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New Beer Blog Bell’s Third Coast Beer


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Bell’s Brewery.  It is their Third Coast Beer.  This beer always gets confused most beer drinkers with Third Coast Old Ale.  This one is a lager and the other one is old ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this lager.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head on this Lager. The smell has a sweet malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty note with a dry aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer and true to beer style.

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

Nicely balanced, Bell’s Lager Beer focuses on the flavors developed in the brew house, matching a crisp bitterness & distinctive herbal hop aromas to a simple yet firm malt backbone. Following in the tradition of Bohemian-style pilsners, this beer spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. This extended conditioning period refines the overall flavor, highlighting the contributions of the malts & hops.

In order to best preserve shelf & flavor stability, it is recommended Bell’s Lager Beer be kept refrigerated.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.bellsbeer.com

Twitter:  @bellsbrewery

Closing, as many of you know, I have been trying to find a perfect craft lager.  I have never had this beer so I broke down and pick up this beer.  It is pretty funny how this beer gets confused with their Old Ale.  I do not know why they named it about this same name. This beer is pretty average but I can see why they made this beer.  When Bell’s Brewery was starting, there was not many craft beer drinkers.  This craft brewery was trying to get mass produced lager drinkers.  There is many of these craft breweries that have lagers.  Mainly, these craft breweries started in the 1980’s.  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 Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA


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In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another past fall seasonal from Sierra Nevada Brewery.  It is their Flipside Red IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this legendary craft brewery.  Let us get into this red IPA.

It has a dark red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a malty to citrus notes. The taste has a citrus to hints of tropical notes. The aftertaste has a bitter tropical finish. It is an extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Flipside Red IPA is a rebuttal to the mild-mannered beers of summer.  Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of whole – cone Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops are the perfect notes for this in – between season.

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

Flipside® Red IPA

A hop-forward fix for the first days of fall.

Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue, restrained malt body and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops, Flipside red IPA is the perfect beer for fall.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sierranevada.com

Twitter:  @sierranevada

In the end, I feel the same way on the Flipside Red IPA like I do on their Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale.  I miss this beer.  I am not a huge fan with Lager but I love their Pale Ale that are in their Fall Sampler Pack.  I have to be honest.  I love having this beer and their brown ale in six-pack or twelve-pack.  There is not too many good red IPA’s on the market.  This one is a good one.   There is a nice balance on this beer.  It is a nice drinkable but it can be a sipping beer.  It is perfect beer for a fall days.  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