HBC Pouring Matt’s Burning Rosids

Stone Matt Burning RosidsHillcrest Brewing Company is proud to be pouring Matt’s Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Company in honor of Matt Courtright, a Stone
Brewer that had that unfortunate accident this past summer and lost his life. All keg sales of Burning Rosids will go to charities that Matt supported.
 
Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood Smoked Saison
 
Tasting notes from Mitch Steele
 
Appearance:
 
Pours deep golden with a light haze that clears as the beer warms.
 
Aroma:
 
Belgian yeast clove-like aromatics and banana, followed by hints of smokiness.
 
Taste:
 
Fruit and spiciness from the Belgian yeast, followed by a more pronounced smoky woodiness. The finish is malty, with a touch of alcohol. There’s a really nice blend of flavors of here.
 
Palate:
 
Full bodied, but very dry with a lingering hop bitterness
 
Overall:
 
It means a lot to us to have brewed this particular beer in memory of Matt Courtright. Matt was a very creative and talented brewer, and we knew that brewing this amazing recipe would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to everything Matt brought to us. I love how all the flavors play together very well, and this beer should be suitable for aging at cellar temperatures for several years.
 
Ingredients:
 
Malts:
Pilsner Malt
Red Wheat Malt
GoldPils Vienna Malt Cherrywood Smoked Malt
 
Hops:
Bitter hopped with Magnum and Hersbrucker Flavor hops in the Whirlpool: Hersbrucker
 
OG: 20°P TG: 1.6°P Abv 10.5% IBU 50
 
Food and Cigar Pairings from Dr. Bill Sysak
 
Appetizers
Chicken Liver Pate
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Brie wrapped with Serrano Ham Buffalo Fried Cauliflower
 
Salads
Greek Salad w/ Seared Octopus Frisee w/ Manchego and Pears Chinese Chicken Salad

 
Spicy Broccoli Mango Salad
 
Entrees
Cassoulet
Cedar Grilled Salmon Stuffed Poblano Peppers Walnut Spinach Pesto Pasta
 
Cheeses
Catamount Hills Cheddar Cabot Creamery Prairie Breeze Milton Creamery Winchester Farms Gouda
Pondhopper Tumalo Farms
 
Desserts
Cherry Cobbler
New York Style Cheesecake Peanut Butter ice Cream Apple Pie
 
Cigars
Oliva Serie O Churchill Nat Sherman Divino
La Palina El Diario Kill Bill My Father No. 2 Belicoso