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New Beer Blog Erie Brewing Bayfront Blonde Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Erie Brewing.  It is their Bayfront Blonde Ale.  Erie Brewery was founded in 1993 under the name of Hoppers Brewpub.  In 2010, they are in fourteen states.  In 2012, they went under new ownership and restructure the company.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a clear golden color without a head that does not hang around. The head is white in color at first. The aroma has a malty to sweet corn notes. The taste has a heavy corn notes with a corn like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.eriebrewingco.com):

FLAVOR PROFILE

Hand Crafted Blonde: Bright, citrusy flavors give way to a pleasant, honey sweet finish.

Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%    Degree’s Plato: 11    Hop Bitterness IBUs: 17

Availability: Year Round

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.eriebrewingco.com

Twitter:  @eriebrewingco

Closing, to me, blonde and golden ales remind me too much of golden lagers. It does not have a dry crisp finish unlike this blonde ale.  With all that said, this beer style is not favorite but I always like tring new beers.  I am not a fan.  This does not mean that you will not like this beer.  I recommend this beer for at least a try.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Black Tooth Brewing Bomber Mountain Amber Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second and last beer from Black Tooth Brewing.  It is one of their flagship, which is Bomber Mountain Amber Ale.  If you read my beer blog posts from yesterday, you know the history of this West Coast Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know Black Tooth Brewing.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear reddish to amber color with white constant head. There is not any aroma notes. The taste has a caramel to biscuits notes with a sweet to dry malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com):

An Irish-style red ale with a complex malt profile of biscuits, caramel and cotton candy. A well rounded and balanced amber with a dry, crisp, finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @blacktoothbrew

Closing, I am not a fan of amber, American red, and Irish red ales.  I am not saying that this beer is not for you.  It could be your beer styles.  I always try new beers in any beer styles.  Even in beer styles that I do not like.  This beer style is no different.  I try to keep an open mind.  This one is pretty average brew.  It is a great gateway beer into the craft beer world.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Fat Head’s Brewery.  It is their Bumble Berry Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest and West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery.  Let us get into this fruit beer.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy blueberry notes. The taste has a sweet blueberry notes with a heavy blueberry finish for the aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.fatheadsbeer.com):

Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and infused with fresh blueberries. Creating a light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish. Get yo buzz on!

Food Pairings: Salads, Chicken, Oatmeal Cookies.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.fatheadsbeer.com

Twitter:  @fatheadsbeer

Closing, fruit beers are the hottest trend right now in the beer world.  There are some craft breweries that already had fruit beers.  This beer was one of them.  I like it and I will get more. It is not like Wild Blue when it first came out. I am not a fan of Wild Blue anymore because my taste of beer has changed.  Blueberry is there but not overpowering unlike Wild Blue.  This is a great dessert beer and perfect one in the summer.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Revolution Brewery Oktoberfest (2016)


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Revolution Brewery. It is their Oktoberfest. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this Chicago base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this beer. 

It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The smell has a slight sweet malty notes. The taste has a dry malty notes with hints of some nutty notes. Thr aftertaste has a dry malty to nutty finish. It is pretty drinkable. 

In the end, when I was in Chicago, I had a chance to stop by an old liquor store. I have been burned out of Oktoberfest.  I always like trying new beers.  This was a no brainer to pick it up.  This is a good Oktoberfest. I do not like dry malty finish but I know others do. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter: @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Payette Brewing Outlaw India Pale Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Payette Brewing for the first time.  The beer that will be feature is Outlaw India Pale Ale.  Mike Francis, who is the founder, studied at Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology after leaving his corporate job.  He founded his brewery in 2010 at Boise, Idaho.  They opened their new brewery in 2016 and they have six every day beers in cans.  They are the first craft brewery in the state that package their beers in cans.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a cloudy light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malt forward with a citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a slight bitter aftertaste.  It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.payettebrewing.com

Twitter:  @payettebrewing

Closing, I am a huge hophead.  I love my hops and IPA’s.  This was mine first beer that I had in my Beer Of The Month.  This beer is missing something to me.  I am not saying it is a bad beer.  I am not a huge fan of it.  I am glad that I have tried it. I believe this craft brewery does not make this beer anymore.  I cannot find it on their website.  I recommend it to try it at least once.  If you can find it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Rhinegeist Brewery Fat Pale Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends.  It is a joined beer with Rhinegeist Brewery.  The beer is called Fat Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the rich history of New Belgium Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  There is not much information about Rhinegeist Brewery.  I do know that they are from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Let us get into this Pale Ale.

