craft pale ale

New Beer Blog New Belgium Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale


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In this spring seasonal beer blog, we are going to get into one of the new seasonal beers for the year from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Mountain high craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this craft pale ale.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a hay to bready like notes. The taste has a bready to earthly notes with a slight citrus notes. The aftertaste has a farm like to earthy finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Sometimes it’s a side trip that makes the journey. During our last anniversary retreat to Belgium, brewmaster Peter Bouckaert embarked on a sensory excursion to find the perfect yeast strain for his next creation: Side Trip Belgian Pale Ale. A beer from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche led Bouckaert to the brewery’s family Buffalo yeast strain, which they happily shared, and the foundation was set. Additions of Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts from Castle Malting, the oldest malting plant in Belgium, as well as Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops builds a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruits, and a balanced herbal bitterness for a pleasantly dry finish. Take a break from your journey with a Side Trip.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, New Belgium Brewery has been making beer for 25 years now.  They are throwing a party this year and this spring seasonal is starting it up.  This beer has all ingredients from Belgium.  I am talking the yeast to the hops and etc.  The yeast came from Belgium brewery. I will have to say this is by far my favorite seasonal from this craft brewery.  I love it and I am stocking up on it.  I am going to try to age this beer for at least a year.  I want to see what happens with this beer.  This is well balance and they did a great job.  I believe it will hold pretty well for a year. 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 Tri-City Intergalactic Jack Pale Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Tri-City Brewery.  It is their Intergalactic Jack Pale 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 pale ale.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white head. The smell has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a heavy citrus with orange like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.tricitybrewing.com

Twitter:  No Twitter Address

Closing, this is the little craft brewery that can do it.  This brewery is working on getting bigger.  They are opening a new brewery to expand their demand for their brews.  This brew was a beer that they brewed back in the day.  They brought it back but the twisted they dry hopped it with Galaxy Hops.  This is a nice balance pale ale.  I love this beer.  I highly recommend this beer.  It might be hard to find it.  If you do not see it, ask for 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 Short’s Brew Yosemite Scooter Pale Ale


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In this beer, we are going to get into another brew from Short’s Brewing.  It is Yosemite Scooter Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on the beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this pale ale.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head.  The smell has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a dry bitter aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

Yosemite Scooter is a lighter bodied American Pale Ale with a dirty blonde color and delightful aromas of bright zesty orange, mango, and rich sticky hops. Excellent hop flavors of citrus fruit and berries blast across the palate, along with a mild earthiness. Succeeded by a moderate bitterness, the beer has a lingering fruit, rind-like quality with traces of pine.

5.5% ABV
65 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website;  www.shortsbrewing.com

Twitter:  @shortsbrewing

Ending, I love my IPA’s and pale ales.  I was happy to see this beer in their sampler pack.  i have had this beer in the past. I enjoyed them. This beer is not how I remember it.  There is not a balance in this beer.  For a pale ale, it is not drinkable like the other pale ales on the market.  I am not a fan. How many pale ales do you need? This is the question that I need to ask this craft brewery.  I would recommend this beer to try at least once.  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