We enjoy a great malt or hop, especially on a hot spring afternoon in Los Angeles. Try these 4 beers next time your thirsty.
Blue Moon brewery is based in Denver, Colorado, but the beer makes a deep, long bow in the direction of the spiced “white beers” of Belgium, of which Hoegaarden is the best-known brand. As well as barley malt and hops, Blue Moon has the added attractions of oats for creaminess and orange peel and coriander for fruity and spicy notes. The brewery recommends serving the beer with an orange slice or wedge to bring out the subtle flavours of the fruit and spice. It is a good companion for grilled prawns, lemon chicken, dressed crab and white fish. The beer is exceptionally spicy and tart with pronounced hop bitterness for the style. Creamy oats fill the mouth but are well balanced by orange fruit and spices. The finish is long, quenching, spicy and fruity with a good hop attack. Malt: high. Fruit: high. Hops: moderate. 5.4% ABV.
Magic Hat #9
#9 — Not Quite Pale Ale
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it. Malt: Pale, Crystal. Yeast: English Ale. Hops: cascade, apollo. 5.1% ABV.
This classic European lager is a bottom fermented blond pils with an alcohol content of 5.2% vol. (Belgium). Only the very best barley and the finest hops are selected for this beer. Stella Artois is full-bodied but none the less exceptionally thirst quenching, and should be served cold at 3 C. 6.2% ABV.
Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White delicately balances full flavor with a crisp, refreshing taste and subtle hints of spice. Naturally cloudy, bottled with yeast. 5% ABV.