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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 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 Great Lakes Brewery Dortmunder Gold Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another everyday beer from Great Lakes Brewery.  It is their flagship Lager, which is Dortmunder Gold Lager.  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 Great Lakes Brewery.  Let us get into this Golden Lager.

This Dortmunder Style Lager has a clear clear golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a slight hint of corn. The taste of this medium body has a sweet malty to hints of corn. The aftertaste has a clean dry crisp finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

our Dortmunder Gold is a consistent gold medalist and a balanced golden lager (do you see a pattern forming?).  In the Middle Ages, this style brewed in Germany was so popular it required armed escorts when exported to surrounding towns.  As you can see, this beer was and still is as good as gold!

Not as dry as a Pilsner or as malty as a Munich-style lager, our golden lager is a balanced beer named after Dortmund, Germany, the city where the Dortmunder style originated.

In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.greatlakesbrewing.com

Twitter:  @GLBC_Cleveland

Closing, as many of you know, I have been on the hunt for the perfect craft lager.  I know I have found one in St Louis.  It is Urban Chestnut Brewery’s Zwickel.  I cannot get that beer in my market. I am still looking for a good craft lager that I can get in my beer market.  I believe I might have found it with Great Lakes Brewery Dort Gold.  This Golden Lager is well balance but still gives you flavor unlike the mass-produced lagers.  I have to say this is one of best lagers in my market. It is drinkable 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 Great Lakes Brewing Blackout Stout


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Lights out, we are going to sample a beer from Great Lakes Brewing that was named after the “Blackout Of 2003.”  It is their Blackout Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their Christmas Ale, you know history of this Ohio brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

This stout has a jet black color without a head.  The smell of this Russian Imperial Stout has a chocolate to coffee notes.  The taste is a creamy chocolate with notes of burned malt with a slight burned chocolate bitterest.  It is a sipping stout.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Our robust Blackout Stout is named after the infamous “Blackout of 2003” that left the northeastern United States without power for days…. A nuisance for some, an enjoyable 36 hours of energy conservation and beer drinking with neighbors for others

Who needs the power grid when you’ve got the full moon, bright stars, good friends and Blackout Stout, our Russian Imperial Stout with a hearty malt body and bold hop favor.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.greatlakesbrewing.com

Twitter:  @GLBC_Cleveland

Lights back on, I enjoyed this brew and I forgot how good this brew really is.  Every year this beer is released.  I used to pick up a few like a few years ago and I would see it.  I keep forgetting to pick up.  Shame on me, this is a great stout.  I almost want to make a road trip to try this as a barrel aged stout.  This is a nice sipping Imperial Stout.  I love the chocolate and slight coffee notes.  I know there is a code date but I could see this brew aging well in the bottle.  This is on my own thing and it did not come from the brewery.  I highly recommend this brew and I would hunt it down before it disappear until next season.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser