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: So Nude
Style: Wet Hop Cream Ale
Cask Addition: MA-grown Nugget
Color: Just a touch deeper than Extra Naked
Cheese Pairing: Cotija.
Food Pairing: Ham. Just ham.
Music Pairing (Jimbo's Choice): "Seriously Mysterious" by The Sword
Music Pairing (Jared's Choice): "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock.
Best Occasion to Drink: When you are the nudest you are ever being.
Brewers' Notes: Ever since the dawning of our first brewday, we have yearned to brew a wet hop beer (or a fresh hop ale or whatever the hell you wanna call it). And ever since we learned it was a possibility, we've also sought to brew a version of Extra Naked using entirely locally grown ingredients. And so, on the eve of The Harvest, we decided to combine those two ideas and make them as one. Two birds, one delicious stone.
More to the point, we got a buncha fresh-off-the-bine Pepite from our friends at Four Star Farms, plus some local barley and corn from Valley Malt and we brewed up a new spin on an old favorite! And though it is based entirely on the Extra Naked recipe, it turns out that if you replace all the ingredients with different ones you get an entirely different beer! Who woulda thunk? So Nude has a floral, spicy aroma that's backed by a big ol' (figurative) slab o' cornbread, and finishes slightly on the sweet side. It's perfect for harvest season (and even better if you're harvesting meats off a hot grill).
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