My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

All Together

Enjoyed with friends. Light bodied, with nice hop flavors.

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Head Banger

… you know that shit can’t be good for your brain. A fun song and a 4.7% generic lager from Amplified Ale Works.

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Cashmere Colada DDH IPA

A tasty DDH coconut IPA, clocking in at 8.5% ABV, from North Park Beer Co. The nose is sweet and fruity. At first more heavy on the coconut, but that mellowed and balances with nice pineapple notes. Flavor is on the sweet side, with additional notes of melon and virtually no bitterness.

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Yay…Juicy Bits..

..to go. I’ll have to take their word for it on the hazy aspect, but nice juicy hop flavors over a pale malt body. Plus it’s got that 6.7% ABV thing going for it.

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Fuzzy Logic

A 7.1% ABV hazy peach IPA from Bottle Logic. Nose is sweet malts and peaches. Taste is not sweet, or at least not as sweet as the nose implies. Taste more like a fruited cream ale than a IPA of any kind. No bitterness. Not getting the juicy aspects I would like. But a clean […]

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Zanzibar Chocolate Ice Cream Stout

Tastes like chocolate milk. Not like chocolate milk beer..like creamy wholesome chocolate milk…with no ABV…not 8% chocolate milk, which is what it is. Sipped directly from the decanter. Maybe that was part of it. Wanna try again but poured into a glass. A delish, desserty, collaboration from Untitled Art and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co.

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Brainbox Pollution

Yum. Nice juicy hop nose. Flavor is sweeter than expected, with little to no bitterness. 32oz went down waaay to fast. All that and clocked in at 8.5% ABV. What’s not to love.

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Electropical

Some 6% ABV hydration after a quick mow. I enjoyed it. Plenty of citrus forward hop characteristics on the nose and tastebuds. Some nice hop bitterness up front, that follows through…but miraculous, like poof, is gone once you swallow. Sierra Nevada are damn magicians. Now you taste it, now you don’t. I can see that […]

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Jam Don’t Shake

I found this 17% ABV imperial stout collaboration between Grimm and Other Half waaaay too salty. Yes, it’s got some good fruit tarty jamminess, and sweet maltyness. But…even after letting it warm I felt the salt was overwhelming. I didn’t get any peanut butter, or for that matter, any other recognizable nut butter, flavors at […]

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Industrial Accident

An tasty 8% ABV IPA from Fall Brewing. If I recall from when I picked it out of the line-up, it’s a hazy double IPA…but, hell… that was close to a month ago. Nose is resinous hops. Flavor is more balanced, well…for an IPA, malty but not sweet. Nice hop flavors with low bitterness.

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Willfull delusion of false perception

Damn….older than I thought… …but held up fairly well. First sips had notes of candied fruits in the juicyness, but less so as it warms. Nose becomes more resinous, malt flavors more noticable, with mild bitterness on the finish. I’d love to have tried this earlier.

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Arizona Light Lager

Something I would have never bought myself, and surprised that I like it. Light body, nicely balanced, zero bitterness and clean finish. From Tempe, AZ, Huss Brewing.

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MDRN HSTRY IPA

Sadly my last can. Wish I had an extra for last Tuesday virtual happy hour/ beer share. So good. The cans have been way more juicy than the draft version that I had… when was that. Send like months ago. Stoked to hear Amplified Ale Works PB and East Village are re-opening their kitchens for […]

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little juice smoothie

An apt name. Nose is fruity, like a mixed fruit smoothie. Flavor is a juicy NE IPA with notes of strawberry. It’s not overly sweet and has mild bitterness on the finish. All that and 6.5% ABV. I’m enjoying it. Huh…65 IBU? That’s a higher number than I would have guessed.

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A finite quantity of…

…an opaque solution. Infinite Content. Quite good. A bit more bitterness than the previous Force of Nature. To lazy to pick my ass up off the slouch-couch and see what the ABV is, but would guess in the 7% range.

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Force of Nature

A delish, juicy/ citrusy and murky 6.5% ABV IPA from the fine folks at Pure Project.

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What else?…the Logical Choice

Of all the beers in the fridge, this was the logical choice. A balanced 10% ABV triple IPA collaboration between Alesmith and Pizza Port Brewing.

