It’s Friday, so grab your favorite six-pack on the way home from work or enjoy a new beer. Bombers are 22 fl oz bottles of beer that often contain a brewery’s elite or unique concoction. Like a good bottle of wine, they are great for sharing and sipping 🙂 Stay tuned for periodic blasts of bomber Fridays.
Ninkasi Brewing from Eugene, Oregon recently started distributing in Colorado and one of the first beers I tried was their collaboration beer with Devils Backbone Brewing (Roseland, VA). The Devil Went Down to Oregon is a special release and its quite possible you are not going to be able to get your hands on it anymore 😦 It was released for the first time in January but I kind of think it would be a good dark beer option in the summer. Both times I enjoyed it accompanied with a burger. This Imperial Dark Rye Beer went great with my burger and sweet potato fries. Although not as intense as some imperials, the balance of malt and hops in this medium bodied beer made it exceptional.
Description on the bottle:
“It might be a sin, but take the bet and you won’t regret this beer from start to end! In a collaboration spanning Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley to Virginia’s heartland, Steve Crandall and Jason Oliver of Devils Backbone Brewing took the bet and gave the Devil his due when our founding brewer, Jamie Floyd, came ‘a calling. What the trio first described as “a sort of West Coast, German-Style Roggenbier” turned into an Imperial Dark Rye, offering an elevated alcohol percentage and a crisp, lager-like finish from the Alt yeast fermentation. Give the Devil his due!”
Disclaimer: I received samples from Ninkasi Brewing. All opinions are my own.
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