(Santa Cruz, CA) – Uncommon Brewers, a new organic brewery in Santa Cruz, CA, is set release its beer in cans (16 oz. 4-packs) and kegs later this month. The brewery got label approval for the cans in early February and just got keg label approval on Wednesday.
Here is the scoop on the new beers straight from one of the brewers, Skot Colacicco: “Siamese Twin 8.5%: (kegs and cans) which is a Belgian Double with some Thai influence; lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and indian coriander, plus some candi sugar we make our self with organic cane sugar.
Baltic Porter 8.5%: (kegs and cans) Porter brewed with the Baltic Style in mind. Think what IPA was for the pale ale of england in those days, so goes the porter. They were stronger, dryer, and hoppier in order to keep during long shipping voyages. Often had notes of Licorice (probably due to the yeast style they were using, but possibly the way the malt was kilned. I couldn’t find specific research on where the flavor profile came from). We liked the flavor enough to add whole Licorice root, and Star Anise, to boost the flavor.
Golden State Ale (probably about 6.5%): (kegs and eventually, cans) Belgian Golden ale with toasted poppy seeds. Light, semi-dry, with a slightly nutty taste from both the poppy seeds, and the Belgian candi sugar.”