YOU OUGHTA KNOW!
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH AUDACITY OF OPACITY?!
As most of you know, we’re releasing The Audacity of Opacity (AoP) this weekend in draft and cans. This beer, as it says on the label, is about “reclaiming clarity in the American IPA,” but here’s a little background on what that actually means:
There is a major association with visual haze and the term “juicy,” so much so that people think there can’t be one without the other. Generally, juicy should mean fruity hop flavor, soft bitterness, and a full, soft mouthfeel. With AoP we’ve made an IPA that has those characteristics but breaks the visual haze connection.
The source of haze in IPA’s can be from a number of things: the amount of proteins in the beer, the types of grains used, the type of yeast used, or the types/styles of hops used (oils vs. pellets vs. whole). Any one of these things single-handedly may not create haze, but the combination of two or more could. This means there’s lots of variability and iterations to experiment with to either create haze or not.
In recent years, hazy IPA’s have been getting their haze on from lots of oats and wheat in the grist profile. These two types of grains create a lot of haze, and contribute to that soft, somewhat thick mouthfeel. For AoP, we used flaked barley, which is a grain that is less likely to produce any sort of haze but still gives good body to the beer and keeps those juicy characteristics.
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Let’s welcome our newest staff members!
Natasia Cooper - Server at the Pub (Natasia previously worked for us, so this is a welcome back!!)
Jake Day- Server at the Pub
Eric Garske- Food Runner/Host at the Pub
Bre Keller-Robbins - Line cook at the Pub
Ellie Magnuson - Food Runner/Host at the Pub
Sam Harris - Server at the Pub
Make sure to give them a warm Block 15 welcome!
You still have time to submit reviews for the following managers:
Elise and Sean Jolley
The link to submit your reviews can be found here!
WHAT’S NEW ON INSTA
WHAT’S GOING ON TAP SOON?
Dates are subject to change based on tap availability.
Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / 2001: A Hop Odyssey (replacing Sour Jelly Bean)
Tues 4/7: Intergalactic Hop Shop (replacing Fluffhead)
Fri 5/10: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing TBD)
Fri 5/3: The Audacity of Opacity (replacing Animal Cookies) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (replacing Turbulent Consequence, Pearl) / 2001: A Hop Odyssey (replacing Chocolate Creme Imperial Stout)
Tues 5/7: Intergalactic Hop Shop (replacing Fluffhead)
Fri 5/10: The Hop Workshop #11 (replacing IPeepsA)
UPCOMING BOTTLE / CAN RELEASES
Sat 5/4: The Audacity of Opacity (in 16oz cans) / Turbulent Consequence, Pêche (in 500mL bottles)
*This is the first Saturday Tap Room only release. Mug club & employees can pick theirs up on Friday, May 3rd and then the public release will be on Saturday, May 4th. The Pub will have it available in house on Monday, May 6th.
Tues 5/14: Wellspring (in 500mL bottles)
*This will be available at both the Tap Room & Pub!
UPCOMING / IN PROCESS BEERS
Mexican Lager - Crisp, light bodied lager
Duke IV - Hefeweizen
Fresh Flow - IPA
Cassidy - Wild ale w/ flowers
BLOCKOUT = tap takeover
**Be sure to share/like the Facebook events to spread the word to your friends!
THE PEOPLE’S PINT / DINE OUTS
We are currently partnering with Mid-Valley Harvest for The People’s Pint tap. The designated beer is IPeepsA at the Pub and Emerging Sunshine at the Tap Room.
NEXT PUB DINE OUT
Tuesday, May 28th:
Monroe Grade School
*Last week’s Dine Out for the Waldorf School raised $569.88!
MAY MONTHLY SPECIALS
Lamb & Pork Meatballs
Huli Huli Chicken Sandwich
Arugula & Chorizo Salad
Our current 2 ½ bullets are no longer available so we will be switching what our bullet usage is!
Please follow the plating below from now on. Thank you!
Use 1 ½ oz flat bullets for:
All sides of dressings and dipping sauces EXCEPT rosemary vinegar and any special thin vinaigrette dressing.
Fill flat bullets with 1oz of sauce. It should be ⅔ full.
Use 3 ¼ oz (our old style) bullets for:
Rosemary vinaigrette and any other thin special dressing - Fill ½ way.
Blue cheese dressing for 3 wings - Fill ¾ full
Salsa - FIll to the brim.