Brewery'sTropical Burn Double Mango IPA,
left, is loaded with hoppy, citrusy aromas and flavors. and a
pleasing bitterness. The 'burn' is the 9.1% ABV, but you won't
notice it. The Ladder 317 Irish Style Cream Ale,
right, provides a creamy head and a light body that's bright
with a kiss of bitterness. A perfect beer for the spring when
many slough off heavy stouts and porters for lighter beverages.
bright beer, especially suited for warmer weather, is the Honey
Brewbarb, left. Honey notes flow smoothly over the
palate, with some rhubarb bitterness on the finish. Right,
drinking the color spectrum while reacquainting with
Firetrucker's core beers. You can go home again.
just in time for the dog days is the Cat in a Tree Ginger,
left, the perfect brew for a hangover, according to anonymous
sources. So light and clear, with a palate pleasing base of
ginger. The Lemon Cooler, right, pairs
Firetrucker's Steam Engine with lemonade. Oh… its
summer in Bavaria, quaffing a refreshing radler.
Cuisine Catering of Ankeny Cruisin' BBQ
kettle-style potato chips, left, are perfect with a Steam
Engine. Also available in Spicy Cruisin'
flavor, center. The best pizza is gifted leftovers, especially a
slice of the Bubbie from nearby Leaning
Tower of Pizza, right, with Italian sausage, pepperoni,
sauerkraut, plus bacon on the build I enjoyed.
A happy occasion to note is Firetrucker Brewery's First
Anniversary, a celebration coinciding with the Fourth of July.
Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with ribs, chicken, and other
American favorites available from Honeybadger
BBQ, while throughout the day Firetrucker will be
re-releasing every beer they have made in the past year. An
excellent opportunity to revisit their magnficent black walnut
ale, plus a limited small batch of Darth (cherry)
Porter will be availble. Bands, a fire baton show, giveaways, a
bags competition, and more antics are in store for the day.