Each month, Cardaccio will chat with us about three new or noteworthy beers worth checking out. Here are the three beers selected for June 2021:
- El Fruti Boi Milkshake IPA (Bewilder Brewing)
- Goses Are Red (The Bruery Terreux)
- Lavender Lemonade Berliner Weisse (DC Brau Brewing Company)
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Slackwater Sandy Transcript (June 2021)
The following is a slightly edited transcript of our conversation. And here’s a previous article we wrote about Slackwater Sandy.
As is routine here on the 3 Beers with Joey segment, Joey selected three new or noteworthy beers that are available now at Slackwater. And, yeah, let’s go for it. What do you have for us today?
The first one is a local from my friends over at Bewilder. They’ve been doing this series here. A new one for June is the El Fruti Boi. So this is their milkshake version of this IPA. Lactose, pineapple, guava. This comes in at 6%. 15 IBUs. Sabro hops. Really, really good. Super light, super fruity. Decently hoppy but nothing crazy and just not too like milkshaky as some milkshake IPAs can be. A little lighter on that lactose I think. Really, really good.
A good summer beer. A portion of the sales also are benefiting the Utah Pride Center for the month of June, which is awesome. I’ve just been loving everything that Bewilder’s coming out with lately. This is another great new one for them.
Yeah, you know, I made it over there this weekend. I tried their waffle bar for the first time and that is awesome. Yeah, chicken and waffles.
I didn’t even know they have one.
Yeah, Sundays they do a waffle bar. It’s not actually like a buffet/bar type thing but you get a sheet of paper and they have all the sides and toppings and everything you want to put on your waffle and it was amazing.
I had the El Fruti Boi there with that and it was a great pairing, so that’s a good selection.
All the local breweries are coming out with a lot of new, cool stuff the past couple of weeks. I think next month I’ll do maybe all three local.
So the next one for today, I got, I brought back in — our Ogden location had this one last summer-ish, but it’s a year-round beer available from The Bruery.
This is the Goses Are Red. So this is a gose that’s aged in oak foeders with Syrah grapes, so it’s kind of like a rosé-style gose. This one’s really good. It’s a little bit on the sweeter side, not crazy tart.
This one only clocks in at 5.6%. That might be a little bit too high for a gose, but it’s aged.
So this one is really, really good again for the summertime. A nice patio beer. Super fruity, super sweet. I really like this one.
The Bruery is just a fantastic brewery.
Yeah, out of California.
And, cool, I mean that’s a great name, too, because then you don’t mispronounce gose. You know how it’s supposed to be pronounced.
Exactly. Not gosé. It’s gose.
Right. Cool. Alright, and then the last one.
Yeah, this one actually I’m featuring on our June specials menu. This is a new brewery into the state of Utah but not a new brewery.
This is from DC Brau, they’re in Washington, D.C. So this is their Lavender Lemonade Berliner Weisse. This one is really, really good. This is 4.5%. This is really nice, light, refreshing. A little bit tart. Hints of lavender, a lot of lemon.
This is the perfect summertime patio beer for sure. We have sold cases upon cases of this beer already. I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon.
But yeah, this one I was really excited to see come into the state.
That’s cool. Yeah, low ABV on that one. It’s got, you said, it’s lavender lemon?
Lavender lemonade, yeah. The lavender’s just a little bit but the lemon, I think they used lemon puree in this. It comes through really, really strong, but I love it. And we’ve been getting nothing but good feedback from the guests about it, so they love it too.
And then this brewery, this brewery also I brought in another hazy IPA through a special order that we also have that’s really good, too.
Yeah, so there’s a couple new ones from a Washington D.C. brewery, so that’s awesome to see in Utah.
Yeah, it’s always great to see new breweries coming into Utah and you guys stocking up all the good stuff.
Cool. Alright. Those are three good beers. As we like to do before we wrap up, what else do you guys have going on at Slackwater in June?
So this month I’m pretty psyched. We have two tap takeovers.
On the 16th we have our friends at Salt Flats are going to be here. It’s a Wednesday night on the 16th so they’ll be here. They’ll have 4-5 drafts on tap for $4 a pint.
And then my buddy Chad from Hopkins is going to be here on June 23. Another Wednesday, so just a week later, for another tap takeover.
They both start at 5 o’clock. 5 to close. There will be representatives here from the breweries talking beer, handing out swag, just hanging out. Four bucks a pint and he’s going to do maybe some one-offs for us, from Hopkins, so that will be cool, too.
Alright, well thank you, Joey, for joining me again on the Utah Beer News Virtual Taproom. Be sure to follow Slackwater on social media at Slackwater Sandy and check out its current tap list on its website and on Untappd.