Hello, all! I'm back from my weeklong music and beercation to Colorado.
I was able to load up on a lot of rarities that we can't buy here, and my cellar is once again looking pretty stellar. Some of the beers that made it back with me will likely be opened at the various remaining Rare Beer Dinners.
Our pin prize from Moran’s this week is Orange Gose from Crane Brewing, just down the interstate in Raytown, MO. Crane has only been open for a few years, but they have been cranking out some amazing brews since day one. Before they were open to the public as a brewery, they were creating quite a buzz with their homebrewed beers only available at festivals. With the high temperatures forecasted for this week, Orange Gose makes for a fantastic summer beer option. Goses are typically a low-ABV, fruit-based beer, with salt added, and very popular this time of year.
Our featured beer for the Rare Beer Dinner Check-in Sweepstakes is Florence from Hill Farmstead Brewery, out of Vermont. They are consistently rated as a top three brewery in the world, year after year. Typically, Hill Farmstead brews aren't available for purchase outside of Vermont. Lincoln is very fortunate to have a new distributor here that has a great relationship with the guys at Hill Farmstead, and has brewed beers in collaboration with them the last couple of years. Luckily for us, that also means we saw a few cases of their other classic beers here in Lincoln recently. Florence is a wheat saison with a 93 rating on beeradvocate.com.
For the Highlands league this week, K&Z will be featuring our local Zipline Brewing Company. On tap in the clubhouse, you'll find their Kolsch, another great warm-weather beer style. On the beer cart, there will be tastings of Hibiscus Saision, and Double IPA. In my humble opinion, their Double IPA is one of the finest beers they have produced, so make sure you get a pour of that one.
At the Holmes league, Quality Brands has some goodies from Golden Road Brewing, out of Los Angeles. We'll have a keg of Wolf Among Weeds, an Imperial IPA, on tap when you check in. Cans of Ride On IPA and Pica De Mexico, an American Pale Lager, will be available for tastings and for purchase.
As always, make sure to check in on the GolfStatus app for your chance at winning a seat at one of our Rare Beer Dinners.