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New Beer Blog New Glarus Brewing Two Women


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer called Two Women Lager.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog post to get know this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

This lager has a beautiful copper color without a head on it. There is a lager malt smell to the beer. The taste is a carbonation malty with lager finish to light hoppy aftertaste. This is a pretty drinkable beer.

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

Four thousand years before Christ, Sumerian women created the divine drink of beer. Viking women brewed in Norse society. European Ale Wives were so successful as cottage brewers they were taxed. Artisanal women lost their domination of the daily ritual of brewing during the Industrial Revolution. Today’s brewing trade is controlled by men.

The collaboration of two Craft companies both led by women, New Glarus Brewing and Weyermann Malting, is unique. You hold the result “Two Women” a Classic Country Lager brewed with Weyermann’s floor malted Bohemian malt and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops. A tempting and graceful classic lager found…Only in Wisconsin!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

Ending, I am not a huge fan of craft lagers.  This is a pretty balance and drinkable beer.  I was pretty impressed and I am glad I had a chance to try this beer.  This is a pretty good craft lager.  I will have it once and move on to the next beer.  If you are a lager fan or craft lager fan, this is a beer you will need to try.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog New Glarus Brewing Apple Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample out another beer from New Glarus Brewing.  The beer is called Apple Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read those beer blogs to get up to speed on this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

This apple ale is a hazel copper color without a head on the beer.  The smell is an apple cider to the beer. The taste is a carbonation sweet apple cider beer. The aftertaste is a carbonation cider to the beer. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses.  Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul.  This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again.

Apple Ale sings with the fresh crisp taste of Apples.  Our Brewmaster begins with a brown ale base and a blend of fresh picked apples.  Our apple growing friends squeeze them especially for this brew.

Expect this Ale to pour a beautiful copper color.  The fresh bouquet of Apple will rise to meet you even before the glass touches your lips.  So be sure to sip slowly and enjoy the fruits of a Wisconsin Harvest.

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

Apple Ale sings with the fresh crisp taste of Apples.  Our Brewmaster begins with a brown ale base employing Wisconsin farmed wheat and a blend of fresh picked apples.  Our apple growing friends squeeze them especially for this brew.

Expect this Ale to pour a beautiful copper color.  The fresh bouquet of Apple will rise to meet you even before the glass touches your lips.  So be sure to sip slowly and enjoy the fruits of a Wisconsin Harvest.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing, this is what apple ales should taste like in the beer market.  This is a great beer and it is pretty well balance.  I really enjoyed this beer very much.  It has a cider beer style to it.  I know Miller Brewery Company put out their apple ale called Redd’s.  The beer is carbonation apple juice beer.  New Glarus Brewing did a great job on this beer and this is the apple ale to be drinking.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog New Glarus Back 40 Bock


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Glarus Brewing and the beer is called Back 40 Bock.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know about this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get up to speed on this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a brown color with a snow-white head on the beer.  The smell is a hint of caramel. The taste is a sweet malty with a toffee aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable and smooth beer.

Here is description from beer bottle and website (www.newglarusbrewing.com):

The “Back Forty” is property commonly found on the outskirts of the Wisconsin family farm. Here uncultivated acres wait prime for adventure forts, tree houses, rope swings and first kisses! A place to run away, to camp, to climb, to build, to play.  Not actually home but not too far away. That’s the Back Forty. The beer you hold is similar both dark and adventurous still smooth and familiar.  Here’s a beer you can enjoy without pretense or explanation.  Every mind requires some acres of possibility, space for dreams, the great escape, everyone needs a Back Forty.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

Ending, this was a pretty different beer.  I was expecting something else and I receive something a little better in my mind.  This bock is nothing special but it is still a good beer.  To me, it is a beer I am glad I try but I know I will not be trying this beer again. Let me know what you think of this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog New Glarus Brewing Coffee Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer is called Coffee Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that earlier beer blog.  Let us get into this beer.

This coffee stout has a black color with a tan color head on the brew. The smell is chocolate with a little coffee notes. The taste of the full body beer has a chocolate with a little coffee notes. The aftertaste is a dry coco to the beer. It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

Hearty and satisfying, out Coffee Stout is the ultimate full-bodied brew.  Wisconsin water, roasted malts and American hops are the natural ingredients we use to brew this bier.  Then cold pressed organic coffee from Just Coffee co-op is infused into the brew.

