Second Self Thai Wheat

Second Self Beer Co., Atlanta GA Wheat Ale.  Spicy.  Lemongrass.  Exotic.  Ginger.  Dry. 5.1% Thai Wheat is clear gold and smells like ginger.  Father Jack thinks that it tastes like a ginger ale and it definitely has that ginger bite.  Very unique for a beer.  We thought it tasted fresher at the brewery though.  One…

Second Self Maverick & Gose

Second Self Beer Company, Atlanta, GA Gose.  Salty.  Coriander.  Tart.  Dry Hopped.  Fresh. Maverick is clear gold in color and smells like Viognier.  It tasted more fruity at the brewery, but we still like it here in the can.  It is fruity and salty.  We don’t pick up any coriander and we wouldn’t call it…

Second Self A T Ale

Second Self Beer Co., Atlanta, GA ATaLe is a tribute to our home. We are a LOCAL Atlantans born and bred who are inspired by the city we love. This is the beer you want to drink when you just want to drink a beer. Its CRISP and CLEAN taste goes anywhere with anything. A…

Victory DirtWolf Double IPA

Victory Brewing Company, Downington, PA Darkly heroic, Humulus Lupus (hops) have empowered brews with bite and character since the 11th century.  DirtWolf is a tribute to these untamed vines which rise from the earth with the voracity of a ‘ wolf among sheep.’  Hops have made an assertive comeback in American craft brewing.  Revel in…

Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago IL; Baldwinsville, NY; Ft. Collins, CO 5.4% ABV Light amber in color and has a mild malty nose.  Green Line reminds us a lot of Goose Island Honker’s Ale with its sweet malty palate.  However, the Green Line seems very disjointed: it is bitter and malty but the two elements do not…

North Coast Acme California Pale Ale

North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, CA   This classically-styled Pale Ale revives the name of one of the early icons of Californian brewing.  Clean-tasting and pleasantly malty, Acme Pale is brewed with Yakima Valley hops, American two-row malt, and British specialty malts for depth. 5% ABV Clear amber in color with a malty nose….

Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO A zesty German-style Pilsner with great biscuity malt flavor and dry, crisp finish . 5.5% Clear light gold in color with a light malty nose.  Starts with sweetness and ends with bitterness.  Sweetness lingers, but the sweetness and bitterness are disjointed like two parallel streams that never cross.  An…

North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner

North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, CA Named for the delicate engravings of nineteenth century seafarerers,, this is a fresh-tasting Pilsner-style beer brewed in the finest European tradition, with a subtle hop character, a clean crisp palate, and a dry finish. 4.7% ABV Clear golden/amber in color with a sweet malty nose that reminds us…

Samuel Adams Hopscape Wheat Ale

Boston Beer Co, Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Breinigsville, PA 5.5% ABV Hazy light gold in color with a nose that reminds Fr. Jack of sugar wafers and Large Marge of a Pilsner.  Overall, this is a nothing beer: not a lot going on.  We can taste the malt and hops are there, but they are…

Guinness Irish Wheat

Guinness Brewing, Dublin, Ireland 5.3% ABV A group of enterprising brewers on a quest to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and collaborate freely to bring exciting beers to life.  Brewed with Guinness ale yeast and 100% Irish yeast.  This is a clean, crisp refreshing tasting beer with notes of zesty citrus, subtle clove and…

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale

New Belgium Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO; Asheville, NC A crisp, refreshing golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, freshly ground coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper. 5.2% ABV Cloudy greenish-gold in color with a nose of a lime sweet tart or limeade.  Ugh, this is like drinking alcoholic limeade, but not in a…