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Week 9 Beers and Info

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Week 9 Beers and Info

Ryan Cooper

Championship Week Info:

This is the last week before playoffs and half-way championships.  Stated another way, where you stand after this week will lock you into one of the following matchups in your flight:

  1. First vs. Second
  2. Third v. Fourth
  3. Fifth vs. Sixth
  4. Seventh vs. Eighth

In the playoff scenario, all prior points are erased and your team will play your opponent head-to-head for the match win.  No subs are allowed during the championship match.  Winners of each flight get a private brewery tour for up to 10 people at one of several local brewery sponsors.  This tour will include pints or growler fills for your group.  In addition, winners will receive championship glassware and payouts.  

Second and third place teams will also receive payouts and glassware.  The remaining matchup winners (i.e. the teams that win the Fifth and Sixth place match and the Seventh and Eight place match) will be eligible for prizes to be distributed during the championship dinner. Stay tuned for more information on the dinner.

Beer:

Hello CBGLers! Looks like we are in store for a couple nights of nice weather for league nights this week.

Our pin prize from Moran’s this week is Twenty Four from Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, CO. This is an Imperial IPA brewed to celebrate the brewery's 24th anniversary. This is a heavy, dank IPA, with lots of hoppy goodness. As with all IPAs, it's a good idea to try to drink this one as soon as possible to ensure the freshest hop flavors. IPAs are mostly judged for their hop characteristics, and the hop flavors tend to fall off fairly quick, and fade into more of the dreaded malty spectrum that IPA lovers hate. There are a few exceptions to that rule. Some Triple IPAs, with alcohol contents above 12% ABV sometimes improve with a couple years of age on them.

Our featured beer for the Rare Beer Dinner Check-in Sweepstakes is another selection from Avery. Dui Cochi is a bourbon barrel-aged Porter, that was the 41st entry in their fantastic barrel-aged series. It's brewed with coconut, pumpkin, and spices, and clocks in at a whopping 18.6% ABV. It'll be fun to taste this one-time beer side-by-side with some of Avery's other barrel aged selections that we see on the shelves in Lincoln now. If you ever find yourself in Boulder, I highly recommend stopping by the brewery and sampling whatever brewery-only releases they have on-hand, as they are always very unique and beers you're unlikely to ever see again. Their food is top-notch too!

For the Highlands league, K&Z has all sorts of goodies to make up for the missed weeks. On tap, you'll find PC Pils from Founders Brewing, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also from Founders, there will be tastings of Doom, and Sumatra Brown. The tastings we missed out on the last couple of weeks will be Lucky Bucket's IPA and Lager; and Sam Adams Juiced IPA and Summer Ale.

At the Holmes league, Quality Brands will have some selections from Tallgrass Brewing, out of Manhattan, Kansas. In the clubhouse, you'll find Buffalo Sweat on tap. That is their Oatmeal Cream Stout. You will be able to taste and purchase cans of Key Lime Pie, and 8-Bit Pale Ale.

As always, make sure to check in on the GolfStatus app for your chance at winning an invitation to one of our private Rare Beer Dinners.