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On Tap: April 15, 2013

Beers listed here reflect our daily printed menu. Updates every morning.

Todays Cask: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Double IPA

Red & Black Ales

Eight Bridges Twisted Red, 6.8% Livermore, CA
This easy drinking Red Ale is definitely red but the American hop bill gives a typical pale ale type flavor with added caramel sweetness. Expect a malt flavor with a caramel or slight molasses/raisin sweetness combined with a very slight bitterness from hops.

Shipyard Black IPA, 6.2% Portland ME
Roasted malt with caramel and chocolate notes mingle with the northwest style hop profile. Interesting East Coast style black ale, They call it an IPA but we’ll call it a black ale here at Tap 25

India Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 6.6% Chico, CA
Brewed with rye grain for refined flavors...combining the peppery
spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to
create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring.

8 Bridges Fyrst RIPA, 6.1% Livermore, CA
This is the FIRST beer that 8 Bridges brewery has launched with their new brewery! Fyrst RIPA is a red IPA using Cascade & Mt. Hood hops. Piney and resinous notes to balance the malty aromas. Off white creamy head with dark caramel malts give this beer its roast sweetness. balancing the hop bitterness.

Anchor IPA, 6.5% San Francisco, CA
Anchor IPA™ is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless IPA.

Port Brewing Wipeout IPA, 7.0% San Marcos, CA
Somewhat cloudy golden amber color in the glass. Immediately
blasts your palette with pine and citrus and has a slight pineapple
aroma mixed in with the hops.

Altamont Hella Hoppy, 9.0% Livermore, CA
This beer is a true West Coast Double IPA, exploding with citrus, floral, and slight tropical aromas. It is hop flavor forward without the hop bitterness.

Beer Valley Delta 9 IPA, 6.6% Ontario, Or.
Pouring a gold color, straw, floral and light citrus make up the aroma of this nice IPA. Medium body and clean hop presence create a nice beer.

Highwater Brewing Co. Hop Riot, 7.3% Chico, CA
This American IPA has a definitive "Left Coast" attitude. Aggressive
bitterness is complimented by a defined malt backbone. Dry hopping
provides the floral and citrus aromas that come through in this beer.

+*Firestone Walker Wookey Jack, 8.5% Paso Robles
This Unfiltered Black Rye IPA has rich dark malts and spicy rye
with bold citrus laden hops, creating a new dimension in IPA flavor.
At 60 IBU's, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and
refined on the inside.

Stout & Strong Ales

Firestone Walker Parabola, 13% Paso Robles, CA
This Russian Imperial Stout features bold bourbon and tobacco
aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best
enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those
chocolate dessert favorites.

Iron Oak Brewing, Domesday 1066, 6.5% Pleasanton, CA
Our first seasonal beer, Domesday 1066, is a rich and flavorful Oatmeal Stout. It is dark and packed with roasted chocolate malt flavors, the hint of hops in the nose. It has the common creamy head of the oatmeal stout style that allows for its smooth finish.

Wheat & Saison

Sea Dog Blue Paw Blueberry Wheat, 4.6% Portland, ME
A unique contribution to the fruit ale category features the nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries.

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, 4.9% SF, CA
This starts as a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a
traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. It’s a
straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and
flavor. Clean, crisp and very refreshing.

Ommegang Hennepin, 7.7% Cooperstown, NY
This Belgian Style Saison pours a rich golden color. It has a
warming mix of spicy gingersnap and citrusy hops. Refreshing.
Relaxing. Perfect for any season.

Craft Lagers

Sierra Nevada Summerfest, 4.8% Chico, CA
A refreshing, pilsner-style lager that is incredibly smooth from an extra-long lingering period. Light in body, this beer quenches your thirst with a big aroma and a tangy hop bite.

Speakeasy Metropolis Pilsner, 5.3% San Francisco, CA
Clean and malty but subtle lemon zest backbone. Hopped just enough to bring you back for more. This is their newest beer.

Sudwerk Pilsner, 5% Davis, CA
Moderately bodied with a sweet floral hop character. Clean and crisp with a nice dry finish.

Calicraft Cali Coast, 5.2% Walnut, Creek, CA
California select malt and a blend of German Noble and American Crystal hops. The Crystal hops are fairly similar to the spicy Noble varieties to which they owe their parentage but add just enough additional intensity to justify the “Cali” part of the beers name. Very light and enjoyable.

Lighter Session & Pale Ales

Altamont Left Coast Session, 4.8% Livermore, CA
Light in color and body, this ale is brewed with pale malt, Vienna
malt, and Crystal malts. This beer has a very hoppy nose, full of
flavor, with very little bitterness.

Drakes Post Hopocalypse Pale, 4% San Leandro, CA
Lemon and citrus with a mild malty backbone. Some spice with mild bitterness on a clean palate.

Firestone Walker Pale 31, 4.8% Paso Robles
Pale 31 is an ode to California. Brewed with a bold yet approachable spirit that embodies California. This is a very smooth and balanced pale ale. Gold Medal winner at the Great American Beer Fest 2011.

*Triple Voodoo Inception, 8% SF, CA
This Belgian style ale is reminds us of a Trappist ale, but with a uniquely Californian twist. Interesting malt flavors of sweet fruits finish with a flavorful hop bitterness.

Stone Go To Session IPA, 4.5% Escondido, CA
This is a flavorful , aromatic and balanced session IPA. Designed to be enjoyed without the heavy ABV of other IPA’s.

Red & Black Ales

Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale, 5.8% San Diego, CA
Brewed with half a ton of caramelized malts, this award-winning Irish Red has rich toffee flavors, notes of dried fruit, and a slightly sweet finish. Red Trolley has won more than 13 awards.

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