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New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Firestone Walker Brewery Fat Hoppy Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium’s Fat Tire and Friends.  It is a beer that New Belgium did with Firestone Walker Brewery.  It is Fat Hoppy Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their both of these craft breweries, you know the history of both of these craft breweries.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium and Firestone Walker.  Let us get into this hoppy amber ale.

It has a clear copper to light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty, biscuit, to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a bitter citrus hop finish. It is not as drinkable as rest but still a crush-able beer.

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

A happily hopified Fat Tire thanks to our California friends. First, they created an assertive hop presence and then they added a lager yeast to the Fat Tire recipe. The result? A hoppy amber lager version of Fat Tire with an amplified American hop aroma and flavor. Time for you to hop on this Fat, too.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.firestonebeer.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium and @firestonewalker

In the end, New Belgium Brewery has out did themselves on this beer with Firestone Walker.  I have always like mixing IPA with Fat Tire.  It makes it a hoppy IPA.  I was pretty happy to see this beer come out.  It is not bad but was hoping it would be more hoppy.  They did a great job.  I am just be picking.  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 Short’s Brew Yosemite Scooter Pale Ale


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In this beer, we are going to get into another brew from Short’s Brewing.  It is Yosemite Scooter Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on the beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this pale ale.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head.  The smell has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a dry bitter aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

Yosemite Scooter is a lighter bodied American Pale Ale with a dirty blonde color and delightful aromas of bright zesty orange, mango, and rich sticky hops. Excellent hop flavors of citrus fruit and berries blast across the palate, along with a mild earthiness. Succeeded by a moderate bitterness, the beer has a lingering fruit, rind-like quality with traces of pine.

5.5% ABV
65 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website;  www.shortsbrewing.com

Twitter:  @shortsbrewing

Ending, I love my IPA’s and pale ales.  I was happy to see this beer in their sampler pack.  i have had this beer in the past. I enjoyed them. This beer is not how I remember it.  There is not a balance in this beer.  For a pale ale, it is not drinkable like the other pale ales on the market.  I am not a fan. How many pale ales do you need? This is the question that I need to ask this craft brewery.  I would recommend this beer to try 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

New Beer Blog Short’s Twist Of Cain Black Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Short’s Brewing.  It is their Twist Of Cain Black Lager.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this Black Lager.

It has a jet black color with creamy tan head that disappears over time. The smell has a chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a chocolate to hints of coffee. The aftertaste has a dry crisp chocolate notes. It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

Twist of Cain is a pitch black lager with notable aromas of roast, molasses and hints of sweet chocolate. Intense flavors of rich sugary malt and dark fruit resonate with a big coating sweetness. Coupled with a cocoa like bitterness, all of the flavors seem to linger equally and dry the palate.

8.8% ABV
25 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.shortsbrewing.com

Twitter:  @shortsbrewing

Closing, everyone knows how I feel about this beer but they have some good beer.  They are just far and between.  They make way too many seasonals but I see it is by design.  They are attacking craft beer drinkers in a way they do their shopping.  This beer is one of the good ones.  It is smooth but has some nice flavor.  It is pretty average but I wish this beer was everyday. Shiner Black is still king for me but I will search this out if I was looking for a Michigan craft.  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 Short’s Brew Black Cherry Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Short’s Brew.  It is their Black Cherry Porter.  I am a sucker for any with cherries in it.  I had to pick up this beer.  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 Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this porter.

It has a jet black color with big bubbles. The head on this beer has a tan color. The smell has a smokey chocolate with a small cherry notes. The taste has a heavy smokey chocolate notes with chocolate cherry aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.

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

Black Cherry Porter

Black Cherry Porter is made using local Northern Michigan sweet black cherries and eight different malts. The combination of ingredients provides the deep radiant flavor profile and creates a dark opaque color. The beer leaves a slight purple lace from the fruit puree and finishes with flavors of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry.

Black Cherry Porter is one of the oldest beers in our portfolio. It was brewed for the first time on July 29, 2004 as the 35th batch of beer ever brewed at Short’s.

7 % ABV

40 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.shortsbrewing.com

Twitter;  @shortsbrewing

In the end, I am always a sucker for anything with cherries in it.  I love cherries and I really do not care who makes the beer.  I am going to pick it up on the spot.  It was a no brainier to pick up this brew from Short’s Brew.  I am not a huge fan of Short’s Brew.  I have found some beers that I like from them.  It is normally in their seasonal line.  They put all their effort behind those beers.  It is a nice smokey porter. I cannot get any cherry notes in this porter.  I love cherries. I am pretty disappointment.  There is a nice balance but I believe this porter overtook the cherries.  I would try it once to get it out of your system.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gamil.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13