In this beer blog, we are getting into another beer from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Toaster Pastry India Red Ale. 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 California base craft brewery. Let us get into this red IPA.
It has a clear red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus with hints of nutty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to biscuit notes with a strawberry jam aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory.
Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
In the end, I always love picking up new beers from this brewery. It does not matter what the craft brewery puts out. My last trip to Ohio, I was happy to see this beer on their shelves at Joseph Beverage Center. There is a nice balance on this beer. I like it. I do not think this brewery puts out a bad beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from 21st Amendment. It is their Down To Earth Session 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 craft brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear golden color without a head on this session India Pale Ale. The smell has a sweet malty to citrus notes. The taste has a light body of citrus to sweet malty notes. The aftertaste is quick and does not last.
Down to Earth is the natural evolution (pun intended) of Bitter American, our original session ale. We thought it would be fitting to bring our space chimp home and let him chill. Whether you have a long mission behind you or a full afternoon ahead, this session IPA will help keep things real. More relaxed than an IPA, but with all the hop aroma and flavor, Down to Earth is our tribute to unsung heroes and unplanned adventures.
Down to Earth is available year-round in six-pack cans and on draft and pairs nicely with a variety of things, including lunch
In the end, let us face, session IPA’s are pale ales. It has just a weaker malty backbone. There is a few good session on the United States. The one from New Belgium, which is Slow Ride, is pretty good. I just found that the Founder’s All Day IPA is not really good. I believe the craft beer drinkers are starting to see it now. When I saw 21st Amendment made one, I was a little nervous. I was hoping it would be good. I have to say it is a good session IPA. I love this one. It became one of my favorites. They found a way to let the hops shine but kept a nice malty backbone. This is a great beer and I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Meta lit! \m/
In this winter beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale. If you have 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 21st Amendment Brewery. Let us get into this winter ale.
It has a clear amber color with a tan constant head. The smell has a sweet malty to alcohol notes. The taste has a sweet malty, alcohol with other spices notes. The aftertaste has a nice warm alcohol finish. It is a nice sipping beer with cigar and fireplace.
Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation.
Fireside Chat is our early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six-pack cans and on draft. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair.
Closing, I enjoyed a lot of beers from 21st Amendment Brewery. I was pretty excited when I made a road trip down to Ohio for a family event. I stopped by the local craft beer store and I was pretty excited to see their beers on shelf. It was a no brainer to pick up a few six and four packs of their brews. I saw this one and I was pretty excited because I never had it. I have been wanting to try it for a while now. I love the story behind this beer. This beer holds up its end of the bargain. I really enjoyed this brew. I love the balance in this brew. It does warm you up on coldest days in the winter. I love how the Cocoa Nibs goes well with all the other spices notes. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to get into another brew from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Marooned On Hog Island Stout. 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 21st Amendment Brewery. Let us get into this special stout.
It has a jet black color without a head but the head that was there is a tan color. The aroma has a chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a slime chocolate with a burned malt to coffee notes for the aftertaste. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer can:
Exhausted by the tedious work and rancid beer, deck swabs O’Sulivan and Freccia abandoned Sir Francis Drake’s Galleon. Days later, they washed up on a tiny island in Tomales Bay, where they encountered local oyster Farmers John and Terry. Soon, these beer mutineers and oyster mercenaries were feasting on roast pig, fresh oysters and goblets of the Captain’s finest ale. They could think of worse fates than being…
In the end, I have always love stouts. I am pretty much in love with stouts made with oysters. My first ever stout with oysters was from Flying Dog. These stouts are really unique and it takes stout and oyster fans to love this unique beer style. The oysters make this stout a little slime like notes with some nice chocolate to coffee notes. I love it. There is a nice balance in this brew. I cannot wait to see this brew next season or everyday. There is no information on their website. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their limited release brew, which is called Hop Crisis Imperial IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read those beer blog posts, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a cloudy straw to golden color with a constant white head on the beer. The smell is a heavy tropical fruit to this IPA. The taste of this light body beer is a sweet tropical fruits like mango to pineapple. The aftertaste echoes the taste notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Shaun and Nico have to break out of Alcatraz. And fast. The Hop Syndicate is hoarding hops, depriving the people of their right to hoppy, aromatic beer. Join Shaun and Nico on their adventure to Free the Hops! First, they plan a daring escape through the sewer pipe, then they surf monster waves on ironing boards, and finally they attempt a high speed cable car getaway.
Hop Crisis. Crisis? What Crisis? A few years ago, when hop prices shot through the roof and the worldwide hop market went into a tailspin, at our pub in San Francisco we decided there was only one thing for us to do. We made the biggest, hoppiest IPA we could imagine and aged it on oak for good measure. This Imperial IPA breaks all the rules with more malt, more hops and more aroma.
End of the hops, this beer is something else in a very good way. This is Imperial India Pale Ale and it does not drink like one. It is light to medium in body for the type of beer style. I love the hops that they used in this brew. It has a well made malty backbone to balance with hops that are being used in it. The hops kick off a nice tropical fruit notes. If you are in the west coast, I highly recommend you stopping into their brewpub in San Fran. They service some great food and you can purchase some of their beer to go from the brewery. I highly recommend this brew too. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, 21st Amendment Brewing Sneak Attack is the feature beer in this post. I have blogged about this brewery a few times in the past. If you have not read those beer post, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer post to get an idea of this great brewery. Let us get into the beer.
The color of the beer is yellow without head on it l. The smell is a lemon peppermint to the beer. The taste is a heavy lemon with a hop finish. It is pretty drinkable.
