…, but not all night long. In this case the 22oz of IPA lasted approximately an hour, sipping in between bites of food. First Green Flash bottle of Alpine beer I’ve of tasted. I enjoyed it. Not sure if Alpine bottled using Green Flash vessels, or if Green Flash is now bottling the product.
The second Bolero Snort Brewery beer Michele smuggled back home from her recent trip to New Jersey. A sweet malty ale clocking in at 7% ABV. I don’t taste cranberries or orange peel than the label says it was brewed with.
Suprisingly good were Grunion with pineapple and guava, Sculpin with mango and the cask of Sculpin with passionfruit.
A piney and resinous colaboration IPA from South Park Brewing Company and Stone Brewing’s Jeremy Moynier.
Designed by Nippon Craft Beer, Tokyo. Product of Belgium. An 8% ABV mildly spiced Belgian amber ale.
Hess Brewing OB tap room grand opening is off to a slow start…no line is a good thing. About to tap the cask of 2014 barleywine. No food truck…yet. No face painting…yet. Free pretzels snacks…while they last.
Though not on the menu the XPA is quite good…while it lasts. Can’t believe it’s been 3 years.
From Bolero Snort Brewery in New Jersey. Smooth malty sweetness up front, a bit watery in the middle with mildly bitter roasty finish. All that and 5.3% ABV. Brewed and bottled by High Point Brewing Co., also from New Jersey.
At the source, and very good batch…though can’t recall a bad batch.
Sierra Nevada’s IPA using brewery grown organic wet hops and barley. Malt forward with lingering resinous bitterness.
9.6% ABV imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans from New Yorks Southern Tier. Happy Halloween.
Like’n the New English IPA on draft today.
From Burial Beer Co., in Ashville, North Carolina, a 6.2% ABV Belgian-style farmhouse ale, malty sweetness with a dry finish.
Wild ale brewed and bottled by Big Al Brewing in Seattle, Washington. Not funky, not oak aged, not sour but not all bad…just not great. 4.2% ABV
In Toronto having a lager from Hop City, a local brewery here in Ontario.
Always something to look forward to. This malt forward fresh hop IPA from Sierra Nevada rarely disappoints. Cheers.
An delicious oak aged wild ale from the fine folks at Jolly Pumpkin.
My favorite is the Todos Santos Double IPA.
Making a good day that much better. If in Alameda, Lucky 13 is a good beer spot, with Chimay on draft.
Made by Oakland’s Ale Industries for Burma Superstar restaurants, I found this spiced shandy-like beer very refreshing. Ginger, lemon and coriander flavors over a light bodied beer paired well with the spicy food. 4.6% ABV.
At Capitol Beer in Sacramento. The fine folks at Capitol Beer drive to Berkeley to pickup the kegs at Fieldwork Brewing, bringing good craft beer to the masses.
Alpine Duet and Golden Road’s Wolf Among the Weeds at The Compass in Carlsbad, CA
I like this re-release of their original Belgian-inspired IPA. I think it tastes like I remember, but that was a lot of beers ago. I also enjoyed Your Father Smelt of Elderberries, a strong ale which, I would assume was made with elderberries, but couldn’t really tell by the taste.
At Port Brewing. I would like to try them all side by side. I think #2 citrus and something was my favorite.
At Stone Liberty Station.
In approximately 6 hours last night, the four of us polished off 18 bottles of some pretty awesome beer. I didn’t get a photo of the Amplified 2015 barrel aged Rare Form, or Dual Artisanship a collaboration beer from Perennial Artisan Ales and Prarie Artisan Ales…as well as a few others. It wasn’t until I was […]
From Deep River Brewing Co. in Clayton, North Carolina. Pleasant roasty porter. Pumpkin is more noticeable as it warms. Less pie spice flavor doesn’t overwhelm the porter and pumpkin flavors. 5.9% ABV.
12% ABV barrel aged offering from the fine folks at Mother Earth Brew Co. Damn good beer. A nose of sweet dried dark fruit, molasses and wood aged alcohol. Flavor does not disappoint. I look forward to trying this after cellaring for a few years.
Well…sorta. At the Mother Earth Brew Co. Main St. tap room.
Kern River Brewing 8th Anniversary Ale is an 8.5% ABV double white IPA. The nose is full hops with notes of pine, cedar, and even marijuana. It has a wonderful hop flavor over the low malt/wheat base. I need to get another bottle.
