Green Flash + Cigar City Candela

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Blue Palms Brewhouse proprietor Brian Lenzo showcased more than 20 Green Flashing Brewing Company beers for Sunday’s tap takeover. By the time I got there on Wednesday, the selection was starting to dwindle, but he was still pouring Candela, a collaborative rye barleywine from Green Flash impresario Chuck Silva and Cigar City head brewer Wayne Wambles. Even though the dark beer utilizes British Crystal and German rye malts, ages in Spanish cedar and clocks 10.9% ABV, it was surprisingly refreshing, with an unexpected grapefruit finish. My snifter was empty in mere minutes.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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