Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

What Was the Last Beer You Drank?


robbalvey
 Share

Recommended Posts

^They still have the Naked Fish?!? GRRRRRR. I may have to drive over there.

 

We both had Sierra Nevada Pale Ales today with our dinner. Not bad, but I seriously think Iron HIll and their Blueberry Wheat has spoiled me for most other beer.

 

dt

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So today, I found a place in Cincinnati (Jungle Jim's) that carries tons of microbrewery beers and international beers. Most of them are even sold as individual bottles, so I picked up a few. I was pretty psyched to find Victory HopDevil, but that'll have to wait, as will my Avery New World Porter. Today, I decided to take down a Bison Chocolate Stout that I picked up. The beer had a very strong flavor with a bit of bite, but I was slightly disappointed in the chocolate flavor. I didn't really notice it. It seemed more like a coffee taste than anything. Murphy's Irish Stout has more of a chocolate after taste than the Bison. I can't complain too much though. All in all, it was still a very tasty stout. Stronger in flavor and bite than Murphy's, but not quite the intensity of a Guinness. Good stuff. Can't wait to have my Victory HopDevil and see what the rage is all about.

954046892_MeandtheBison.thumb.JPG.fa95c84927f13e52c3a15d0885d0755a.JPG

I love a good stout. Just wish the chocolate flavor was a little stronger.

640805649_BisonChocolateStout.thumb.JPG.af42998dde27b2fe17cc7578fd92807e.JPG

Bison Chocolate Stout. Probably the darkest beer I've ever had.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^^^ Nice bar picture Derek, I'm taking notes.

 

My end to American Craft Brew Week was a pretty awesome Sunday. My cousin from Seattle was in San Francisco for a Conference this week, and he decided to come see us today. I hadn't seen him in something like 6 years! We mostly just chatted, and then we went to a cool little authentic mexican place in Mountain View. After we dropped him off at the train station so he could get back to San Francisco, I came home and hours later figured something from Stone would be a good way to wrap up American Craft Brew Week.

P5200061.JPG.30a6a024dc62d39a78abe74eaaa04635.JPG

What? No more left? Noooooooo!!!!!!!!

P5200047.JPG.19d8e261833ab65becda4cb5ef80a469.JPG

Hey, is there anymore left down there???

P5200038.JPG.213321f4c45c5723fc3bbb3d37cdc9e8.JPG

My best attempt at a Heath pose. I know, I'm smiling a little too much and my dimples are a little too pronounced. But hey, can you blame me, I'm drinking something from Stone here!

P5200029.JPG.2d94e0769aa109f48376883b2b9f1e4f.JPG

Beer heaven! By far my favorite IPA thus far, even though I've only had 4. It edges out Bear Republic's Racer 5 by a bit.

P5200014.JPG.3aafadb389fc31635ebc248b5d095f35.JPG

Yep, I love it! I gotta send a thank you out to Derek for the excellent suggestions about which IPAs I should try that I'd like. Very good!

P5200008.JPG.e36de925b34a5c88fac6f5bf56beb6ff.JPG

Hmmm... Tastes a little citrusy, but not much, and I feel like I'm in the woods with all the pine needles i'm smelling. Hoppy!

P5200001.JPG.c2eda3b4929e29309cb1f3003b1ebdf6.JPG

The Stone IPA, as suggested by Derek. 6.9% ABV, and a nice head! I was apprehensive about IPAs until the Racer 5, how do you think I liked this one?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Yeah, next time I'll be more careful as to which clipper guard I have on before I start cutting.

 

Anyway, today I decided to break out some more local goodies, even though American Craft Beer Week is over.

beer05210704.jpg.8c860db66285a1836744f8d681e713a1.jpg

Hoptastic!

beer05210703.jpg.930169839a1a38d0f2f9369c57d3ffd1.jpg

For more balance and some hops, time for my boy

beer05210702.jpg.6e115f43f739111b9f0e43d96f4932d7.jpg

Yeah, really sweet stuff, almost like candy!

beer05210701.jpg.b9d328485f016fba906fde6e8fbaaffb.jpg

First on the agenda, Dogfish Head's Midas Touch, a weird old style beer with honey and fruits

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I mentioned earlier on the page, I was at this wicked awesome grocery store in Cincinnati that has a ton of microbrewery beers. I was stunned to actually find the TPR famous Victory HopDevil. So tonight, I finally busted open the bottle. This is definitely one heck of a beer. I like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale a lot, but this definitely surpasses that. Its very hoppy, but thats probably obvious. I will definitely be picking up more during my next visit to Cinci.

