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New Beer Blog Erie Brewing Bayfront Blonde Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Erie Brewing.  It is their Bayfront Blonde Ale.  Erie Brewery was founded in 1993 under the name of Hoppers Brewpub.  In 2010, they are in fourteen states.  In 2012, they went under new ownership and restructure the company.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a clear golden color without a head that does not hang around. The head is white in color at first. The aroma has a malty to sweet corn notes. The taste has a heavy corn notes with a corn like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

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

FLAVOR PROFILE

Hand Crafted Blonde: Bright, citrusy flavors give way to a pleasant, honey sweet finish.

Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%    Degree’s Plato: 11    Hop Bitterness IBUs: 17

Availability: Year Round

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.eriebrewingco.com

Twitter:  @eriebrewingco

Closing, to me, blonde and golden ales remind me too much of golden lagers. It does not have a dry crisp finish unlike this blonde ale.  With all that said, this beer style is not favorite but I always like tring new beers.  I am not a fan.  This does not mean that you will not like this beer.  I recommend this beer for at least a try.  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 Black Tooth Brewing Bomber Mountain Amber Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second and last beer from Black Tooth Brewing.  It is one of their flagship, which is Bomber Mountain Amber Ale.  If you read my beer blog posts from yesterday, you know the history of this West Coast Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know Black Tooth Brewing.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear reddish to amber color with white constant head. There is not any aroma notes. The taste has a caramel to biscuits notes with a sweet to dry malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

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

An Irish-style red ale with a complex malt profile of biscuits, caramel and cotton candy. A well rounded and balanced amber with a dry, crisp, finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @blacktoothbrew

Closing, I am not a fan of amber, American red, and Irish red ales.  I am not saying that this beer is not for you.  It could be your beer styles.  I always try new beers in any beer styles.  Even in beer styles that I do not like.  This beer style is no different.  I try to keep an open mind.  This one is pretty average brew.  It is a great gateway beer into the craft beer world.  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 Black Tooth Brewing Saddle Bronc Brown Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Black Tooth Brewing.  It is their Saddle Bronc Brown Ale.  This Wyoming base craft brewery has started in 2010.  They put all their beers in cans.  They have four flagship beers and several seasonals.  Travis Zeilstra, who is co-founder and head brewer, started the company in a 10 barrel system.  Later on, Black Tooth Brewery opened a new brewery capable of 50,000 barrel system a year.  Let us get into this brown ale.

It has a dark brown color with white color head. The smell has a sweet malty to slight toffee notes. The taste has a sweet to dry toffee notes with dry toffee aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

An English-style brown ale with a malt profile of caramel, toffee and cocoa. A dark ale that is well rounded with a malty sweet flavor with clean finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @blacktoothbrew

In the end, I am not surprise to hear there is a craft brewery in Wyoming.  Once again, I was not shocked to see their beers pop in my beer of the month.  I am pretty much a fan of brown ales.  It is a good brown ale but not for me.  I am just not a fan of this brown ale.  It is a good one just something about it.  I recommend 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 Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Fat Head’s Brewery.  It is their Bumble Berry Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest and West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery.  Let us get into this fruit beer.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy blueberry notes. The taste has a sweet blueberry notes with a heavy blueberry finish for the aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and infused with fresh blueberries. Creating a light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish. Get yo buzz on!

Food Pairings: Salads, Chicken, Oatmeal Cookies.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.fatheadsbeer.com

Twitter:  @fatheadsbeer

Closing, fruit beers are the hottest trend right now in the beer world.  There are some craft breweries that already had fruit beers.  This beer was one of them.  I like it and I will get more. It is not like Wild Blue when it first came out. I am not a fan of Wild Blue anymore because my taste of beer has changed.  Blueberry is there but not overpowering unlike Wild Blue.  This is a great dessert beer and perfect one in the summer.  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 Highland Brewing Saw-Whet Saison Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Highland Brewing on this blog.  We are going to sample Saw-Whet Saison Ale.  Highland Brewing was founded 1994.  It took them four years later in 1998 to start product in 12oz bottles.  It took this craft brewery to open their taproom in 2010.  Let us get into this saison.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a citrus to Belgian spice notes. The taste has a refreshing to citrus notes with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

This farmhouse ale shows off a complex malt bill and a unique, spicy yeast, with subtle citrus notes. Astutely hopped for balance and dimension, while finishing exceptionally dry. A perfect beer to transition from winter to spring.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.highlandbrewing.com