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Star Cloud

A 6.8% ABV IPA made in the hazy style, from the fine folks at Modern Times Beer. Flowery-like hop flavors, soft mouth feel, nice bitterness that slips away urging you to have another sip…then poof… the beer is gone. Darn Star Cloud is blocking the sunset.

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MRDN HSTRY IPA

Amplifing at home. Whoa…more tropical notes up front than I recall. Fruity, but not sweet or overly malty. Nice hop balance with pleasant, though somewhat mild, hop bitterness. Need to grab more next Saturday.

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Isle of Splendor

This double dry-hopped hazy IPA from the fine folks a North Park Beer is like a “Modern Times” romance. Bountiful bouquet of hops entwined with pillowy-soft mouth-feel and juicy wet finish. Oh, yeah.

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Electrocution IPA

When you can’t enjoy it at the source, you do it elsewhere. Tasty.

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This Is Not My Beautiful Wife

Light body pale with good hop flavors and mild bitterness. Quite nice. ….Once in a life time, as the days go by… or same as it ever was?

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Tikicito

A surprisingly impressive offering from North Park Beer Co. inspired by the tiki rum drink, the Painkiller. The imperial Berliner Weisse smells fruity, sweet and tart. Flavor is tart with pineapple and coconut. Tastes so…fresh.

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Amplified Ale Works

Go support great folks and beer. Amplified Ale Works is open today (Saturday, 11 Apr 2020) from noon to 5pm. We grabbed 4-paks of their flagship IPA, Electrocution, and MDRN HSTRY, a tasty IPA made in collaboration with the local namesake band. Also grabbed a growler of Stratacaster, a delish hazy IPA and growler of […]

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Chocolate Cherry Icing On The Cake

An 11% ABV pastry stout from Grimm of New York. Can was dated, but held up pretty well. Had to warm up before I noticed cherry flavor. Mostly flavors of dark chocolate, sweet with a roasty, somewhat bitter, finish. Good, but it ain’t no Cocosauras Rex.

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Proxima

Says hazy india pale ale right on there can… which it is. 7.5% ABV too. It has a nose of resinous hops over a light mbv alt base. Flavor is more west-coast style IPA, but more mild and with a softer mouth feel. She thought more watery…not sure that’s it. Finish has very low bitterness. […]

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Cocosaurus Rex

A delish dessert-like 12.5% ABV pastry stout made with vanilla beans and coconut from the fine folks a Pure Project. Well worth the struggle a couple months back carrying it in the back pocket of my bike jersey for the 10+ miles or so. Coats the mouth like like oil. Time for a nap…after I […]

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Liquid Clouds

The word Abnormal makes think of the movie Young Frankenstein. Specifically, when Dr. Frankenstein/Frokensteen is asking Igor about the brain he was sent to retrieve, Igor replies “it’s Abby something.. “. “Abby? Abby who?” “Abby….Normal. Yes, that’s it. Abby Normal.” Oh yeah…beer. The beer is good. The nose is sweet…a mix of guava, citrus, pineapple, […]

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So Long Sunshine

Quite enjoyable. Pale malt body with pleasant hop flavors, solf mouth-feel and mild bitterness. From the fine folks at Pottland, OR’s, Hopworks Urban Brewery.

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Surfari India Pale Ale

I enjoyed this 7.2% ABV IPA from Pizza Port Brewing. Grassy citrus notes up front, pale malt body with pleasing lingering bitterness on the finish, urging me to take another sip… then it was gone.

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Hipster Mocha Latte

An 11% ABV pastry stout from Wild Barrel. Sweet, smooth and sticky all the way through. Like a double helping of super fudge ice cream topping on a bite of mocha ice cream. Need to counter the on set of diabetes with…hmmm.

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Mandatory Fun…

…at home; and who doesn’t want some fun, mandatory or not. The beer, a nice 9.3% double IPA from the fine folks at Hess Brewings. Piney and citrusy nose, and the flavor doesn’t disappoint. Yum.

