I had this one a while back, and the only camera on me was my film camera…. just got the roll back and look, a beer photo!
IIRC, this one was high on the malt backbone, and low on the hop bitterness/flavor. looks like the internet agrees, and lots of ppl love it that way.
Way up here in seattle, our IPAs are balanced the other direction, low malt, high hop. i really can’t think of a local brewery that does a high malt low hop IPA. maybe someone should?
This one is special to me.
Standard Brewing: Anniversary Ale.
First of all, Standard is less than one block from my house. when he opened last year, i had a really bad flu, and was gutted i could make the opening day.
secondly, it turned out my wife knew the owner/brewer as he was a regular customer of our bakery… FINALLY, an in at a local brewery! :D
even tho i didn’t get to goto opening day, i’ve become a regular and have gotten to know justin pretty well… he’s what all brewer/owners should be — excited to share his passion with the public, great with his customers, and make amazing beer.
after a solid year of being open, this is his first bottled offering: A HUGE triple (maybe quad) IPA. 12%, and hoppy like a west coast style IPA should be.
On his actual anniversary, he served this special beer with a set of rules of: 1 pour, and 1 bottle per person… and i some how walked away with 3 bottles (but still only 1 pour)
curious to see how this will age.
Fremont brewing: old bridge rider (bourbon barrel aged west coast barleywine)
ok, so I hate barrel aged beers. ITS GROSS!!!!!
cuz of such, my wife’s drunken review ( I gave it to her, plus it’s 12% abv and she’s a lightweight )
ok, um… ok I thought of it last night… um… first thing u get is the sweetness, it’s the mainthing like the stickiness of the a countertop from 1976 — like old honey. it’s got body, I definitely enjoyed it.
I don’t often post my homebrew bullshit, but this one is the most expensive beer I’ve ever made. 10oz of dry hop alone!!! Fuuuuuuu. there was over a gallon of trub loss, making this $110 for a little less than four gallons. the problem is it TASTES AMAZING. well duh, add enough simcoe and amarillo hops, any hardcore hop head would be happy.
Fremont: Cowiche Canyon fresh hop
THE BEST FRESH HOP ALE EVER MADE
really sorry for those of you outside of the Seattle area who will never get to try this.