II MINI INTERNATIONAL FEST at CHINASKINo Comments
Good morning everyone! It’s snowing! (In case you didn’t notice it yet.) How are u? We keep working in spite of raining and snowing.
First of all, we want to say thank you so much for coming to the II MINI INTERNATIONAL FEST held during the past weekend at Chinaski in spite of the weather. Thank you so much for sharing the weekend with us!
We also want to thank the breweries and the brewers from Magic Rock, Bierol, CR/AK and Wild beer for coming to take part in the fest and beeing with you. You know we, the brewers, love being in these events: good atmosphere…–>
<– …good beer…
…and especially the great people like you (wink, wink.) –>
You know how this works, the speech of the guest brewers is a must.
We want you to get to know the brewers and to be close to each other, since the aim of these events is not only drinking beer, but also knowing your opinions and impressions. Your opinion is very important for us, since it helps us to improver and know your tastes in regard to future beers and events.
In the same way there were beers, there wasa lot of food too. Beer pairing is big world that can make the experience even better. Great beer must bee paired with great food! On september, in the first mini fest there was food too, so in this second mini fest too. Always trying to reach the best so you have fun and meet again in the next event.
We are so happy with the result of the mini fest in spite of the weather. We had a total blust and prove of it are the imagenes:
We hope to see you again at Chinaski Lavapies. Our frind of Chinaski are at your disposal to serve you the best beers paired with the best food.
In addition, we want to remind you that you have already available in the online shop nthe UFO FEST tickets that is to be held on April. Hurry up! Take yours now! It seems there’s a lot of time yet, but people is already making plans for April. Here you have the links of the online shop for the tickets of UFO FEST:
More news of Dark HorseNo Comments
Morning! How were your holidays? Have the Three Wise Men brought you gifts? We have many gifts from them and they even leave a gift for you all: Dark Horse! The beers are here and you have them available in the online shop from now.
So, today we are going to finish with Dark Horse. In the first post about Dark Horse, we told you who Dark Horse was and how it was born. Moreover, we dropped some pieces of bread for you to know how their beers are. Now, we are going to show you all the available beers. The ones we told you in the other post and the new ones. Here you have everything, together with the links:
Crooked Tree IPA
Crooked Tree by Dar Horse is a IPA craft beer heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. Often described as “grapefruit,” our hops give this beer an excellent citrus flavor that finishes dry, crisp, and clean. Due to our unique dry-hopping methods it has won several medals in the India Pale Ale category.
Raspberry Ale (with raspberries added)
Raspberry Ale by Dark Horse is an Ale craft beer with added raspberries. This beer is a light bodied, easy drinking ale. We use real raspberries late in fermentation, giving this beer a mild fruit flavor while keeping a very balanced malt profile.
Reserve Special Black Ale
The Reserve Special Black Ale by Dark Horse is a Porter craft beer. It is the oldest beer in the Dark Horse portfolio. This beer is dark, flavours of malt-roast and chocolate. The Reserve Special Black Ale drinks like a porter and finishes like a stout, so it fits nicely into the category of a delicious strong black ale.
Belgian Style Amber Ale
Belgian Style Amber Ale by Dark Horse is an Amber Ale craft beer. While the malt and hops give this beer an amazing copper color, medium body, and a smooth mouth feel; it’s the yeast that sets this one apart from other amber ales. Inspired by Belgium’s beer, this beer has a little Belgian touch by using an “almost Belgian” yeast strain producing similar esters and flavors commonly found in more traditional Belgian beers
Dark Horse Boffo Brown
Boffo Brown is a favorite to many of us here at the brewery. Like most of our beers, it’s robust full body and soft mouth feel is pushing the envelope of what an American Brown Ale is to most people. Flavors begin with malt, caramel, toffee, and finish with a nutty, mild earthiness.
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Scotty Karate Scotch Ale by Dark Horse is an Ale craft beer. For those of you who don’t know who “Scotty Karate” is… He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky-tonk influenced, punk-country songs. A big bold musician deserves a big bold beer, that’s why Scotty and our Scotch Ale are a perfect tribute to one another. Scotty Karate is brewed with cherry wood smoked malt instead of the traditional peat smoked malt offering up warming notes of coffee, caramel and sweet caramelized brown sugar. Scotty finishes earthy giving this beer a character all it’s own, just like the man himself.
Silver medal winner 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Warmer
4 Elf by Darh Horse is an Ale craft beer. Spicy aromas like cinnamon and clove. Balanced between malt, hops, and spice at 8.75% ABV.
Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rockstar
Scary Jesus Rockstar by Dark Horse is a Pale Ale craft beer. This collaboration beer made with Chef Cleetus Friedman of Chicago’s Fountainhead will save your soul and then melt your face off. Aromas of chamomile. A tasty riff of sweet and earthy fresh apricots hit your palate and rock your tastebuds finishing dry and hoppy.
