Episode #238: La Cumbre Brewing

Tasting four beers from the much much too unknown New Mexico brewery, La Cumbre

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Breweries and Beers

tootiA Slice of Hefen
A Slice of Hefen
tooti Elevated IPA
Elevated IPA
tooti Project Dank
Project Dank
tooti Malpais Stout
Malpais Stout

Comments 4 

  1. From "Russ Perry Jr" :

    Hmm… There was a point during my Beer Camp Across America adventure planning where I debated getting a rental car to drive from San Diego to Denver, but wondered if I’d really find that much good beer on the way… Seems like I could have gone through either Phoenix OR Tucson and hit La Cumbre on the way. *sigh* Ah well, maybe next time. :-)

  2. From "Jeff Erway" :

    Hey guys,
    And thanks to Sue and Kevin for dropping some beer off and for both of you for taking the time to review them. Some notes… A Slice of Hefen, for maximum affect of flavor, increased mouthfeel, and appropriate appearance, agitate the can so as to disperse the yeast lying at the bottom. That beer generally becomes crystal clear after just a week in the package and the flavor and mouth-feel are completely different when truly cloudy.

    Both Elevated IPA and Project Dank are single IPAs. The hop bills are markedly different. Whereas Elevated IPA is 4.5 lbs/bbl and makes up 58% of our output, Project Dank is ~8 lbs./bbl and is less than 5% of our output. Being less than 8% ABV, generally these beers would not be classified as DIPAs. That being said, one of my favorite IPAs is Blind Pig, and at only 6% ABV, I can pretty well drink it all day long.

    We do release 2 DIPAs a year right now, both heavily hopped with Nelson Sauvin.

    So glad you all liked them and keep on doing what you do.

    Cheers,
    Jeff

  3. From "Adam" :

    It’s actually QUITE good with fish & chips! Elevated is by far my favorite IPA, hands down.

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