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A Firkin of Derail Ale on Friday!

28 October 2009 No Comment

UPDATE from Colorado:

Alas,

The firkin of De-rail was accidentally replaced at the warehouse in Denver with Tommyknocker’s Rye Porter.

While this stinks if you were looking for Derail tonight (you will have to wait until next month!) you will get to taste another 2007-2008 GABF medal winner! This also happens to be the first time ever Rye Porter has been sent out of Colorado, and the first time ever, Rye Porter Casks have been poured outside Tommyknocker’s brewpub! Which is pretty cool considering the Clyde is well over a thousand miles away from Idaho Springs, CO.

So rejoice for an unbelievable beer still awaits!

Rye Porter

An uncommonly smooth dark brown ale with a multitude of complex light chocolate and coffee flavors. The hops balance the malty tones imparted by a blend of dark and caramel grains. The overall balance of this beer makes it very drinkable. 2007 GABF Silver Medal. 2008 GABF Bronze Medal, Rye Beer Category.

please forgive the poor lowly dock hand who grabbed the wrong firkin!

Cheers.

Xandy

Please accept The J. Clyde’s apology as well.  I guess the initial problem is that its contents were not clearly marked.  After closer observation, we found the TK marking, but still it wasn’t clear it was the Rye Porter.  So, I tried this on Friday and after I took a few minutes to shake off the “hmmm, this is too dark” and “wow, this sure does taste like something’s wrong,” I recognized what a really nice beer this is.  A very sessionable porter in my opinion.

Here’s the original post which I’ll save for Derail next month.

Okay, everybody back on the chain gang!  Tapping a cask of Durango Derail Ale to celebrate Friday!  What?  I don’t know.  I love autumn.  College football.  Great times.

Now’s the time.  Let’s stay on track with Derail, Birmingham!  It’s Friday again and we’ve got firkins coming in again!

According to our good friend Xandy, “Derail won a gold medal at GABF in 2007 and 2008 (only the second beer ever to win back to back) and weighs in at 8.4% ABV and 45 IBU’s.  It drinks like a American Pale Ale but is technically an Old Ale due to its high alcohol. ”

As usual, cask will be tapped by 5pm CST!  October 30th, 2009.  Halloween Eve!  Don’t miss it!

Cheers!

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