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Number three in our stout series, this stout is full-bodied and brewed with all malted barley and fresh blueberries added after fermentation. The nose is where you will begin to realize this stout is in a league of its own. Blueberry, chocolate and roasted aromas lead the way to a very pleasant drinking experience which leaves you wanting the next November to arrive sooner than last year.
Dark Horse Plead the 5th
Plead the 5th by Dark Horse is a Russian Imperial Stout craft beer. Our Russian Imperial Stout is pitch black in color with a faint tan head that immediately identifies this beer as BIG. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and roast also make it even bigger. Roasted coffee and fruity chocolate notes are just the beginning of this beers complex flavor. You have the right to enjoy or remain silent (ha, ha!)
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout
One Oatmeal by Dark Horse is an Oatmeal Stout. Number one in a series of five stouts produced to help ease you through the cold and grey Midwestern winters. This beer is full bodied and made with oats. You will find hints of chocolate, roasted barley, and coffee flavors.
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout
Number four in our stout series, this beer is brewed with all malted barley and hardwood smoked malt. Aromas of smoked chocolate and coffee leave way to a full-bodied stout with a smokey finish.
There you have everything. All the beers that the Three Wise Men have left you here. They have been really good, right? If you want to know more about Dark Horse, this is their webpage: http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/
Major Roçadas DistribuçaoNo Comments
Good morning! Well, now we are getting to know each other a bit, you know we are restless…and we don’t stop…and you already know which way the wind is blowing, right? Well, then… there it goes…we have joined with our neighbouring country in a fascinating adventure! Today, we are going to introduce you to our friends from our neighbour Portugal:
¡Major Roçadas Distribução!
Major Roçadas Distribuçao is a distributor of craft beers and destillates from Portugal. This project was born as innovative, simple and excellence, including a portfolio of beers, and that is only the beginning. They count with craft beer breweries from Spain such as Yria, Reptilian or Falken, and besides, international breweries like Clown Shoes (EE.UU), among others. They will tell you more soon.
If you one to know more about what they have prepared for you, you can take a look at their social media like Facebook (Major Roçadas Distribuição), Tiwtter (@MajorRocadas) and Instagram (MajorRocadas). You know, if you travell to Portugal… don’t doubt it! You will find good beer wherever you go!
More things! Let us see, have you dared to taste Sackman? If not, we remind you its product are ready in our online shop ( Whisky: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/sackman-whisky/ ; Moonshine: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/sackman-moonshin/). Now in addition, you will find is products at Chinaski Lavapiés. There’re no excuses! Sackman is waiting for you, do you dare?
And last but not least, the last week we told you something about the 1st UFO FEST, well, today we want to introduce you to our new beer: UFO!
UFO is our new Indian Pale Ale Cenntenial Edition, which is already available in our online shop: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/yria-ufo/ Alien hops invade us!
Enough for this week. See you!
1st UFO FESTNo Comments
Good morning! We have some good news to help you overcome Monday. We are excited to announce … (drum roll)
…the 1st UFO FEST! Although there is a long way yet because the fest is going to be next year and there are many things to prepare yet. Now you know, make room in your schedule the 21-22 April 2018, Saturday and Sunday respectively. There’re no excuses!
We cannot tell you more things yet, since we are still putting the final touches and finishing some details to prepare a great fest, in which you will have a lot of fun. Here you have the poster as a little foretaste. As we have already said, it is going to be on April 21 and 22 from 13:00 to 23:00 at Mad Brewing in Madrid. We will have international breweries and, as always, good beers in vast quantities!
In addition, we are well accompained, since we count with the collaboration of Mad Brewing and the invaluable help of Zombier, who promise to bring interesting things in can and bottle for the 1st UFO FEST.
We are eager and looking forward the date to arrive. We had this great desire of carrying out a fest like this in Madrid. We don’t stop, it is beyond us!
Enough for today! Pay attention to the blog, more details will be announced as the time approaches.
Meanwhile, you have beer for a while in the online shop. Some weeks ago, we announced there will be Stille Nach 2015, 2016 and 2017 by De Dolle and Black Albert and Cuveé Delphine by De Stryuse, well, they are already here! Waiting is over! You have them available in the online shop in the following links:
- De Struise Cuveé Delphine: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/de-struise-cuvee-delphine-ba/
- De Struise Black Albert: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/de-struise-black-albert/
- De Dolle Stille Nach 2015: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/stille-nacht-2015/
- De Dolle Stille Nach 2016: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/de-dolle-brouwers-stille-nacht-2016/
- De Dolle Stille Nach 2017: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/de-dolle-brouwers-stille-nacht-2017/
Also, you ahev available the Pack De Struise + De Dolle that includes all the beers above, just follow the link: https://www.cervezasyria.com/producto/pack-de-struise-stille-nacht/
We remind you that we have limited stock of this beers. So, do not think it twice, beers will fly!
