Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Anchor IPA

On a quick break from a mentally difficult project, I have time for a beer and a blogpost outside on the deck. This is a grassy bitter distraction.

Monday, May 23, 2016

'Round Mid Night

An afternoon on the lake, in a kayak, and a sweet beer, is gotta be the best way to say, "Hello Summer!" For a Belgian white this one is high on the orange flavor and low on the funk and spice.


I've never been one of the biggest AC/DC fans. There are a number of reasons why I don't listen to them much, chief of which is the fact  that my line of work provides me with plenty of music from other genres.  I am content to fill my ears with pain-free sounds.

But I am a fan of this beer. Congrats to the band for licensing their label to a respectably strong, full flavor German lager.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Habanero Sculpin

Wow! That's hot!  The only way this beer could be any better would be if I could taste the beer. Paired with a hard-boiled egg.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just Married C&J

For the wedding I officiated at today, the grandfather of the bride brought along his home-brewed ESB for us. His special twist seems to be keeping the malty flavor alive and well. It was very nice. Thanks to Grandpa Anderson!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

90 Shilling

On our brewery tour of Colorado last summer we were surprised and disappointed that Odell brewery was closed when we arrived. Apparently their hospitality is good, but runs out at 4:30 p.m. So it has taken me extra long to sample anything from this company. This Scottish inspired ale seems to be their flagship brand and it is exceptionally good. Nutty malt flavors and a noticeable hop kick gives it good marks in my book.

As a side note the Odell website is the most interesting that I've been to lately. The mood pairing is a blast: https://www.odellbrewing.com/mood-pairing/

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Red Flag Amber

Sweet and comforting, this American beer makes me glad to be an American.

We have recently become friends with some terrific young men from Venezuela. We are saddened to hear the difficult situation to which they must now return to in their homeland. Beer is freedom!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bellaire Brown Ale

I'm enjoying this exceptionally great beer in a lousy hotel in Wauseon. This brown ale has a soothing caramel flavor with hints of nuts and carrot.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Roosevelt Imperial Red

We had a fun time and some splendid food for a Sunday dinner at Iowa Chop House in Iowa City. The weather was perfect so we really enjoyed a sidewalk table. They call their self-serve tap, the "Beer Barn". It had a very wide variety of all local, all craft beers. I had so much fun, I couldn't  believe we had spent two and a half hours there.  This red ale was full of the fresh and fruity flavors that accompany a piece of pork so well.  I highly recommend this great beer and the great setting.