It’s hot, it’s July and I’m at a biergarten in Vista. The pils is perfect.
Mmmm…8.2% ABV of hazy IPA yumminess, at Rip Current Brewing tasting room North Park. Dank hop nose with a flavor that didn’t disappoint.
I was impressed with this maple bourbon barrel-aged barleywine from Mason Ale Works. Strong toffee flavors over the chocolate and coffee…like a pastry stout, but a barleywine…mmm. Clocking in at 13% ABV doesn’t hurt…but it did a little this morning.
I had this beer at Hanger 24s original brew house in Redlands a decade ago. It was great on that hot, smoggy day and it’s still really refreshing today. I’m going to have this one more often this summer.
A 7% ABV porter from South Norte. The nose reminded me of Chuao Chocolate’s Spicy Maya dark chocolate bar – sweet chocolate, cinnamon and chilies. I was pleasantly surprised it was not too coffee forward. Flavors of sweet chocolate with cinnamon and some underlying coffee. Though sweet, it’s not a pastry stout…and if comparing to […]
Been a long time since I had a beer from the glass lined tanks of old Latrobe. Tastes pretty much how I expected.
Mmm….New Generation Hazy IPA is back on draft at Amplified Ale Works. Not an easy choice when there age so many tasty options.
I’ve been reluctant to share postings of Amplified Ale Work recent batch Fuzz Pedal IPA, a 6% ABV hazy IPA, and collaboration with Crosby Hop Farms. So damn good. I’ve been told the hop bill from Crosby was not disclosed, but would guess predominantly Nelson. Citrus fruit nose with underlying pine. Flavor is not subtle; […]
A great reason to do some day drink’n on the streets. No better beer than Amplified Ale Works Juice Springsteen, with it’s aptly colored themed label, and no better place than the 40th annual Bird Rock 4th of July Festival and Parade, today from 10am to 1pm. Cheers.
…for me, and a Framboiii for the lady. Found these gems at Session Craft, Reykjavik.