Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
So I have no idea what to make of this beer. It's a new imperial offering from Southern Tier, I do know that. But as far as style goes, or what to expect it to taste like? I couldn't begin to tell you. The bottle refers to it as a bottle conditioned sparkling ale brewed with rose hips and citrusy hops. In wine sparkling refers to carbonation, but all beer is carbonated. Maybe it's brewed with a champagne yeast similar to Sam Adams' Infinium? But if there was champagne yeast in here I feel like they'd call that out specifically. So who knows. But Southern Tier has earned my trust, I'll give anything that they brew a shot. To the beer!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In the year and change since I've been doing this blog I've had the chance to try three of Avery's anniversary beers. First Eighteen, a rye saison, and Nineteen, a Belgian style tripel. This year is a pretty big year for Avery. Although, for a brewery, is the twentieth anniversary the big one, or do they hold off on the huge celebrations for the twenty first anniversary? Hmm. Well, whatever the case may be, twenty years of brewing excellent beer is an accomplishment to be applauded. So, I raise this glass full of dry-hopped imperial IPA to the folks at Avery. To the beer!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Another grab from my fridge full of beer. Today, we have a new brewery to the blog, De Molen from the Netherlands, with a very interesting beer. Bed & Breakfast, an amber ale brewed with pale and cara barley malts, sladek and amarillo hops, and coffee. We've seen coffee porters and stouts aplenty, and even a coffee IPA, but never a coffee amber. I'm excited to see how this works out. To the beer!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
It's been a while since I've ventured into the beers of Three Floyds. I really dig their stuff, but it seems like it's a rare day when I spot many of their brews gracing the shelves of my local liquor store or bottle shop. So when I recently saw this bottle I snapped it up. A saison brewed with chamomile and rock candy. Sounds tasty! To the beer!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Today brings us the last of the beers from the Columbus trip. We're wrapping up with a beer from another brewery that frustratingly, does not distribute to Cincinnati. I was first exposed to Columbus Brewing's offerings at last year's Beerfest where I had the exceptional Bodhi and the unbelievably good Creeper. Neither of those today though. Instead I'm taking a look at Summer Teeth, their summer seasonal, a kellerbier. Which is an old German style of unfiltered lager that, heretofore I was unaware of. Let's get to it. To the beer!