Elysian Brewery: Rapture Heather Ale (2nd beer of the apocalypse)
unlike the 1st beer of the apocalypse, this one is kind of pedestrian. its like a pale ale, its like a lager, its like session ale, its like watching the xfiles last season. it has a nice color though.
tasting notes: mulder with his shirt off, but you were looking away for most of the close ups
the rarest beer in the world?!??! well, probably not, but its pretty rare.. 25 cases only, and probably didn’t venture far away from its source in “lovely” bothell. rare or not, beer must be enjoyed—and i wish i had a chance to buy another bottle. its a english style “strong” ale (aka dark) and its pretty f’n delicious. with all sorts of crazy flavors and really mild carbonation— this beer is really hard not to like. RIP Cruz, and even tho i never met you, the beer named after you is really really great.
Tasting Notes: Dates, Raspberries, Honey, Molasses, Mushrooms, Walking Your Dog in the Pitch Black on a the Winter Solstice
mac & jack: african amber ale
Grade: Love it to death
this is my favorite beer, mostly for nostalgic reasons, but its great drinking nontheless. i’ve been getting growlers lately, as i find beer from on draft is that much better… plus u can get some beers (like this one) only on draft! this is a beer worth traveling to the PNW for… its pretty special, and pretty PNW tasting. its also my real first “micro brew” that i fell in love with and started me on my beer obsession. i even had a keg of it at my wedding. my wife is having a glass with me now and she said “this really is a good beer.” i dream to travel this country having local beers just this good, but until then, all you haters can suck my ball(s).
Tasting Notes: PERFECTION IN A GLASS
Sam Smith’s Organic Best Ale
TOO F’N SWEET. now that i have that out of the way…. they call this their “best”? or their “organic best”…. so, if its not oganic, it could be better? or? the british confuse me.
Tasting Notes: Malts, Heavy Malts, Fruits (apple, pear, etc)
Grade: FUCKING A PLUS
this beer is full of win, tigers blood, and all those charlie sheen memes. so f’n delicious. Its smooth, its creamy, its like best looking blonde girl (or dood) you ever kissed.
the wife just got back from santa rosa, and brought back a buncha russian river beers, so expect more.
Tasting Notes: Cream on grits, celery, and everything else delicious that you’d ever like.
funky beer! deep and complex. its a savory/sweet yin/yang… pairs well with beef jerky (WHAT DOESN’T?!)
Tasting Notes: Multi-Grain Cheerios, Cremini Mushrooms, Hawaiian Sweet Breads
lakefront brewery: fixed gear American red ale
yea I was suckered by the name, but I’m a sucker. I was heading down to my fav beer store last night on my fixed gear before the trip was interrupted by 30min of black out and a trip to the ER.
WELL, I returned to the beer store today and saw this, and fitting that I think it’s mediocre.
tasting notes: massive hops, tortillas, the rapture, Johnny cash’s bath water, and a bit a dog slobber.
addendum; wife says the beer is good and would be better in the fall with some pumpkin soup.
McChouffe Artisanal Belgian Brown Ale
Brown Ales, BROWN ALES, I DO NOT LIKE THEE.
ok, this one is pretty good. a gift from a frienemy (probably gotten cuz its close to my last name)
the thing with me and brown ales, they’re often too malty.. too cloying. this one is almost that..
Tasting Notes: moles asses, cilantro, and a girl name chandra
St Feuillien Brune Abbey Ale
Grade: DONT LIKE BROWN ALES
ok, so i grabbed the wrong bottle, cuz i really dont like brown ales. no biggy, im gonna drink it. a few ounces in, and yup, i still really dont like brown ales. even tho this one is probabbly really good, im just not falling for it. on the back it says CA CASH REFUND… im thinking about driving to california so i can get that refund for this beer
sapphire and titanium