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Ska Brewing Company Euphoria (365 Day 338)

Friday, November 4th, 2011
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Ska Euphoria

You ever have a beer that you forget about because it keeps getting pushed to the back by other American craft beers; not on purpose but, at least in this case, because it is smaller (12 ounce can) than the bombers (22 ounce bottle) or 750s (750ml bottle)?

I have no idea how long Euphoria by Ska Brewing Company has been sitting in the cellar. My initial guess is a good two years. Heck, I went to Ska’s site to get information on the beer and it isn’t listed. I know it was a winter seasonal but they even brew the beer anymore? It wasn’t listed with the other canned beers.

To be honest, I didn’t expect much from Euphoria because I knew it had been long forgotten and American pale ales don’t take kindly to aging. What I experienced was way less. Two sips of this beer: the original sip and a second to make sure it didn’t misinterpret the first, and it was a drain pour. This was horrible.

I have no idea if they still make this beer but I do know this: drink it fresh. Far from a euphoric experience. Enjoy!

Useless Fact: Norfolk County, Massachusetts, is the birthplace of three United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and John F. Kennedy.

Modus Hoperandi Help Halloween Fun

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Two Beer Dudes has had a tradition of having American craft beer along the way as our kids trick-or-treat. Rich started the tradition as the first time my oldest went with them, he had a wagon full of beer to my surprise. On a cold Halloween the warmth received from a good craft beer is well appreciated.

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Rich’s kids are now past the age to enjoy Halloween and the innocence of receiving candy but I have many years ahead of me. 😀 Since I have been reviewing so many Oktoberfest beers, air jordan 6 femmes I picked up a six pack of Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company to take along for the ride.

Last year my oldest went out as long as she could, it was 80 degrees, and I ran out of beer as I only brought three. This year she promised she would go crazy, so I brought the entire sixer, but didn’t really pay attention the 50 degree weather with big winds. Needless to say I only was able to enjoy three. No matter. Hanging out with the wife and kids, having no cares in the world but what candy the next house will have, makes for a great day. Enjoy!

Beer Store Visit Good Score

Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Commodore Perry an IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Company

Commodore Perry an IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Company

If you have been paying any attention, you would know by now that I make weekly visits, on Wednesday, to the beer store across the street from my place of employment. No, I don’t sauce on the job. The beer store gets their big weekly shipment in on Wednesday morning. I have got to know the head beer buyer for the store, he has a great deal of knowledge about beer, has tasted a ton of beers, an offers his experience when selecting.

So what did I buy this week? Well, let’s start off with the beers I purchased for an evening in which a work friend of my wife’s is coming over. free run 4.0 v2 femmes He supposedly enjoys IPAs. I don’t know if he enjoys “real” beer, but that’s what he will be getting when he comes over. I could I pass up a chance to buy some good IPAs without one word of gripe from my wife?! IPA list:

  • Un-Earthly from Southern Tier Brewing Company
  • Commodore Perry from Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Company
  • With that out of the way, I figured I could pick up a beer or three for myself and disguise it within the confines of IPAs for her friend. Anything for a few good extra American craft beers! 🙂

    • Collaboration not Litigation by Avery Brewing and Russian River
    • Lips of Faith – La Folie from New Belgium Brewing

    It will be a few weeks before I drink the IPAs but I plan on enjoying the other two beverages in the short term. Enjoy!

Snifter Glass New Beer Pleasure

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I have never used a snifter glass to drink a beer as the noob in me didn’t see the point. After all, drinking out of my favorite mason mug had become a trademark of mine. I also have enjoyed drinking from pint glasses that I purchase on my brewery hops.

Dogfish Head snifter glass that Ed gave to me.  A pure enjoyment for tasting good American craft beer.

Dogfish Head snifter glass that Ed gave to me. A pure enjoyment for tasting good American craft beer.

Besides my favorite glasses, I also had questions about switching glasses and trying to match glasses to a certain type. How could that make a beer taste better? How could my beer drinking experience be enhanced by a simple glassware change? air max 90 Would I actually be able to find different aromas and stronger aromas?

So I began looking for a snifter. The last set of brewery hops I sought one out at the four places we stopped, not a one had anything close (I would have evened settled for a tulip glass). A little dismayed and starting to doubt if a snifter was really going to make a difference, I searched Amazon. Nothing. Yes, they have glasses but I don’t want to part with an arm and a leg for crystal.

I was talking with Ed (beer drinking buddy) and he said he just got a package in the mail with four Dogfish Head snifter glasses. He said he would give me one for the trouble of picking him up some beer while in Wisconsin.

Jackpot. I now had my glass and the only thing left would be my first taste test using the snifter.

Last night I decided to give it the maiden voyage. I had a can each of Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery Gordon and Ska Brewing Company Modus Hoperandi. I don’t know if it was anticipation or truly the glass but I really enjoyed big, full aromas that I don’t seem to get from a pint glass or my mason mug.

I guess I am a convert and I will be trying this glass with more and more liquid goodness in the future. Enjoy!

Day of the Beer Can

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company one of the four canned beers I plan on enjoying during my next tasting.

Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company one of the four canned beers I plan on enjoying during my next tasting.

If you are anything like me, you spend most of the day (or previous days) thinking about the beers that you wish to put together for you next tasting, review, and ratings. I had my first American craft beer out of a can recently at Ed’s house (beer drinking friend). I guess I was fortunate as he shared his last Furious by Surly Brewing Company. What a fantastic beer!

Ed shared with me his knowledge of why putting beer in a can is more beneficial to storing beer than in a bottle. adidas neo After tasting Furious, I guess I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

He also told me about Oskar Blues Grill & Brew: how they were the first American craft brewery to start using cans.

So Ed gave me a Bender from Surly Brewing Company and hasn’t stopped asking if I have tried it. 😉 Beer can number 1. I purchased a four-pack of Gordon and a six-pack of Dale’s Pale Ale both from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew while on my brewery hop to Wisconsin. Beer cans number 2 and 3. My final can via the Ed route also: Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Company. He gave this to me for picking him up some beer while on the brewery hop in Wisconsin. The final and beer can number 4.

So my next tasting of beer will have the beer can theme. I know that all of these beers are really good (snuck a Dale’s already) and I can’t wait to give them all a taste tonight. Enjoy!