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Afternoon Tipplers (1)

Tasting Quercus Vitis Humulus:

Otter Creek Brewing's 12% abv barleywine.

 

at Rustico Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia.

9 December 2009.

 

l-r: Andy Carlsen (assistant manager, Rustico);

Ken Hadley (representative, Otter Creek Brewing of Vermont);

Ted Curtis (Beer Director, Select Wines Distributing of northern Virginia).

 

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☞ Closeup of the bottle: here.

☞ Another, tighter view (uncropped): here.

☞ Brewery description of the beer:

Warm-fermented with Bohemian lager yeast, then blended with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice and fermented a second time with a pure culture of Champagne yeast. Then aged on lightly toasted French Oak for 6 weeks.

Quercus Vitis Humulus is Latin for: "oak, grape, hop."

 

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UPDATE: "For capturing ye olde pub in a modern setting, " the photo has been awarded second place in the 2011 Christmas / Yuletide Beer Photo Contest, sponsored by A Good Beer Blog: one of 22 entries placing second, that is, out of 291 entered. More here.

 

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Photo by Yours For Good Fermentables.com.

Commercial use requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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Taken on December 9, 2009