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Scoobert

Quite happy with this 6.5% ABV IPA from the fine folks at Brouwerij West. Pale malt body allows nice hop flavors to take front stage. Juicy orange/citrus forward, with mild piney and resinous notes on the finish. Can is a bit old

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Dulce De Leche Stout

An 8% ABV collaboration beer from Waunakee, Wisconsin’s Untitled Art and Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery. The smell makes me think Hershey’s chocolate syrup over the sweet malty nose of a robust porter…quite sweet. Likely needs to warm up a bit, as not much going on at first. Not sweet, but a more balanced chocolatey porter […]

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Juicy

A decent NE IPA offering from Fresno’s Full Circle Brewing Co. Nice citrus notes, soft mouth feel and low bitterness all wrapped up in 6.6% ABV solution. My first Full Circle beer. I need to look into their other offerings.

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Dry School Hop Out DIPA

Going deep into the ‘ol beer drawer. Piney and resinous, medium malt body with good lingering hop bitterness. Quite impressed by how well this has held up. I would have thought it would be more barleywine-ish, with softening hop profiles. Can time-stamped 6-Years Down, 11/01/18, so upwards of 9.3 years in dog beers.

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Saturhaze IPA

Working through the “shelter in place” stock, and found this can in there beer drawer. It was cold out of the drawer, but it’s like I took a warm session IPA and poured over ice to get it cold, and then let the ice melt.  Not necessarily bad, but seems a bit watered down.  It […]

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Celebrate Good Times…

…at home. Found what appears to be my last one in the back of da fridge…yay beer!

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Neverending Haze IPA

Nice piney and resinous nose, unfortunately the flavor doesn’t follow thru. A bit watery. Could be that I chose poorly to try after a full flavored, 7.5% ABV, west-coast IPA. I really should have a drinking plan establish before I start, instead of fumbling through it as I do. But…at 4% ABV, you can almost […]

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South of the Pier IPA

A delish 6.5% collab IPA from the fine folks at Coronado Brewing and Pizza Port Brewing, made in the west-coast style.

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La Fin Du Monde

Wasn’t until pouring it that I thought how appropriate in our current situation. The Dirtbombs – La Fin Du Monde

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Dopeur

Seems more like an unfiltered west coast IPA. Nothing juicy about it. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Almost a chalky-coating-on-my-tongue kinda finish. Didn’t stop me from finishing it. Hmmm…Dope-U-R… think they are trying to tell me something?

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Coconut Almond Macaron

An 8.2% IPA from Decadent Ales, inspired by the classic French dessert. Sweet nose of coconut and beer. Flavor is like a NE IPA with soft mouth-feel, but with notes of coconut. Mild bitterness on the finish. Not getting much almond. Surprisingly drinkable.

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Experimental Hazy IPA

Per Belly-Up beverage is a 6.3% IPA with soft mouthfeel, low bitterness and citrus notes. Could be more, but salsa may be ruining my tastebuds.

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Struggle Bus XPA

Bagbt doesn’t make bad beer, this 4.5% ABV extra pale ale is no exception. Light pale malt body with pleasant hop flavors.

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DDH Orderville

Tackling the big ol’ can (19.2 oz) of Modern Times double dry-hopped Orderville IPA that’s been in the fridge for a bit. Can dated 22 Jan 2020, so ain’t that old. Poured into a glass to avoid the potential swill of sludge that may be lurking at the bottom when drinking from the can. More […]

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Rouleur Endo IPA

Pleasantly surprised by this beer. We had cycled up to Carlsbad’s Rouleur Brewing Company when they opened in the North County Igniter site along with Wiseguys. I don’t recall enjoying any of their IPA selections as much as I’m liking this one. Drinking right out of the decanter. A fine example of a west coast […]

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Afternoon Delite…

…for me and Chocodile Rock for the lady. Thought working just fine…the Delite keg, usually a clear session IPA, must have had some turbulence to be pouring like it is. The Chocodile Rock is an 8% ABV chocolate forward sweet stout collaboration with Thunderhawk Alements.

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TJ’s 2019 Vintage Spiced Ale

Trader Joe’s 2019 Vintage Spiced Ale is just as I recall from a few years ago. It doesn’t really have the dark malty sweetness I would hope for. The finish is dry with more spice than I care for. I believe if finish was more sweet the spice may be more appealing.

