Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How do I say, most dangerous of 2012?

So, I've been neglecting the beer I bought for the Xmas holiday. And this is it's vengeance...

This beer is 9/10, without doubt. It's super grainy, very hot on the tongue and a rocky aromatic head. It sneaks up like a damn ninja!

It's supremely dark for a Helles, but this beer is royalty! And, after the hot flavor washes over you, you are met with a well built and well hopped lager, that truly welcomes you to indulge.

I can't say anymore: if you can find it, chill or and drink it moderately.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Craft brewing is kicking ass!

Hey! Keep on fighting the good fight! Support your local brewery and drink full flavor beers!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

2 for the day

Ah, talk about a rare style: Gose, brewed in the city of Gosar, next to the river Gose. Oh Germany, you fickle animal.

This is one of the stranger styles of beer, brewed with coriander and salt. Yes, salt. The underlying beer is surprisingly tart and would make for an excellent and refreshing summer beer.

I don't think this is a beer for everyone. All the same, I have to give it at least 7/10. I'm sure that this, when fresh, is absolutely jaw dropping. But, considering I only know of this one example of the style, that's as high as I can rate it comfortably.

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festival was today, but sadly we couldn't go due to household chores that had to get knocked out. That said, I can always enjoy an ale from one of the breweries that was there.

Weighing in at a moderate 5.6%, DuClaw's Anti-Venom is really well-built. This beer is their APA, hopped with New Zealand Geen Bullet.

The label states it is laced with exotic flavors, which I don't taste. What I do get is a wonderful grassy/straw flavor that is brought to the palate on Cascade-grapefruit wings.

The malt is in the background hints at caramel sweetness and unsalted crackers, but the hops absolutely dominate this beer. The bitterness is not so overwhelming as you drink, but crushes you on the aftertaste. I'm happy with this beer; but it would be interesting to see it entered as a straight APA in competition, what would it score?

Me? Torn between 7 and 8. It's too well made to be less.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

Remember the Maryland Brewers Springfest? Well, that sweet sign of spring has been renamed the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Put on by the Brewers Association of Maryland!

Here is the official poster. Print them by the gross and pepper your neighborhood!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Zombies in my beer?

This is simply too good not to repost: an article written in BYO magazine about surviving the zombie apocalypse with beer.

It's truly well written from the guise of brewing without hops and forcing the brewer to use local herbs.

Here's the link to the original article.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oud Beersel Oude Gueze

Sour nose, crystal clear gold color, pillowy white head, endless tiny bubbles, tart flavor & finish, and clean overall. One great ale. 9/10

What? Oh snap, bonus content! A video review!

St. Paddy's Day!

To all!

Please be safe today, be merry, and be responsible!

Thanks to NPR for whipping this together:

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