Archive for February, 2011
I was at a restaurant in Cleveland last week and decided to get a little wild in my beer choice. I landed on an ale with apple juice flavor added. The flavor was really different, but I was pleasantly surprised! This beer is very, very sweet and I doubt I could drink more than two in a row, but it has become one of my favorites! It can be found at Total Wine and comes in a four pack.
Here is Redhook’s Blonde offering!
The winter ale offering from Redhook is known as Winter Hook. A great seasonal microbrew!
A reminder of home (I’m from the great state of Washington). Redhook has a brewery in Woodinville, WA (not far from Seattle) as well as Portsmouth, NH (a fact I just learned tonight). A great Northwest microbrew!
Clown Shoes is a new to the market brand of microbrew out of Ipswich, MA. Tonight I’m sampling their white ale named Clementine. “Clementine is a beer conceived in a dream in the middle of a blistering beatdown of a day. We used clementine essence, sweet orange peel, coriander, and summit hops to smack that mean day upside the head with a refreshing clown shoe.”
The winner of the night, and my all time favorite drink when both beers are available… the Black Velvet! Didn’t think we’d make it this far in our adventure but we did! Half Guinness…half cider….in this case it was Strongbow (my favorite). Some people think Guiness is too heavy, others think cider is too sweet. This is a perfect blend of both and the combination is scrumptious. Highly recommend it to everyone! Cheers!
Almost done with our adventure… in France? Had to grab a Kronenbourg 1664. Enjoyed this one. Not sure if it was just from our blah experience in Morocco but this was light and slightly sweet. Would get it again…Nice appetizer for the Guinness at our next stop…
By far our least favorite of the whole adventure… Out of the three of us, none of us really enjoyed it. To me it tasted way too bitter. Would I drink it again? Only if I had to…I hear there’s some yummy fruity drinks in Morocco that I’ve yet to try!
Not gonna lie…things started getting slightly fuzzy around here. We pushed on through though and grabbed a Sapporo at the Yakitori House, along with a Shogun sampler to fill our stomachs with yummy greasy Japanese food. We liked this one as well… light and refreshing. A nice change from the heavy Sam’s Winter we just finished. When compared to Tsingtao, I liked this one better.
Trying to stay away from the typical Bud and/or Miller in the American Adventure Pavilion, we went with the trusty Samuel Adams Seasonal, which was their Winter Lager. I’m a fan of beers that have a slight spice to them and enjoyed this one. Might actually like it better than their Oktoberfest! Paired it with some awesome funnel cake and it was perfect.