We have two exciting developments for the week. First up, our version of a Session Pale, Golden Spectre. a 5.5% ABV golden smooth delight. Next up, our first shot at Craft Soda. We’ve made a cucumber, blueberry soda that’s on tap at just $1 a pint.
West Ghost DIPA Debuts Friday. It Comes in at 8.6 % ABV and 93 IBU. Nine pounds of El Dorado, Nelson, and Pacific Jade cram their way into just 5 kegs of beer. It’s a super clean, super hoppy DIPA.
This week, Hop Wars 4 continues. We have Rayito del Sol IPA, Numb Knutts Double IPL, and Kiwi’s Big Adventure Farmhouse Wit all going head to head. Who will move on?
Thursday night is a first round battle in Hop Wars 4, while Friday is the last Semi Final for Hop Wars 3. We are getting closer to our 3rd Phantom Brewer! Join us Thursday and Friday from 4 PM on to taste and chose who will win.
Thursday, Hop Wars 4 round 1: Robert French, Brenton Parks, Matt Mead
Friday, Hop Wars 2 Finals! John Mazurco vs Don Harrisberger
Sunday, 4 – 6 PM: MLS Cup at Phantom
New Beers: Belgian Dark Strong – 9.5 ABV on tap now; Wraith Stout being Kegged Friday.
Panini’s! – We now have Turkey, Black Forest Ham, Bacon, Sharp Cheddar, Provolone, American, and shredded cheddar and Jack.
Bring your friends and family to this chance to get your picture taken with the MLS Cup. The LA Galaxy will be bringing the Cup to Phantom Ales on Feb 22nd from 4 – 6 PM!
On Friday at 4PM, the second Semi Final Match of Hop Wars III gets under way. It’s battle Scottish ale time as Delow goes up against Robert Mills. Come out and try the beers these home brewers have made on our pilot system, and help decide who will move on to the finals.
Dear Anheuser-Busch: Bullying can be defined in a myriad of ways. One method of bullying would be to ridicule a group of people due only to their particular preferences, only because those preferences just don’t happen to be yours. I wonder if having become the giant in this industry has blinded your organization to the revolutionary process of beer development that your company was actually once founded upon. Has the once great inventor of a whole new class of beer now become so stale and afraid of innovation that they are now forced to mock those that do innovate? Is your advertisement merely a veiled attempt at reviving your own sense of self worth? We invite the world to join us in raising a glass of true craft ale, and refusing service of any product put forth by a company that looks to belittle those that innovate. Please feel free to list the brewery labels that AB owns so nobody else can accidentally purchase a beer that isn’t meant to be tasted. That is what they were saying right?
Have you ever wanted to learn to brew your own beer? We have a class for that! Come down this Sunday and check out the first beer of our graduating class! Ask them how easy and fun it was. Classes go for 4 weeks, and teach you the basics of brewing beer. You get to make a beer with the class, take a growler home when it’s done, and enjoy it on tap here with your friends on your final class date. Cost is just $50.
This Friday and Saturday we have Hop Wars Round 3 Quarter Finals.
Mark Crisostomo takes his Honey Porter against Ken Heffner’s Mia Maxima Culpa Dubbel on Friday.
Armando takes his Swamp Zombie 2.0 IPA against Jeff Leonard’s Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout on Saturday.
We’ll be serving great beer and food all weekend long though, so just make it out when you can!