The term “tap takeover” is used a little too liberally these days. Usually when a bar or store hosts one, it’s a handful of a brewery’s year-round releases and one or two special beers, and not something such as Stone’s Most Arrogant Bar party.
Conquest has slowly been unveiling the beer list as the week has gone along, but Wednesday, Green’s announced the full lineup, which is as follows:
- Sacred Heart IPA
- Sacred Heartier DIPA
- Warrior Heart IPA
- Artemis Blonde
- Artemis Blonde with Cucumbers and Mint
- Medusa Stout
- Imperial Coffee Stout
- Old Naps Scotch Ale
- Brewvival Saison
- Ophel’s Lowly Barleywine
- Farmhouse IPA
- Berliner Weisse
- Falconer’s BIPA
- Frederick Hefeweizen
- Seven Seas Pale Ale
- Drinking Class Session Ale
- Charles the Hammer Imperial IPA
- Young Goodman Cocoa Brown
- Young Goodman Vanilla Brown
- Greenish IPA
- Amor et Accidia Mango Wild Ale
- Manus et Stellas Pomegranate Wild Ale
- Sancti et Dilecti Pineapple Wild Ale
- Vitam et Mortem Cherry Wild Ale
- Baldspot IPA (cask)
The lineup includes all of Conquest’s year-round releases and a few seasonals (including the return of Seven Seas and one of the last kegs of Old Naps Scotch Ale), but a good chunk are brand new beers being released either for the first time or brewed exclusively for Green’s in collaboration with Green’s Wes Patrick.. Here’s some more info on those:
- Young Goodman is a 7.5% brown ale brewed just for the store. There are two treatments: One with cocoa nibs and one with vanilla beans.
- Greenish IPA is a 7.7% imperial pale ale brewed with New Zealand hops.
- The first four releases in Conquest’s Bellator (Latin for “warrior”) series of wild ales. Each beer comes from the same kettle-soured base, which has been fermented with American ale yeast and then refermented on a ridiculous amount different fruit. Amor et Accidia (“Love and Apathy”) is aged on 15 pounds of mangoes; Manus et Stellas (“The Hand and the Stars”) is refermented with organic pomegrannate concentrate; Sancti et Dilecti (“Holy and Beloved”) is aged on 30 pounds of pineapples; and Vitem et Mortem (“Life and Death”) is refermented with organic sour cherry concentrate.
- A cask of Baldspot IPA (with papaya and lychee and double dry-hopped with Pacific Jade) will also be tapped.
As with Green’s weekly tastings, eight beers will be available for samples (which is the per-person limit under state law). But attendees will be able to pick between two options for half of their samples. Everyone will be offered the same four beers and then have the choice of choosing between one of two four-sample options, one of which will likely be the new sours. All 25 beers will be available for growler fills.
And to round out the party, The Wurst Wagen will be on site offering food. The tasting runs from 5-7 but growlers will be filled until the store closes at 9.