13.something % ABV imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee and cocoa nibs added. Preserved well.
This farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with apricots, from Tahoe Brewing, is by far the best beer I had all day. Slightly tart, fruity but not too sweet. Very refreshing.
Though busy here, its a great break from the crowds on India Street for the street festival today.
7% ABV and 90 IBU wet hop IPA at Oceanside’s Local Tap House (LTH) & Kitchen.
From Guadeloupe Brewing in Texas. It’s like a hard A&W Cream Soda …surprisingly good.
Though I’ve heard/ read good things about beers from Wendlandt, in Encenada, I was still skeptical. Really quite good.
Very nice. Fruity but not sweet, and mildly tart. Quite refreshing.
A 9.2% ABV Belgian-style strong golden brewed and canned by North Carolina’s own Raleigh Brewing Company. Though we both thought it tasted true to the style, we tasted different things. I found it more dry, while she felt it more sweet.
Same pool n koozie…but in a big boy can.
A nice day for a beer by the pool. Yep…that’s one of the coveted “d’Brickashawna” koozies to keep my beer cozy.
8.5%ABV double IPA at 4S Karl Strauss.
Rogue Farms 7 and a Youngs chocolate Stout to finish off the week
A very tasty brett saison brewed with Elderflowers from Port Townsend, WA.
It poured a bit murky, but not chunky. Fruit and funk nose. Very pleasant saison-like flavor; mildly fruity, subtle sweetness, nice finish with just a bit of bitterness…enough to make me want another sip. Overall very happy with this Belgian-style ale with peach and brett from the fine folks at Atlanta’s Sweet Water Brewing Company. […]
….umm…I mean MillerCoors Mosaic IPA.
7.9% ABV strong ale from the fine folks at Funky Buddha Brewery.
Made by Bear Republic Brewing for Churchill’s Pub San Marcos with limited availability. Though still very good, it’s different than I remember. This batch has almost a black peppery spiciness to the finish that I don’t recall in previous batches.
Damn fine sour oak aged red ale.
9.2% sweet raspberry yummyness from Founders Brewing.
We picked up this bottle at the brewery, Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers, on our first day of last year’s bike ride through Belgium. Very good Flanders Oud Bruin style beer with strong oak/wood and tart cherry flavors.
We enjoyed the bottle more than draft version. Nice mildly tart flavor made it quite refreshing. I was hoping the Brett would have brought a bit more funk with it. It would be interesting to try again after aging a bit more.
From 14th Star Brewing in Saint Albans, VT. Very tasty. Roasty. Coffee is present but not overwhelming so. Distinct chocolate notes and smooth finish. Really seems more a porter than a stout…but what do I know. Thanks Julie “PubQuest” and Ken for sharing.
A collaboration wit from Amplified Ale Works and Karl Strauss. Brewed with hibiscus and dry hopped with mosaic hops. Though in seems most of the PB Pathways go nowhere in particular…one does take you to the front steps of Amplified. Cheers.
This Sunday’s (Russion River’s) Redemption was found at Fathom Bait and Tackle.
Offering line up included a blonde, IPA and porter.
Yummy barrel aged sour.
I bit warm for the uphill bike ride to their Poway location. Very nice selection. Big thanks to Jesse for the tour and even greater thanks for helping me with my flat.
Under The Stairs Date and Duex Amis were the favorites.
Not a bad one in the bunch.
Belgian-style IPA at the PB tap room of Manzanita Brewing. Good enough for me to get a whole pint. Also liked the Meil Ticket collaboration with URBN St. Brewing . Don’t let them tell you your pint “will settle out” . Half foam and half beer is not cool. FYI….Otis (manager) is gone. New crew […]
No hoppy Amplified options, so I chose Iron Fire’s Dead on Arrival….and not disappointed.
The wit and wit dry hopped with mosaic and hibiscus weren’t quite ready for consumption. Treble Tripel is a pretty nice fallback option.
Wailua Wheat always wins…
I shit you not…and a 60oz pitcher is only $13.99. Highly recommend their fish taco and chili relleno burrito with black beans.
I haven’t had this DIPA in quite a while, and I’m not sure why. Maybe cuz I keep ordering their BooKoo. This is delicious. From Vista’s own Mother Earth Brew Co.
