With over 25 years in the restaurant industry, Mike Goldstein takes his passion for cooking on the road with BACONESSENCE. The journey began with gourmet sandwich shops and pizzerias, leading to several years as a chef in the fine dining industry. The first of those years were with Noble’s restaurants in the Greensboro and High...
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The Crucible is an embodiment of the imperial stout category. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruit aromas dominate the nose and help to mask the heat of this 9% beer. An unmistakable bittersweet dark chocolate flavor with lingering roast and hop bitterness offer an exceptionally easy drinking experience to help warm you up during the coldest months of the year.
What is Greensboro Pale Ale? It’s a brew that hits the sweet spot between Pale Ale and IPA – just like our hometown of Greensboro hits the sweet spot between the coast and the mountains.
We start with Maris Otter and Vienna malts to get a firm, malty backbone with hints of biscuit and grassiness. A blend of six hops including Amarillo, Simcoe and Chinook contributes a satisfying bitterness and an intense aroma of citrus, flowers and fruit, accented by herbal and piney notes.
The French yeast strain imparts moderate esters reminiscent of bananas and apricots that linger over herbal and spicy hop flavors, with a touch of lemon. A healthy portion of raw wheat helps to balance these flavors with a light and earthy-crisp, bicuity malt character. A seriously refreshing beer, perfect for Spring.
This blend of ten different malts creates an unsurpassed richness and complexity. We start with a premium Pale Ale base malt that gives a soft, clean maltiness. We add specialty malts like Black Malt, Crystal, Bonlander Munich, and Breiss Special Roast, layering in the malt flavors – roastiness, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Flaked barley adds a full body of extraordinary creaminess. The flavor is balanced with the mellow sweetness of milk sugar and a hint of smooth Fuggle hop bitterness. The aroma is malt- forward, with a whisper of herbaceous hops and a touch of mint.
First, the beer. This beer has a huge tropical fruit aroma. The potent floral hop flavor is dominated by citrus and pine contributed by Mosaic and Crystal hops. You'll also taste smooth caramel, toasty biscuit, and graham cracker flavors from the Munich and Crystal malts, with a yeast-derived dry and fruity finish.
Next the name. Monkeysphere? Really? It's a reference to the pioneering work of anthropologist Robin Dunbar focused on social relationships in primates. He posits a limit to the number of stable relationships a monkey (or man) can maintain - jokingly called your "monkeysphere." And we'd be honored to be a part of your monkeysphere.
Gold Medal Winner - GABF 2015
This charmingly drinkable brew is a pleasure to share with friends old and new. Pleasingly full-bodied, it achieves a nice balance of caramelly, nutty, biscuity maltiness, and smooth but assertive bitterness. The premium English and Belgian malt comes through nicely in the nose, along with floral Indie Golding hops, and a wonderful fruitiness from the traditional English yeast.
This Imperial Berliner comes in at 5.7% ABV, compared to 3% for more traditional Berliners. The grain bill includes an ample portion of wheat and German Pilsner malts and the beer is fermented with our house ale strain and Lactobacillus delbrueckii, which imparts a crisp and refreshing tartness that goes well with the subtle citrusy hop notes.