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CRAFT BEER: Cloudwater Brew Co

CRAFT BEER: Cloudwater Brew Co

OJO!! La próxima semana nos llega un cargamento de Cloudwater Brew Co, una de las mejores cerveceras del mundo 😉 Entre las delicias que tendremos, podréis probar:  NW DIPA EKUANOT, NW DIPA CITRA y NW DIPA GALAXY.

Para los que aún no les conocéis, os dejamos un interesante post del manchestereveningnews.co.uk:

Meet Cloudwater Brew Co – the Manchester brewery voted among the best in the world

Cloudwater Brew Co is the only UK brewery to ever make RateBeer’s top 10

RateBeer annually release their top 10 breweries list , and this year there was a surprising entry.

The only UK brewery ever to make the cut, Manchester’s Cloudwater Brew Co was listed at number five after just two years of trading.

It was a huge achievement for the young brewery, which took home a total of eleven awards at the ceremony including best beer in Manchester (with their DIPA v9), top 100 beers in the world (DIPA v3), and a number of mentions in the best beers by style.

The accolade signals the wider picture of a thriving independent brewing scene in Manchester. Brewers like Track, Runaway and Blackjack – to name just a few – create some astounding brews. So why is it that Cloudwater gained international attention before the rest?

Inside the Cloudwater Brew Co, Manchester (Image: Andy Lambert)

Paul Jones first opened the outfit in a small industrial estate with his small team in 2014. From the offset, Jones made no secret of his ambition.

“We’ve got a lot of examples in our short history that prove fortune favours the bold,” he says.

“We’ve certainly benefited from maintaining and building on that confidence… I think that’s one of the factors that help to make us successful.”

Paul Jones, director of Cloudwater (Image: Andy Lambert)

Their confidence didn’t go unnoticed, not least among other brewers. It’s safe to say the new kid on the block put a few noses out of joint in the tight-knit Manchester beer scene.

“I think people were quite cynical about the size of the brewery when we started,” Jones admits.

The norm in the UK – and certainly Manchester – for new breweries was largely home-brewers setting up on a small-scale professional kit, he explains.

(Image: Cloudwater Brew Co)

“I think a misconception was: we’re a bit too big for our boots.”

“[Other brewers thought] what did we think we were doing with this scale, and what were we doing as a British brewery to publicly state our ambition, how dare we.”

But that was never going to deter Jones.

Cloudwater Brew Co from the outside, in Piccadilly Trading Estate (Image: Andy Lambert)

“I think those early misconceptions came through because I think people failed to see the experience that was already built into our starting team … I think we had something like 60 or 70 years of retail experience between us.

“From our point of view, it would have been insulting for me to turn to [my staff] and say: I know you’ve been working in breweries for years, but why don’t we work on this small scale just so that we don’t offend someone miserable in Manchester.”

Their ambition inevitably flows into the beers, which Jones explains are modelled on the best breweries and beers in the world.

“We’re always looking for the best example in each style. For example we just released a helles. The best helles in the country right now is Thornbridge with Lukas. We think the best style example full stop is somewhere between Augustiner and Tegernseer.

Cloudwater’s Mittelfruh Helles (Image: Andy Lambert)

“Even though it’s preposterous for a two-year old non-German brewery to say, ‘we’re going to try and close the gap between never making helles before, and those that we classify as the best examples’, we’re still doing that.”

“It’s the confidence to say we don’t know how far we can go,” Jones continues. “why impose a limit on your ambition?”

And with such impressive accolades already under their belt, it looks like Cloudwater’s confidence is well placed.

CRAFT BEER: Tree House Beer Company Julius

CRAFT BEER: Tree House Beer Company Julius

Queremos celebrar el cervezón que tuvimos a la venta en nuestro Pez Tortilla de La Latina estas semanas, con una review muy buena de nuestros amigos de beerandbrewing.com :

Tree House Beer Company Julius

Print Shelf Talker

 

What the brewers say

“Bursting with pungent American hops, Julius is bright and juicy, filled with flavors and aromas of mango, peach, passion fruit, and a mélange of citrus juice. It has a soft, pillowy mouthfeel and rounded bitterness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Peaches, oranges, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, and even a touch of pine—it’s a punch in the nose with a fruit cart. I think I consumed a serving of fruit just through the aroma.”

