OC Beer Week Top Picks!

As Tupac says, “Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice” – well not exactly but I’d like to imagine if Tupac were kicking back of a few of these decadent porters he would approve. Meet Jerrod’s Larsen’s latest porter brewed with 500 pounds of fresh blackberry puree. Larsen has been hard at work compiling beers to impress the judges at World Beer Cup.

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The Blacker The Berry | 6.0% ABV

Sweet. Tart. Dry. This beer is comparable to a sour due to the copious amounts of blackberries added in the mash. Succulent blackberries lend a pleasant the tart and sweet character that come through dominantly just after your second sip. Subtle toasted malt flavors and sweetness show up once this beer lingers and drops in temperature.

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Cheese Pairing: Grand Margaux & Blacker The Berry Porter Jam 

This luxurious 70% butterfat brie compliments Larsen’s hybrid porter — sweet, tart flavors bite through the buttery cheese, producing a unique marriage of flavors. Cloud-like silken, unctuous character and faint earthy notes envelop the palate. To take this pairing a bit further, I made berry jam with Jerrod’s porter – collectively all stand out and shine together. The rich malty character porter is heightened by tart and creamy notes, ending in a dreamscape of berry chocolate bliss.

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Noble Aleworks x Reuben’s Brews Collaboration | Rubenesquepades Hazy DIPA 

A topsy-turvy week calls for things to get weird. . .

Get entranced by a deep haze that Rubenesquepades has to offer your taste buds. Sink into this Hazy DIPA that takes you far beyond the depths of hazedom — that is riddled with Ekuanot, Galaxy and Grungiest hops. A trifecta of hops fit for your haze-worthy cravings. Don’t miss out on a chance to wrap your lips around some Rubenesquepades in Noble’s tasting room this week! Cans are still available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reubenesquepades-dipa-tickets-44816996844?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Superheroes & Underdogs 

Infinity War may be all the hype this weekend, but Tustin Brewing & Unsung Brewing latest collaboration is sure to impress. Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops bring out a symphony of fruity hop explosion. Bitterness is balanced with clean, refreshing and crisp body, while hops triumph at sips ends. Before Thanos steals all the infinity stones, be sure to drop into Unsung Brewing this weekend for a legendary 4-pack!

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Unsung Brewing Company

Orange County Brewers Guild Invitational 2018!

Make sure to check out Orange County Brewers Guild Festival this weekend! This unique and intimate event will feature unlimited tastings of many core and limited release beers from our award-winning OC Breweries and our closest brewery friends! With over 50 breweries gathered by the water to celebrate the end of OC BEER WEEK its sure to the beer fest of the year. The OC Brewers Guild Invitational will take place at the picturesque Newport Dunes on April 28th from 3 pm – 4 pm (VIP) 4pm-7pm (GA).

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orange-county-brewers-guild-invitational-2018-tickets-42888972070?aff=efbeventtix

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