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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tap Handle #239: Left Coast - Asylum Tripel Ale

Asylum is a tap I wanted for some time. Luckily I was able to obtain it. The detail is great, especially the label portion, which shows an old insane asylum complete with lightning and gargoyles. The color scheme is fantastic too. Just a great tap.

Left Coast Brewing was founded in San Clemente, California, in 2004. Their original intent was to brew beer for the Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company restaurants. They began operations in a 5000 square foot warehouse and produced just over 3500 barrels of beer the first year. Since then, they have expanded their operation to include the production of beer under the Left Coast Brewing brand, and distribute to 7 states. They produce four beers full time with their flagship beer being Hop Juice Double IPA. The other full time beers are the Asylum Belgian Style Tripel Ale, Trestles IPA and Voo Doo American Stout. They also offer four seasonal beers throughout the year. They just opened a tasting room.

Asylum is a Belgian-style tripel ale with a beautiful golden color. It has a sweet and spicy, complex fruity aroma and flavor derived from a distinct Belgian yeast strain. Asylum finishes with a subtle, warming character. Weighted average on is 3.26 out of 5.

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