Brewers Notes: Smooth and crisp with a very clean Vienna lager profile. Slight but pleasant fruity follow through and low hop profile finish with an added touch of wheat.
Inspired by music his entire life, Pete was enjoying a beer in Austria with his wife Lisa when he noted the awesome flavor of the beer. Later he connected the flavor to Vienna malt and mixed these flavors with one from Köln Germany. Thus was born the Für Lisa Kölsch. A mix of German and Austrian styles, it is very refreshing and easy to drink. As a hybrid we were able to increase the ABV above the traditional Kolsch styles.
Brewers Notes: We use natural, unfiltered honey from here in Colorado Springs (Schmidt apiaries) along with natural whole Strawberries. This all-natural brew weighs in at 7.1% ABV because of the extra sugar the honey adds. Blended with our Bavarian style Hefeweizen, this wheat / mead hybrid has a balanced yet complex profile.
Story Behind the Beer: Originally developed for a 4th year wedding anniversary gift, it was a keeper and has been brewed every year for the last 12 years. (Almost the same beer - the original blackberry and other hops were traded out for continual improvement.) The traditional 4th year anniversary gift is fruit and flowers, thus the strawberries and hops.
Brewers Notes: Pungent aroma of citrus, floral spice, and grapefruit. Decidedly grapefruit and bitter palate with a very light body. Dry finish because of the good attenuation. Hopped with seven different hops. Gold in color as it is brewed with mostly pale malts. This is our most hopped up beer at Storybook to date
Brewers Notes: Dark with a bitter finish. The nose presents coffee and dark chocolate. A small sip, swished around the mouth delivers a sour tang to the middle of the tongue, dominated by bitter chocolate at the back of the tongue, and all retreating bitter fading out slowly, reminding you it's time take another sip. Larger sips allow the bitter chocolate to dominate for slightly longer than smaller sips.
Aftertaste is of strong black coffee. Sipping slowly, the aftertaste quickly fades, but if you keep drinking the pint at pace, it builds with each repetition.
Brewers Notes: A Belgian Style dubbel rich in its malt profile yet balanced and clean. The nose presents the caramel malts. Burnt Belgian candy sugars along with esters and phenols from the Belgian yeast arrive at first sip but disappears soon to leave only a slight bitterness. This Medium bodied beer is aged at 40 degrees to calm some of the Belgian yeast flavors and present a more balanced beer. This beer is Brewed as a representation of the monistic beers of Belgium.