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Beer Store Wednesday

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Sometimes Wednesday and a beer store visit seems to come quickly while other weeks it drags and it seems like I will never make it. This week was the former. Maybe I am counting down the days to my first official vacation of the year with great anticipation and everything else is just a side note. Yes, I lead a very exciting life.

The pinnacle of my week was here and with the utmost anticipation I braved the cold wind and snow while driving the quarter of mile to the beer store from my place of employment. During the arduous jaunt my thoughts turned to what liquid goodness would be new and on the shelves this week: a big imperial stout or russian, an outstanding holiday beer, etc. roshe run suede femmes I was going through an imaginary catalog of beers as I did the JCPenney catalog when I was surfing for toys at Christmas time as a youngster.

Through all the wonderment and potential amazement there was only one new beer. One beer that the beer store had never seen before. One beer that was suppose to keep the spark alive. One beer.

Eisphyre from the Square Series by Capital Brewery. That’s it. There were a few others but nothing really new, just retreads:

My wife had asked (you know in the way wives ask but are actually demanding) that I not purchase beer as much anymore since I am brewing and plenty of home brew to partake. Well, not to be mean to the breweries but with the offerings this week, no problem. Matt, the beer buyer at the store, already told me that next week is just a retread: filling up the shelves with beer that has been sold already. Oh joy. Enjoy!

Mothership Wit Leads A Trio Of Beer Reviews

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

new belgium mothership wit

After only a couple of nights of tasting, testing, and beer reviewing, I feel like I am back in the beer review saddle again and the saddle feels good! 🙂

I have sat down for three new beers over the past few days:

  • Mothership Wit by New Belgium Brewing Compnay is a Witbeir that has the usual taste and aroma of the style but does it refreshingly well. Even though I enjoyed in the colder months, this beer could and should be imbibed during the warmer months. A great post-mowing the grass beer. 8/10
  • Yakima Twilight by Victory Brewing Company is an American Imperial IPA which has some dark fruit, beady malt backbone, and, of course, hops. I have to admit it wasn’t what I was expecting and the bready malt isn’t something I like in a big IPA. An average beer, at best, in my eyes that I might have again, especially since I have to finish of the sixer. 6/10
  • The Bellaire Brown by Short’s Brewing Company is an American Brown Ale that is true to style. It was an easy drinker that, as the brewery mentions, is a good gateway beer. This is also a drawback for me, since they make it for the masses, the aroma and flavor isn’t as big as it could be. Don’t get me wrong, free run 3.0 v5 femmes it is a good beer, but just a sliver away from being much better. 7/10

No matter how good these beer were or were not, having a chance to review beers is something that I missed. Enjoy!

Wednesday Beer Store Visit To Help Spirits

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

This weeks visit to the beer store seemed special. Not the kind of special like your fifth birthday but it was a good feeling to start putting the past two weeks of physical ailments behind and start fresh. I think the beer store is my place for inner well being and healing. 😉

The beer store different disappoint as there were some good new beers and even a new American microbrewery distributing to Illinois now. Yes, The Bruery is now selling its goods to the Land of Lincoln. I have heard and read good things about their beers. I had my first, Trade Winds, at the most recent TNBC meeting. I picked up a bottle of 2 Turtle Doves but will be back for Orchard White, Rugbrod, and Saison Rue.

free run 4.0 v2 femmes The weekly new beer offerings were as follows:

My biggest complaint each week of visiting the beer store: I never have enough money to afford everything I would like to get. Enjoy!

Point Oktoberfest and Victory Moonglow Weizenbock

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Continuing my quest to have the beers from Two Beer Dudes Oktoberfest, last night I had Point Oktoberfest by Stevens Point Brewery and Moonglow Weizenbock by Victory Brewing Company.

victory moonglow weizenbock

I started the evening off with Point Oktoberfest as I didn’t know what to expect from Moonglow Weizenbock. Point Oktoberfest had the most foam of the Oktoberfest beers I have tried so far but, like the others, that foam doesn’t like to hang out. Aroma of grain, toasty, and sweet malt pleasantly great the nose. The taste followed but was a little on the light side, similar to the body. A clean, crisp, easy drinking beer that would be easy to session. I would recommend this beer to Oktoberfest enthusiasts.

My first Weizenbock, Moonglow, lived up to the standard guidelines of what the style should be. Poured dark amber, cloudy with lots of little floaties and a foam reminiscent of soda pop foam. Aroma and taste are both complex with banana esters, phenols, malt, wheat, and dark fruit. Interesting. air yeezy 2 More foam than any beer I have ever had just add to over complexity and ability to enjoy the beer. I have to admit the style isn’t my favorite but if you are going to try a Weizenbock then Moonglow Weizenbock is a fine place to start.

Half way through the Weizenbock I decided that I needed to have an IPA since I hadn’t had one in almost a week. My last can of Gordon was staring me in the face. I couldn’t do it, I felt sorry for the little bugger. Instead I grabbed a bottle of Curmudgeon by Founders Brewing. I haven’t officially reviewed that beer and I have had four. Time to crack the second four pack and comment on how damn good that beer is. Enjoy!

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