Beer Tasting with Crooked Hammock Brewery

Beer Tasting with Crooked Hammock Brewery


♪[CHEERING] [LAUGHTER] >>YOU KNOW, HERE ON DELMARVA, WE ARE KNOWN FOR A LOT OF THINGS. WE HAVE BEACHES AND PARKS AND MUSIC FESTIVALS AND MORE. HAVE THE KEEPS POPPING UP ALL OVER, AND THAT IS A BREWERY WHAT DOES BETTER WITH A BREWERY, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT CROOKED HAMMOCK IN THE WAS THOUGHT, SO THEY ARE HERE WITH US TODAY. WE HAVE JON SCHORAH, BERT AND RAND DEVELOPER OF CROOKED HAMMOCK. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. [CHEERING] >>I THINK THEY WANT SOME BEER. NO, CROOKED HAMMOCK IS A BREWERY AND A RESTAURANT, AND YOU BROUGHT IN SOME OF YOUR BRANDS HERE, SO TELL ME ABOUT THEM.>>YES, I BROUGHT TWO DIFFERENT BEERS, THEY ARE YEAR-ROUND AND ARE OUR MOST POPULAR, AND OUR NEWS CREATIONS WHICH DOM WILL BE COOKING WITH LATER WHICH IS OUR COCONUT ALE WHICH HAS QUICKLY BECOME A VERY POPULAR BEER FOR US.>>AND THAT IS THE THING ABOUT THE BEER THAT YOU MAY, AND THAT THESE BREWERIES ARE MAKING, YOU ARE ADDING INTERESTING TASTE, LIKE COCONUT. CAME UP WITH COCONUT?>>IT WAS ACTUALLY OUR HEAD BREWER, A HOMEBREWING RECIPE THAT HE HAD DONE FOR ALMOST A DECADE, AND HE THOUGHT THAT THIS WILL BE VERY CREATIVE AND UNIQUE BUT IS STILL SOMETHING THAT IS VERY APPROACHABLE WILL, AND THAT SOMETHING WE TRY TO ACCOMPLISH WITH ALL OF OUR BEER IN THE RESTAURANT. NOTHING UNHEARD OF. HAVE TO LOOK IT UP ON YOUR PHONE, WHAT IS THIS INGREDIENT? EVERYTHING IS KNOWN AND VERY SUSTAINABLE AND FASHIONABLE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR.>>OKAY, HOW DO YOU TRANSLATE THIS INTO BEER?>>WELL WE REALLY TRY TO DO IS NEVER WE CREATED BEER, WE TRY TO THINK OF WHO WILL BE OUT ON THE BEACH, AND WHAT DO THEY WANT IN THEIR HAND? WHAT KIND OF BEER WILL THEY BE DRINKING? WHEN I SAY SESSIONABLE, YOU WANT TO HAVE A COUPLE OF NICE LIGHT BRUCE, AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE IT SOMETHING NICE AND ENJOYABLE.>>SO YOU BROUGHT IN SOME OF YOUR MORE POPULAR BEERS. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST POPULAR THAT YOU BREW?>>WELL, WE WILL START OUT WITH THIS ONE CALLED OUR SHOOBIE.>>THIS IS A BELGIAN BLONDE TAIL, ONE OF OUR LATEST ALE OFFERINGS, RIGHT RIGHT ABOUT 65 PERCENT ALCOHOL, AND IT IS VERY SESSIONABLE, YOU CAN DRINK IT ALL DAY LONG.>>AND FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS JUST GETTING INTO THE CRAFT BREWERY, MAY BE DRINKING CRAFT BEER, THIS IS A GOOD START?>>ABSOLUTELY. WHENEVER SOMEONE COMES INTO OUR PUB, THIS IS WHAT WE START THEM WITH. THEY HEY, THIS IS HOW YOU CAN DIP YOUR TOE IN THE WATER. TRY THIS OUT AND THEN YOU CAN EXPLORE.>>YES, BECAUSE YOU REALLY DO DEVELOP A TASTE FOR IT AFTER A WHILE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>WHAT IS NEXT WEEK.>>AND NEXT IS OUR FLAGSHIP WAI OLA, THIS ONE IS CALLED MOOTZY’S TREASURE.>>AND IPA STANDS FOR?>>INDIAN PALE ALE.>>INDIANA PALE.>>SO THIS IS THE MOST POPULAR STYLE IN THE U.S., MORE OF A COPY BEER THAN WHAT YOU HAVE YOUR.>>SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THERE?>>WE HAVE A LOT MORE HOPPS IN THIS BEER, AND I GUESS THAT YOU COULD SAY IT IS MORE AGGRESSIVE, A LITTLE MORE FLAVOR WILL.>>OKAY.>>THIS HAS A TINY TASTE, FRESH AND REFRESHING.>>YES, BECAUSE YOU HERE IPA, ABE, A LOT OF LETTERS WITH CRAFT BEER.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF ABBREVIATIONS.>>YES.>>AND AN THEN FINALLY, WE HAVE THE >>SO, THIS IS WAI OLA WHICH IS HAWAIIAN FOR WATER OF LIFE. THAT IS WHAT COCONUTS ARE KNOWN IN HAWAII AS, SO WITHOUT WE WOULD GIVE IT A NICE HAWAIIAN NAME. WE WOULD GIVE IT A NICE HAWAIIAN NAME. APPERSON ALCOHOL, SO STILL RELATIVELY SESSIONABLE BUT VERY FLAVORFUL WITH COCONUT IN THREE DIFFERENT PROCESSES. YOU WILL GET IT IN THE AROMA, WHEN IT FIRST IS YOUR MOUTH AND IT WILL STAY THERE AFTERWARDS.>>ALL RIGHT. OH, I LIKE THAT, AND I DO! I LOVE COCONUT, BUT I NEVER WOULD’VE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT BEER.>>IS SURPRISING. A LOT OF PEOPLE COME IN AND SAID THEY DON’T LIKE COCONUT, BUT I SAY TO TRY THIS OUT BECAUSE IS NOT AGGRESSIVE, AND SURPRISINGLY, MORE PEOPLE THAN NOT SAY THEY ENJOY IT.>>AND WE ARE ABOUT TO GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND DO SOME COOKING, SO WE WILL PAIR THIS BEER?>>YES, WE PAIR THIS WITH OUR BEER MUSSLES. THEN, TOM WILL TOP IT OFF WITH A NICE TOASTED COCONUT WHICH WE ALSO USE IN THE BREWING PROCESS OF THIS BEER, AND IT FINISHES OFF VERY NICE.>>WILL THAT SOUNDS GREAT. TAKE YOU SO MUCH. THIS IS DELICIOUS AND OF COURSE I HAVE TO MENTION THE SCANS HERE. WE WERE TELLING ME THAT THESE ARE 32 OUNCES?>>YES. SO WHEN YOU COME INTO THE RESTAURANT, YOU CAN TAKE ON BEER WITH YOU IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU CAN GET A CLASS GROWLER OR GET THE SCANS.

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