Some cool craft beer brewing images:
Pike’s barrels & kegs
Image by Christine Jump
Resto – Dining
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Chef Bobby Hellen delivered a Large Format Feast beer dinner that kicked off NYC Craft Beer Week. The Zagat Presents beer dinner combined
Resto‘s local and seasonal approach, its large format feasting menu and three New York food and beer producers. Brewery Ommegang brewed the beer, Paffenroth Farms grew the vegetables and Violet Hill Farm raised the pig & lamb finished on spent grains from the brewery. Seven kegs of Ommegang beer, some never before served to the public, pairs with a family-style farm-to-table feast at this Belgian eatery.
Rock Bottom Terminal Stout
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A glass of Terminal Stout at the Rock Bottom Brewery on Grand Ave in Chicago.
The Terminal Stout is a 70 IBU, 6.5% abv dry-hopped American-Style Stout, brewed here at the Rock Bottom brewpub, in Chicago, with oats, English chocolate malt, roasted barley and Chinook hops.
It poured black in the glass with a fine tan head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa and some hops. Rich sweetish mouthfeel, very smooth and medium to full bodied – bordering on imperial. Flavor started out with a good malt body, both roasted and sweet malts, with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. The hops, when they kicked in, brought some piny notes and a good bitterness to balance the sweeter flavors. Nice long bitter aftertaste with lingering chocolate.
Despite its just 6.5% abv this beer had the body and richness of an imperial stout. I can see why it won a Bronze Medal at the World Beer Cup 2010, this is a great craft beer and by far the best I’ve had at any Rock Bottom Brewery!