Anderson Valley Brewing is taking over our taps with limited-release brews at a very special Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up! We'll have The Kimmie, The Yink and the Holy GOSE; Nettied Madge; and Mowkeef Saison on tap for one night only!
There's NO COVER CHARGE, and for those participating in the ASC Meet Up you can sign up to play a song when you get here, as usual.
Doors @ 7:30 PM (Ages 21+)
Founded in 1987, the Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewed out of a 10-barrel brewhouse, located in the lower level of its brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon. Gleaming stainless steel vats brewed and fermented barley and other specialty grains to create outstanding ales, porters, stouts, and wheat beers. These brews began as a dream of Kenneth Allen to create the smoothest tasting ales available anywhere.
The Kimmie, The Yink and the Holy GOSE
Originating in the town of Goslar, Germany in the early 16th century, the Gose style (pronounced “Go-zuh”) was traditionally brewed using salted water and 50% malted wheat and was spiced with coriander and hops. It was fermented with both traditional yeast and lactic bacteria, giving it a slight tartness, similar to that of a Berliner Weisse. The brewing of Gose eventually migrated to Leipzig, Germany by the turn of the 18th century and became the most popular style in the region by 1900, only to virtually disappear after World War II brought destruction to the breweries and hard economic times.
With a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones in our Gose develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy, reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze.
Nettied Madge Black IPA
For our second Bahl Hornin’ release, we wanted to try out some new “extreme” hop varieties and create a beer completely different from Hop Ottin. We lowered the alcohol and dried out the finish to make sure the hops come forward. Bitterness was not the goal, but rather aroma and flavor. The trick was making a black beer that didn’t taste very roasty, which required some specialty huskless malts. Two pilot batches were brewed before we got it right.
This IPA is dominated by a pronounced hop aroma of pine and spruce, with subdued notes of fresh cut wood and special herbs. The flavor features a clean hop taste with a subtle, dry roasted malt touch in the background and a tangy, opulent mouthfeel. Nettied Madge Black IPA is everything a sumptuous IPA should be, with the added mystery that can only come from the rolling hills, secluded nooks, and deep redwood forests of the Anderson Valley.
Historically brewed on farms in Belgium, Saisons were designed to refresh farmhands after a long day’s work. This unfiltered ale is brewed with a medley of fresh oats, rye and barley to create a harmonious balance with select hops and spices such as coriander, star anise, and organic ginger; while fruity esters from the yeast compliment the nice, dry finish. Mowkeef Saison has layers of complexity and flavor with a drinkability that will refresh farmhands and thirsty pub-goers alike.