You might not expect a Saison in winter. But the enemy didn’t expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. We’re sneaking up on winter with a boatload of bravado and this Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry hopped with whole organic cardamom pods, our Saison has an assertive spiciness. In your face, winter.
Sneak Attack is our late winter seasonal beer available from January through March in six-pack cans and on draft. The perfect antidote to the big beers of winter, Sneak Attack is crisp, dry and palate cleansing. It pairs perfectly with the rich and warming foods of winter: Bouillabaise, sausages, smoked meats and full flavored cheeses.
At the end, I pretty much love everything that I have had from this brewery. I have to say this beer kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I am a fan of this beer style, which is Saison. I am a little stun that I did not like this beer. I do not know if it is between the pepper or the lemon that is kicking through out the beer experience. I was a little disappointed, however, with that all said this does not mean you will not like this beer. I recommend you trying it because I would like to hear your thoughts on this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to take a look at 21st Amendment Brewery’s summer seasonal, which is called Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer. If you read my earlier blog on this brewery, you know a little bit about this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a white light golden cloudy color without a head on the beer. Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer has a heavy watermelon smell to the beer. This wheat ale has a nice watermelon with a smooth wheat aftertaste to this beer. This beer is very drinkable beer and perfect beer for summer.
Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—summer in a can.
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
In closing, I wish this brewery was in the Chicagoland area. I am not a wheat beer fan at all but I really did enjoy this beer. I was stun on how it smells and taste like watermelon. I really want to know how they were able to pull that off without having the beer taste really bad. This brewery has pushed the limits of brewing. I am glad because the craft beer world needs a new influence to push for better beers. It is drinkable and with a ton of flavor. If you can find, go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to get into the last beer from 21st Amendment Brewery. A friend gave me three cans and they are India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, and the one I will review in this blog their Black In Back Black IPA. If you read my earlier blog then you know a little something on this brewery, let us get into the beer.
The beer in the glass is black in with a nice white and constant head on it. The smell is a chocolate with a slight citrus in the beer. The taste is a slight citrus with a chocolate to roast malt along a little burn taste. The aftertaste is a nice citrus hop driest going on in the beer. This Black India Pale Ale like many is very drinkable.
Inspired by Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we rebelled against the British style IPA, embraced the more aggressive American version and then recast it in bold, brave, defiant black. Our Black IPA is a Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of the expected.
Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish.
In the end, just like their other beers, I really enjoyed drinking this black india pale ale. I love the drinkablity of this black india pale ale but enough punch from hops to keep this hophead wanting to drink more of this beer. It has a full body and a nice balance of complex of chocolate and citrus notes. This is a very well made beer and I highly recommend trying it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to check out the second of three beers from 21st Amendment Brewery. This beer is their spring seasonal and it is called Bitter American Pale Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their India Pale Ale, you know a little something on this brewery. Up next is the tasting of the beer.
This beer is a clear copper color with next to no head on it. It has a very earthy to slightly piney smell to it. As far as the taste of the beer is a carbonation light piney to it. It is a different taste kicking to it. It has a little Bass Ale but a ton more hoppier but I would not say it is a west coast pale ale. I would say more east coast to just normal American pale ale. The aftertaste is a nice dry earthy hop snap to it. This aftertaste I can live with in it. Just like their India Pale Ale, it is very drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.21st-amendment.com):
If you’d been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter too. Bitter American is our long-overdue tribute to unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere. This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.
Bitter American is available year-round, in six pack cans and on draft. This extra pale session ale has lower alcohol but all the flavor and hop aroma you expect from a much bigger beer. Give one, or three, a try.
In closing, I really enjoying this beer. It is not overpowering on the bitterest from the hops. It has a very nice balance on this beer. It is really drinkable for the spring and very hot summer days. This is the second beer I had from this brewery and I have to say so far they have not let let me down on their beers. I love the fact that it is not like a West Coast Pale Ales. It is in the middle of the road and gives us craft beer drinkers a break from the over hop Pale Ales and India Pale Ales. This beer reminds me a little bit of Ska Brewery Winter Pale Ale (I believe that is it. I cannot think of the name of the beer.) or Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale, which came out last month to the market. I know how that sounds I am sorry to the brewery but there is not too many Pale Ales like this one in our market like this that I know. If there is please drop me an email, I will go try that beer. They are the normal English Pale Ale or they are a West Coast Pale Ale. I really enjoyed this beer and I want to go to the nearest state and pick up some more cans. Thank you again to my friend Dean for bring me these cans. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to dig into one of the breweries that I have been wanting to try in a very long time. This brewery that I am talking about is 21st Amendment Brewery. The brewery was founded by Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan in 2000 in San Francisco, Calfornia. They ran with the government theme on all of their cans and naming them after historic events in United States hisyory. Let us get into the beer. This is pretty exciting.
This beer is light copper in color with no head on the beer. It has almost an orange to citrus smell. The taste is a sweet carbonation citrus going on in the beer. This beer is a full body with a ton of favor going on in this beer. The aftertaste is that dry hops citrus going on after drinking the beer. This beer is a very drinkable beer.
BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA is brewed with some serious west coast attitude. This aromatic golden IPA starts with a sucker punch of six different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone. Our top selling beer at the pub, this IPA starts big and finishes clean leaving you wanting more.
Closing out, this brewery just like Cigar City Brewery that I have been wanting to try has not been disappointing. I love this beer and I wish I could get it here in Chicago. However, I need to give a huge shout out to my friend Dean, he brought me a few cans of their beers. I have two more blogs coming from this brewery. I love the hop taste and the drinkablity of this IPA. I am pretty speakless on how good this beer is. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/