Today this writer received a notice in the mail much as he has in the past. The notice in question was a pending beer release from another brewery, that many of you have heard of. What made this release notice more touching was that it was from a brewery that had suffered personal tragedy two years ago. I speak of Dick Brewing and I am happy to say that the happy news couldn’t have been more welcome.
Starting today the brewery is happy to announce the release of four beers in what is being called the Dick’s Dedication Series. Featuring an Imperial IPA, Imperial Red Ale, Scottish-style Ale, and an amped-up version of Danger Ale called Double Danger; these were also the last four beers that Dick had a hand in creating before his passage in 2009.
This is what the brewery had to say regarding these beers.
With each beer coming in at over 8% abv, and each with its own unique twist, we feel Dick would be proud. We were thrilled to have Lisa Morrison, published beer writer/communicator/evangelist to write a few words about each beer. And this is what she had to say,
Imperial IPA – tired of Imperial IPAs that leave behind a lip-smacking sweetness? This Imperial IPA strikes back with a huge dose of all Columbus hops that lends it a spicy, slightly citrusy zing. It’s a force to be reckoned with!
Imperial Red – Not your everyday amber-colored ale, it might be hard to wrap your head around Imperial Red. Maybe it’s the rush of caramel and brown sugar that flood your senses; or the Vanguard hops with herbal, earthy notes and a touch of lively citrus to keep it all in balance.
Scottish Style Ale – A straight –ahead malt-bomb of a beer with a smooth finish. Made with just enough smoked malts to give it a hint of smokiness, our Scottish Ale pours a pretty copper-brown but is tough enough to stand up to anything – kit optional!
Double Danger - Dick Danger Ale was founder, Dick Young’s favorite beer, and Double Danger offers a second helping of everything Dick loved. Dark and foreboding in the glass, It’s sweet up front but with a sneaky bitter-hop finish, making this Danger Ale doubly delicious.
With a current release date of April 1st, you only have a few days to wait before you can wrap your hands around a glass of these tribute beers. As for s, we are looking forward to tracking all of these down. Congrats.
Dick started brewing as a home brewer 1984. Around the same time, he sold brewing supplies from N.W. Sausage and Deli and made beer in the back when not busy. After about 8 years, Dick had to decide whether to quit or make it legal! So then began the 2 year application permit process and Dick started brewing for real in 1994. Cheers to Dick!
As always looks for these to be featured on draft and in 22oz bottles at your local alehouse and grocer across the state.