Here is something a little different. An ale with four malts. One of them is a rare peat-smoked malt used in Scotch whiskies…giving the beer a smoky flavor.
To followup on Jenn’s post last week, I also gave Tsingtao a try. I loved it! It’s very much like Moosehead, which is another great beer my friend Tom Norton (@nortyuk on twitter) enjoys. I now know what I’ll be getting every time I’m in the China pavilion at EPCOT! I highly recommend it! Thanks… → Read More
Presenting Abita Andygator, a Helles Doppelbock from Abita Springs, LA. For a very long time, Andygator was only available on tap and somewhat rare; however, within the last couple of years Abita started bottling this delicious brew. It only comes in the bomber bottle filled with over a pint of 8% alcohol content beer. This… → Read More
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager is brewed around this time every year. Each year Abita adds strawberry puree from the strawberries grown in Ponchatoula, LA to this limited batch of beer. Unfortunately, I’m not very satisfied with this year’s brew. It has a musty scent and an unusual taste to match. Did I just get a… → Read More
Stop #5? Sommerfest for some Oktoberfest beer and bratwurst! When we went to order, I saw that there was an unknown Oktoberfest that I’d never heard of…Altenmünster Oktoberfest. I had to double check that it came from the correct tap when they handed it to me. MUCH lighter than what I expected it to be…. → Read More
Stop #4, although not a ‘real’ pavilion, you can’t pass up the Outpost for some Safari Amber. Surprisingly one of my favorites of the day, especially put in between Tsingtao in China and the sadly disappointing Altenmünster in Germany. A little grainy and slightly sweet. Also found out it’s brewed exclusively for Disney (mainly Animal… → Read More
Tasty dark beer from Germany!!
Stop #3 in Drinking Around the World? China! The only beer option for us was Tsingtao…which is apparently pronounced TsingDao. Had a slight ‘argument’ about it until we asked one of the cast members there. I admitted defeat after that. 🙂 Decent beer…light…slightly bitter or sour. Would have went well with any of the food… → Read More
Last post of the night. First off…it’s borderline comical that anything associated with Chicago could use the term “Mild Winter”….but that’s what the Goose Island Beer Co. calls their winter ale. It is described “this toffee-colored, soft-bodies American mild ale is brimming with spicy rye and rich caramel flavors.” It’s not bad…but probably my least… → Read More
On to the IPA offering from Goose Island. “Bourbon in color with a crisp, dry body, India Pale Ale has a grapefruit hop aroma and a lingering bitter hop flavor.”