Paddled with Blackness

After the Barleywine and Big Beer Festival at Lucky Lab on Quimby, a stout homebrew demo at F.H. Steinbarts, and an Incredible Belgian Beer Tasting at Block 15, if there’s anything left of your liver after this upcoming weekend in Oregon, than we’d love to tell you about an exciting new release coming up Monday.  Full Sail brewer and overall rockin’ dude Kyle Larsen is unveiling his Brewers Share concoction known as Kyle’s Broken Paddle IBA.  A letter to Brewpublic gave us a little more detail on what the beer is all about:

Ok, I finally got a date for the release of my beer. It will release at the Pilsner Room on Monday the 9th @ 5:00 and in Hood River on Monday the 16th @ 5:00. My actual tasting description is as follows (I’m actually drinking it so this should be somewhat accurate).

First impression is Black! Pretty much opaque with a thick, lasting tan head. Citrus, resin hops hit you up front with noticeable malty sweetness and faint milk chocolate notes finishing out the aroma. Upon tasting the black brew you get a sticky hop presence and sweet Munich malt flavor. That’s all followed up by roasty notes and bitterness trying to compete with the sweetness of the brew. The beer goes down smooth with a full mouth feel and sprite carbonation that allows the beer to stick around for extended periods.

As for the Numbers it’s @ 6% ABV and 65 IBU’s. I used Great Western 2-row, Gambrinus Munich, Crisp 77 crystal, and Carafa III. Summits for the bittering, Cascades for a flavor hop addition, and 1.5#’s per barrel Centennials for dry Hops.