As we enter the month of May, Burnside Brewing Company is set to release its first beer in its new COAX series. This new series will showcase and expand the hop experience in each release. The goal is to transcend the senses into an introspective experience, making the contents of the bottle much more than the sum of its parts.
The first release in the new COAX series is COAX No 01: A Polish Marynka & Mosaic Hopped IPA. The beer is described as having the finishing aromas of mango and tropical fruit with a sweet malt and wheat flavor that is followed by a mellow hop bitterness and herbal hop flavor.
COAX came from the idea that people have the ability to see, taste, touch, and smell hops, but can’t hear them. The owners of Burnside Brewing Company, Jay Gilbert and Jason McAdam, were determined to create something that engaged all five senses, and thus, COAX was born. On each label, you’ll find several tasting notes, including “Song” which encourages drinkers to share a song to pair with the beer that is inspired from tasting the flavors. People can do this by using the hashtag #BurnsideCOAX on social media.
Look for COAX No01 at our areas bottle shops and specialty grocery stores including all New Seasons locations within Oregon. This series is only brewed once on Burnside’s 15 Barrel brewhouse so each release will be very limited. Look for COAX No 02 during the summer months.
Also a beer that we recently had on a visit to Burnside Brewing was the often rarely seen brown ale. Burnside is currently pouring its Puddletown Brown, a modern twist on the once brewpub staple brown ale. With this version Burnside amped up the hop profile that works very well with the beer’s chocolate notes. Definitely a beer worth trying.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.