Archive for the ‘Other Beer Reviews’ Category
This article started as a review of Weedwacker; however, Weedwacker and Fancy Lawnmower share the same formula except for the yeast used. Having not tasted Lawnmower either, this has turned into a double-fisted review; Lawnmower in one hand and Weedwacker in the other. Let’s start with Fancy Lawnmower, a Kölsch-style beer. It’s golden, crystal clear, and a bit sweet and malty. Overall, it’s a pleasant beer to drink but nothing extraordinary. I’m also drinking Weedwacker. This beer is the first [ Read More ]
For my inaugural post I thought it would be fitting to select a special beer from great brewery here in New England. Allagash Brewery in Portland, ME is quickly gaining respect and popularity across the country for its infamous “White” ale. Today, being my first post, I thought I’d dig deeper into their barrels and present a unique and fantastic beer that is available year round. Curieux by Allagash Brewing Company is a Belgian Triple Style Ale that is aged [ Read More ]
A little history from their site: 5.0% Alcohol by Volume and 12 IBUs. A classic American lager and the workhorse of the Gansett stable. Available all year long in bottle, can and on tap! We brew our lager with six row malt, seedless hops, corn from Iowa, our lager strain (the same one the brewery has depended on since just after Prohibition), and the purest water from Lakes Ontario and Hemlock. This beer is brewed just right for drinking—crisp and [ Read More ]
After the dismal blueberry wheat ale I had awhile back, I was skeptical of this one. Since it’s a Long Island brewery, I’ve seen it a LOT lately on tap at bars by me though so I jumped in an ordered a bottle. According to their site: Blue Point fresh Blueberry Ale offers an unusual twist on brewing that turns out to be just perfect. A wonderful blend of fresh blueberries matched with a thirst quenching distinctive ale. We carefully [ Read More ]
Check out the photo from my new photography studio! It may or may not be made from a cardboard box, tissue paper, masking tape, and poster board. But that’s not why you’re here… on with the beer! I previously reviewed Divine Reserve #9 by Saint Arnold about 12 months after its release; it was still delicious and perhaps even better than it tasted when first released. Here we are now about 19 months after it had been bottled and it’s [ Read More ]
Black Butte Porter, named for the Black Butte (pronounced byoot, not butt) in Oregon, is a pitch black porter from Deschutes (pronounced dey-shoot) Brewery in Bend, Oregon. I’ve not been to Bend, but I have been to Eugene, Oregon (home of the Oregon Ducks) and it’s absolutely beautiful up there. Looking at Google Maps, however, I was closer to Bend than I thought; we skied at Mount Bachelor which is just west of Bend and just north of the Deschutes National Forest. [ Read More ]
Oh NBD. That’s just my cat drinking a pils. A fine pils might I add. Let’s discuss. Stoudt’s brewery is located in Pennsylvania and was created by these loves named Ed and Carol Stoudt who apparently loved hella pils, because thats what they created. It’s been around since 1987 and not only did Carol and Eddie love beer, but Stoudt’s also makes gourmet coffee, kettle corn and florals arrangement. Random. But I read it on Wikipedia so it’s true. I [ Read More ]
Stone, a brewery in San Diego, CA, loves to make a strong beer; they refer to the brews as “big character ales”. Sometimes, they go overboard. Stone’s IPA, however, is pretty good. It’s a one-trick pony; hops dominate the flavor throughout, giving the beer a citrus aroma and bitter taste with citrus notes. It’s also a bit dry, and the taste gets more flavorful as it warms up a bit. When a beer is ice cold, it numbs the taste [ Read More ]
Leinenkugel’s signature flavor has a caramel flavor to it that I honestly wasn’t expecting. Not that it’s a bad thing, by any means. I actually like that it gives it a unique flavor.
Summer Shandy is a lemonade-flavored beer that is designed to be a summertime favorite. The lemonade flavoring is distinctive without being over-powering. I probably wouldn’t drink this on a regular basis…but it’s more enjoyable than I expected.