Posts Tagged ‘american strong ale’

Firestone Walker Brewing Company 13 Anniversary Ale (365 Day 358)

Friday, November 25th, 2011
firestone walker brewing company 13 anniversary ale

Firestone Walker 13

Happy Thanksgiving! The one holiday that allows me to spend a ridiculous amount of time with family and friends. It cannot be beat for that aspect. Turkey, green bean casserole, sour cream cucumbers, double backed yam, and my Mom’s ludicrously delicious and home made stuffing. All piping hot, all fresh, and all making my mouth water again. Dessert is home made pumpkin pie with real whip cream; is there any other way?

The night cap on the evening was a stop off at Rich’s. I brought over a couple of American craft beers to help celebrate Rich’s birthday a day late. An American Strong Ale, the highlight of the evening was 13 Anniversary Ale by Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Firestone’s anniversary beers are always a blend of bourbon barrel aged beers. Each year it is different and, I believe, a group of wine people from the local area come in to taste and determine the blend. Cool idea, great beer. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 10 (35%), Overall: 9.5

Useless Fact: It is possible for a fetus in the womb to get hiccups.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Fred (365 Day 344)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

hair of the dog brewing company

For some reason I am not on the greatest of moods today so this will be very short and to the point.

American craft beer number 344, Fred by Hair of the Dob Brewing Company, is an American strong ale. The bottle had to be a good year old as Hair of the Dog no longer keeps track of the batches on their website, so I am going by how long I have had it in my possession.

Definitely strong with caramel and toffee emanating in the taste and aroma. Citrus and other fruits (dark) also make an appearance in conjunction with an alcoholic presence. The high ABV and strong, sugary malts make this not so smooth to drink. It isn’t supposed to be but I would like it to be a bit more so. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 7.9

Useless Fact: During World War I, Woodrow Wilson’s wife grazed sheep on the front lawn of the White House.