Need some more beer hits/tasters out there. Who is enjoying any fall specialty brews?
I am always looking at the neon signs in bar windows as I walk or drive by. Last night I saw one for Shock Top beer--it featured a cartoonish guy with his hair standing straight up. Has anyone partaken of this brew? I also like the sign that features a surf board with an obvious shark bite in it. Do not know anything about the beers, but their signs are cool.
Eagerly awaiting some new tastings by rockymtn devil this weekend
I have 1 or 2 in the cellar that I have not reviewed before either.
My enjoyment of the beers may hinge on the success of the Blue Devils and Buckeyes tomorrow.
I'll probably get have a glass of the Beast tonight and should be able to post on it.
One week from today my wife and I leave for Ireland. Friends tell me I must try the various cider drinks, of course, they have also listed several pubs I must get to. Except for the flight, I am really eager.
Ohioguy, is cider big in Ireland? Sounds like a great trip. I really enjoyed the short time I spent in Dublin a few years back. Great city. And the countryside in Ireland is beautiful.
This would actually be really good to drink side-by-side with The Beast, so I think I'll try to sample them together tomorrow.
May only interest me point: As indicated in previous posts, I like cool labels and this beer has one of my favorites. It's a C&W singer sitting on his stool with a guitar. Looks like Gene Autry. Very cool picture.
Tomorrow's review: Brooklyn Brewery Local 1-Why? 'cuz I'm exhausted after a brunchgate, a wonderful long day in the sun and lots of posting.
I just finished a bottle of Stone's Epic Vertical Ale 08. This is a hoppy American version of a Belgian Ale. Super yummy, hints of citrus and flowers, very fruity. It was really enjoyable after a semi-warm day, and a good companion while grilling out tonight. The bottle's story claims you should wait until December, 2012 (as with the rest in this series - it's supposed to rest for a while), but it was really yummy. Ymm beer!
A stellar stock ale. Pours red, little if any head, low carbonation, slight smoky/citrus aroma, mild initial bitterness, increasing in bitterness (but not outrageous hoppiness), smooth end taste with slight alcohol end taste.
The taste is complex with its malts and hops; nothing tremendously outpowers another ingredient. This is a relaxing brew. I could imagine it going well with the right cheese, but frankly, this is a beautiful brew by itself.
Would appreciate ohioguy2's review of this brew!
P.S. devildeac has a few of these waiting for his next visit out here.