Flavor: “Peach and pine carry through from the aroma and are augmented by some dank-ish notes. Some moderate malt sweetness is there, but the emphasis remains ever on the hops goodness. Pleasant bitterness backs up the ensemble and delivers its own tangerine-like notes as it washes down the throat.”

Overall: “A big citrus/tropical fruit bomb with enough malt sweetness to temper the bitterness. A beautiful IPA, both visually and on the palate. I can almost picture someone cramming hops into the bottle or can. A wonderful use of hops that doesn’t try to get too fancy with anything else and just delivers an amazing hops-forward beer.”

Cheers!

Modern Times – Blazing World

Modern Times – Blazing World

Otra maravilla que acabamos de pinchar: BLAZING WORLD de MODERN TIMES.

Ojo al dato:

Modern Times Blazing World

type: hoppy amber ale
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $10/4-pack 16oz
ABV: 6.8%
NSP: 12.9
website

Modern Times hasn’t been around for too long, but they’re certainly off to an impressive start.  They’ve just begun releasing their products in cans (a perfect 16oz size) and their tasting room is poised to be a great place to drink at.

You may have noticed the general lack of respect for amber ale around these parts, but that’s only because none of them taste this delicious.  It toes the line closer to a red IPA, but it is most definitely not one, even with the ABV, IBU, and wonderfully hoppy aromas to back it up.  The base has plenty of flavor and complexity,  the body is absolutely perfect, and it’s a bit on the dry side; this means that once you’re through with a can you think, “well shit, how about another?!”  And my jeebus is it pretty to look at: A rich amber with a nice cream/tan colored head.  This is dangerous stuff right here, so try not to finish the whole 4-pack before dinner.  It’s safe to say this is easily my favorite hoppy amber ale.

I like the idea of useful information on the can, and these guys apparently do too.  After seeing Dave Chappelle recently, I would like to say that while I agree that this is ‘the stickiest of the icky’, please do not shout it out during his standup: he hates that, and so did I.

Stone Ruination IPA 2.0

Stone Ruination IPA 2.0

Stone reformula su mítica Ruination IPA, y en Pez Tortilla la tendremos en barril esta semana: Stone Ruination IPA 2.0

End of an Era: Stone Ruination IPA

So far, 2015 has seen a flurry of activity here at Stone. This is nothing new. For several years, we’ve been hard at work debuting beers at a rapid and voluminous clip. But this year’s been different. In addition to introducing new brews like Stone Delicious IPA, 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine – Extra Hoppy and 2015 Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout, we’ve also broke the sad news that some of our beers are being retired, never to return to production again. First, it was Stone Levitation Amber Ale, followed almost immediately by Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA. Both were met with much lamenting, but none so much as the next beer to wave bye-bye. It’s no wonder, it’s only the first beer we ever produced beginning 19 years ago: Stone Pale Ale (which will make its valiant return to the suds scene as Stone Pale Ale 2.0 starting in April). Well, the shake-up isn’t over. There’s still one more beer that will be exiting production for eternity and, as hard as it is to say good-bye, the time has come. Spring 2015 will see the last-ever brew session for Stone Ruination IPA.

