Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Breinigsville, PA You’re drinking the first beer I brewed.  Back in 1984 I brewed an old family recipe in my kitchen.  It tasted the same then as it does today — flavorful, full-bodied, and balanced.  It was a revelation  in taste, and it helped start a craft beer…

Tin Roof Bayou Bengal Lager

Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge, LA 4.7% ABV Light yellow/gold in  color with a sweet nose, like bubblegum.  Starts off sweet, like weak bubblegum, and ends with a sour harshness.  Very odd beer and pretty much sums up LSU football this season… Would we have it again?  No http://www.tinroofbeer.com/brews/

Bell’s Quinannan Falls Special Lager

Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, MI Born in a dream, our dry-hopped lager is as crisp and aromatic as the pine forest and waterfall that inspired it. 6.3% ABV Clear gold in color with a hint of hops on the nose.  Very simple beer: bitter up front and then the bitterness fades away.  A bit of sweetness…

Goose Island Four Star Pils

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago, IL; Baldwinsville, NY; Ft. Collins, CO 5.1% ABV Clear gold in color with not much of a nose: just a hint of malt.  Very light bodied and clean on the palate.  Starts malty and the bitterness lingers.  Not much else going on with this beer. Would we have it again?…

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017 Golden IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA; Mills River, NC At Beer Camp, no beer style is off limits, so we jumped at the idea of doing a Golden IPA using wheat malt for a light, dry body and bold American and experimental hops for intense citrus flavor.  The perfect spring seasonal, we invite you to enjoy…

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago IL; Baldwinsville, NY; Ft. Collins, CO Crisp, bright flavor shines like lights on Lake Michigan.  Hazy and unfiltered, our award-winning Urban Wheat Ale’s flavor flows from start to finish. 4.2% ABV Clear light gold in color with a hint of wheat on the nose.  Tastes like drinking a slice of freshly baked…

Southern Craft Brewery

14141 Airline Hwy #4J, Baton Rouge, LA Located in an office park behind a shopping center.  It has a small indoor tasting room with bar seating and outdoor picnic tables.  90’s music played in the background, but it was not intrusive.  The outdoor area the night we went had a vendor selling BBQ, but we…

Elysian Space Dust IPA

Elysian Brewing Co, Seattle, WA; Ft. Collins, CO The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo.   8.2% ABV Clear gold in color with a light, candy fruit nose similar to a tropical Lifesaver.  Bitter, but not overly so.  Deceptively light for an 8+%…

Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Comstock, MI 7% ABV Hazy dark amber in color with a hoppy nose of fruit and pine, perhaps Citra hops.  The palate is malty and hoppy with both elements complimenting each other very well.  Reminds us of a Double IPA. Would we have it again?  Yes Would we get a 6-pack?  Not…

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a bright Saison built around the unique flavors of its namesake hop.  The Sorachi Ace hop brings a zesty lemongrass aroma and complex citrus flavors, which we matched up with clean malts and playful Belgian yeast.  Golden, unfiltered and cracklingly dry, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace glows in the…

Urban South Coop’d Up Farmhouse Ale

Urban South Brewing, New Orleans, LA 5% ABV Hazy straw gold in color with a nose of a Sweetart.  Tastes like a Sweetart, but more fruity than tart.  Not sour.  Tartness hangs out in the background.  We really like this as a warm weather beer. Would we have it again?  Yes Would we get a…

Sol Lager

Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Monterrey, Mexico The authentic Mexican beer brewed with sun, passion and soul for a great refreshing taste. 4.2% ABV Clear gold in color with a faintly sweet nose.  This is a sweet beer, but not cloying or unpleasant.  Reminds us of a sweet pilsner.  We believe this would be a good tailgate…