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New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Rhinegeist Brewery Fat Pale Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends.  It is a joined beer with Rhinegeist Brewery.  The beer is called Fat Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the rich history of New Belgium Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  There is not much information about Rhinegeist Brewery.  I do know that they are from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Let us get into this Pale Ale.

It has a clear copper to light amber color with a semi on white constant head. The smell has a malty to biscuit notes. The taste has a malty, biscuit, slight citrus notes with a malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

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

Fat Tire to the XP and A. The innovative folks at Rhinegeist went all new-style on Fat Tire. The result is a Belgian-style XPA. A combination of fruity Belgian yeast, bready-sweet European and Colorado malts and a healthy dose of fruity, vinous hops. Perfect for hopheads, wine lovers, beer fanatics and even whiskey quaffers.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.rhinegeist.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium and @rhinegeisr

In the end, I am liking this sampler pack so far.  I am not a fan of Rhinegeist Brewery.  I am hoping that they learn something from New Belgium from this experience.  This beer is called a Pale ale. I am not sure on that but still a solid beer.  Either way, New Belgium and Rhinegeist Brewery did a great job on this beer.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

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New Beer Blog Great Lakes Brewery Edmund Fitzgerald Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a nice English style porter from Great Lakes Brewery.  It is their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery.  Let us get into this porter.

It has a jet black color with a constant tan color head on this porter. The aroma has a smokey roasted malts along with hints of chocolate and coffee notes. The taste of this full body has a smooth sweet chocolate to coffee notes. The aftertaste has a dry chocolate to coffee finish. It is a sipping beer but this one is kind of drinkable.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Thanks to our craft brewing process, when you take a swig of our Edmund Fitzgerald, it will taste smoky, robust, dark, and bittersweet.  Thanks to our environmental efforts, if you take a swig of Lake Erie, it won’t taste smoky, robust, dark, and bittersweet.

Named after the ship that frequently docked in Cleveland and sunk in Lake Superior in 1975, our porter combines a complex, roasty aroma with a bitterweet, chocolate-coffee taste.

In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients:  barley, hops, yeast, and water.  no chemicals or preservatives are used.

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

Edmund Fitzgerald® Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Company

Robust and complex, our Porter is a bittersweet tribute to the legendary freighter’s fallen crew—taken too soon when the gales of November came early.

Flavor

Brewed in memory of the sunken freighter, with rich roasted barley and bittersweet chocolate-coffee notes.

Packaging:

  • 6-pack
  • 12-pack
  • Draft
ABV – 6.0%
IBU – 37
Pairs With Oysters, chocolate, and heartfelt balladry

Beer Availability:

  • Year-Round Beer
World Beer Championships
12-Time Medal Winner Since 1991 (World Champion, Platinum, Gold, Silver)
Great American Beer Festival Awards
5-Time Medal Winner Since 1991 (Gold, Silver)

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.greatlakesbrewing.com

Twitter:  @GLBC_Cleveland

Closing, there is not too many craft breweries out there that has a dark beer as their flagship beer.  Great Lakes Brewery is known for this brew.  It is a nice English style porter and it is one that the craft beer drinkers use to compare to other porters.  This beer is Midwest go to porter and dark beer.  There is some nice tasting notes that will have you coming back to even in the hot summer days.  It is really a sipping beer but some people make it a drinkable beer.  This is one of my favorite English porters. I love it. I wished they did other versions in package. I mean a vanilla bean, cherry, etc versions of the porter.  I know do it in draft but I am talking package.  Speaking of package, I wish this beer was in cans and I pretty stun this brewery does not put any of their beers in cans.  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 Green Flash Mosaic Session India Pale Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Green Flash Brewery.  It is their Mosaic Session India Pale 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 Green Flash Brewery.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a semi on white head. The aroma has a heavy citrus to light mango notes. The taste has a light body with hints of sweet citrus to mango notes. The aftertaste has a dry bitter mango finish. It does not hang around in aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Epic Journey Limited Release

We believe in hop experimentation, constantly exploring new varietals, fresh combinations and innovative brewing methods.  Our passion for hops presents infinite possibilities.  Embark on an epic journey with each Hop Odyssey release, and discover unexpected brews to inspire and enlighten your palate.

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

ADVENTUROUSLY HOPPY

The first beer of our 2015 Hop Odyssey Series features Mosaic hops. This bold hop has notable characteristics from its parentage Simcoe and Nugget hops, but Mosaic creates a unique and complex floral, tropical, fruity blend with earthy characteristics. Mosaic also imparts blueberry and other dark berry notes to the beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.greenflashbrew.com

Twitter:  @Greenflashbeer

Closing, this is the second session IPA in which came from western part of the United States. The hops kick off tropical fruit like notes.  The malty backbone has a light body to it but it is still strong enough to kick through the hop that they picked.  I love this beer. They need to make it all time.  I just hope in the near future that they make this a full body IPA.  I like it as a session but there is too many Mosaic hopped session IPA’s.  I cannot think of one that is a normal IPA with a single hop of Mosaic.  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 Magic Hat Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new brew from Magic Hat Brewery.  It is their Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Magic Hat Craft Brewery.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has a citrus to grapefruit notes but it is really faded. The taste of this light body IPA has a nice sweet citrus notes to light grapefruit hoppy notes that is light on the tongue. It is not overly bitter. The aftertaste has a nice juicy citrus finish. This is a very and extremely drinkable IPA.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold.  Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits.  Cheers!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.magichat.net

Twitter:  @magichat

Closing, This is a huge trend in the craft beer world.  I am talking about the heavy Grapefruit IPA’s.  Since living in Michigan, there is a Michigan craft brewery, who is Perrin Brewery, that made one if the first Grapefruit IPA.  I say and describe it as a Shandy IPA.  It is a really good beer.  This one is a different animal in a good way of course.  One, there a is a bigger punch in the alcohol stand period.  Perrin Grapefruit IPA is about 4.3% to 4.5%.  Electric Peer Grapefruit IPA has a 6%.  Perrin has a heavy grapefruit notes.  Magic Hat gives the Grapefruit lovers the love but not in your face. It gives people on the fence enough to make them happy.  Magic Hat Electric Peel will be in draft and package.  Unlike Perrin Grapefruit IPA, it is draft only.  There is many craft beer drinkers in Michigan and around the country that want it in package too.  Let us talk more about Electric Peel then comparing it to Perrin’s brew.  It has a light body and drinkable beer. It is perfect for any season. There is some nice hop and bitter notes that do not take over the brew.  This will be my lawn work beer in summer. This is a great beer. This beer is not released yet but I would start looking for it.  Thanks for the share, Magic Hat Brewery! 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

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