Chappy’s to host 12.12.12 Epic Event

Chappy's Tap Room and  Grille will open at 11:30am this Wed, Dec 12th to celebrate the tapping of a keg of Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12, the last one in the series at 12:12pm. They will be serving lunch and offering happy hour until 6pm. According to a news release, "Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale was brewed with a Belgian yeast strain and features cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, rosehips, sweet orange peel, and a dash of clove. Spices and banana notes are prominently featured in the taste. As it warms, notes of caramel, dark toffee and molasses assert themselves. Overall, the dark beer … [Read more...]

Aging Beer Like Fine Wine

Have you ever had a Bud or a Miller that was just a little bit too old? Perhaps someone left it in the garage during a party in the Spring, and you forgot all about it until well after Summer was over. You thought "Oh, what the heck" and cracked it open to see how it tastes. Uh oh. If you've done something like this, then you are probably scarred for life. The thought of aging beer may sound like a one-way ticket to Skunksville. However, you may be surprised to know beers, like wine, can actually mature for months, years, and even decades. You might even find the occasional bottle that … [Read more...]