It’s the release party for C-Dog Double IPA from 4 to 10 pm at Sidebar. A collaborative beer brewed with the Lucky Lab back in March, C-Dog was the final beer to ever be brewed on the Lucky Lab Brewhouse that we’ve been using for the past six years. Coined a “Lucky Lompodor Production,” C-Dog is a 50/50 blend of C-son’s Greetings and Superdog. Both beers were brewed into one fermenter, with nine types of hops added in the kettle (the seven Cs, Fuggles & Amarillos). The entire fermenter was then dry-hopped with another eight types of hops for a ridiculous total of 32 lbs of hops in a 10 bbl batch. The malt profile includes flaked barley, Crystal 75 and Munich. The final ABV is 7.4%. This hop monster is available in bottles and on draft at both Lompoc and Lucky Lab for a limited time.
Also pouring in Sidebar on Friday is Cedar Proof Ale, our Living Proof Belgian Dubbel aged on cedar planks for five days. Made with malted barley, corn, molasses and Cluster hops, there are hints of licorice and tobacco with a malty body and a dry finish; Drunken Robin, our Condor Pale Ale fermented in Bourbon barrels with 35 pounds of sour cherries and cellared for 20 months. It’s burnt orange in color with strong cherry and oak aroma; Franc’ly Brewdolph, a Belgian style red ale fermented with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain in October 2009 and aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 13 months. It was then blended in a tank with the 2010 Brewdolph. It has a creamy and malty body, a mild fruitiness and a spicy oak flavor; Kick Axe Ale, a crisp and nicely hopped pale ale that has been dry hopped in the fermenter with whole leaf Cascades for a huge hop aroma; and Proletariat Red, a Northwest Red ale that’s malty and full bodied with a deep, rich red color. It reminds us that work is the curse of the drinking class! Please note, Sidebar will be closed on Saturday for a private party.