east coast pale ale

New Beer Blog Flying Dog Brewery Oaked Chipotle Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another new beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  It is their Oaked Chipotle Ale.  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 this Maryland base craft brewery.  Let us get into this ale.

It has a dark amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a nice oak wood notes. The taste has a sweet oak to malty with a slight vanilla to a burn note for the aftertaste. It is a sipping beer for me.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.flyingdogbrewery.com

Twitter:  @flyingdog

In the end, I am not fan of hot peppers.  I was not sure how I would take this beer.  This is a new beer from Flying Dog.  I had to try it at least once.  There is some nice aroma notes on this beer.  Taste has a nice balance.  It is not as bad as I thought it would be.  I am not a fan but I can see many people loving this brew.  I 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 Flying Dog Brewery Mint Julip Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  It is their Mint Julip Ale.  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 this craft brewery.  Let us get into this new ale.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant color head at first. The head disappears over time. The aroma has a light mint notes. The taste has a light refreshing minty notes. The aftertaste has a heavy mint note. It reminds mental cigarettes in a good way. It is a sipping beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.flyingdogbrewery.com

Twitter:  @flyingdog

Closing, I always pick up new beers that this craft brewery puts on the market.  I saw that they put out a few newer beers so you will see a few posts on this blog next day or so.  I love mints so I really enjoyed the aroma from this brew.  There is a nice balance in this beer.  It is nice refreshing beer for the spring and summer days.  I am not a fan of the heavy mint aftertaste.  It is OK. It is different and I will give them credit for that.  I recommend this beer to try it at least once.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to feature a new brew, which is Slow Ride session IPA, from New Belgium Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  Let us get into this session IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this session IPA. The smell has a floral to tropical notes. It has a complex aroma notes. The taste has a juicy citrus notes. This is a session IPA with a full body IPA that will keep hop head guessing all the way through this brew. It is drinkable beer.

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

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time, and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of eight hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodied and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA brings the finish line to you.

Looking for Slow Ride in Texas? Our friends in the Lone Star State can find Slow Ride under the name New Belgium Session IPA beginning in early March. Don’t worry: It’s still the same green and yellow package and label with the same awesome couch bike and, most importantly, the same great beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

In the end, I will say it again and again. Session IPA’s are pale ales.   This is just a reality check.  It is just a marketing situation which is fine.  Founder’s Brewery in Michigan started this trend with their All Day IPA.  There are some Session IPA’s that are not very good.  This one from New Belgium Brewery is very good and they did a great job throughout the process.  There is a ton of complex aroma notes that makes the craft beer drinker thinking he is drinking a full body IPA.  The taste profile is light body but with the aroma, it makes the beer drinker think he or she is drinking a full body IPA.  The aftertaste will bring new IPA drinkers into this hophead world because it is clean and crisp.  This session IPA is unlike any other session IPA’s on the market.  New Belgium Brewery has changed the way we look at session IPA’s.  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 Blog New Glarus Moon Man


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In this beer blog, we are going to check out the sixth of seven beers from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer is part of their everyday line up and it is called Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you know something about this brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog post.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a dark golden to a light copper color without a head on the beer.  It has a citrus to earthy smell to the beer. It has a mango to citrus taste with a citrus bitter aftertaste.  It is a drinkable beer.

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

Moon Man is a seriously cool cat. Always comfortable in his own skin, he never tries too hard. So cool we named our “no coast” pale ale after him.

You hold a session beer with a bright bold blend of five hops that flirt obligingly with the smooth malty backside. Don’t let this one lay around it is brewed to be enjoyed today. Bold and engaging without pretense, because in Wisconsin you do not have to be extreme to be real.
Just be,

Paws for Reflection with New Glarus Brewing Company’s ‘Moon Man’ No Coast Pale Ale.

Daniel Carey (Diploma Master Brewer, New Glarus Brewing Company) is adept at expanding what we know (or think we know) about beer. He continues to challenge flavor possibilities unveiling “Moon Man” No-Coast Pale Ale. Dan is a huge fan of ‘big’ IPA’s and their powerful intense aromatics. It is thought that the popularity of the poignant aromas in big IPA’s are a reaction to the all too prevalent bland beers. However, these same large flavors and aromas make this particular style too intense for many. Some months ago, in well known Daniel Carey fashion, he set out to brew an idea in his head, hoping to pack all the wonderful and powerful aromatics and flavors that he loves in big IPA’s into a sessionable brew that all can enjoy. New Glarus Brewing Company takes one small step, and helps all their friends take one giant leap toward bridging the gap between these two extremes. As Daniel Carey says, “If big IPA’s were a reaction to bland beer, Moon Man is a reaction to extremism.”

True to style, Daniel took his time ensuring this ground breaking brew is exactly what it should be. He personally oversaw the hop harvest in the fields of Washington. He spent over 6 months painstakingly perfecting the hop blend alone. Finally utilizing 5 varieties of hops, of which three are not commonly used in American style ales. “Moon Man” is dry hopped 2 and a 1/2 times as much as is commonly practiced in dry hopped beer (2.25 pounds per barrel). It is powerfully aromatic, and pale golden in color. Like most of New Glarus Brewing Company’s brews, it is bottle fermented the old fashioned way, meaning there is no artificial carbonation. Don’t let this one lay around, it is brewed to be enjoyed today. Bold and engaging without pretense, because in Wisconsin you do not have to be extreme to be real. Just be.

This beer is named after a seriously cool cat, who found his ‘forever’ home with Jared, a brewer at New Glarus Brewing Company. Moon Man-the-Cat is so easygoing and confident that even ‘dog’ people love him and this love is genuinely reciprocated. While the lineage of Moon Man-the-Cat is unknown due to his ‘alley’ origins, Moon Man-the-Cat is a friend to all. He takes no heed of the background of his new companions (or even whether they walk on two, or four feet). Jared oftentimes revels the brewery with tales of cat adventures. Moon Man-the-Cat is especially well known for being comfortable in his own skin, taking things as they come, and above all else, not trying too hard to impress. Perhaps this relaxed nature is what makes such a great impression on all those that he meets. It is in appreciation of the special bond that these two share, and in honor of all those that share an easygoing affection with their four legged friends, that New Glarus Brewing Company’s “Moon Man” No Coast IPA found its name. Thankfully, “Moon Man” No Coast Pale Ale shares it’s namesake’s roaming nature, and may be found throughout Wisconsin for the remainder of this year.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In the end, Moon Man can be paired with several different food styles.  This is a great beer.  I love the flavor and the nice malty backbone along with enough hops to make the hop head happy.  I did not like this beer at the very beginning of the beer glass but once I went to the bottom of the glass.  I wished the glass was full again.  I only had one bottle to try, enjoy and write this blog post.  This beer will be asked for when I have a friend comes back from Wisconsin along with your Black Top and Spotted Cow.  New Glarus is a great brewery and I believe they are exetremely under rated.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser