Eventide Citrus Grove Hefeweizen

Eventide Brewing, Atlanta, GA The Hefeweizen style of beer was the clear favorite for us when deciding on a Summer seasonal.  Sweet, cloudy and refreshingly balanced, this beer is made for long, hot days.  In true Eventide fashion, we added Sorachi Ace hops and fresh lemongrass to impart a citrus zest and tartness that make…

Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen

Lonerider Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC 5.8% ABV Part vixen, part vigilante, Shotgun Betty uses her sharpshooting skills to target those that show a weakness for wheat beer with a body that won’t quit.  This German-style hefeweizen features a rich, banana-clove nose and refreshing dry finish. Hazy gold in color with a slight banana scent.  However,…

Georgetown Lucille IPA

Georgetown Brewing Company, Seattle, WA 7% ABV Hazy amber/gold in color with a strong citrusy Citra hop nose.  Straight up Citra IPA.  The malt could be a bit stronger to balance out the fruit.  7% seems a bit high for an IPA and it does not stand out against the din of fruity IPA’s. Would…

Rogue 4 Hop IPA

Rouge Brewing, Portland, OR 4.4% ABV Hazy amber in color with a wonderful hop and malty nose like a Double IPA.  Lots of bitterness and it goes all the way from start to finish.  No fruit.  Needs a tad bit more malt to carry all of the bitterness in our opinion, but the beer still…

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego, CA Get stoked on a single.  Our brewers rip—creating huge and complex double and triple IPAs at the pinnacle of craft beer enlightenment. Soul Style is their effortless and pure manifestation of the Single IPA. Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus…

EKU Pilsner

Kulmbacher Brauerei, Bavaria, Germany 4.9% ABV Clear straw gold in color with a familiar Pilsner nose: sweet maltiness.  Very light in body with a bit of bite at the end.  A very refreshing, easy drinking beer.  Not as big as Pilsner Urquell or Weihenstephaner, but the most bitter Pilsner style we have tried before Would…

Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei, Weistemphan, Freising, Germnay 5.6% ABV Brewed to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law.  Hazy gold in color with not much on the nose.  Tastes very similar to their Pilsner.  Complex and medium bodied for a lager.  Reminds Father Jack of Pilsner Urquell. Would we have it again?  Yes Would we get…

Samuel Adams Downtime Pilsner

Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Breiningsville, PA The fun of brewing is building on tradition.  We brewed with new hops grown in the old hop gardens of Bavaria to showcase both the floral and spicy Noble hops and the fruity and cirtusy character of new varieties in this elegant and surprising golden pilsner….

Oskar Blues Beerito Mexican Lager

Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO; Brevard, NC 4% ABV Clear brown in color with no real nose to it: perhaps a bit of malt.  Also no real taste to it.  Seems like slightly flavored/weak malted water with a sweet aftertaste.  Tastes sweeter as you drink it; the sweetness is not cloying, though.  This beer was…

Wiseacre Boomslang Belgian IPA

Wiseacre Brewing, Memphis, TN 6.1% ABV Hazy/opaque gold in color with Large Marge picking up a subdued Saison nose while Fr. Jack describes the nose as Saison funk.  Starts off tasting like a Belgian Ale but the aftertaste reminds us of pickle brine and is very off-putting.  We have not had a “Belgian IPA” that…