament