It was a little over a year ago when White Birch Brewing released Nyx, a black IPA that was part of their Apprentice Series. I remember first seeing the beer, reading the label and deciding to take a flyer on it. Boy was I surprised!
It was one of my favorite new beers of 2011 and I quickly set out to find as many bottles as I could before the supply dried up. Once I collected a bunch, I shared them with friends I thought would appreciate it. Some when out and got more on their own.
When all was said and done, I had two bottles of Nyx left in my cellar. Now I have one.
It poured as deep and dark as it did the day I’d first tried it. The smell was heavy on the roasted malt and charcoal. There was even a hint of piney hops, which surprised me given it’s age. Suffice it to say, this beer did not disappoint. It was as good (better?) than when I first cracked it a little over a year ago.
We can only hope Bill and/or Adam decide to brew this one again. Until then, my last bottle is on hold until I can drink it with one or both of these guys. Thanks for brewing great (long lasting) beer!!