Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 12:00p -
Bone Up Brewing Co.
38 Norman St.
Everett, MA 02149
Alcohol, Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Nightlife, Party
Cask ale is a traditional British style of serving beer; beer is drawn out of the keg by hand and served at a slightly different carbonation level and temperature than normal draft beer to bring out new flavors and aromas.
This week, we're pouring:
Beer Name: Gnasher
Cask Addition: Comet dry hop
Color: As gold as the first hints of dusk on a midsummer's day
Cheese Pairing: Bright orange "New York Style" cheddar. A big ol' block of it.
Food Pairing: A loaf of bread that's been hollowed out and filled with butter.
Music Pairing (Jimbo's Choice): "Dragons" by Caravan Palace
Music Pairing (Jared's Choice): "Belleville Rendez-vous" by Benoit Charest
Best Occasion to Drink: While playing "let's see what happens when we throw this off the roof"
Brewers' Notes: What's a grisette? The short-but-oversimplified answer is: a session-strength, somewhat hoppier saison.* So why not just call it a "session saison" and be on our merry way? Well, we think it's neat to try and bring back olde-skool beer styles that are on the brink of being forgotten (much like saison itself was at one point. And witbier. And steam beer, though that's a style we haven't dabbled in just yet), but mostly we just like saying "grisette." Plus, this is something that fits pretty firmly in our brewing and/or drinking wheelhouse: nice and easy drinkin' with a healthy but not overpowering dose of hops - perfect to put back in quantity at the end of a long hard day!
*There doesn't seem to be a ton of reliable information on the style itself - there's a lot of vague speculation (short answer: much like saisons were made to slake the thirst of farm workers, grisettes were a miner's tipple), with a dash or two of needless pedantry (which we largely ignored, as one should), but that ain't faze us! It's not like we're rigid in adhering to style guidelines anyway, so we took the general gist and ran with it!
BONE UP BREWING COMPANY //
A Small Brewery Making Beer For Your Mouth in Scenic Everett, Massachusetts.
Bone Up Brewing is the Boston area's smallest brewery! Husband-and-wife brewing duo Jared and Liz Kiraly crank out fresh new beer every week from their 3-barrel nano brewery and taproom. Inspired by old-school Belgian farmhouse brewing while celebrating American styles, their ales combine the heart and soul from each of these beloved beer cultures. Four year round beers are always available, but the gears of Bone Up are always turning, so you can expect an ever-changing array of one offs, seasonal releases, and experimental batches.
Located in the heart of Everett's budding Fermentation District, the taproom is open Thursday through Sunday and features full pours, flights, and growlers from ten rotating tap lines. In addition to a weekly cask, the taproom hosts games and an ongoing series of food trucks and pop ups. Outside of the occasional tasting, the best place to find Bone Up is right at the source!
Bone Up Brewing Company, 38 Norman Street, Everett, MA
Taproom Hours: Th 3-11, Fr 12-11, Sa 12-11, Su 12-8