Expect this bier to pour a deep creamy head over an ebony rich body.  Notice the powerful malt bouquet balanced by a spectrum of extravagant flavor.  Served at room temperature this Wisconsin Coffee Stout is guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In the end, this is a pretty nice coffee stout.  I love how the coffee is not too heavy in this stout.  Most coffee stouts have a heavy coffee and it is not very well balance.  Now that might be how the beer is design which is fine.  I am not knocking it but it nice to get one like this one from New Glarus.  The problem I have with this brewery.  I do not know if it is the water they are using or the same yeast in their beers.  I just feel the base of the beers are the same and kind of taste the same.  I realize coffee stout to a cream ale or a lager.  I know that and they are different.  There is something the same in all their beers.  This was pointed out by a few of my friends and there a few breweries like this.  I enjoy most of the beers I had from this brewery.  This brewery makes some great beers and I wish they were in the Chicago or Michigan market, when I go back to my home state, I could drink some of their beers.  Let me know what you think.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog New Glarus Raspberry Tart


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In this beer blog, we are going to take a look at the final beer of the seven from New Glarus Brewing.  I kind of left the best for last and plus, this beer is in a 750ml bottle.  The beer is called Raspberry Tart.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, I will not bored you with the history and information on this brewery.  If you have not read that blog, please read the first part of that post.  Let us get into this fruit beer.

This fruit beer has a nice beautiful red color with a semi white head on it.  I realize it is hard to see in the photo above.  It is pretty sight either way. It has a raspberry smell to the beer.  It is extremely sweet raspberry taste with a dull lingering raspberry aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

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

Treat yourself to a rare delight.  The voluminous raspberry bouquet will greet you long before your lips touch your glass.  Serve this Wisconsin framboise very cold in a champagne flute.  Then hold your glass to a light and enjoy the jewel-like sparkle of a very special ale.

Oregon proudly shares their harvest of mouth watering berries, which we ferment spontaneously in large oak vats.  Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extravaganza of flavor.

Life’s too short to wait for dessert.  Enjoy, Daniel and Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

Endgame, I really really enjoyed this beer.  I had it with a bowl of ice cream and it was perfect with the beer.  I love the sweetness from the fruit from the beer.  This beer is perfect for desserts.  It is not a beer you can sit there and drink while watching a football game.  If you like to do that, please, do so but that is not how I roll.  There is a nice balance in this beer and I am glad my friend brought this down for me.  I want to try their Cherry Ale.  If it is anything like their Raspberry Tart, it will be awesome.  Let me know what you think of this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

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

New Blog New Glarus Black Top


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In this beer blog, we are going to take a look at the fifth of seven beers from New Glarus Brewing.  The beer is called Black Top.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you are pretty up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog post.  Let us get into this Black India Pale Ale.

It has a dark brown to black color with a heavy constant white head on the beer.  It has a citrus smell to the beer.  It has a slight chocolate to citrus taste with a dry bitter aftertaste to the beer.  It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

We invite you to discover this newest beer style Black IPA. Political debate rages over the origins of this jet black beer as both coasts feel they deserve credit. Our Black Top is a pleasant road connecting Villages and Communities statewide on a ride of Black IPA discovery.

Expect this beer to pour a hop forward jet black glass brimming with aromatic bitterness.  Brewmaster Dan skillfully weaves molasses and chocolate malt undertones with a soaring rush of clean citrus and pine hop notes, to deliver a drinkable Black IPA. Savor Black Top, like Wisconsin’s miles of licorice ribbons of ink that meander through armies of corn and bovine mowed fields. Enjoy the journey on a road less traveled.  Happy Trails, Daniel & Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing,  I am a HUGE fan of this beer style, which is Black Ales or Black India Pale Ale.  This has a ton of flavor.  It is just as smooth as Widmer Brothers Pitch Black.  It has a little bit more hoppiest and bitterest than that beer from Widmer Brothers.  This beer would be in my regular beer line up.  I really enjoyed this beer but I love Milwaukee Brewing Black Iron more but their beer is more of a seasonal.  New Glarus Black Top is available all the time and I will be drinking this beer when I get it in my hands when I cannot get Black Iron.  Great Job on this one, Dan!  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog New Glarus Laughing Fox


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the fourth of seven beers from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer is called Laughing Fox.  I love the graphics from the beer bottle, which you can see in the photo above.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you are up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog post.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a dark clear copper color without a head on the beer.  It has a heavy banana to clove to the beer. It has sweet malty banana taste without an aftertaste.  It is really drinkable beer.

