Michael at Wiper and True Tap Takeover Beer Emporium

Hey everyone, sorry updates have been irregular, one of those weeks. The ever great Wiper and True did a tap takeover at the Beer Emporium and I got a chance to try a bunch of their beers, as well as chat with Michael of Wiper and True (Many thanks for the info and for the photo). No notes unfortunately, so I’ll do a quick summary as they were very interesting.

Wiper and True beers seem to handle cask and keg better than bottle, nearly every beer I’ve tried of theirs works just slightly better on tap. Milk Shake was there on cask, thicker and as such living up much better to its namesake. they had a new recipe Sorachi Ace IPA which I beg them to keep as the recipe, it was spot on, with more sweetness than before and excellent expression of the hop character. As a Sorachi Ace nut I may have drank more of that than I should that night.

They had Ella Amber Ale on – I’ve run into this one a few times – Ella is quickly becoming another favourite hop and it matches well with the Amber Ale, which seems to be a style that W&T really have a handle on. I’ll try and grab full notes some time as it is really fresh and fruity. To prove the point they also had a Rye and Citra Amber Ale which was even fresher and with wonderful feel. Seriously, if you see a Wiper and True Amber Ale try it, they have a rock solid record on these.

For something even more special they had a single keg of Sour Cherry on keg – tasting like a sour porter with cherries it was an excellent smooth and fruity nightcap. All in all a seriously good night. One Wiper and True member even took to serving behind the bar to really give the beer the personal touch.

Anyway, more notes, and hopefully a full article up next week. Enjoy your beer!