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Thursday
Feb022012

La Trappe Quadrupel on tap at the Independent Bar Tampa 

La Trappe Quadrupel on tap now at the Independent Bar Tampa! "When the farming business could no longer provide the basic support, the leading abbot, Nivardus Schweykart, decided to start a small brewery in 1884. Beer was the preferred drink of the people, so there were plenty of breweries. Nivardus Schweykart, himself the son of a brewer, sent monk Isidorus Laaber to Munich to learn the brewing process." 

Here at the Independent Bar Tampa, we obviously take our beers pretty seriously, and still for us the concept of a monastery brewing beer with all the history and experience of the old world gives us a lot of excitement whenever we have the oportunity to get these rare brews on tap. 

Enter De Koningshoeven Brewery in the Netherlands; the only Trappist brewing abbey not in Belgium. Their Quadrupel in the original Trappist tradition is an exceptional brew, cellar aged, and being a Quad it's even stronger than a triple. A unique Trappist beer, it's put in the cellars of the abbey for further fermentation for a year before it gets to see the light of day again. The strongest beer offered by the brewery, La Trappe is at an ABV or 10% and has aromas that blossom while in the glass. This amber colored brew has a warm taste and is full and well-balanced. A little bit sweet and pleasantly bitter.

On tap for a limited time with a limited availability. 

Independent Bar

Wednesday
Oct192011

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale at the Independent Bar Tampa 

Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale at the Independent Bar

 Shipyard Pumkinhead Ale is more Ale than Pumpkin, but that seems to be the intention with this seasonal brew.

 Where many Pumpkin Ales of all stripes rely heavily on the sometimes overwhelming flavor of pumpkin pie, or extreme spices this ale rests more on the ale itself, but with seasonal spices and the hint at the orange gourd included in a brewing process. If you want a cloistering thick and super sweet pumpkin pie style beer, or a true spiced ale, Shipyard's Pumpkin head is not for you. But for those that want their beer to be more a drink than a meal, then this may be an excellent choice. 

Pours golden, and has obvious flavors and scents of nutmeg and cinnamon. A suble pumkin flavor follows, not overwhelming at all. Mouthfeel is light, and easy to drink, without a heavy aftertaste. 

For those that are just entering in the seasonal and veggie beer fold, Shipyard is a good point of entry. 

Available at the Independent Bar Tampa for a limited time. 

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