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, 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/