Tuman’s Tap & Grill hosts a tap takeover with The Bruery, a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, California. The seven featured craft beers will be tapped at 4 p.m. and The Bruery crew will be on-site from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, September 1.
Featured limited-release beers include Gypsy Tart Flanders-style brown ale, Share This: Coffee imperial stout and Tart of Darkness sour stout. Two seasonal brews will also be tapped, White Oak blended wheatwine-style ale and Trade Winds Tripel Belgian-style golden ale. Two year-rounds, Jardinier Belgian-style pale ale and Mischief Belgian-style golden ale complete the tap lineup.
The event is free to attend and beers range from $6-$12 each. The tap’s full American menu will be available, and specials for the event include grilled local peaches with lemon ricotta and aged balsamic vinegar ($4 each). Tuman’s Tap & Grill is open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on September 1 and the kitchen is open until 11 p.m. 2159 W. Chicago Ave., 773-782-1400, tumanstapandgrill.com
BEER INFORMATION/TASTING NOTES
Share This: Coffee, Imperial Stout, Limited Release, 11.9% ABV
Rich and roasty imperial stout brewed with Bourbon and Catimor coffee beans from Mindanao Island in the Philippines (sourced by San Diego, California’s acclaimed Mostra Coffee). This stout is part of the brewery’s new “Share This” series of collaborative and charitable imperial stouts treated with special ingredients. The brewery donates a portion of Share This: Coffee proceeds to Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs to disabled people living in developing nations.
Tart of Darkness, Sour Stout, Limited Release, 7.2% ABV
Traditional stout aged in repurposed oak barrels from The Bruery; the barrels previously housed beers such as Black Tuesday and Cuivre. After ageing, the barrels are moved to Bruery Terreux, which loosely translates from French to “Earthy Bruery,” a dedicated space created by The Bruery’s founder Patrick Rue to experiment with wild beers (the Bruery Terreux brand specializes in farmhouse-style wild and sour ales). At Bruery Terreux, brewers add a special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeast and let nature take its course. The result is a tart, dark and roasty sour stout with notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak.
Gypsy Tart, Flanders-Style Brown Ale, Limited Release, 8.4% ABV
Classic Flanders-style brown ale (aka Oude Bruin). A malty, brown ale fermented in stainless steel with souring bacteria and yeast to add a mild tartness while maintaining the natural, malty, brown sugar-like sweetness. (Gypsy Tart is also produced under the Bruery Terreux brand.)
Trade Winds Tripel, Belgian-Style Golden Ale, Seasonal, 8.6% ABV
Summer seasonal made with a Southeast Asian spin; the brewery uses rice in the mash in lieu of candi sugar (to lighten the ale’s body and increase the gravity) and adds Thai Basil. The tripel is light bodied, complex and aromatic with a bit of spice from the basil.
White Oak, Blended Wheatwine-Style Ale, Seasonal, 12.5% ABV
Notes of caramel, vanilla, coconut and warm oak with the creamy complexity of wheat. Robust and refreshing with crisp effervescence and sweet layered flavors from the bourbon barrel ageing.
Jardiner, Belgian-Style Pale Ale, Year-Round, 4.5% ABV
Sessionable pale ale; bright and flavorful with an assertive hop character. Pronounced jhar-dee-nyier, which is French for gardener.
Mischief, Belgian-Style Golden Ale, Year-Round 8.5% ABV
Dry-hopped with American hops for an added layer of complexity. Hoppy, effervescent, dry and crisp; notes of citrus and resin with ripe melon, pear and slight pepper spice.