 

On a side note, though I do love the HopDevil and other pale ales, i'm starting to realize I'm more of a stout and porter kind of guy. Any suggestions guys?

Summer.thumb.jpg.39444c5b487cbea4c880e257ad0fe5a9.jpg

That's the stuff.

254851042_Summer006.thumb.jpg.dd4a056c858280abbf7cc4fd220aab3d.jpg

Finally, a taste of the Victory HopDevil.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Deschutes Black Butte Porter

 

It's my favorite beer out of everything I've tried. I don't know how much luck you'll have finding it out there though, it's from Oregon. I was able to get it at Safeway in Arizona though, so that might be a good sign... Usually comes in six packs, I don't even think they distribute any bombers.

 

Tonight, in honor of it no longer being American Craft Brew Week, I tried something from London, Fuller's ESB.

P5210010.JPG.cd6a4964194e1bef330713fb3ce04038.JPG

Yummy! I liked it a lot, if you let it sit on your tongue a bit you can get a nice toffee flavor, and when you swallow you get a little bitter after-taste. Overall, I think I really like ESBs, they seem like a Brown ale with more character!

P5210008.JPG.d7ba1c23bcd93ceceea9f6628a7355ba.JPG

This was the first ESB I've ever had. I wasn't really sure what to expect. It really wasn't bitter at all, at least compared to most pales or IPAs I've had.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On a side note, though I do love the HopDevil and other pale ales, i'm starting to realize I'm more of a stout and porter kind of guy. Any suggestions guys?

 

This isn't really the season for the great stouts, and I don't really know how distribution is out in the Indy/Cincin area. I'd say these are some pretty good stouts, but I don't know if you'll be able to find them around you:

 

1. Victory Storm King

2. Founders Breakfast Stout

3. Stone Russian Imperial Stout

4. Bell's Expedition Stout

5. Bell's Cherry Stout

6. Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

7. Rogue Shakespeare Stout

8. Rogue Chocolate Stout

9. Great Lakes Blackout Stout

10. Thirsty Dog Siberian Night

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some random selections from the last couple of nights.

976995171_beer007.jpg.27ac1546be7bf4cb4ce54d5432cee6a3.jpg

Tonight it's time for some more Jew Beer! This time it's the He-Brew Genesis Ale.

1892999909_beer006.jpg.ff2a04303e3a739cf9889d4e1a9caf07.jpg

American Craft Beer Week may be over but we wouldn't know it.

1096611411_beer005.jpg.4387bd713e0f340dc391201b2e6a1cca.jpg

Kim went for a recent gift from Derek that came from New York courtesy of Nicole. The Ellicotville Brewing Blueberry Wheat.

2052087345_beer002.jpg.fd9371e742c5357ad7debbdf770f291a.jpg

First up on Monday, with Spring in full swing, it's time to break out a tasty bock. In this case an Anchor Bock to be exact.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Speaking of stouts earlier today had me in the mood for some. Luckily I got a few this past weekend! Tonight was probably one of the best for this time of season, from Matt's old friend, Bell's.

beer05220702.jpg.9214a87a5e075d0f9b449f77d2927226.jpg

Yum, just like a chocolate covered cherry, in alcoholic liquid form

beer05220701.jpg.ad34cde7741b3a48e06042d8364fc860.jpg

Bell's Cherry Stout, a great mixture of fruit and stout flavors

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Snap! I know I saw the Victory Storm King and two of the Bell's stouts this weekend in Cinci! Thanks for the suggestions, Derek. I'll be making a note of all those. I need to try and find a good store with a wide variety of beers around Bloomington (where I'm at for the summer), but unfortunately, they seem to be few and far between. At least I know where to go now during my montly visits to Cinci.

 

Tonight, I decided to finish off the beers that I had picked up in Cinci last weekend. I saved Avery Brewing Co's New World Porter for tonight. It was a very good Porter, with a nice coffee-like flavor and a good bite to it. Not my favorite though. I'm still a big fan of Ram Brewery's Total Disorder Porter, granted, I'm still a mere newbie in the beer world.