Twitter:  @highlandbrews

Closing, I am always looking for new and different Farmhouse Ales.  All of my craft beer friends know that and they are always bring me some saison ales that I never had.  This is the story behind this brew.  It came from my friend that was down south and saw it.  I want to thank my friend Nick for this brew.  I like it. It is almost like Belgian white not a saison. All saisons are different and that is what makes these beers challenging and awesome for the beer drinker.  This is why I like this beer and I wished I could recommend it.  It has been discontinued by the brewery.  I highly recommend it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Thanks

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

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

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Thirsty Dog Brewing Raspberry Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Thirsty Dog Brewing.  It is their Raspberry Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on their beers, you know the history of this Ohio base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a heavy raspberry notes. The taste has a sweet raspberry notes with slight tart raspberry aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.thirstydog.com

Twitter:  @thirstydogbeer

In the end, this brewery gets me their artwork on their package.  I am a huge dog lover.  This is why this beer is being posted on this blog.  I am not a huge fan of fruit beers but I will try them now and then.  There is a nice raspberry notes in the aroma and tasting profile.  I am not a fan but it is a pretty good beer.  I recommend this beer if you are a fan of fruit beers.  This will be in your wheel house.  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 Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into Boulder Brewery for the first time.  The beer that will be feature is their Shake Chocolate Porter.  Boulder Brewery started in 1979.  It became the first craft brewery Colorado.  In 1994, they brought out some package.  Today, they are still solid and still growing.  Let us get into this porter.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant head. The aroma has a heavy chocolate notes. The taste has a sweet milk chocolate notes with a sweet chocolate notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and Twitter addresses:

Website:  www.boulderbeer.com

Twitter:  @boulderbeerco

In the end, this brewery has been on my radar for a long time.  I know that I had this beer a while ago.  I still do not understand why I did not blog about them.  The beers that I have had from this brewery are pretty solid. I did not realize how long they were making beer.  This is a solid chocolate porter.  This is a nice twist of classic English style porter.  I like it. It is a nice desert 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

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Pigon Hill Brewing OCP Oatmeal Cream Pie


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer and brewery, which is Pigon Hill Brewing.  It is their OCP Oatmeal Cream Pie.  There is not much of history on the web about this craft brewery.  I know they are from Muskegon, Michigan.  They are a newer craft brewery.  Let us get into stout.

It has a clear brown color with tan color head. The aroma has a slight oatmeal cookie notes. The taste has a sweet nutty malty notes with an oatmeal cookie aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

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

Pigeon Hill Brewing Taplist

O.C.P. / Oatmeal Crème Pie is the result of a challenge made by Joel Kamp’s wife: “I want a beer that tastes like an oatmeal crème pie.” Through the use of oats, marshmallow fluff, and other highly secret ingredients, O.C.P. was born. Tasting notes: Seriously, it tastes just like an oatmeal crème pie. “You down with O.C.P.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.pigeonhillbrew.com

Twitter:  @PigeonHillBrew

Closing, I have wanting to try this beer the first time I saw it on the shelf.  This is just about the only beer that I have saw from this brewery in the market.  As far as the beer, I see what they are trying to do with this beer.  I believe they did a great job on it.  It is a great beer just wish there was more in tasting part. There is nice tasting notes but I just wish there was more.  It is all in the aftertaste.  I believe like all craft breweries.  They are looking to improve this beer just like all their beers.  I am pretty excited to try it in the fall or winter season.  I recommend this beer when it is out again.  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 Saugatuck Brewery Blueberry Maple Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Saugatuck Brewery.  It is their new Blueberry Maple Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this craft stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant head. The aroma has a maple to blueberry notes. The taste has a slight chocolate to blueberry notes with a maple aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Blueberry Maple Stout

A sweet milk stout with all the malt characteristics you love but with a bold, unique twist- this beer tastes like a glass full of blueberry pancakes smothered in maple syrup.

ABV:  6.0%
IBU:  26
Malts:  2-Row, Bonlander Munich, Carapils, Caramel 90, Black Prinz
Hops:  Goldings, Cascade
Served At:  40-45 degrees
Served In:  Pint Glass
Pairings:  Naturally, pancakes go well.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.saugatuckbrewing.com

Twitter:  @saugatuckbrew

In the end, I respect everything that this craft brewery.  I feel they are trying different things and improving other brews of theirs.  I will be honest.  I am not a huge fan of this brewery.  I just feel some of their everyday beers are not good or average.  Just like all craft brewery, they are trying to improve their base beers.  I love my stouts and porters.  I am willing to try newer beers.  This beer has some promise but it came out pretty average.  There are going to be craft beer drinkers that will enjoy this beer. Rochester Mills makes a better Blueberry stout.  I recommend you trying this brew in this blog 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