Tonight’s new beer tapping at Flanagan’s (934 Baxter Ave.) will be New Holland Golden Cap Saison, a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse ale. Here’s what Ashley had to say in her e-mail:
A soft, pale beer, Golden Cap accentuates the flavors and aromas of summer fields. Brewed with an ancestor to wheat called spelt, and bottle-conditioned, it’s straw-colored body accentuated with lively carbonation and unique fermentation profile evoke fresh cut hay and cracked peppercorns. At 8:00 we will tap a keg of Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock. It is full-bodied and velvety from half a year’s aging. Although it is strong, it is not overpowering. There is a wonderful and complex balance between the various malts, the alcohol and the subtle hops. A complex fruitiness of roasted malt and whole hop flowers make Celebrator great as a party drink with friends and family at celebrations. Despite its richness, it has a faintly smoky dryness in the finish. As always, you get to keep your glass with the purchase of the beer, but it is first come first serve, so get here early!