Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuicesFlowing, Dec 15, 2017.
It was either this or Xocoveza
Good morning BAs! Today's New Breakfast Beer:
Currently at work. But if I were drinking I'd be having a Troegs Mad Elf.
Tis' the season.
New Holland • Dragon’s Milk
Happy Friday fellow drinkers at the virtual bar. Sipping on something local to Freiburg. First time with this one, and it's very tasty! Cheers!
Breakfast beer that packs a punch! I like it!
Last one of my Warpigs Foggy Geezer. Lechaim! Then on to try a new HA release later today
Awesome stuff, cheers!
Can't get enough coffee this morning BA
Enjoy what's in your mug today!
These are both from last night.
First time I've had CBS. Fantastic.
The Real Peel IPA from Avery
at Paddy O'Neill's
What I'm drinking now will soon follow.
I didn't even bother playing the commercial. As soon as I noticed what it was, the whole thing played in my head. It gave me a big smile!
Next up is one of my all-time favorites! BA Oro Negro is off the charts! You even get a glimpse of our sad tree in the background. Didn't want to buy a bunch of ornaments in Germany that we can't bring back to California, so the kids are in the process of making some. Will update next week! Cheers all!
Last night I finally checked a beer off of my list that I have always heard about....
This is good shit right here!!!
But what are you drinking NOW?
A taste of my final gravity sample after transferring 3 gallons of barleywine into secondary fermentation. I wound up with a little too much volume in primary and dropped FG to 1.014. Started at 1.080 so around 8.7% when I was shooting for 9.2%. Tastes good for room temperature, flat, 16 day old barleywine though. It will be hard to let it sit long enough to reach it's potential.
Cheers and happy Friday!
Now that's a tree! And I love the glass...
Amazing tropical fruit aroma and taste, balanced nicely by a good bitterness, so the beer doesn't seem too sweet. Great stuff.
A day off work with shopping and drinking. BCBS with a brisket sandwich on the way.
Beer: Softly Spoken Magic Spells
Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths (Queens, New York)
Quite a complex grain bill.
Lunch nosh . . .
Deep golden color with white cap and good lacing.
Scent of piney, herbal hops with a touch of citrus zest. Malt in the background but it's an indistinct presence.
Taste on entry is hop forward with a piney sharpness and a heavier grapefruit like citrus. This is the predominate flavor into the aftertaste where sweet malt makes a bump of an appearance just before fade to black.
Light-medium texture with balancing carbonation.
Fairly simple, tasty brew that only plays a few notes but plays them well.
Enjoying a Xocoveza brewed in Berlin. Cheers!
Sticking to the tropical IPAs with great can art for now. This is a collaboration by a norwegian, danish and swedish brewery and it's pretty damn tasty! Juicy citrus and tropical fruit aroma/taste with a light bitterness, very nice NEIPA. It also comes in one of those cool cans where you take the whole lid off when you open them.
Masthead - Brute Force DIPA (16oz can).. cheers!
Lunch stop at Yellowhammer
Don Strikes Back DIPA
New England Pale Ale
Drinking a Swedish macro Christmas lager beer. 5.8% abv, 30ibus, hopped with Cascade hops. It's quite well balanced between the dark malt and the hops, the malt flavors are a mix of sweet and roasted and the hops provide a solid bitterness and aromatic hoppiness. The smell isnät overtly American but compared with the hop aromatics of most Swedish beers they set themselves apart and when I had Stone Arrogant Bastard for the first time this beer came to mind even though it is more muted in its hop flavor.
A hop forward Christmas beer is really counter to Swedish brewing traditions, if one looks at brewing records from the early 1900s one finds that Swedish breweries brewed beers of higher than normal original gravity yet lower hopping rates than normal when brewing their Christmas brews (a Swedish lager beer might be brewed to around 13% OG using 200-250 grams of hops per HL, a Swedish pilsner beer might be brewed to around 12% and use 300-440 grams of hops per HL, while a Swedish Christmas beer might be brewed to around 15%-17% OG and use 50-100 grams of hops per HL). Regardless I still enjoy one this one quite a bit, it has a nice depth of malt flavors combined with a pleasant hop bitterness and hop aromatics.
Cleaning out the fridge today. Happy Friday.
Stepped across the street for some Monday Night Dust Bunny. Not hazy but solid.
What do they use for Christmas trees in Germany?
Another Lager-Euro to start the night - Anker, from Swiss big boy brewer Feldschlosschen :
Butterscotchy. I need to move on...
Only cans for me today, I could get used to this. Nice Pale Ale, quite resinous and piney, with some citrus notes.
Enjoying Stone Ruination IIPA.
Have a good one.....