Brandon Sieminski and Victoria Carter from Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. paid a visit to 91X for this week’s edition of Beer for Breakfast to talk about the San Diego Beer and Art Fest Villain Fest, happening this Saturday the 16th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Iron Fist Barrio Logan tasting room – and to share some of Iron Fist‘s ever-growing, impressive stable of craft beers.
As always, Paul Segura from the Karl Strauss Brewing Co. joined Tommy, Producer Danielle and What’s Hoppening curator Abel Garcia, along with special guest Hilary – who made it an extra-special morning by coming in early to enjoy some Iron Fist with the Beer for Breakfast crew.
Dark Days Imperial Stout
Aged for three years in a single Willett bourbon barrel, Dark Days is a formidable Imperial Stout that remains cool and velvety. Aged in barrels until it reaches a maximum of decadence and smoothness, this 14.5 percent ABV beer is perfect for after-dinner sipping.
Ken Schmidt Aloha Plenty Imperial Porter
Sporting a full body, creamy texture and a long, smooth finish, aloha plenty is made with fresh Kona coffee, macadamia nuts and coconut. It’s essentially a liquid Almond Joy candy bar, with an ABV of 9.5 percent.
Nelson the Impaler
This American pale ale is bolstered by southern New Zealand Nelson hops, which give off a fantastic aroma and great grapefruit taste. As Paul pointed out, the Nelsons add a fruit taste similar to sauvignon blanc, and with an ABV of five percent this is a “sessionable” beer and an ideal food-pairing beverage.
Logan Lager Pre-Prohibition American Pilsner
This 4.3 percent ABV “pre-prohibition” style of beer salutes a time when lagers had greater character and more distinct flavor – and when beer wasn’t full of the additives found in many of today’s mainstream lagers.
Find out more about craft beer releases and events in San Diego at the 91X What’s Hoppening blog.
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