1667168049_Summer011.thumb.jpg.1720379498a38eae69aeaf2f3483151b.jpg

Avery Brewing Company's New World Porter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tried two new beers tonight. The first was a local pale ale, and the next was an Irish Stout.

P5220010.JPG.79045b8ba2122e0c46e452dea6d996bb.JPG

Ended the night with a Murphy's Irish Stout. A pretty common brand over in Ireland from what I understand. More chocolatey than Guinness.

P5220008.JPG.bda4abaa31966c96507483ce467e439b.JPG

Quite good, but it didn't really stand out to me as being different from the crowd.

P5220002.JPG.f4909ed3ff2d3cc2a4809c922c7054ed.JPG

The Poleeko Gold Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV This was a pale ale done in the american style with tons of hops, it really bordered on being an IPA for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just got back from Maui where everything is better. Tried a few local brews, all of the Kona offerings are awesome. The Maui Brewing company had some interesting beers, a few of them had a passion fruit smell and flavor. Unfortunately the pub and the food were a bit of a disappointment. Oh well.

 

The Mehana was very good, a great red. From the Big Island, I think.

mehana.jpg.fc67e2eae82df6baaad0c83aa1e4a3c8.jpg

1905781506_Mauibrewsampler.jpg.a08f57e6308b986597cbdc276ec5a5b3.jpg

Maui sampler

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Nice!

 

Tonights selection is for Matt. The Lakefront Big Easy Lager. Also known as the "Last Chance Lager" by me cuz this is the last chance I'm giving Lakefront unless this one's actually drinkable.

 

This one was interesting. It's supposed to be a Maibock but it seems to be off the style. Very sweet and malty with a pretty pronounced profile of fruits and spices. It almost didn't even seem like a lager. So what's the final verdict?

239547516_beer002.jpg.d2a4c5a053f8c786b46a45982eac5838.jpg

Even with it's weirdness, I still found this to be a fairly drinkable beer. Curse you Lakefront! You live to be drunk another day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Still on a stout kick to help our readers locate some good ones around them. Next up, one of the top 100 American brews, Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout.

beer05230702.jpg.7ea8d4a0b18571b76134a34fe92afa83.jpg

Another excellent Imperial Stout. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavorings with a good hoppy finish

beer05230701.jpg.2caa26eb6464e34c310a7a52c2915caa.jpg

Another Yetiball approved brew from Colorado, at 9.5%abv and 75IBUs, meaning lots of hops!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tonight, I tried another new bomber from my BevMo run. Something from San Diego this time, a Ballast Point brew.

P5230016.JPG.5429ab01868ab1ed14d7b356b6966cdb.JPG

Yep, still amazes me every time I take the first sip. I hope you can find this somewhere scaparri!

P5230015.jpg.de4edf123504e527773fdf6fffe35ba6.jpg

Reposting my favorite beer that I ended the night with for scaparri, the Deschutes Black Butte Porter, 5.5% ABV.

P5230009.JPG.5b3bf9c94ae151fee7854e5853acc69b.JPG

It's almost like a cross between a pale ale and a kolsch, but not as good as either of those two styles by themselves.

P5230005.JPG.bf9eff8153ac417d823502bfd20b972d.JPG

The Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale. ABV 4.6% This says it is inspired by the german style Kolsch ales, but it doesn't taste like a Kolsch to me really.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Nice!

 

Tonights selection is for Matt. The Lakefront Big Easy Lager. Also known as the "Last Chance Lager" by me cuz this is the last chance I'm giving Lakefront unless this one's actually drinkable.

 

This one was interesting. It's supposed to be a Maibock but it seems to be off the style. Very sweet and malty with a pretty pronounced profile of fruits and spices. It almost didn't even seem like a lager. So what's the final verdict?

 

Yay me! I get a barely passing grade on a Lake Front selection! Seriously, I think Cream City is their best. Big Easy is OK (the wife likes the fruitiness), otherwise, I've been staying away from them.

 

Saturday, I'm off to the alcohol store around the corner which has been ranked in the top 50 wine sellers in the nation. The beer selection ain't bad either. First TR from the new home....I think so!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just the one for me tonight, as i'm out early tomorrow. I did have Abbot Ale from Greene King at lunch time, which wasnt too bad...

