SF Beer Week didn’t officially start until today, Friday, February 11 but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any SF Beer Week related events going on last night. So I got a head start by visiting Humphrey Slocombe for beer ice cream and Shotwell’s for a first taste of Cherry Voodoo’s Triple.
It was ice cream that inspired this SF Beer Week Eve adventure, specifically Passion Fruit Lambic Sorbet. It is actually made with Lindeman’s [sic] Framboise. The alcohol is cooked off before adding but it still retains an ever so slightly sour flavor. The passion fruit flavor is strong and I didn’t pick up any flavors of raspberries. I also had a small sample of Magnolia Stout ice cream, which was creamy, malty, and delicious.
The next stop was Shotwell’s for a glass of Triple made by the new Bay Area brewery, Cherry Voodoo.
Tasting notes: Almost like a Belgian IPA. Some cloves and very little banana. Not too sweet. Grainy Belgian nose with some fruity, herbal nose. Smells a bit like Triple Karmeliet but Americanized.