It’s held up well.
Sierra Nevada’s 2015 Harvest series, number 3 of 5, included hop varieties I has no idea even existed. But let’s be honest, I kinda live in a cave and know very little about anything. With roll-off-the-tongue names, such as HBC431 and HBC472, as well as SS05256 and SS06300, it’s in only a matter of days […]
Some of dis n some of dat. Very happy with Hoptuitus IPA, and she enjoyed My Other Vice berlinerweiss with pomegranate.
Quite good, found at Small Bar.
Tasty Swedish made lambic/ wild ale. Nice mix of acid and wood flavors. Would have never guessed 11%ABV.
Originally brewed to celebrate Toronado SF 20th Anniversary, and only made available at Toronado, I was fortunate to be given a few bottles. Going on 9 years in the bottle and still quite spectacular. A wonderful blend of tart, mildly sweet fruit and oak flavors, with a smooth finish.
Very enjoyable barrel aged wild ale collaboration from Karl Strauss and Monkey Paw. Great tart and wood flavors, slightly sweet. Get it while you can. Currently on draft at Karl Strauss PB where Arts and Amps is going off.
3000 words worth of pictures. Yep…
Picked up a 6-pak on last years bike ride through Belgium. If we weren’t on bicycles we could have carried more, but, oh well.
Tasty, and very tart, gose from Bloomington, IL own DESTIHL Brewery.
Yep, another new brewery stop on our ‘ol standby Sunday bike route. Rode it backward today so Bolt would be open by the time we coasted by.
When they first opened the only house beer available was their Irish stout. I was happy with it, but only had the one beer before moving on. Many more options this time. We chose the following for our flight. I thought they were all pretty good. IPAs too. I preferred the Hoban House IPA, with […]
Drink’n rite out a da can, n like’n it a lot. Kinda sad dat its ma last one. Yummy fruity and citrus hop nose, over pale malt base with mild bitterness and 5%ABV makes this very drinkable.
Just like the labels says, a chocolatey milk stout from Chicago’s Spiteful Brewing. Smooth and roasty, and not overly bitter.
…Happy for Pure Hoppiness.
Right now this tastes damn good.
Very tasty farmhouse saison from Chicago. Has wit beer like spices, but more malty. Cool to find this locally…Bine & Vine. Wish we could find more Off Color Brewery beers in town, but heard we are lucky to get what we do, as they have a hard time keeping up with demand.
Offering four beers for their soft opening.
Likely due to the spicy tomatillo salsa still burning my lips, I didn’t notice any of the fruity flavor characteristics indicated on the can, but I enjoyed it. Michele thought it too hoppy, so I got hers too. I thought it very mild on the hop bitterness…also maybe due to my spicy lips.
Tried this 6.1% ABV Belgian-style wit, from Rivertowne Brewing Company in Export, Pennsylvania, with our fish taco lunch today, and was quite happy with it.
Three Taverns Craft Brewing took over the space that Sweet Water Brewing once occupied in Terminal A (A25) at the Atlanta Airport. Sweet Water Brewing is still in Terminal B (B11). Le Peche Mode is a Belgian-style saison brewed with peaches. It seemed most of their offerings were Belgian-inspired, including a Belgian-style IPA and a […]
Turk’s Head Lager can be found virtually anywhere on the island (Providenciales), and is by far their most popular. They also make an amber and a stout. Tried the three in bottles, as well as the lager and amber on draft, and liked the amber on draft most, but that was a rare find.
Georgia’s own extra pale ale.
A delightful change to the lagers and sweet rum drinks. 5% ABV slightly spicy/peppery ginger ale. Oddly, this “Carribean Beverage Turks & Caicos Born” was brewed and bottled in Greenville, SC.
A roasty american brown ale with enough hops added to give it a mildly bitter finish.
10% ABV wheat ale brewed with mango. What’s not to like.
Not enough to “Duet all night long”, but enough for maybe, 38 minutes…if you sip slowly.
Just like it says on da bottle, it’s small batch series No. 10. First cold sip had a bitter finish. Definitely better flavor and balance as it warms.
This beer literally jumped out of the cabinet wanting some attention. If she didn’t hit her lid and start leaking we could have put her back and let her get a bit older…but that didn’t happen. Very tasty farmhouse ale aged on apricots from the fine folks at Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales