Sunday, January 8, 2012

Magic Hat Drafts $2 This Tuesday!

Due to it's popularity we've decided to go another round with Magic Hat #9. This Tuesday you can take a "taste" drive of this fruity number for only $2.
That's right! 16 ounce Magic Hat Drafts
will be $2 all day on Tuesday.
Since spicy dishes are suggested among the best food pairing for Magic Hat #9, you'll be able to get the full experience at the Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant. Try your #9 with a chorizo burrito or an order of wings (we only have one kind: Hot!). Make sure to tell your server you want the extra hot salsa too.

The brewer's description of #9: "Not Quite Pale Ale. A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, "not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it."

Here are there stats (I'm not sure what all this means but I know some of you do!):
  • TYPE: Not Quite Pale Ale
  • YEAST: English Ale
  • HOPS: Cascade, Apollo
  • MALTS: Pale, Crystal 
  • ABV: 5.1
  • GRAVITY: 11.80 Plato
  • SRM: 9.0

Magic Hat claims that #9 features a secret ingredient that "introduces a most unusual aroma which is balanced with residual sweetness." Many experts think the secret ingredient it is apricot. says, "No. 9 does have a fruit-forward profile, but it doesn't exactly scream apricot. The flavor comes close to peach tea with a lemony tang."  What do you think? Can you identify Magic Hat #9's mysterious ingredient? Come taste it at the Franklin Inn and let us know what flavors you taste.

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