I spent the afternoon with a good old German friend who stopped by our house with a growler of beer. This easy going IPA from Leclaire, Iowa is fairly well balanced and has nice fruity aromas and flavor. I hope to get down to that brewery and try a few of their other beers--or encourage the German to come by more often.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Busy days and lots of travel necessitate lunches on the run. But with some forethought it's still possible to make healthy food choices, like this meal of fish, fresh vegetables and a hearty maibock. Rogue hasn't always been my favorite brewery, but they hit this style right on target.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Thank God for friends. Roger and Julie gave us use of their cabin in the woods for two nights. Bob and Amy gave me this delicious beer. Red ale is one of my favorite styles and this one was particularly enjoyable and easy going. A great souvenir from Michigan!
Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop-forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
This Iowa born dopplebock is rich and intense in every way, beginning already with the first whiff. I notice the smell of molasses and black licorice. Each thick swallow seems to show me new flavors: dark brown toast, a little chocolate and stewed prunes. The aroma, the flavor and the warm feeling running all the way down to my gullet combine to make my spot on the couch an oasis of peace amidst the chaos around me.