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Chaos Emeralds

A tasty 6.8% ABV hazy IPA from the fine folks at Fieldwork Brewing. Mango, melon, apricot and citrus prevail in this juicy IPA. Nice mouth feel, low bitterness with a finish of black pepper. Plenty of offerings at the last day of SD TapRoom 13th Anniversary celebration… though Younger was gone by the time we […]

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Mayberry IPA

Enjoying a tasty 7.2% ABV west coast IPA from the fine folks at El Segundo Brewing right from the decanter. Piney and resinous, with dry finish and lingering bitterness. I like the cute squatty bottle too.

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Woodcut No. 9

A 10.7% ABV oak aged imperial IPA from the fine folks at O’Dell Brewing. Malty sweetness with notes of toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, melon and oak. Finishes somewhat sweet with pleasant lingering hop bitterness.

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BreweryX Chalkboard

Panda Pool Party — Super light lager. True to its name, it tastes like panda piss watered down by a whole swimming pool of water. Other than tasting clean and watery, I can’t recall anything else about it other than I didn’t like it and didn’t care enough to figure out why. From there, we […]

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South Bird Beer Roadhouse IPA

A tasty 7.2% ABV collaboration beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing and Bird Rock’s Wheat n Water, made in the West-coast style. Made even better at happy hour prices.

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Happy Valentine’s Day DeuS with my Sweeheart.

A delish and effervescent 11.5% ABV Brut des Flanders from Brewery Bosteels. This triple fermented bottle conditioned Belgian golden strong ale has a sweet fruity nose and a wonderful balanced flavor with somewhat dry finish…very champagne like. Cheers

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Campground IPA

A 7.2% ABV west-coast style IPA from Pizza Port Solana Beach. I’m told next in line for special release canning.

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Los Locos

Los Locos is a simple, mexican style light lager. It says a hint of lime with sea salt, but the lime is chemical, sour, and overwhelming. A little tapatio and sea salt helped cut down on the sweet and sour. Imagine either pouring rose’s lime juice into a corona light or a little too much […]

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Strata Blaster Triple IPA

Finding some treasures as I get toward the bottom of the beer drawer. Our last can of Amplified Ale Works delish 10% ABV hazy IPA.

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Coconut Merlin

Firestone Walker’s 5.5% ABV milk stout made with coconut. Quite enjoyable. I get more chocolate and roasted malts with a light, somewhat sweet finish. No noticable coconut. I recall The Patsy, a rye coconut stout, and Death by Coconut having more coconut notes. The Patsy being less sweet and reminiscent of dark chocolate and coconut, […]

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A Delicious Friday

Enjoying a Stone #deliciousipa in a can for the first time. Not bad. One of the better can IPAs.

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40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale

Quite happy with this 6% ABV West-Coast IPA from Sierra Nevada. Nose is a nice balance of hops and malts. Has nice hop flavors over medium body base with no malty sweetness.

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Righteous Son

No review yet, but I got the label to look scary.

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Enjoy by 01-01-20

A tad late on this one…more dry than most January’s delayed consumption of a few. This 9.4% ABV unfiltered IPA sat a bit longer and poured quite clear. Notes of melon and citrus with pronounced lingering hop bitterness.

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Scream, Citra, Scream!

Please do me a favor, if you ever hear the words “Dry January” escape my lips…talk me out of it. Ok…maybe this January hasn’t been totally dry…but definitely more dry than most Januarys. She’s stronger than me. Beer for me, OJ for her. The beer is more unfiltered west coast style with hoppy citrus nose […]

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E-Vil Elephant IPA

A remake of the east village collaboration IPA between Amplified Ale Works and Melvin Brewing. A tasty west coast style with Citra and Simcoe, and a 7% ABV… what’s not to love.

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Gordgeous

A 6.4% ABV pumpkin ale from Charlotte, NC, NoDa Brewing. Not a huge fan. A bit too much pumpkin spice, and the finish has a bitterness I didn’t care for.

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Advent Beer Calendar 22, 23 and 24. Ho Ho Ho Merry X-Mas

After x-mas eve family thing back to the old homestead to get some last minute wrapping done, and catched-up on the last of the advent beer calendar beers. All three were decent I have no idea what the letter is between the “o” and the “b”…a “k” maybe? Schlokbräu Rheder. Light body clean finish. More […]

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Bären Weisse Party Shirt

This 5.6% ABV malty sweet German beer reminded her of a beer with residual unfermented sugars, like unfinished. I didn’t get that, but still not something I wanted 500ml of. Sadly beer 21 in the advent beer calendar was dumped…. … but not Party Shirt IPA. Even upwards of 2- months after it’s canning, still […]

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Loncium Biermanufaktur..