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

In playful pursuit of butterflies a Red Fox danced across the brewery hill. His joy so pure it bubbled through our hearts and into this beer. Laughing Fox is a sparkling Kristal Weizen brewed in the Bavarian tradition with 50% Wisconsin wheat in our open top fermenters.  Tickle your nose notes of spicy clove and cinnamon abound. Dan’s inspired Weizen interpretation reflects the deep bittersweet color of our Fox’s red coat.

Expect this beer to pour a lively effervescent glass thick with creamy foam and bursting with luscious fruity notes on your pallet. This is easy drinking beer perfect for a friendly Wisconsin evening. Relax, this is God’s Country, here we have the strength to reach for the stars and change the world. Best Wishes, Daniel & Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing, I was a little stun when drinking this beer.  My friend gave me the wrong bottle.  I was looking to try their bock and here is a wheat.  It happens and I glad she pick this up by mistake.  I am not a fan of any of their weizen, white, or wheat beers.  This beer has a lot going on in it.  There is really depth in this beer.  There are some nice cinnamon to banana notes in it.  I recommend this beer and I might have to think about putting it in my regular line up of beers if it was available to myself in Chicago.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog New Glarus Totally Naked


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the third beer of seven from New Glarus Brewing.  The beer is their Totally Naked, which is one of their seasonal.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you know this brewery pretty well.  If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a strewed to clear yellow color without a head on the beer.  It has a pilsner to pale lager smell.  It is basely Rolling Rock all the way from the taste and smell but better in taste. It has pale malts with hop smell. It has a sweet to slightly hoppy taste with a crisp dry aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Pure and crisp this is a beer with nothing to hide.  Wisconsin two-row barley malt ensures a mellow and smooth body.  We imported Noble Hop varieties from Germany and the Czech Republic to ensure a fine mature aroma with no coarse bitterness.

Expect this beer to pour a delicate golden hue that sparkles in the summer sun.  This lager is brewed using all natural ingredients with no artificial additives of any kind.  Kick back, relax and enjoy the simple unadorned flavor.  This is beer at its most basic.  Best wishes, Daniel & Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing, I loved this beer but I can see myself buying it on a regular bases.  I am a huge Rolling Rock fan and this is a craft verision of it.  It is better in taste and it is a more freshier.  This is a nice relaxing beer on the dock or lawn work.  This is not my favorite beer from this brewery but it does show the beer drinker the depth of the brewery.  Totally Naked is pretty close to being a pilsner, which I have been becoming a huge fan of that beer style.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog New Glarus Spotted Cow


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In this beer blog, we are going to check out the second of seven beers from New Glarus Brewing Company.  The beer is their flagship beer called Spotted Cow.  If you read my blog yesterday on their Fat Squirrel Ale, you know a little bit about this brewery.  If you have not, please go back and read the first part of that blog post.  Let us get into beer.

It has a hazel straw color with a constant white head on the beer.  There is a little smell but I cannot pick up what is in it. The taste is a creamy sweet with a very slight hop carbonation aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable.  I could drink this beer all day.

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

Cask conditioned ale has been the popular choice among brews since long before prohibition.  We continue this pioneer spirit with our Wisconsin farmhouse ale.  Brewed with flaked barley and the finest Wisconsin malts.  We even give a nod to our farmers with a little hint of corn.

Naturally cloudy we allow the yeast to remain in the bottle to enhance fullness of flavors, which cannot be duplicated otherwise. Expect this ale to be fun, fruity and satisfying. You know you’re in Wisconsin when you see the Spotted Cow.

Expect this ale to be fun, fruity and satisfying.  You know you’re in Wisconsin when you see the Spotted Cow.  Vielen Dank!  Daniel & Deborah Carey

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:   www.newglarusbrewing.com

Twitter:  @newglarusbeer

In closing, I had this beer while I was up in Milwaukee visiting a few brewpubs and my friend gave me a few bottles when he went up there too.  While I was up in Milwaukee, I did take note of all the Cream Ales from all the Wisconsin Breweries.  I had one brewery tell me it is to get the mass-produced beer drinkers to come and try their beers.  This does make so much sense but I cannot think of many St Louis Breweries making Cream Ales.  New Glarus called their Spotted Cow a Farmhouse.  To me, this is a Cream Ale and I am not going against this brewery or any brewery on the beer styles.  They will know better than the drinkers.  This beer is one of the best ones I had in this beer styles but I have not had too many Cream Ales in my life time.  I did really enjoyed this beer and I would recommend this beer to you.  Let me know what you think of it when you try it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser