Abita To-Gose Sour

Abita Brewing, Abita Springs, LA In New Orleans, to-go cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always have to stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on a traditional Gose beer – a slightly salty and sour beer style. Brewed with malted wheat and barley and German Perle Hops, fresh key limes…

Avery El Gose

Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO 4.1% ABV Hazy gold in color with a nose of subdued lime.  Tastes brighter than Abita To-Gose Sour: lime is not as intrusive.  The lime also does not taste artificial like Abita.  Light on the palate and would be very refreshing on a hot summer day.  However, Gose does not seem…

Santa Fe Freestyle Pilsner

Santa Fe Brewing, Santa Fe, NM 5.5% ABV Clear light gold in color with a nose similar to a soft drink: a hint of sweetness.  On the palate the sweetness hits right away and fades quickly.  Too sweet for us: similar to a White Ale.  We are afraid this beer would give us the diabetus….

Squatter’s Squasatch Hoppy Pils Lager

Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT There is an elusive figure who lurks in the brewery amidst the tanks.  In tribute to this shadowy wanderer, we have brewed a beer in the Bavarian tradition using Pilsner malt, copious amounts of Euro hops and then lagered for supreme drinkability. 4% ABV Clear gold in color…

Bell’s Oarsman Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Comstock, MI A refreshingly tart wheat ale with bright, citrusy aromas.  Great for you and your crew. 4% ABV Hazy light gold in color and smells a lot like Dupont Saison.  But it certainly does not taste like Dupont: it is a sour beer reminiscent of Fairhope’s sour offering.  Like drinking a…

NOLA Hurricane Saison

NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA We made our Hurricane Saison to refresh the spirit and take the edge off.  The Belgian saison yeast imparts a fruity essence and its balanced blend of three hops and five malts accented by the addition of cumin, peppercorns and grains paradise, creating a truly distinctive — and we think…

St. Arnold Raspberry AF

St. Arnold Brewing, Houston, TX 3.6% ABV Ruby red in color and has a nose reminiscent of syrupy sweet framboise lambic.   Not as sweet as lambic, though.  More like a Sweetart or Kool-Aid.  It is by far our favorite St. Arnold beer.  This would be an excellent choice for a start of the night…

St. Arnold Summer Pils

St. Arnold Brewing, Houston, TX As Bishop of Metz, St. Arnold spent his life warning of the dangers of drinking water and extolling the virtues of beer.  During his funeral, his pallbearers stopped to quench their thirst, but they only had one mug to share among them.  Then a miracle happened.  The mug never ran…

SweetWater Grass Monkey

SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA Get sprung this spring with this funky monkey of a wheat ale.  A big stash of Lemondrop hops were added to the kettle and the dry hop, delivering a big citrus blast.  Lemongrass herbs were added for a refreshing twist and exotic aroma.  The light malt bill lets the piney,…

SweetWater Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison

SweetWater Brewing, Atlanta, GA A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer.  This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit.  Notes of fresh cucumber and citrus flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher. 4.9% ABV Hazy dark gold with a faint cucumber nose….

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico CA & Mills River NC German-style Pilsners are original session beers.  Nooner is our version of this classic style, loaded with floral and spicy hop flavor and balanced by a crisp and dry finish. 5.2% ABV Clear gold in color with a faint hint of Pilsner malt on the nose….

Weihenstephaner Pilsner

Bayerische Straatsbruerei, Weihenstephan, Germany 5.1% ABV Clear gold in color with a nose like a lighter version of Pilsner Urquell but not as sweet.  Also tastes like a lighter version of Pilsner Urquell.  Also has a bit of a bite on the aftertaste with an underlying sweetness.  Simple and very light, but with an underlying…