MUCH has happened since my last Brewer’s Blog post several months ago: we closed our original Westport location at the end of October and have moved the brewery to the basement space underneath our Taproom at 1444 E. Washington Avenue on Madison’s near east side! So yes the Parched Eagle is wholly located at 1444 E. Wash: come on by!
We started brewing here in the last week of November (the day before Thanksgiving, actually) and the first beer brewed is none other than our flagship Hop-Bearer IPA! This is the version featuring Mosaic hops (DDH’d with Mosaic and Amarillo) hence Hop-Bearer w/Mosaic and it’s showing a ton of promise.
It’s being released this Friday 12/13 and will be on tap when we open at 3. Meanwhile we’ve started offering food from the excellent local Mediterranean restaurant Banzo (free delivery!) and here are my suggested food pairings to go along with the extravagantly hopped West Coast IPA Hop-Bearer:
Veggie: Batata (Sweet Potato Falafel) pita sandwich. The sweet potato should complement/contrast nicely with the pretty significant hop bitterness of Hop-Bearer as well as the significant tropical citrus hop flavor/aroma of Mosaic and Amarillo.
Meat: Chicken Shawarma pita sandwich. The savory character of the slow roasted seasoned chicken thighs should really be complemented nicely by Hop-Bearer’s complex hop character as well as its siginficant malt backbone (English Maris Otter and Briess Crystal 40L).
More soon (including needed updates for this webite).
Hop to see you here soon!