While in Washington DC, we are going to take a look at a beer that I received at Savor. The beer is Terra Incognita from Sierra Nevada Brewery and Boulevard Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog from Sierra Nevada beers, you are pretty up to speed on this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Bouldevard Brewery was founded in 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri by John McDonald. They brew several different beer styles. They are the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States and they become the largest independent American Brewery in Missouri when AB was sold to Inbev. Let us get into the beer.
This is a bottle I received while at the Savor 2012 in Washington DC. It has a pretty dark brown color with a white constant head. This beer has a heavy carbonation to it. The smell is of dark chocolate cherries. It has a very nice smell to it. The taste is a sweet roasted malts with a slight cherry and almond to it. There is a ton going on in this beer. The aftertaste is a sour to the beer. This is a pretty drinkable beer for the high alcohol percentage.
Here is a desecration from the beer bottle:
Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have embarked upon a journey into the unknown, to a land where adventures in brewing and flavor await. Terra Incognita is, fittingly, an earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of the two locations. Beginning with Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown pale malt, and combined with amber-malt, wheat, and malted wheat, it is then assertively hopped with Bravo and Styrian Goldings, dry-hoppeed with East Kent Goldings and finally barrel aged with Brettanomyces in Missouri oak.
Here is their websites and twitter addresses:
Twitters: @bouldevard_beer and @sierranevada
In closing, I have to say I was not really that impressed with this beer. It was drinkable for being a big beer. Since this was part of the package for Savor, I will not be mad or sad if I never drink this beer again. They did a pretty good job on this beer but I just feel this beer is missing something to it. When two breweries brew this beer, it was a big deal in the pasted. I just feel that this adventure has loss its passion and excitement. I normally do not care or get excited over these beers. In most cases, they are overpriced and most cases not worth the money. I am not saying you will like this beer but good luck getting a bottle on Ebay and other places. I do have an extra bottle for sale if you are interested please email me. I hope you can go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser