The annual Little Rock Food & Foam Fest is just 1 day away! I posted a whole list of the available beers yesterday and have posted some of the VIP room beers but I thought I say a bit about one of my favorite up-and-coming breweries in the area, Rebel Kettle Brewing.
They're bringing 4 beers this year and I was lucky enough to try them last weekend and trust me there's not a stinker in the bunch. I've compiled their recent descriptions of the beers mainly because I want you to know what you're missing if you don't get your butts by their table before these run out. If you don't try them, then you can't blame me now. I've done my part. I'll sleep fine.
And I don't want to pick a favorite of these because it would probably depend on my mood, but I sure do like the cucumber saison...
Bretting Bad - Oaked and Dry-hopped, 100% Brettanomyces (wild yeast) fermented Pale Ale
Based on a typical American Pale Ale recipe, this beer offers a
completely different and intriguing sensory experience. It pours a clear
bright copper with a firm white head.
It has a peculiar yet addictive bouquet of warm, ripe tropical fruits,
malt and wood. The myriad of elusive scents are wrapped in a distinct
"Brett" funkiness. A light body lends itself to an easy drinkability of
the crazy collection of flavors within. An eclectic mishmash of tropical
fruits, vanilla oakiness and funk that finish in a subtle juxtaposition
of bitterness and tartness.
to HELLES and BOCK Lager
to the season. This traditional styled Helles Bock German Lager is a
perfect pairing for cool Spring evenings. The strong, 7.4% abv beer
pours a deep gold with a fluffy pillow-like white head. Aromas of
heavy malt and a slight fruitiness with some toasted breadiness in the
backdrop. A smooth and creamy medium bodied mouthfeel lends itself to a
strong maltiness that floods the palate. Rounded out by a slight
bitterness from German Noble hops, the beer finishes dry yet with a nice
malt sweetness and a hint of alcohol.
Womanizer - Cucumber and Melon Saison
unique twist on a farmhouse-style ale. The beer pours a hazy straw with
a persistent white head. The bold aroma of freshly cut cucumber is
followed by a sweetness of sun ripened watermelon. Similar
in flavor, the cucumber come to the forefront then are smoothed out and
sweetened by a glorious mix of melon flavors. Slight bready malt and a
spicy Belgian yeast character round out the beer making for a very
interesting and pleasant finish.
Popfly - Popcorn Cream Ale
hue with glints of copper and gold, topped with a brilliant white head.
Faint aromas of bread crusty malts and freshly popped corn. Smooth and
easy- drinking, light to medium body. Simple sweet malt and toasty corn
flavors coupled with earthy hops that balance nicely into a clean and