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New Glarus Brewing Company Unplugged Abt (365 Day 162)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

New Glarus Unplugged Abt

As I started rereading what I wrote about beer 161, New Glarus Brewing Company Fat Squirrel, I quickly did a search on Sips to see what beers I have had from New Glarus since the start of 365 American craft beers in 365 days. I have checked out quite a few beers (around 10 I would say) by New Glarus but that, for some reason, only made my thirst for another New Glarus beer even greater.

I expeditiously made a mental note of what I had in cellar versus what I had written about. Jackpot. There were a few beers that percolated to the top. I knew I had a winner in Unplugged Abt. If memory serves me, this was the third Unplugged beer last year with a release time starting in August.

Abt is a Belgian Quad that has aged fairly well. I know that isn’t an overwhelming endorsement of the beer but I don’t think it was quite the same beer I had some nine months or so ago. At times it seemed to be a bit malty but more like a brown ale as I thought I could pick up nutty flavors. I don’t know if I would rate it as highly as I did the first time.

I have a few more so I will be giving another chance. Hopefully it was just an off night for the taste buds. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.8

Useless Fact: Roughly 40 percent of the population of the underdeveloped world is under fifteen years old.

New Glarus R&D Short Releases

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Yesterday marked a first for New Glarus Brewing Company, that I know of: they had a publicized short release. Actually, not one but two beers were released. R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek and R&D Gueuze. Kriek is a American wild ale while Gueuze is supposedly a gueuze. These two releases come on the heals of releasing their third Unplugged beer of the year: Abt.

The release was held yesterday, Friday, August 13th, 2010 at the brewery in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Kriek was released to the tune of 1,500 bottles while Gueuze was a 1,900 bottle release.

Each person was limited to three bottles per day. It seems like I was fortunate to be able to get six bottles of each today when the brewery opened at 10:00am. My wife called last night and we were told that they would probably be out of the beers by noon today. Based on the amount of people already there at 10, they were about dead on.

I also picked up the newest Unplugged release: Abt. As I wrote this tonight, I was partaking in the Kriek, the other two will follow in the next few days (probably tomorrow). Enjoy!