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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, Jul 1, 2019.
Only a couple hours left in June, feel free to start the new month off with a bang!
Well, My first beer of July is a 2019 Fremont Rusty Nail. Only got one life, so time to enjoy the finer things
Watching FIFA Ned v Swe this afternoon at Whistle Stop in Mill Creek, and enjoyed a
Great Divide 'Hercules Double IPA' (my favorite of this afternoon)
Freemont 'Rusty Nail' (far better on the cold side than when it was getting close to room temp. the licorice get to be far too much for my taste as it warms up)
Great Divide '2019 Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti' (relatively speaking, this was the light beer of the afternoon)
I'd have done another Hercules or three if not that the game was over and I had to drive home
We are at Orenco Taphouse, easing into a holiday stretch with some Chuckanut Helles (for ne) and pFriem IPA (for Mrs. vurt).
pFriem IPAs for both of us on this round, although there are Wander cans in the cooler which I feel I ought to look into....
The wife and I are in Dayton tonight, after a lovely evening at the Joel Palmer house. Decided to finish the evening with a last can of heater allen lenzbock bock and a can of alchemist rapture ipa. I'm a confirmed ipa fan, but the Lenzbock is so much better I'm having a hard time drinking the rapture. In fairness, this probably isn't one of the strongest efforts from alchemist, but the Lenzbock is so superior to the rapture, it's a bit of a shock.
Which Wander cans?
LightningFlash IPA, which appears to be a hazy IPA with what Wander called "Summertime crushability" in a Facebook post. But I didn't get to try some on last night's visit. Perhaps some other time.
Sitting on the porch, surveying my goober domain with some Zoiglhaus Zoigl-Pils.
It is not as hoppy as Upright's Engelberg Pilsner or as flowery as pFriem Pilsner, but it's drier than the pilsners from Heater Allen, Chuckanut, and Occidental. Another tasty pils in a region blessed with many good options.
Sam Adams 1776. Happy 4th Of July everybody!
Currently enjoying the last can of Ex Novo Mass Ascension IPA on the porch. Almost time to load up the Smokey Joe with briquets.
Happy 4th, y'all! I'm enjoying a can of Da Shoots to the best of my abilities. Not a whole lot to say about this inoffensive beer.
After work I had this, Fort George's Skies of Wonder (Cream) at Steady Flow.
Enjoyed it as a post-work beer, but didn't get the sub-title, as it seemed a typical hazy, with no excessive "creaminess" beyond the typical soft mouthfeel of the sub-style.
Afterwards, as Steady Flow was closing early, my friend Mark & I repaired to a bar on the corner and had a couple Bodhizafas before I went on home.
If Skies of Wonder follows the same convention as Fort George's Fields of Green and Waves of Silence, "Cream" just indicates that it's the third release in the series. (The key is the initial "C.")
Edit- You can see details of all the versions of Skies/Fields/Waves here:
More porch time, more grilling, and more Zoiglhaus Zoigl-Pils.
I also put a 2018 Rusty Nail in the fridge. Because you never know.
It's not a PNW beer, but this 22nd Anniversary blend from Firestone Walker is delicious.
Yep. Turns out this is a lovely evening for a Rusty Nail.
Earthquakes have been rattling SoCal hard. Someday a PNW earthquake may break all our best bottles. Well it won't get this bottle, that's for sure.
At Stemma with some Hobos, having a Farmhouse to Warehouse Ale.
Still at Stemma, now having the house brewed version of Training Wheels.
At the Craft Pour House, our home for Timbers away games. First up, a new (to me) IPA from Bale Breaker called Rainbow Land.
It is fairly tropical and juicy, but not hazy. I like.
Full day of soccer, 5 min till Gold cup. Go USA!
Delirium Red. Cherry Belgian beer clocking in at 8%
2nd half pints were the excellent Bend Brewing Tropic Pines IPA.
Bitter. Piny. Proper.
/looks at 100+ bottles../ /thinks about $$/
Please don't say that.
I went down to the harbor and got some old fishing netting. Threaded some bungee cord through it, and put it up over the front of the shelves.
Having the Idaho 7 version of 3Way, liking better than I liked the Citra version.
Now, a Pfriem IPA.
Garden Path Fermentation “The Old School The New- A Skagitonian IPA?”
“Our take on what IPA once was, using a coolship full of hops co-fermented with native yeast in an open-top oak foudre.”
Pours a deep copper color with a pillowy foam that just won’t quit. The nose is yeast, rustic grain and maybe a faint hint of hops. Flavor follows, with the hops maybe lending some subtle bitterness. Overall, comes off more like a saison, albeit a very enjoyable one. I probably should’ve tried it sooner to get the full effect of the hops.
Your location is showing Montserrat. Are you on vacation or did you move from the City of Subdued Excitement to the Caribbean? Do you live in the volcanic exclusion zone, or the side of the island with black sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves? Or are you just using a VPN?
I'm an International Man of Mystery.
He's there for the beer.
At home, polishing off the dregs of a grunt of Lucille after a dinner party at the home of an old friend from college that I hadn't physically seen in about 15yrs. No other drinkers were present, otherwise I'd have brought more.
Watched my first Bollywood movie while I was there. Odd, I assumed it'd be more like the corny movie musicals from the 50s, but this was like a normal movie that suddenly turned into Asian pop music videos about 3 or 4 times during the course o the movie, but with the actors clearly not the real singers (the dubbing was rather atrocious).
Had a Black Butte XXXI last night because I apparently was out of town for the actual release. This year's seems heavy on the spices, cinnamon and cardamom specifically. Good as always, but I liked XXX better. They also have a 27 on tap right now that is drinking quite nicely.
Back from the annual Metolius River trip:
Took the kiddos to the nearly empty Scout Lake, which was a wonderful change of pace:
Nice to be home, but stressed to be cutting vacation short for a big work project tomorrow. Time for a beer. Cheers!
Baerlic, Louder, More Punk Rock. Cheers!
Had an Old Town/Reuben's Tiki Room last night. Really nice hazy (perhaps NE peoples would disagree). Rich pineapple flavor, decent bittering on the back end, very subtle touch of coconut - worth seeking out if you like the tropical hazies.
BeerWeek at Hair of the Dog is quite nice, glad I didn’t miss it. Light smokiness with that definitive Hair of the Dog malt base.
Thought the Notorious sighting in Sac was a one-off...pleasantly surprised it wasn't. Hop Venom in my glass at Davis Beer Shoppe. Not one of the uber dry finish batches, but it's tasting glorious nonetheless.
Why Boneyard hate Bellingham? I can find RPM on the regular(for which I are Indeed thankful), but, not anything else.
Busy night here. First stop at Upright for some Barmhouse, which was way overdone and way too sour, followed by a graceful Ives blend 5, a first of the series with cherries. Distinct from Heart's Beat and very worthy.
Next, to HotD for Beerweek (finally!) Smoky and delicious, I could bathe in this. The mouthfeel was just a hair thin, though. Closing up with a taster of ever delicious Matt.
The distributor is unimaginative? All the Seattle accounts suck up the other kegs? Tony Lawrence has a beef with you personally?