Archive for April, 2011
“Poland’s No. 1 Premium Beer” Smooth tasting imported beer.
Recently Abita Brewing released an iPhone app; being a big fan of Abita beer I downloaded it immediately. It does a few things, but most importantly it has a beer locator to let the user know where Abita beer can be found. Let’s look at the About screen first because it gives some information regarding the beer locator. As shown above, orange pins on the map represent locations verified by Abita, while purple pins represent locations added by users. The [ Read More ]
Mardi Gras has passed us by this year, but the local supermarket still had some of Abita’s springtime seasonal brew on hand. A helles bock, Abita’s Mardi Gras Bock is a great choice for Mardi Gras; 6.5% ABV in a light, smooth beer works well on the streets of New Orleans during Carnival. This has been my drink of choice during Mardi Gras; a cold six pack from the nearby convenience store will last an entire parade. This amber-colored lager [ Read More ]
Tonight’s beer is part of Samuel Adams’ Brewmasters Collection. Blackberry Witbier is an underwhelming brew in my opinion. It reminds me of Abita’s Purple Haze but with less flavor. Yes, Purple Haze is made with raspberries and this is made with blackberries, but the beers are very similar. Still, I’d grab a Purple Haze long before I’d pick this one up again. Meh.
Next up on the agenda at the House of Brews in NYC was the Julius Echter Hefe Weiss. HUGE HUGE fan of this and I possibly had two of these, don’t really remember. I love me a good wheat beer and this was probably in my Top 3 of all time. Strong clove flavor, slight banana flavor, all around very enjoyable. I need to keep an eye out for this next time I go to Total Wines.
Pleasantly surprised with this one from New Belgium Brewing. A nice smoky flavor that goes down pretty smooth. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did last night. Definitely a beer I will drink again.
Today we present a new feature on Beers and Ears. Since we are spread across the United States, most of us can’t be in the same place at the same time to have beer tastings. Instead, we decided to have virtual tastings where each of us obtains the beer locally, tries it, writes a little about it and sends in a rating. Our rating system is based on the old Disney ticket books. An A-Ticket beer is one to stay [ Read More ]
Light, smooth and a bit of a bready flavor, Firemans #4 from Real Ale is very easy to drink. It would be good to cool off with on a hot summer day. This blonde ale is somewhat similar in flavor to Kona Longboard even though this is an ale while Longboard is a lager.
Fat Tire is an amber ale and Lindsay’s self-proclaimed first beer love. It’s a fairly standard amber ale with a hint of spice. Definitely one I could buy a six pack of and have a few at one time. It also just so happened that my TRON and TRON: Legacy Blu-Rays came in the mail the same day I picked up The Incredibles and Cars on Blu-Ray. They made for an interesting background item when I took this picture.
The pale ale offering from this Indiana brewer is quite tasty. Props to @jsabojr for providing the various Three Floyds beers tonight.