Camping at Lake Red Rock, we were only 14 miles away from Knoxville, so it would've been a shame if we didn't check out Peace Tree Brewing. Luckily for us, the heat gave us a great excuse to go into town, and sit in the air conditioned taproom for a bit. Pictured to the left is No Coast IPA. This 7.25% American IPA was just what I needed to cool down. A mixture of pine and citrus from the hops in the well balanced brew, that was just bitter enough to make it interesting, yet still easily drinkable.
I also took home a growler of Hop Wrangler, a 6.25% ABV, Belgo-American IPA. This is the beer that really made me take notice of what Peace Tree was doing years ago. I have to say, my will power is pretty amazing, as it's still in my fridge. Come on Friday night!!
I was very impressed with the tap room. They refinished an old industrial building and turned it into a beautiful gathering place. I would also like to point out, that their service was top notch. If you're in the Knoxville area, I would highly recommend stopping by for a few beers. Overall, we had a nice afternoon at the taproom, and after going back out into the heat, we probably should have stayed there longer. http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
|Arson and Toby playing tug-o-war when we got home (and it cooled down!)|
I know, I know, I said I'd review Toppling Goliath's collaboration with Mikkeller. I didn't forget, here's Nelson Schmelsson shown to the right, along with the new bottle caps from TG. Wow! That's it, just wow! I thought this beer was absolutely amazing! The powerful hop aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle, and gets even better as you pour it. Dank. Dank is thrown about a lot in beer boards lately, and it really fits this brew. Dank to me is just another was of saying hoppy goodness. This beer has plenty of that, and a solid, malty body to go with it. To be honest, this is one of the best beers I've had all year. Congrats to Clark, Mike, and the rest of the Hop Patrol at TG, and the guys at Mikkeller for making such a fantastic Double IPA! http://www.tgbrews.com/
Word on Twitter is that TG will be releasing their Morning Delight in the near future. This has been another of those elusive TG beers I haven't had yet, but will do my best to get a hold of this year, and of course, write about. I also hope to have more from TG coming up, so keep checking back.
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