Our final beer of the 2018 holiday season is a tearful goodbye to the BSP annual tradition of showcasing holiday beers from around the country and the world…
The brewery describes Reindeer Tear’s from Heathen Brewing as “one of Heathen’s “Heathenal” beers that was bottled from day one. At the time, the goal was to make a world-class barleywine and then kiss it with a touch of bourbon and oak. Each year we make subtle changes to keep this beer evolving towards perfection.”
Any place that calls it’s tap room a Feral Public House wins points in my book. Se let’s take a look at Heathen Brewing, our last stop in Vancouver, Washington.
Let’s go really hoppy and check out the bitter descriptions of Heathen Brewing.
Vantucky Pale Ale – “Pours a light orange color with a vague coppery hue. Subtle grapefruit, tangerine, and grassy tones assault the nose, while malty-grainy-ness eases up from the rear. This beer is firmly planted in that gray area between Pale Ale and IPA.”
Carnage Double IPA – “This golden straw-color Imperial IPA has a big bright hop flavor without harsh bitterness. Moderate clarity due to the slaughtering amount of dry hops, this low maltiness beer leaves your hop head wanting more.”
Malice Triple IPA – “Papa Malice has finally come to join the Malicious IPA family here at Heathen. We took inspiration from his son, Son of Malice, and combined even more hops, time, and evil into making this huge triple IPA.”
Son of Malice Imperial IPA – “A full bodied malt backbone dangerously balances the 95 IBUs until the bitter finish kicks in and leaves a hoppy residue that you can scrape off with your teeth. This IIPA has a sinister agenda that is best served at 50 degrees with malevolence.”
Oh and check out their Cedar-Aged Seins Belgian Tripel too.