craft red ale

New Beer Blog 21st Amendment Brewery Toaster Pastry India Red Ale


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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.

Here is a description from their website (www.21st-amendment.com):

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.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.21st-amendment.com

Twitter:  @21stamendment

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Cigar City Brewing Tocobaga Red Ale


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in this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Cigar City Brewing.  It is their Tocobaga Red Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Florida craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Cigar City Brewery.  Let us get into this red ale.

It has a clear red color with a constant white head. The smell has a sweet malty to slight and I mean very slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty notes with a dry and slight bitter aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

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

Tocobaga® | Cigar City Brewing

The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500’s. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.cigarcitybrewing.com

Twitter:  @cigarcitybeer

Ending, I am not a fan of red and amber ales.  I love trying new beers from around the world.  I was happy to see this in my case that my friend brought back from his trip.  There is some nice tasting notes that this beer gives you.   I would not be upset if this is the only Cigar City beer that I get rest of my life.  Cigar City Brewery makes some good beer and I love the back story of each of their beers.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13