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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 27, 2013.
can really appreciate a morning beer! cheers!
You forgot the..... "What's in your glass" anyways Cheers!
just finished my first overnight shift, drinking a Kilty Pleasure from Philly Brewing Co before I go to bed!
This is a mighty fine pilsner. Brewed by the Swedish macro brewery Spendrups which is my favorite of the Swedish macros since they produce a whole bunch of solid lagers, drawing inspiration from German brewing traditions albeit still adapted to Swedish lager traditions for most of their beers, they were the ones who brought back all-malt brewing to Sweden in the 1980s.
A nice floral hop nose ("only German aroma hops used", which is evident on the nose and taste) but it's not dry hopped hoppy, it stays within the style which is appreciated. A dry body but a bit of breadiness there in the background, 37 IBUs. Very nicely balanced, yet with that German pilsner style hop bite that is so refreshing and tasty. Next up is Bitburger Premium, I shall see which of the two I prefer.
Oh it was a long night waiting for this one!
Tough call. I'll call it a draw. Bitburger is more noticably bready whereas Wisby Pils is more subtly so, Wisby has a higher bitterness yet the 30 or so IBU of Bitburger still makes itself known. The hops are more floral in Wisby, and more herbal in Bitburger. Both are delicious.
Been falling behind on posting in these threads, I've really only been having one or two beers a night. Recent choices have been Sculpin, a Nugget Nectar, Southern Tier's 2X Stout, Caldera Pale Ale, an Abrasive, 1 Pliny, and last night was a bomber of Old Schoolhouse's Imperial IPA.
Not sure what's up for tonight, there's a Blind Pig and a bomber of Stone IPA in the fridge. Think I'll throw in a stout just to be safe .
Alpha King drink this beer all day.
Devil's Backbone Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale. Pretty impressive.
was very happy to see these back on the shelf last night, had to pick up my first couple of the year
Enjoy By to start, and 2012 OG Oak-Smoked to follow.
The "Dortmunder Export" of Spendrups. 5,3% abv, 23 IBU, Pilsner and Münchener malt. Hop extract and Hallertau Magnum pellets for bitterness, Perle hops for aroma. It's malty and bready yet not sweet, with a decent bitterness to balance out the malts. It's not a craft beer by any means, but a tasty beer nonetheless. I find that alot of the Swedish craft beer drinkers want to have, or think that they have a similar narrative as that of American craft beer drinkers, with a macro beer industry which devolved into ever lighter beers of adjuncts and low IBUs (i.e this beer might as well be Coors Light in different packaging). They use the same narrative for our beer market even though it's not even close to being the same as the American experience (certainly not since the 1980s). I think some of our macro breweries redeemed themselves (if only as a way to survive as a business and needing a point of difference against the giants back then), Spendrups being the most obvious example of this.
From the cellar, a 2011 Abyss:
Sharing with a co-worker that has never tried Cascade...
Rosemary rotisserie chicken and a sour saison. Jester king das wunderkind!
tomorrow is not going to pretty at all. I got a trade in from a Chicago guy today. Ive already had a Zombie Dust and Ninja vs. Unicorn. I know Ill have an Alchemy Hour, another Zombie Dust or 3, and Seeing Double.
Beautiful 60 degree days equal me drinking hoppy beers alot.
Finally tracked FU sandy down. Applebee s baby. This stuff is extremely drinkable, and great hop presence for a wheat. My excitement enticed the guy next to me to get some. He said blue moon is better while the old timer across the bar said pbr is the best draft beer of all time. Time for another FU Sandy. That bitch of a storm kept me out of my house for a week, but was fortunate to still have a place to live. The ocean was half an inch from flooding the first floor. Now I just have to track down a glass. Cheers to flying fish for being awesome
Apparently I just kicked the last keg in New Jersey (yeah right)
Threw a brisket in my big green egg around 11:30. Should be ready by 6 or 7. Starting with a Dirty Bastard. Picked up a couple old Yetis today- one dated 2008 and one older label with no date on it. Hoping for the best from the both, plan on opening one or both tonight, among many others!
Stopped off at Bottlemixx on the way home to have a Carolina Zweikopfigenator Dopplebock. Not too shabby. Once there I decided it was time to buy. A growler of Fullsteam Honey White and one of Mystery Annabel Black Saison. Then bottles of Ovila Quad with Plums, GL Alchemy Hour, and a Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. I'll probably get into the Honey White here in a second.
Just got back from picking up a few brews at one of my fave nearby stores. Kirby Parkway Liquors (and Memphis in general) just started to get shipments of New Belgium's 6-packs of Abbey Belgian Style Ale, so I'm enjoying a few of those currently. Also went back to a beer I discovered when I first began to expand my craft beer horizons in college, Abita's Andygator.
As a student at the University of Alabama, I was (ignorantly and falsely) content with the basic college party scene "beer" (Bud/Bud Light, Miller, Coors, even - oh, the horrors - Natty Light and Keystone). Furthermore, Tuscaloosa, where Bama is located, had a law in place that limited the ABV content of beers (approx. 5% and below, I think?). That all changed when the city council passed a "Free the Hops" amendment, relaxing the stringent beer ABV laws and allowing craft beers to bring much-needed enlightenment to this Southern town.
Around the time I turned 21, craft beers began cropping up in grocery stores and liquor stores around town. One such store, Letters Hops and Vines (now Corks and Tops), sparked my interest in craft beers, thanks to their mix n' match 6-packs and a selection that included Bell's, Choc, Great Divide, Abita, and the big-name Belgians, to name a few. Here I discovered many new and delicious beers, including Abita Andygator. Although not the best I had during these formative years of my craft beer experience, it is one of the most memorable, due to my close connection with Abita Brewing. My mom's side of the family all live along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. As you may guess from my BA name (hint: the "Boudreaux" part of it), I am half-Cajun. Abita beers are especially popular among this side of my family, and I can still remember discussing Andygator, Jockamo IPA, and Select Barleywine with my aunts, uncles, 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-cousins, and other relatives to whom I have absolutely no idea how exactly I'm related.
I didn't expect to reminisce about this today. But I'm glad I did!
As my grandparents, Mama and Papa, would say, "A bientot and laissez les bons temps rouler!"
Krombacher Pils from .5 liter mug in Frankfurt, Germany.
Watching Dortmund vs. Bayern. Love me the local German beers on tap when I'm here.
Troegs Nugget Nectar
Tri city brewing dragon slayer, BA RIS
Bells smitten rye
75 and sunny out - I can't think of a better time to be a Horny Devil.
Done with class... I'm having a brew
It's been a bad day so far, but hopefully and old favorite will help turn things around.
Bcbs on tap
Ayinger kicks ass.
Hill Farmstead Edward
After a 6 hr exam - Passed!
Stone Enjoy by 4 01 13 ipa just got into Michigan at m
This was earlier and now currently enjoying the true Nugget! I ask my bottle for some "nugget" and he though I was referring to the OTHER nugget!
Prost, Cin-cin, and cheers!
After some afternoon sledding...
...here is my hot chocolate.
Rock out with your cock out!!
What, no beers from Ilatia. What a crappy list!!!
I meant Italia.
I've been craving a Lager for about a week and have yet to try this one so I thought I'd give it a shot tonight.