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New Blog New Glarus Laughing Fox


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the fourth of seven beers from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer is called Laughing Fox.  I love the graphics from the beer bottle, which you can see in the photo above.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you are up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog post.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a dark clear copper color without a head on the beer.  It has a heavy banana to clove to the beer. It has sweet malty banana taste without an aftertaste.  It is really drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.newglarusbrewing.com) and beer bottle:

In playful pursuit of butterflies a Red Fox danced across the brewery hill. His joy so pure it bubbled through our hearts and into this beer. Laughing Fox is a sparkling Kristal Weizen brewed in the Bavarian tradition with 50% Wisconsin wheat in our open top fermenters.  Tickle your nose notes of spicy clove and cinnamon abound. Dan’s inspired Weizen interpretation reflects the deep bittersweet color of our Fox’s red coat.

Expect this beer to pour a lively effervescent glass thick with creamy foam and bursting with luscious fruity notes on your pallet. This is easy drinking beer perfect for a friendly Wisconsin evening. Relax, this is God’s Country, here we have the strength to reach for the stars and change the world. Best Wishes, Daniel & Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing, I was a little stun when drinking this beer.  My friend gave me the wrong bottle.  I was looking to try their bock and here is a wheat.  It happens and I glad she pick this up by mistake.  I am not a fan of any of their weizen, white, or wheat beers.  This beer has a lot going on in it.  There is really depth in this beer.  There are some nice cinnamon to banana notes in it.  I recommend this beer and I might have to think about putting it in my regular line up of beers if it was available to myself in Chicago.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Lucky Bucket Heartland Wheat Beer


In this blog, we are going to try a few beers from my Beer of the Month.  This time around is Lucky Bucket Brewing Company Heartland Wheat Beer.  Lucky Bucket Brewing Company was founded in 2008.  There is really no more information on this brewery since it is very young.  There website has some great information that is where I found when this brewery was founded.  Let us get into the beer.

Lucky Bucket Wheat Beer is part of their everyday beers. When in the glass, it is of a bright yellow and a little cloudy without a head. There is a smell of citrus with a little lemon in the beer. The taste of this wheat beer has a citrus to slight lemon along with carbonation.  The aftertaste is non existence in this beer.  Lucky Bucket Wheat Beer is very drinkable beer.

Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:

Lucky Bucket Heartland Wheat Beer is a refreshing ale.  Brewed with the same high quality water, yeast, hops and bareley as our other beers, this beer also includes a special fifth ingrediend, golden wheat from the American Heartland.  Adding weat creates a soft-bodied beer that pairs perfectly with the citrus variety hops that we add during the brewing process the result is a tasty beer with a fresh finish.  Enjoy!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  http://www.luckybucketbrewing.com

Twitter:  @luckybucketbrew

In closing, I am not a fan of wheat beers and I have said it before in earlier blogs.  I make myself laugh because I still keep trying them.  Lucky Bucket with their Heartland Wheat Beer has won me over.  This is a tasty beer with a lot of good things going on in the beer.  It has a nice balance to make this hop head happy.  I am excited to say but yet sad this would be a beer I would be drinking if I could get it.  There was no information on their website so I do not know if they still make this beer.  It might be a seasonal but if you see it, pick it up and try it.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Sixpoint Brewery Apollo


In this blog, we are going to talk about Sixpoint’s Apollo ale.  Let’s start with the history of the brewery.  Sixpoint is a craft brewery out of Brooklyn, New York.  They were founded by homebrewer Shane Welch in 2004.  They brew several different styles of beers from IPAs, Ryes, Lagers, etc.  They also brew this wheat ale that we are going to talk about in this blog.

I will be up front and honest before we get into this beer.  I am really not a fan of wheat ales however, I have becoming a huge fan of Bavarian Wheat Ales.  Apollo is their new summer seasonal.  Here is what is posted on Sixpoint website (www.sixpoint.com) on what it is.

“The unmistakable flavor of a Bavarian Wheat, but with a clear golden brilliance and a Sixpoint twist. An entirely unique canned offering for the sun-worshipping ale lovers.” (taking from the sixpoint website)

The one thing that this brewery is doing right on their packaging and I kind of wish others would pick up on this.  Sixpoint puts IBU, ABV, and SRM on their cans. Apollo is a 5.2% abv, 11 IBU (internation bitter units), and 3.7 SRM (the color of the beer).  Also on their can it does tell you what the beer is.

Apollo pours with a head but it goes away pretty quick. It is a cloudy with a strew to golden color. It smells like a Germen hef with some circus. This is a very nice balance beer when tasting it. The lemon attacks your pallet throughout the drinking experience. Very little to no after taste from the hops but a slight lemon hint. The IBUs are only 11. It is in the average for a wheat, white, hefenize, etc.