Snap, Crackle and Burp #4

Inspired by an episode of the TV show M*A*S*H, we have decided to try Rice Krispies and Stout (or Porter in this case), in lieu of milk, once a week. Fourth beer: Chafunkta Old 504 Porter Our thoughts: Not as bitter as other beers we have tried in cereal.  The vanilla aftertaste mixes very well with the…

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Breinigsville, PA In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer in a 16-day party.  Our version of this classic style blends rich malts for a hearty, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for…

Bell’s Octoberfest

Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, MI Fall is my favorite time to drink beer.  The weather turns cooler, there’s a bounty of foods, and beer just seems to taste better.   I hope you enjoy this traditional beer as much as I do.  Prosit! 5.5% ABV Clear amber/orange in color with a pronounced nose of grain and…

Abita Octoberfest

Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA Celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival with this hearty and smooth German-style lager brewed with Pale, Munich, and Caramel malts.  This full-bodied malty lager has a copper color and is hopped and dry hopped with authentic German Hallertau hops for a pleasing, spicy hop aroma. 5.4% ABV Clear…

Urban South Oktoberfest

Urban South Brewing, New Orleans, LA A full bodied, malty Marzen celebrating the Oktoberfest season.  Perfect for a crisp fall day in the South — Ptost! 5.8% ABV Clear amber in color with a nose of slightly sweet grain.  A sweet beer, but not cloying.  Has a burnt taste on the back end.  Sweet all the…

Snap, Crackle and Burp #3

Inspired by an episode of the TV show M*A*S*H, we have decided to try Rice Krispies and Stout (or Porter in this case), in lieu of milk, once a week. Third beer: Fuller’s Porter Our thoughts: Not as bitter as the other two beers we have tried so far.  It has a bit of bitterness at the…

New Belgium De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale (Lips of Faith Series)

New Belgium Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO No need to jet to Antwerp when you can open up a bouquet of Flowering Citrus Ale.  Thanks to our friends at De Konnck Brewery, we brewed up a summery ale bursting with key lime and whole lemons that mingle with the fragrance of hibuscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinge…

Kona Longboard Island Lager

Kona Brewing Company, Kona, HI; Portland, OR; Woodinville, WA; Portsmouth, NH; Memphis, TN Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is the birthplace of longboard surfing.  Kona Brewing pays tribute to this iconic place with our own Longboard Island Lager.  A spirited, crisp and refreshing brew, Longboard Island Lager is a smooth ride all the way in.  Thirsts…

NOLA Brewery

3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA Our second visit, but the first since the opening of their new tap room/restaurant.  Tap room is on two levels with a full bar on the ground floor and a smaller bar on the second level offering around a half-a-dozen beers.  Decor is reminiscent of a Applebee’s: looks like…

SweetWater Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple

SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA.  The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple — and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. 6.1% ABV Clear amber…

Covington Rock & Roll Summer Farmhouse Ale

Covington Brewhouse, Covington, LA 5.5% ABV Hazy gold in color with a nose that reminds us of a Sweetart.  Not as fruity as the nose suggested.  Not a lot to this beer overall.  Medium bodied which seems heavy for a Saison.  Nothing up front.  Fruit seems to be hanging out in the background with a…

Snap, Crackle and Burp #2

Inspired by an episode of the TV show M*A*S*H, we have decided to try Rice Krispies and Stout, in lieu of milk, once a week. Second beer: NOLA Irish Channel Our thoughts: Irish Channel is much less bitter than Old Rasputin and therefore a better match for the cereal.  We both enjoyed our breakfast this morning…