..maybe the name of the beer. Advent beer day 19 is…wait for it…a 5.1% ABV Vienna Style Lager. Truth be told, not a huge variety of flavor in this box of beers.

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Hallertaner Hopfen-Cuvëe

Even with fancy umlaut…in my humble opinion…not a good beer. Maybe I was thirsty and hoping for something refreshing. Didn’t happen. Dry from first sip to fininsh. Bitterness a bit offsetting.

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Urtyp Hell Edel Bayer

Advent beer calendar day-15 is another 5%-ish, 4.6% to be exact, ABV helles lager. Not bad, but nothing great. A hint of sweetness up front with a more dry finish.

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American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA

To me this juicy and fruity IPA from Dogfish Head is so much more enjoyable than the earlier German smoked lager…a world of difference. Virtually no bitterness, and it seems a tad on the sweet side (fruity sweet, not malty sweet…as if there’s a difference)… but that could be due to that last beer being […]

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Zwönitzer Rauchbier

Not a fan of advent beer calendar day-14… but can’t think of a rauchbier I’ve liked. We dumped it.

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Herrnbräu Jubiläums Sud

Advent beer calendar day-13 is a 5.4% Munich Dunkel, and damn if it don’t taste just like Modelo Negra.

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Radio Haze

Fresh off the plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, where cans can be purchased from the NoDa Brewing Co airport tasting room and kitchen for a measly $11.50 a can. Light body with plenty of nice hop flavors, with a mildly bitter finish with notes of black pepper. Juicy? NoDa. Hazy? NoDa. IPA? NoDa. 6% ABV? […]

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Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell

Day 8 is the strongest so far clocking in at 7.4% ABV. Other than the noticable alcohol on the nose, not a huge difference in other characteristics.

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Perlenzauber

Day 7 is Perlenzauber. This 5.4% ABV German pale ale is different than most American or English pale ales ove tried. The malt body is lighter. No sweetness and no bitterness, with notes of citrus.

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Erlkönig Hell

A few days of catch-up on the Advent beer calendar. Day 6 was another light body lager with a clean finish. Not bad, but not outstanding either.

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Kress Bayrisch Zwickel

Advent Beer Calendar day-5 was a 5.4% German Zwickel with flavors of sweet malts with a touch of toastyness.

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Memminger Gold Märzen

Decent, easy drinking with clean finish. Clocking in at 5.1% ABV, Beer Advent Calendar day-4 is brewed in Germany.

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Schnaitl Bräu

German Beer Advent calendar day-3 is a somewhat bland 5.9% lager, with an unpleasant aftertaste, from Austria? Hmmm.

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Blau Weisse

German Beer Advent Calendar day 2 was an enjoyable 5.6% ABV weisse beer. Light bodied with a touch of sweetness and clean finish. I have to admit that my expectations were pretty low going in, so pleasantly surprised.

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Advent 1 German Beer

We found the Käuzle Helles Lager quite refreshing. Yeah…that was yesterday, but I still clearly remember that after 30+miles on a bicycle, multiple hydration stations, a well deserved snack and social beverage with friends, that while soaking up to my neck in hot water in the dark…ilI felt it replenished life sustaining nutrients.

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Celebrate Good Times…

…come on!, it’s a Celebration (fresh hop IPA). The most wonderful time of the year…fresh hop beer season.

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Wet Hop Pretty Bird IPA

Not much nose, but damn tasty. Nice balance with nice hop flavors/bitterness. No ABV indicated, but would guess 7%-ish. Jeez…Pizza Port Solana Beach is packed tonight. Order a beer and get back in line.

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Brewery X DIPA By the Minute

My in-laws surprised me for my birthday w/ a massive 32oz can of 8%/111 IBU double IPA from the new local brewery. The world needs a new craft brewery and a new Double IPA like a hole in the head as there are so many of them out there, but this one did surprise. It’s […]

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Dogleg Brewing Tasters

L to R is top to bottom with the scotch ale in Nevada. ESB was ok… had no interest in finishing the others.

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