Something more, last thing for this week, habemus event this weekend! As they say, time flies. It has been two years since we began to walk with our friends from Chinaski Lavapiés. 2nd Anniversary! So, there will be an anniversary event at Chinaski Lavapiés. Take a look at Chinaski Lavapiés Facebook (@chinaskilabapies), they will tell you about it during the week. Do not miss it! You are all invited to celebrate with us!
See you next week!
Dieu du Ciel!: Waiting is over! (II)No Comments
Dear readers, we come back with Dieu du Ciel! Today we have good news for you, the waiting is over: habemus beers!
Today we want Hoy os presentamos los cervezotes llegados del otro lado del océano:
- Moralité 6.9% (American IPA):
This beer is brewed with a daring quatity of Simcoe, Citra and Centennial hops. The dry finish is highly aromatic and slightly resinous, invoking tropical fruits atop dominant hop bitterness.
- Blanche du Paradis 5.5% (Belgian Wheat Ale):
An unfiltered wheat beer brewed with coriander and Curaçao orange peel. A delicate and refreshing bouquet of citrus and spice floats atop toasted bread aromas, accompanied by a subtle touch of acidity provided by the wheat.
- Disco Soleil 6.5% (Kumquat IPA):
Refreshing kumquat immerses the palate with citrus and tropical fruit, while biting hops interplay with bready malt, together with a final touch of acidity from the kumquat zest.
- Rosée d’hibiscus 5.9% (Belgian Hibiscus wheat):
A delicate wheat beer with a floral and lightly acidic character. Its beautiful pink colour comes from the hibiscus flowers used in the brewing process. A perfumed aroma invokes fresh pink grapefruit.
- Dernière Volonté (7%) Belgian IPA
It presents a complex, floral nose with boozy undertones, accompanied by fruity and slightly malty aromas. A powerful bouquet of hops is also immediately apparent. It presents strong flavours of spice and citrus, followed by an assertively hoppy finish.
Here you have these new beers, each more curious and interesting than the other, We hope you like them as much as we do. If you behave well, we will bring you more beers.
Dieu du Ciel!: history and curiosities (I)No Comments
Dear readers, who read us with burning enthusiasm! After catching your attention with the 1st Mini Fest at Chinaski Lavapiés, we want to surprise you again. Today, we introduce you to a Canadian brewery: Dieu du Ciel!
The reason why we write a blog post about this Canadian brewery is… (drum roll) …¡¡¡They will be with us soon in flesh and bones and bottles!!! Today we are going to tell you about the deeds of this brewery, so you get to know them a bit.
Our story begins in 1991 at Jean-François’ home, who developed his passion and interest in beer and brewing as a career by brewing experiments. But it wouldn’t be until 1995 when Jean-François met Stephane Ostiguy during a research project at the Armand-Frappier Institute. And voilá! On the eleventh of September, 1998, they open a pub called Dieu du Ciel! In Montreal (Quebec, Canada). Here you have some photos of the pub, so you can imagine it:
Since then, they have been only growing, creating Dieu Du Ciel Microbrery Inc. Located at St. Jerome (Quebec, Canada). Then, they unite forces with Luc Boivin (an electro-mechanic with impressive home-brewing) and Isabelle Charbonney (marketing). In St. Jerome, they started brewing their own beer, which as first served on 2008. They continue growing to this day, developing their passion for the craft beer and sharing it with their Community and through international expansion as well.
Their selection of craft beers is quite wide: from Sentinelle (Kölsch, a german Pale Ale), Moralité (American IPA), their Imperial Coffe Stout Péché Mortel or one of their most cheered beers Aphrodisiaque (Cocoa & Vanilla Stout).
Well, enough for today. Yes, you read that right. We have not finish yet, we have more wonders to tell you about these Canadian. See you in the next post.
Chronicle: 1st Mini Fest of International Craft Beer at Chinaski LavapiésNo Comments
First of all, THANKS to all people who participated and enjoyed as much as we did during the fest.
Today’s post is dedicated to all that happened in the fest. All the brewers invited to Chinaski Lavapiés delivers a speech about the brewery. This way, we discovered some curious things, for instance the brewery’s name of Vento Forte was chosen by Andrea’s mother ¡Bravo per la mamma! Also, Oud Beersel was about to close after four generations belonging to the same family, but Tea’s husband bought the brewery and continue brewing lambic beers. Thank goodness! While Elliot was telling as about Höp Cream’s ice creams, we couldn’t stop our mouths from watering, did you? Here you have some photos of the speeches:
Of course, let’s see the delicatessen, ambrosias and atmosphere of the fest.
As you can see, we had a lot of fun and we are glad of having shared this experience with all of you.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. See you son or see you in the next fest! (or the next post ?).