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OK, please come back off the ledge. Things aren’t as dire as we made them seem (purely for dramatic effect). We could never completely kill off this saintly imperial India pale ale. I mean, you didn’t really think we’d get rid of our liquid poem to the glory of the hop, did you? Yes, Stone Ruination IPA as we know it now will soon be gone, but only because we’ll be reciting the second stanza in our lupulin-laced ode, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0. That’s right. We’ve taken this fluid paean and everything we (and our fans) love about it, and taken it a new, loftier level. Why, you ask? ‘Tis a good and inevitable question for any discerning hophead to pose. And we have not one, but many answers to this justifiable query. It’s because, when we first released Stone Ruination IPA…

  • A far smaller number of high alpha-acid hops were available compared to present day.
  • Myriad brewing techniques for extracting hop flavor and bitterness had yet to be invented.
  • Our palates were less used to onslaughts of lupulin and we felt like we’d maxed out the IBU possibilities.
  • The tastes of craft beer drinkers, like ours, hadn’t yet been turned up to 11 (something Stone Ruination IPA did for many of our fans).

It takes a prohibitively massive ego, a stymied lack of vision, laziness, ignorance and/or delusion for one to create something and expect it to remain an exemplar until the end of time. Arguably, some songs, novels and artistic works attain this status, but beer is a constantly shifting, constantly evolving medium. The brew we and our fans are enamored with today probably won’t be what we are salivating over and clamoring for 10 years ago. That’s part of the allure of craft beer. The next pint, snifter, goblet or tasting glass full of enthralling hop-and-grain nectar is always right around the corner. For us, that means eschewing the proverbial blinders, and examining our fluid stock to ensure it’s in keeping with the times and all available ingredients and advancements. In short, we need to keep our fluid fluid, being open to change in the name of making something better. Those who love our beers deserve that and, we’re certain, appreciate it.

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So, in the not-too-distant future, you can expect to encounter a version of Stone Ruination made bigger and bolder through the use of a revised hop bill including some new and exciting varieties we wish we’d had at our disposal when this beer debuted as the world’s first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA back in June 2002. Further upping its next-phase appeal is Brewmaster Mitch Steele’s employment of beer-making methodologies never before applied to the crafting of this be-gargoyled hop juggernaut. Stone Ruination IPA was already the type of awesome beer we felt comfortable hanging our hats, hops and reputation on, so one can only imagine how truly epic Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 will be. But imagining won’t be necessary for long. In no time, it’ll be a hop-riddled, imperial-strength reality.

Fuente: blog.stonebrewing.com

Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest 2015

Os contamos de que va el Oktoberfest en este post! Si por alguna razón no podéis escaparos a Munich, venid a Pez Tortilla y probar todas nuestras cervezas y nuestra Oktobertilla y  Oktoberqueta especiales:

  • Oktobertilla de Salchichas Bratwurst
  • Oktoberqueta de Codillo y Sauerkraut

Lineup de barriles hoy en Pez Tortilla:

  • Ballast Point Dorado
  • Weihenstephaner Hefe Dunkel
  • Hitachino Nest White Ale
  • The Kernel Citra Simcoe

Oktoberfest: la fiesta de la cerveza más popular del mundo

Año tras año el Oktoberfest Munich acoger a miles de visitantes provenientes de todo los rincones del mundo. El festival de la cerveza más popular del planeta se celebra cada año en la ciudad de Munich durante 2 semanas enteras entre finales de setiembre y principios de octubre.

oktoberfest-munich-camarera

Estas son las próximas fechas de celebración delOktoberfest Munich:

  • Oktoberfest 2013 : 21 Septiembre – 6 Octubre
  • Oktoberfest 2014 : 20 Septiembre – 5 Octubre
  • Oktoberfest 2015 : 19 Septiembre – 4 Octubre

La celebración del Oktoberfest Munich comenzó en 1810 como fiesta de boda de dos miembros de la realeza bávara, Luis I y Teresa de Sajonia, que tras su casamiento ofrecieron a los ciudadanos de Munich una gran fiesta a base de cerveza. A partir de ese año el Oktoberfest Munich se viene celebrando cada año. oktoberfest-munich-chicasElOktoberfest Munich se celebra en una área llamada Theresienwiese que es un gran prado que se encuentra muy cerca del centro de Múnich y de la estación Central. Aquí se montan varias carpas y pabellones y en todos ellos se sirve cerveza, pero no una cerveza cualquiera: de hecho solo la cerveza que cumple con los requisitos delReinheitsgebot, la ley de pureza de la cerveza de 1516 que establece los ingredientes con los que se puede elaborar la cerveza y además debe tener un mínimo de aproximadamente 6% de alcohol. La cerveza debe ser además fabricada dentro de los límites de la ciudad de Munich.

