Topic Archives: Octane Coffee

Posted in Tastings

FREE BEER: Brouwerij Timmermans

Today 5:30-7:30pm, Hop City hosts a free tasting at Octane Coffee in the westside.

Featured is 3 offering Brouwerij Timmermans from Belgium – including Strawberry (lambic w/ strawberry), Framboise (lambic w/ raspberry), & ourgogne Des Flandres Brune (Flanders Oud Brune).

Tasting is completely free!

Octane Coffee -12/15, 5:30pm
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest,
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Peak Organic Brewing, Tastings

Peak Brewing Tasting

Today at Octane Coffee, Hop City is hosting it’s weekly free beer tasting.  This week’s featured brewer is Peak Organic Brewing Company (Portland, ME.)  Just released by Peak is their brand new brew – Fall Summit, a amber beer with summit and simcoe hops.

Also in the lineup is the IPA, and Nut Brown Ale.   The IPA is a nicely balanced American IPA (Simcoe, Amarillo, & Nugget hops, 7.2% ABV)  The Nut Brown is a rendition of an English brown ale, brewed with Hallertau hops and chocolate & munich malts.

Tasting starts at 5:30 and runs until 7:30.  Cost is free.  I’ll be pouring the beer so come by and say hello!

Octane Coffee – 9/8/10
009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA
(404) 815-9886

Posted in Dundee Brewing, Tastings

FREE BEER: Dundee Ales & Lagers

Tonight’s free tasting at Octane Coffee features beers from Dundee Ales & Lagers.  Dundee is based out of Rochester, NY.   Come explore this brewery absolutely free.   Here’s the lineup –

IPA – 6.3% ABV.  Columbus, Chinook, Willamette hops.  Caramel 60 & Crystal 70 malts.  Spicy & hoppy.

Kolsch – 5.6% ABV.  Not a lot of American brewed Kolsch on the market.  This brew has Mt Hood,Galena  and Hallertau hops with wheat malts.

Stout – 5.8% ABV.  Rich beer with chocolate and coffee flavors.  Galena hops, with big malt bill: Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel 60 & Roast Barley.

Pale Bock – 6.5% ABV.  Yeah, the name is confusing.  It’s a German Maibock.  (Spring bock.) A light version of your bock beer. Simple ingredients – Magnum, Czech Saaz hops.  Lager yeast.  Crisp and malty sweet.

I will be running this tasting starting at 5:30 pm!  See you at Octane! It’s free. Seriously. Don’t be stupid. As always, this tasting is brought to you by Hop City Craft Beer & Wine!

Octane Coffee
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Heavy Seas, Tastings

FREE BEER: Heavy Seas

This weeks weekly free beer tasting at Octane Coffee sponsored by Hop City features a few beers from Heavy Seas.  The tasting starts at 5:30 and runs to 7:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity to try a few craft beers free of charge without making a financial commitment.

Featured Beers & Taste Expectations

Smoke on the Water – Smoked Porter, 8% ABV.  Smoked malt gives this beer a smoky flavor.  Look for chocolate and dark roasted malts.

Marzen – Octoberfest, 6% ABV.  Caramel sweet malts. Grains, toasted malts with some sweet and some hop bitter.

Red Sky at Night – Saison, 7.5% ABV.  Wheat malts.  Spicy – rosemary, clove, banana.  Sweet candi sugar.  Some nutty flavor.

Loose Cannon – IPA, 7% ABV.  Delicious IPA offering by Heavy Seas.  Grapefruit and piney hops.  Caramel malt backbone.  A well balanced American IPA.

Octane Coffee – 7/14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Uncategorized

Hop City Tasting 7/7

Free Beer!  Yeah, I knew that would get you.   Tonight at Octane Coffee, Hop City is hosting it’s weekly tasting.  Tonight’s theme is Belgians with one not available in Georgia yet.

Here’s the lineup –

De Koninck – Belgian Pale Ale, 5%. Brewed in Antwerpen, Belgium.  This pale ale has sweet caramel malts with fruit flavors.  Look for Pear/apple.  Belgian yeast shines through in the finish.

Blanche De Bruxelles – WitBier, 4.5% ABV.  Brewed in Brasserie Lefèbvre in Rebecq-Quenast,  Belgium.  Look for orange, malt, & banana flavors.

Hopus – Belgian IPA, 8.5% ABV.  Brewed by Brewed in Brasserie Lefèbvre in Rebecq-Quenast,  Belgium.  Not available in Georgia yet.  Bready, with citrus(orange hints) and spice.  Banana and clove notes also.  Future release in Georgia. (+/- 3 weeks)

Octane Coffee – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Brooklyn Brewing, New Releases

Brooklyn Soriachi Ace Debuts Today!

Quick recap of the Brooklyn Brewmaster’s Series.  Cookie Jar Porter. Black Ops.  Dark Matter.  There are more, but those are a few that have hit Atlanta.  Next up – Sorachi Ace.

Sorachi Ace is a farmhouse ale, brewed with a rare unique hop Sorachi ace.  It was developed in Japan at Sapporo Brewery in 1988.  Ace is a cross between British Brewers Gold and Saaz hop varieties.  This hop is very lemony in smell and flavor.  Unlike other offerings by Brooklyn, Sorachi Ace features only this hop.  Ace is unfiltered, uses a proprietary Belgian yeast strain, and is dry hopped also with Sorachi.  Sorachi Ace is refermented in the bottle.

Ingredients –

Hops – Oregon Grown Sorachi Ace

Malts – German Two Row Pilsner

Yeast – Brooklyn grown Belgian

Taste Expectations – Lemon zest, lemongrass.  Expect floral tones, with some spice and fruit.  A nice clean saison.

Availability – 750ml Bottles, corked and caged.  Bottle conditioned.  No draft offerings.

6.5% ABV

Be the first to try Sorachi Ace free! Today at Hop City’s free tasting at Octane Coffee!  5:30 – 7:30

Octane Coffee
1009-b Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA (404) 815-9886

Posted in Tastings

Hop City/Octane Coffee Tastings

Kraig Torres, owner of Hop City has teamed up with Octane Coffee in Westside Atlanta for Wednesday night beer tastings.

Starting at 5:30 pm head over to Octane Coffee to taste a few offerings from featured breweries.

New Schedule is as follows –

2/17 – Victory Brewing – Featuring  – Storm King Stout, Hop Devil IPA, Prima Pils

2/23 – Tuesday! – Magic Hat Brewing – In Store Visit!

2/24 – Unita Brewing – Featuring Pale, Barleywine, Monkshine

3/3 – Brooklyn Brewing  – Featuring Brooklyn Blast, Local 2

Octane Coffee

1009-b marietta street nw
atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-9886

Make sure you visit Hop City while you are down there!