Jungle Jim’s, our local foodie paradise, is throwing its international beer festival once again.
In addition to more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries, plus food and cigars, there will be a special “Brew Crew Beers” portion, featuring exclusives and rarities you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll need to sign up to be a brew crew beer member on the Jungle Jim’s Web site to taste these brews at the festival.
Here’s the list, so you can decide whether they’re worth a few clicks.
1. 50 West White Out Stout
This limited release stout carries blueberry and walnut flavors.
2. Founders KBS
Standing for Kentucky Bourbon Stout, this stout is flavored with chocolate and coffee and is cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year.
3. Madtree Levanto Oscuro
A brown ale aged in oak barrels with L. delbrueckii, pediococcus, and brett (bacteria used in the fermenting process).
4. Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
With a dark, roasty flavor, the taste of this imperial stout, brewed with large amounts of barley, has been compared to a fine port.
5. Short’s Brewing Power of Love
This pink-colored shandy is the combination of a gourmet lemonade and a wheat ale brewed with raspberry and rosemary. The result is a sweet lemon and tart raspberry taste, not unlike drinking a grapefruit.
6. Urban Artifact Trellis
This collaboration between Northside’s Urban Artifact craft brewery and Jungle Jim’s is a petite syrah Midwest fruit tart.
7. Fat Head’s Benjamin Danklin
An IPA that carries notes of mango, citrus and pine.
8. Against The Grain Nothing Special
This ironically titled selection is a rye barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. The bourbon and malts invoke notes of vanilla, molasses, and maple.
9. Listermann Cannoli of the Jungle
Another collaboration with Jungle Jim’s, this is a barrel-aged, imperial pastry stout with vanilla flavors.
10. Bell’s Brewing Song of Myself
Inspired by “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman, this IPA is brewed entirely with German malt and hops.
11. Hi Wire Sour Brown Aged on Palo Santo Wood
This dark, barrel-aged sour brown ale spent an entire year in bourbon and wine barrels.
12. Maumee Bay Total Eclipse
This “breakfast in a glass” is brewed with oats, lactose, and espresso beans.
13. Troegs Dear Peter
This sour is brewed with brett, oak, lactose, and lots and lots of nectarines.
14. Rhinegeist Margarita Monday
This tequila barrel-aged gose is brewed with limes and salt.
15. Rivertown SprinkAle
A collaboration between Rivertown and the Butler County Donut Trail. Brewed with sprinkled donuts from all 11 locations, this sugary brew also has notes of coriander and orange peel.