Pulaski True American, a beer company that should see the full launch of its "True American Lager" this summer, is getting onto taps a little bit early this week through a collaboration with Baltimore's well-respected The Brewer's Art. "Catherine's Crush," a
8.5% 7.6% Baltic porter is at about a dozen craft accounts this week.
An email from Director of Marketing (and friend of the site) John Fleury describes the beer: "Brewed during the snow storm on Presidents Day, this dark lager incorporates a rich base with a layer of chocolate and roast, while a touch of oats gives it a hearty body. A dark mahogany beer with a finger of light brown foam on the top that lingers a minute but leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Nose is filled with aromas of roasted malt, molasses, plum and just a hint of coffee. The earthy-almost-spicy hops allow for a supporting bitterness, while the hearty German Lager yeast finishes this beer off sharp and clean. Perfect for the last toast of winter and welcoming of spring." The beer was brewed with Belgian candi sugar as well as flaked oats, chocolate malt, light roasted barley, and Vienna malt. The beer is hopped with U.S. Tettnang and rings in at 35 IBUs.
Notably, this is the first lager brewed by The Brewer's Art in its
sixteen nearly twenty year history.
Looking for the beer? You can find it at the following accounts where it's currently tapped:
- Bourbon Adams Morgan
- Nanny O'Brien's
The beer will also tap sometime this week at The Big Hunt. On Thursday, there will be a release at Smoke and Barrel where Chef Logan McGear will pair the beer with food. Beyond that, other accounts where you should be able to find it in the next few weeks are Glen's Garden Market, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, and somewhere in the Neighborhood Restaurant Group family.