It has a clear copper to light amber color with a semi on white constant head. The smell has a malty to biscuit notes. The taste has a malty, biscuit, slight citrus notes with a malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Fat Tire to the XP and A. The innovative folks at Rhinegeist went all new-style on Fat Tire. The result is a Belgian-style XPA. A combination of fruity Belgian yeast, bready-sweet European and Colorado malts and a healthy dose of fruity, vinous hops. Perfect for hopheads, wine lovers, beer fanatics and even whiskey quaffers.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.rhinegeist.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium and @rhinegeisr

In the end, I am liking this sampler pack so far.  I am not a fan of Rhinegeist Brewery.  I am hoping that they learn something from New Belgium from this experience.  This beer is called a Pale ale. I am not sure on that but still a solid beer.  Either way, New Belgium and Rhinegeist Brewery did a great job on this beer.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire And Friends Avery Brewing Fat Wild Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get another beer from New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire and Friends.  It is their Avery Brewing Fat Wild Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of these western craft breweries.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know both of these craft breweries.  Let us get into this wild ale.

It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tropical fruit like to pineapple notes. The taste has a nice caramel to pineapple notes with a fruit like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Go wild for Fat. Thanks to Boulder’s finest for this unabashedly tropic take on Fat Tire. Avery took a healthy dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Drie to create a Fat Tire spin with a sturdy malt backbone, fruity hop aroma and a tropical pineapple layer. Heed the call of the wild Fat Tire.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.averybrewing.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium and @averybrewingco

In the end, I am not surprise to see a few sour and wild ales in this sampler pack.  New Belgium might be known for their Fat Tire Amber Ale but they are really known for their  sour and wild ales.  I like this one more than the one from Hopworks. Both are great beers. So far there are some good beers.  New Belgium Brewery did a great job picking the other craft breweries to work with and put out some solid beers.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Allagash Brewing Fat Funk Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire and Friends sampler pack.  It is their Allagash Brewing Fat Funk Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of their beers, you know the history of East Coast and West Coast craft breweries.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know these craft breweries.  Let us get into this sour ale

It has a slightly cloudy light amber color with a white constant head. The smell has a heavy banana to slight pear notes. The taste has a nice pear but heavy banana notes with fruit but light bitter aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable like Fat Tire.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Who wants the funk? Fat Tire wants the funk. Our New England friends at Allagash brought it, taking Fat Tire back to its Belgian roots with a De Dolle house Belgian yeast strain that adds classic pear, banana and spice to Fat Tire’s malty goodness. They then bottle-conditioned the beer with Brettanomyces Allagagensis for a spicy finish. Get your funk on.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.allagash.com

Twitter: @newbelgium and @allagashbrewing

Closing, I really enjoyed going through this sampler packs.  I am forced to try some beer styles that I would never try.  I am not saying it about this beer.  I enjoyed this beer from both of these breweries and they are perfect to work together.  I enjoyed tart to sour ales.  I was pretty excited to get into this brew.  I love banana notes but not a huge fan of the aftertaste.  It is a solid beer.  Both craft breweries have did a great job on this brew.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Hopworks Urban Brewery Fat Sour Apple Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from the Fat Tire and Friends sampler pack from New Belgium and Hopworks Urban Brewery.  It is their Fat Sour Apple Ale.  I know you know the history of New Belgium Brewery.  I cannot find any history for Hopworks Urban Brewery.  I know they are from Portland, Oregon.  Let us get into this ale.

It has a clear golden color with white constant head. The aroma has a sour apple notes but faded. The taste has a like Sour Patch Kids Sour Apple. It is candy like notes. The aftertaste has a slight sour apple finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

For our new Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Pack, we teamed up with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) from Portland, Ore.

Our heroes at HUB pedaled Fat Tire straight to the apple orchard. This slightly sour homage starts out with a snap of tartness, courtesy of Lactobacillus and apple juice, then gets balanced with Fat Tire-inspired malty sweetness and a slight herbal bitterness. Nice ride, HUB!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, I was not sure how this sampler pack will would go over.  This is by far my favorite one in this pack.  I am not taking anything away from the rest of the beers.  I am not a huge apple fan, however, I love the mix of the sour and apple in this brew.  It has enough sour and sweet and plus a drinkable ale.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Fat Tire Amber Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to sample a beer from New Belgium’s Fat Tire And Friends.  It is their own Fat Tire Amber Ale.  If you read my earlier beer post on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Colorado base craft brewery.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet caramel to biscuit notes. The taste has a sweet caramel, malty, and biscuit notes. The aftertaste has a sweet malty to biscuit finish. It is extremely drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, FAT TIRE AMBER ALE marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, this is a classic brew and the one that put this craft brewery on the map.  It also is the base for the following five beers in this sampler pack.  Each beer will be featured on this blog.  I am not a fan but a solid beer. I am not a big fan of the beer style of red and amber ales.  I will try them now and then.  I will try all the new ones that I never had.   I know beer drinkers will like this beer.  Believe me, I have saw it when they launched in the Chicago market.  This beer is what everyone expects out of Amber Ale that was inspired by Belgium roots.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13