Tonight I’m having the latest from the St. Arnold Divine Reserve series, #10. This one is an English barleywine and is based on the recipe of a Houston homebrewer who won the Big Batch Brew Bash. It’s 11% ABV with a sweet and somewhat hoppy taste; the beer also looks thicker than it is. I… → Read More
Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company Wow! This has instantly become one of my all time favorites! Available in the Cleveland area during the months of November and December only. Bars run out on a weekly basis! If you’re ever in the Cleveland area, you’ve gotta try it! I wish they had it year-round… → Read More
I’m writing from home because my phone died at the Flying Saucer (BetaMouse fail, I know). The final beer of the evening was Wells Bombardier. It was included with the Christmas glass and probably chosen for its reddish hue and inexpensive price. Honestly I wasn’t very thrilled with the beer; very weak taste and overall… → Read More
Second up tonight is a braggot by Independence Brewing. Honey is the theme of this beer, although to be honest I’m not sure I enjoy it more than the Abita Christmas. It’s a good beer for sure, but comparatively I think I would rather drink the Christmas Ale. I’ll probably be sipping on this until… → Read More
Presenting Abita Christmas Ale live from the Flying Saucer in Houston. It has certainly improved from last year’s batch, which I found to be watery. It’s like Christmas in your mouth. More to come later, including the Flying Saucer’s Christmas glass. Unfortunately it’s a bit dark where I’m sitting, so the pictures require flash and… → Read More
‘Tis the Season! I try to focus on the seasonal products put out in order to get a variety throughout the year. I’m looking forward to trying the other Winter or Holiday selections soon!
Tonight’s beer is a Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat. I picked up a six pack of these a while back on Ed’s recommendation but it’s been a while since I cracked one. It fills up my pilsner glass rather well with a nice tall head. Coastal Wheat is a decent wheat ale with lemon, but its… → Read More
Tonight, after a successful TweetWatch of Muppet Christmas Carol (thanks Ryan), I broke out a bottle of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9. The Divine Reserve series are limited edition single batch “big beers” from Texas’ oldest craft brewery. This particular beer is an Imperial Pumpkin Stout and was purchased over a year ago. I have… → Read More
Over at Walt Disney World for Grown Ups today is an article on the best places to get beer at Walt Disney World. Head on over and check it out!