Dsc02437.jpg.3bbec06180fc428216b7c7edc861973f.jpg

For afters, it was time for some tasty Rocky Road squares. :)

Dsc02436.jpg.4a7fa7ee65dee96a6006996a984c4547.jpg

Mmmmmm, nice malty aroma with an initial hoppy taste. There's also a hint of Coffee in the aftertaste.

Dsc02434.jpg.601057be52751ac627105fee2efa2264.jpg

Tickle Brain from Burton Bridge Brewery. ABV - 8%

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another day to mow the grass, another reward in the form of a good summer brew or two.

beer05240703.jpg.0e6586dc64805d8b9a87d5e00b85159a.jpg

Scratch it with some Troegs #1, the California Common Steam Lager

beer05240704.jpg.fd4f5af4199595da91251f10129fc762.jpg

Mowing makes me all hot and sweaty, and itchy too. Here's the cure...

beer05240702.jpg.5d443b9fb0d097a2a95e2ccfb4286056.jpg

Best to have it with a slice of orange to cover up all that extreme blueberry taste, right Matt?

beer05240701.jpg.2abfcf5100aa064b50e8625d80939c7d.jpg

First up, a return visit to the Leinie Lodge with some Sunset Wheat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tried a very good stout tonight, but was actually pleasantly surprised by the Hefeweizen i tried first as well.

P5240019.JPG.0cde410aa17a48f1af46780f8834a2c7.JPG

Great roasty bitterness, with a little bit of a chocolate finish. A very nice stout, infact, I believe it is now my favorite stout. Look for this one Scaparri!

P5240018.JPG.a031efa7153c2ad7db2244b7b1da6308.JPG

#55 in the world, Rogue's Shakespeare Stout. ABV 6.0% Looks really appealing, and doesn't let you down!

P5240006.JPG.d588e94b75b3cc066e4681a38bff541d.JPG

Schneider's Weisse Original Hefeweizen. ABV 4.9% Quite citrusy with a nice sparkly kind of feel. A darker hefeweizen with lots of good flavor.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well a great thing happened the other day to get me into this thread.

1306970338_LonelyMonster640x480.jpg.a05f70250b1f616128ade89a8d7c7692.jpg

The Monster is lonely...I need to go to the beerstore

1148729115_HopDevil640-480.jpg.445045b997f57831792ad24010987b8a.jpg

Reunion with an old friend.

 

I had my first Hop Devil, at the brewpub in Downingtown, in 1997 the day after going to Kennywood and reigniting my love of rollercoasters. Now it is available in Atlanta. Woo Hoo!

1006957372_VictoryBeer640x480.jpg.0630a8266d37fd58dd7fbc6864eca50d.jpg

I walk into Green's and what to my wondering eyes did appear.... Victory!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Nice selections man. We like to see some Southern brews getting represented in here.

 

Well with a fun filled BACT Attack of VA imminent, it's only fitting that we pre-party with some beers with some local VA flavor.

1803265631_beer009.jpg.1bc818aafe904118f5376d6e486e2a9a.jpg

Both were pretty good and nice way to end our preparedness for a weekend of VA beers.

219649290_beer008.jpg.e8421a20cc06db317a0bf89fa9d342ff.jpg

Finally it's time for the two darkest beers. The Porter and one we had actually had before, the Winter Stout.

1542795159_beer007.jpg.7f4672d390a9fab007a16bb7b7219b81.jpg

Derek says "Nut ain't no country I ever heard of!" Actually these two were kind of meh.

1306937057_beer006.jpg.5912c86b05dffb2934df7a8ac2a00965.jpg

No, these next two aren't the same two beers (although they look it). It's their American Brown Ale and Nut Brown Ale.

1818718598_beer005.jpg.0a778edbc23ec2dc33f18cc0a97fc7f3.jpg

Not bad. They were suprisingly refreshing with a nice crisp finish.

617687056_beer004.jpg.2928ad7cd21a2143f5f5fd1cbc38faef.jpg

First up for us the two lightest beers. The Golden Ale & Lager.

1682697557_beer002.jpg.9449b4950783e03536d545f39729d493.jpg

A mixed variety sixer from the St. George Brewing Co. in Hampton, Va. Not too far from where we'll be this weekend. Check out that cool packaging. I like it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/