Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thursday Tap and Meet the Brewer - Trois Dames

We're pleased to announce a special version of this week's Thursday Tap at Jimmy's No. 43. From 5-7pm on January 31, Jimmy will be hosting the New York debut of Switzerland's Brasserie Trois Dames. In addition, brewer Raphaël Mettler will be there to talk about beer, wine, cheese, fondue, and Freddie Mercury.

The beers:

  • L'Amoureuse Rouge (bottles) - brewed with 80% malt and 20% Gamaret grape must and aged in wine barrels for several months. Secondary fermentation is spontaneous due to wild yeast and bacteria on the grape skins.
  • L'Amoureuse Blanc (bottles) - brewed with 80% malt and 20% Chasselas grape must and aged in wine barrels for several months.
  • Grande Dame Oud Bruin (draft) - a sour brown ale in the Flemish tradition

There is also an "Oyster Shuck and Talk" to benefit Slow Foods in the back room from 6:30-8pm so if you're feeling ambitious, why not do both events. Note that the Oyster talk is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased here. Oysters will also be available at the bar for purchase and the Thursday Tap is a pay-as-you-go event.

Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th Street.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Brett Weekend - Brouwerij Lane

This weekend, 25-27 January, Brouwerij Lane is celebrating funky beers fermented with our wild yeast friend, Brettanomyces.  They'll have 6 kegs pouring including the following:

Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza - an 8% strong golden ale. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet. Like all Jolly Pumpkin beers, this one is aged in wood barrels. Rated the #1 Belgian Golden Ale by The New York Times.

To Øl Sans Frontière - from Denmark, the "Two Beers" brewery have created a "tart, picturesque and rural beer". This is a dry-hopped Belgian ale, refermented with brettanomyces.

Freigeist Brettokolong - this is an unfiltered kölsch beer from Cologne, Germany. This version was fermented with ale yeast and refermented with brett which accentuates the lemon and citrus notes.

Brouwerij Lane is located at 78 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Tap - Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper

Yes, it's true, Virginia, you can drink holiday beers after December 25th! Props to Jimmy's No. 43 for recognizing the fact that winter warmers are appropriate to drink throughout the winter, not just in the days leading up to Christmas. And what's more appropriate on a cold night than an 11% mildly spiced Belgian Strong Dark Ale?

Tonight's Thursday Tap features Mikkeller's Santa's Little Helper. It's brewed with malt; flaked wheat; dark candi sugar; Northern Brewer, Hallertau, and Styrian Goldings hops; and orange peel and coriander. According to the brewery, "it is inspired by the Belgian Christmas beers, known for their thick warming body, light spices, and balance hop profile." The spices, along with the high fermentation temperatures, give a massive mix of fruity notes. Santa's Little Helper is "an orgy of aromas and flavours", says Mikkel.

The keg will be will be tapped at 5pm and will be poured until it kicks. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th St.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thursday Tap - Yeastie Boys Rex Attitude

This Thursday, drop by Jimmy's No. 43 for a blast of peat smoke from Rex Attitude by New Zealand's Yeastie Boys.

According to the brewery:  "They said it couldn't be done, that it would be undrinkable, that we couldn't use more than 5% heavy peated malt in a beer. So we carefully considered their advice and went with 100% instead. Rex Attitude is inspired by French techno and the whisky of Scotland's west coast. Like the 'Auld Alliance' it combines a little Scottish rogue with a dose of French 'je ne sais quoi'. It is, as far as we know, the world's first beer made from 100% heavy peated distilling malt."

Intrigued?  This 7% peat-smoked strong golden ale will be tapped at 5pm, like all Thursday Taps. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th St.