oktoberfest-munich-pabellon

Las cerveceras autorizadas a producir cerveza para el Oktoberfest Munich son:

  • Augustiner-Bräu
  • Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu
  • Löwenbräu
  • Paulaner-Bräu
  • Spatenbräu
  • Staaliches Hofbräu-Munchen

Oktoberfest Munich Infografia

La entrada al Oktoberfest Munich es gratis y no es necesario ningún billete para entrar. Debido a esta razón y a la gran afluencia de visitantes es muy recomendable acudir a los pabellones muy pronto, incluso por la mañana en fin de semana, sobre todo porqué a todos los que no encuentren asiento no se les servirá cerveza. La cerveza en el Oktoberfest Munich se sirve desde las 10 de la mañana hasta las 22:30 de lunes a viernes y los fines de semana se empieza antes, desde las 9 de la mañana. Lo que si hay que pagar es la cerveza, cuyo coste ronda los 10€ aproximadamente por un litro. Y ni se te ocurra pedir una caña… aquí solo se sirven vasos de litro!
El Oktoberfest Munich comienza con en el desfile de los dueños de las cervecerías junto con grandes de barriles de cerveza cargados en carruajes, y cuando el alcalde abre el primer barril de cerveza a las doce en punto, queda inaugurada la fiesta tras doce cañonazos desde las escaleras de la estatua que representa a Baviera.
El Oktoberfest es un evento que atrae a personas de todos los rincones del mundo y en los últimos años se ha llegado a contar con más de siete millones de visitantes. Munich durante esas dos semanas multiplica por 3 su población y hasta más, por lo que los hoteles en Munich están repletos de huéspedes y es recomendable reservar hotel con antelación para encontrar sitio y buenos precios.
Si eres un estimador de la cerveza no puedes perderte el Oktoberfest Munich, la mayor celebración de la cerveza a nivel mundial, pero debes saber que se organizan Oktoberfest en varias ciudades del mundo, no solo en Munich.
Ceremonia de Apertura Oktoberfest munich

Fuente: es.blog.hotelnights.com

Empieza Madrid Beer Week

Empieza Madrid Beer Week

El 8 de junio comienza la “Madrid Beer Week 2015”, la segunda edición de unas jornadas pioneras que convertirán Madrid en la capital cervecera por excelencia. La MBW se celebrará de 8 al 21 de junio y contará con una agenda cargada de experiencias en formación y gastronomía en torno al mundo de las cervezas.

Con esta iniciativa, Cervecera Independiente pretende impulsar actividades de degustación, cata y maridaje de cervezas en Madrid y para ello se han programado diversas propuestas, tales como: Meet the Brewer; Menús de Maridaje; Tap Over; Presentaciones de nuevos productos y Formación.

En Pez Tortilla hemos preparado un menú de lo mas cervecero para estos días:

MENÚ TAPA + CERVEZA ARTESANAL
  • Cerveza Er Boquerón + Dúo de croquetas de Bacalao (5 eur)
  • Cerveza Rogue Mocha Porter + Pincho de tortilla de trigueros (7,50 eur)
  • Caña Flying Dog Pale Ale + Dúo de croquetas de pollo al curry (3 eur)
  • Caña Brewdog Punk IPA + Pincho de tortilla y cebolla caramelizada (4,50 eur)
  • Cerveza Dawat Ecológica de Cuenca + Dúo de croquetas de queso azul (4,50 eur)

Podéis consultar toda la información aquí –> cerveceraindependiente.com

Os esperamos!!