349
1940
    

Beers:1940
Breweries:508
Styles:97
States:51*
Latest beer added:
Autumn Winds Fest Beer
Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing Company
Check out the ONLY canned beer database on the web.
*That includes Washington,DC!



Instagram



LATEST NEWS POSTS
Fulton Lonely Blonde and Sweet Child of Vine Cans Coming in May
Maine Brewery Says No To Beards
Nitro Cans Go Widget-Less
Warped Wing Brewing Co. to release Self Starter Session IPA in cans
Raise a Toast to St. Patrick
with These 7 Canned Stouts
On the Road Again and Again with Mother Road Mobile Canning
Hopworks Urban Brewery Releases Rise Up Red IRA & Nonstop Hef Hop
15 Great Places to get a CROWLER
Sixpoint Launching Cans
of ABIGALE in March
Cheers to 80 Years of Canned Beers

LATEST REVIEWS POSTED
Mississippi Fire Ant
(Southern Prohibition Brewing)
2020 IPA
(Golden Road Brewing)
People's Pilsner
(People's Brewing Company)
Hot Date Ale
(Piney River Brewing Company)
Roughtail IPA
(Roughtail Brewing Company)
REEB Ryed IPA
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
Masked Bandit IPA
(Piney River Brewing Company)
River North White
(River North Brewery)
Gerry Dog Stout
(Big Elm Brewing Company)
RecreationAle
(Terrapin Beer Company)

Get e-mail alerts from CraftCans.com!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner




Wednesday, April 21 2010

SurlyFest
(Surly Brewing Company)

It might be a little out of season but the weather sure feels like fall here in New England. Its warm-ish outside but the nights are still quite cool. I figured this one still tastes fresh so why not, right? 

From the Surly site:

"A traditional Oktoberfest bier from Surly? Nein! If you want one of those, grab your passport and head over to Munchen (bring us back some pretzels.) Our Fest inspired beer is brewed with imported malted barley, rye, and a German lager yeast strain. We hop this beer with a single variety... and then we dry hop it. A single hop, dry hopped, rye lager bier? Ja!"

Here we go...

Pour - gold to dark golden in color. Head is about an inch of tight whiteness. Looks very nice in a big glass, all 16 oz. of it!


Aroma - malty sweetness, some grainy smells, corn syrup, caramel and a little earthy/dirty hops. 


Taste - sweet like honey and caramel combined followed by a very sharp crispness that I'd imagine is the slap of spiciness that is asserted by the rye in the grain bill. Very balanced and the crispness that this beer has is so refreshing. Very, very tasty. I could go for a few more of these that is for sure! 


Overall - I really dig the battle between sweet and spiciness. This is definitely different than most of the beers associated with Oktoberfest. Personally, I think it has more character and I really dig that rye.


Note - Surly hosts "Surly Fest" each September. Your paid entry gets you four Surly beers, a .5L SurlyFest stein and lots of live music and fun at the brewery. Man, I wish I lived a LOT closer...




SurlyFest
Style: Rye Beer
Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
City: 
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: Vienna and Rye
Hops: Sterling
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 34
Date: April 21st, 2010

Posted by Russ


Have you had this beer? Thumb it:
(14)