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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 Blog Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace


While in DC for Savor, this beer is one of my favorite beers from Brooklyn Brewery, which is Sorachi Ace Ale.  I know for a fact that Kevin that was next to me when I order this beer is really looking forward to reading this blog.  I will not bore you with the history of this brewery since I already did it in my earlier blog called Brooklyn Brown Ale.  Let us get into the beer that I had in DC in a soulful restaurant.

This is really bright yellow in color.  There is really no smell to this beer maybe a slight circus to it. The taste of the beer is very sweet carbonation in it. This beer is very hard to describe it. It has a nice aftertaste to the beer and it keeps coming after you are done drinking the beer in a good way.  This beer is very drinkable for being in a 750ml bottle. However, I had this beer on draught this time around, it is worth the money in the bottle and draught.

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

Most Brooklyn beers are made with a blend of hop varietals. As a chef does with spices, we look to get the best qualities of each hop and create a harmony of flavors and aromas. However, a few years ago, our brewmaster ran into a hop unique enough to deserve its own moment in the sun. A large Japanese brewery first developed the hop variety “Sorachi Ace” in 1988. A cross between the British “Brewer’s Gold” and the Czech “Saaz” varieties, it exhibited a quality that was unexpected – it smelled really lemony.

The unique flavor of Sorachi Ace was bypassed by the big brewers, but we thought it was pretty cool. So we made a special beer with it, and added the beer to our Brewmaster’s Reserve special draft beer program last year. Most Brewmaster’s Reserve beers are only available for a short time, and then they’re gone. But we liked this one so much, we decided to bring it back and give it the star treatment. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a classic saison, a cracklingly dry, hoppy unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, but made entirely with now-rare Sorachi Ace hops grown by a single farm in Washington. We ferment it with our special Belgian ale strain, and then add more Sorachi Ace hops post-fermentation. After the dry-hopping, the beer emerges with a bright spicy lemongrass / lemon zest aroma backed by a wonderfully clean malt flavor.

It tastes like sunshine in a glass, and that suits us just fine, especially with seafood dishes and fresh cheeses. It’s just the thing on nice summer days and beyond.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.brooklynbrewery.com

Twitter:  @brooklynbrewery

Out of beer, the hop makes this beer what it is in the glass.  Brooklyn Brewery has a solid beer lineup and Sorachi Ace pushes them close to the top of all the craft breweries around the country.  This is a very well made beer and drinkable.  I am never really a fan of Belgian and Belgian style beers but I have really grown to love this style.  Sorachi Ace is one of my favorite beer from this style.  Get it before it is gone!  Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser