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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wolf Hollow - Something to Howl About!


I tasted Wolf Hollow when I went to a festival in May. I was immediately impressed by the three tastes I had! I was blown away! This small brewery, from West Glenville, NY, in the Hudson Valley is very impressive


Alright, all you have to do is read this statement on the website, and you know why I like these guys: "In an effort to bring the “micro” back to micro-brew, WHBC will focus on crafting beer and relationships. We believe that there is great value in the power of good beer to bring people together and that the more we grow as a community, the more good things might come from the building up of those relationships. To this end, WHBC will be a hub around which our small town of West Glenville might become even more connected. WHBC is not designed to be the next Sam Adams, but instead to stay true to the community from which it springs and to always do its best to provide its local residents, friends, and neighbors with world-class quality beer that they can truly call their own.  We like to say that we have a BIG vision, operating on a SMALL scale.  We wanted to concentrate on perfecting the craft and focus on our product and our customers in a responsible way."
 

 
Wolf Hollow Amber is an American Amber Ale of 5% ABV. This is the Wolf Hollow Amber is the flagship beer of WHBC because it is crafted after the unique character of West Glenville. The toasted notes and the warm reddish hue lure you in, and then the dry-hop keeps this beer honest. A very easy drinking beer.

District 6 IPA is an American India Pale Ale with a 6.7% ABV. According to Wolf Hollow, "The local firefighters of District 6 in West Glenville work hard for their community and they deserve a beer that reflects the intensity and clarity of that work." This is a pale yellow India Pale Ale is dry-hopped, so it has a big, floral nose. Absolutely beautiful! And a nice bitter finish. Great beer!

Pulpit Supply Brown is a lovely drinking 5.2%ABV American Brown Ale. A beautiful maltiness greats the nose, but it also has a lovely hoppiness at the finish. According to Wolf Hollow, "The Nugget hop used provides subtle florals reminiscent of the District 6. When Wolf Hollow’s Brewmaster made a decision to “put off” seminary in favor of brew school, one of his colleagues famously responded, “Lord knows, preachers need beer too.”" This is a great beer!
 

 
Three quick tastes were all I needed to make the decision on this brewery. And then I had a couple long pulls. And I was thrilled. And you will be too!

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