New Beer Blog Payette Brewing Outlaw India Pale Ale

In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Payette Brewing for the first time.  The beer that will be feature is Outlaw India Pale Ale.  Mike Francis, who is the founder, studied at Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology after leaving his corporate job.  He founded his brewery in 2010 at Boise, Idaho.  They opened their new brewery in 2016 and they have six every day beers in cans.  They are the first craft brewery in the state that package their beers in cans.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a cloudy light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malt forward with a citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a slight bitter aftertaste.  It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.payettebrewing.com

Twitter:  @payettebrewing

Closing, I am a huge hophead.  I love my hops and IPA’s.  This was mine first beer that I had in my Beer Of The Month.  This beer is missing something to me.  I am not saying it is a bad beer.  I am not a huge fan of it.  I am glad that I have tried it. I believe this craft brewery does not make this beer anymore.  I cannot find it on their website.  I recommend it to try it at least once.  If you can find it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser

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Twitter:  @djweiser

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New Beer Blog New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale


In this retro beer blog, we are going to sample a beer, which is Mighty Arrow Pale Ale, from the past that came back in Folly Pack from New Belgium Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of New Belgium Brewery.  If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

This pale ale has a clear golden color with a nice constant white head.  The aroma is a nice citrus notes.  The tasting experience has a light carbonated citrus notes with a dry hoppy citrus to dry bitter finish for the aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Mighty Arrow Pale Ale provides lots of pleasurable sniffs from Amarillo and Cascade hops with a fetching honey malt base. This is our brewed tribute to Arrow, Kim’s Aussie/Border Collie mix who ran (literally) New Belgium for 12 years. When she wasn’t patrolling the brewery grounds, she was famous for her office visits: She never met a tummy rub she didn’t like. Atta girl, Arrow. Mighty Arrow makes its return as the revival beer in Folly Packs from January to April 2014.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

In closing, I was pretty sad when this beer was retired.  I learned at the beginning of the year that this brew was returning to the market.  I was a little upset that I had to buy a whole sampler 12 pack bottles to get the bottles.  I wished they would release it as 6 pack again.  I understand why they did not do that.  I love this beer and I love the hops to the malty backbone.   It is pretty drinkable and it is perfect for the spring and summer time.  I wish they would put this in their everyday beer line up.  This is a great brew and I would hurry to the store to get this beer before it disappears again.  I highly recommend this Pale Ale.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Sierra Nevada Brewery Hoptimum Ale

Starting other new blogs, we are going to take a look at a brewery called Sierra Nevada Brewery.  If you read my earlier blog then you are pretty much up to speed on this brewery, the beer is called Hoptimum Whole Cone Imperial India Pale Ale.  This beer only comes out once a year.  Everything depends on the hop harvest that goes on throughout the country and even the world on these speciality craft beers. Let us get into the beer.

This beer is a deep dark copper with a nice white big head. A big grapefruit smell to the beer. It is very nice smell and I do not like grapefruits.  As far as the taste of the beer, it is sweet carbonation with a hint of grapefruit.  The aftertaste is a very nice dry hoppy kick to it. This big India Pale Ale of ABV of 10.4% and over 100 IBU is very extremely drinkable.

Here is a descripation from the beer bottle:

Hoptimum is the biggest whole – cone IPA we have ever produced — a 100 IBU, whole – cone hurricane of flavor.  Aggressively hopped,  dry – hopped, AND torpedoed, Hoptimum delivers ultra – intense flavors to hop fanatics everywhere.

Here is a descripation form their website (www.sierranevada.com):

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous “new-school” and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.sierranevada.com

Twitter:  @sierranevada

In closing,  I really love their beers and this beer is no question at the top of my list.  It took this brewery a long time until they came out with an India Pale Ale in package form.  When they did finally came out with it, then they made this awesome beer.  This is a very drinkable Imperial India Pale Ale and I can see many people getting in trouble drinking this beer.  I love this beer for the hop taste, nice malty backbone, and the smoothest of it.  I highly recommend this beer and I would go and search it since it is a seasonal brew.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser