Author Archive for Jason Heger
I’m going to get straight to the point on this beer to save you some time. If you like bold rich and dark stouts, then stock up on as many of these 4-packs as you can. This beer is malty enough that you can age it for years to come so don’t worry about buying too many and not being able to drink it right away. With that being said I’m going back to the store asap and getting some [ Read More ]
Extra Special Bitter beers are traditionally made with the brewers finest ingredients. The style is normally a malty amber ale. American variations on this beer may also have a hoppy aroma and flavor. Red Hook has been making their ESB since 1987 and has also won 2 gold medals, one of which was from the 2009 GABF.
Jason, one of our excellent beer drinking authors, also runs the Main Street Podcast all about Disney Parks. He asked if any of us would be interested in joining him to talk about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Jenn, Patrick, and Scott all were available to have a beer and talk about Food and Wine with a special emphasis on the beer. Here’s the link to Episode 6; you can also find the Main Street Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!
Rogue hit another home run with this quirky combination of doughnut, maple syrup and BACON? I don’t know about you but I can’t pass up any beer in a pink bottle. Speaking of the bottle, I would highly recommend only opening this bottle if you either have plenty of time to drink or reinforcements to share this bottle. Plus it doesn’t hurt that beer goes well with good friends. Beyond the salty bacon with doughnut like sweet breading aroma. You [ Read More ]
Newcastle Brown ale falls into the Norther English Brown ale style of beers. This style is usually made from a English mild or a pale ale base malt, with caramel malts added for color and flavor. Some styles do add a darker malt for distinct flavor character. If it doesn’t have English hop varieties than I doubt it would be a true English ale. Newcastle’s Brown ale is one of my favorite British beers. The one thing I would like [ Read More ]
My first impression of the Kellerweis was wow, this is good and is a perfect representation of an American Hefeweizen beer. Then after my first sip I was bummed as I always forget to roll my wheat beer bottles before I pour them. When serving your wheat beers they should be cloudy and not able to see through them. I believe my first attempt and tasting this beer ended up with a glass that looked similar to a blonde or [ Read More ]
Now I have to admit I did not have too much knowledge about this brewery or beer. Then on my trip to Trader Joe’s I found they have a few of these. I couldn’t help myself but pick a couple of bottles up since one of my favorite things about TJ’s is they sell the bottles individually not just by the six-pack. The one thing that caught my eye from the label was that this is a 100% malt beer. [ Read More ]
Here I go again, taking one for the team. Corona is actually an interesting beer when you consider the history and even look at the beer style this fits into. Before I bore you all to sleep, that is if you are still reading this. Corona as we all know is made in Mexico, but the beer is very close to its origins of being a German lager. So yes while you should drink a Corona with your tacos or [ Read More ]
Stillwater, Minnesota is a small historic town on the river near the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. Stillwater has its reputation of having a great line up of eating establishments near the river. On March 10th Lift Bridge brewery, Stillwater’s first brewery since prohibition held a release event for their new Irish Coffee Stout. The Irish Coffee Stout is a blend of their Imperial Stout after it has been aged in whiskey barrels with a big Milk Stout, and then infused [ Read More ]
Aroma: Not as skunky as I was expecting. Almost no skunky aroma. There is plenty of sweet pale malt aroma with some corn sweetness. Light floral presence in the nose, but if this beer gets too much light those hops oils will convert to skunk. Note, drink fast if you’re outside or the sun can change that aroma for you. Appearance: It’s another pale yellow golden European Lager. There’s not much to say here. Thick head that [ Read More ]