For Immediate Release
Thursday April 17, 2014
RENO, Nev. (April 17, 2014) –Brewmaster, Greg Hinge returned to The Brew Brothers from the 2014 World Beer Cup with a bronze medal for the “Lou” brew, which was recognized out of 40 entries in the “Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer” category.
Every two years a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 95 beer style categories with gold, silver and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup® is often referred to as "the Olympics of Beer Competitions" because it is one of the very few international beer competitions awarding only one gold, silver and bronze in each category.
“Brewers all over the world participate in order to win recognition for their creativity and brewing ability,” said Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association, the US-based trade association that has put on the competition every two years since 1996. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world.”
Lou, named after Hinge’s wife whose nickname is Lindy Lou, is a barrel-aged Saison that was conditioned for four months and then aged for seven months in a Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay barrel.
“When we were able to get the chardonnay barrels from Ferrari-Carano, we started testing different brews including a seasonal special we had called the Hopason and really liked the flavors,” Hinge said. “It’s a lighter beer with hints of apricot and pear and some vanilla and oak pick-up from the barrel.”
The Brew Brothers currently has two seasonal specials on tap including the “Cohen Bräu,” a creamy English style bitter on Nitro. Hinge describes it as being copper colored and refreshing with a lower alcohol content (at just 4.9 percent).
The second seasonal special is the “Fuglsang” which is Danish for songbird. Hinge wanted to make a beer that would be the perfect welcome to spring. “By blending Belgian yeast and American hops, we’ve created a wonderful Ale with bold citrus flavors and a nice dry finish,” said Hinge. The Fuglsang comes in at 6 percent ABV. Hinge says to look for a double IPA coming up next.
The Brew Brothers eight permanent brews are the Big Dog Indiana Pale Ale, Carano Extra, Gold Medal Winner Redhead Amber Ale, Double Down Stout, Wild Card Wheat and Gold Dollar Pale Ale. Food and beer specials are available during happy hour, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Brew Brothers opens at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s also live entertainment every night of the week including Live Band Karaoke on Mondays, DJ Chris English on Brew Club Tuesdays and live bands playing today’s new rock and top 40 hits Wednesday through Sunday. DJ Montague spins late night Thursday through Saturday. Sunday through Thursday entertainment starts at 10 p.m. with Friday and Saturday night entertainment beginning at 10:30 p.m.
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