I’m excited about the release of a new version of our popular Utopian Imperial IPA tomorrow! Utopian w/Mosiac will be on tap at BOTH of our locations starting at 3PM: the Parched Eagle Taproom at 1444 E. Wash and our Westport Brewhaus at 5440 Willow Rd. in Westport.
This version is double dry-hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo hops and has turned out REALLY well! This is the first time I’ve used Mosaic hops and I’m excited with how they’ve combined with Amarillo to add a new aroma/flavor dimension to Utopian!
This huge beer is a marriage of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, organic fair trade Demerara sugar, and waves of Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo AND Mosaic hops! 9% abv and 107 IBUs.
Around 6:30 or 7 Leia’s Lunchbox food cart will also be selling burgers and curds to provide a good food complement/base for sipping on powerful Utopian. Live music will be happening at Art In, too.
AND Burgeoning Goth Queen Oatmeal Stout, the house beer for the Taproom, will be back on tap at 3pm tomorrow as well! We ran out of the first batch in two weeks so BGQ is back by popular demand!
Hop Heads of the World unite!
OK here are the hours for our second location–the Parched Eagle Taproom–located at 1444 E. Washington on Madison’s near east side:
For REAL this time:
The Parched Eagle Taproom WILL take flight this Friday!
The address is 1444 E. Washington on Madison’s near east side in the up and coming E. Wash corridor. The entrance will be via a door in the front of the building and as the space comes together we’re increasingly psyched on what a great taproom it’s going to be!
Here’s our projected list of beers on tap for the grand opening:
PARCHED EAGLE GOLDEN ALE Kölsch
CRANE ALE APA
LA CHINGADA CACA Maibock
STELLA Belgian Dark Strong Ale
-and- BURGEONING GOTH QUEEN Oatmeal Stout! The house beer for the taproom will make its debut this Friday!
COMMON THREAD Baltic Porter
HOP GARDEN Wheat
Central Waters BOURBON BARREL BARLEYWINE
ALT Brew HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS BLONDE IPA (gluten-free dedicated tap line!)
Hope to see you this Friday at 3PM!
Yes our second anniversary party is this Saturday April 29th starting at 2PM when we open and you’re invited!
Needless to say celebrating our second anniversary is a big deal for us, particularly within the context of the imminent opening of our second location–the Parched Eagle Taproom–on the near east side of Madison (and more on that soon)!
Our official anniversary beer–LA CHINGADA CACA Maibock–will return on tap when we open at 2! Checking in at 7.1% abv, this batch promises to be as good as last year’s i.e. this brewmaster is excited! Maibock is one of my favorite lager styles because it’s all about malt-hops balance, making it kind of the ESB of German lager styles. Expect plenty of malt and hops in this batch! Also I think it will be interesting to taste it side by side with 2XGSB Imperial ESB.
From 4 to 9 our good buddy Chef Andy Ziegler of Athens Gyros will be serving their OUTSTANDING tacos in our music room. La Chingada Caca should pair nicely with either their steak or pork tacos.
And at 7:30 seminal local bluegrass band OAK STREET RAMBLERS take the stage to kick things up a proverbial notch! Note: this will be the last musical performance at the Parched Eagle as we will be giving up the music room in advance of opening our taproom. A difficult decision for us to make (as live music has been a success for us) but the right one.
Come on by for this the first Parched Eagle event for Madison Craft Beer Week that is a VERY special occasion!
Next Friday at 3 we debut a brand new beer: 2XGSB Imperial ESB! This beer is the imperial version of our acclaimed ESB Grainne’s Special Bitter. More English malt, more English hops, more of everything with similar hallmark balance! Initial tastes of this new creation that was suggested by a regular customer has this brewmaster excited! This beer will be upwards of 8% ABV and a serious new addition to our beer portfolio.
Expect plenty of biscuity Maris Otter base malt character coupled with caramel malt notes backed up by 50 IBUs of balancing hop bitterness with delicate and pleasant mint, grass and floral tones from Fuggles hops.
Common Chord then takes the stage at 7:30! Common Chord is a collaborative acoustic ensemble spearheaded by artistic directors Michael Bryant and Tracy Jane Comer, both of whom are singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists.