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…

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with…

Funky Buddha Hop Gun IPA

Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park, FL If you’re looking for hops,  we’ve got your tail. Hop Gun IPA delivers a payload of good ol’ American hops straight to your palate, bursting forth with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. A careful dose of smooth caramel malts swoop in to balance  out the finish — just like…

New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale

New Belgium Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO 4.8% ABV Clear straw gold in color with the nose of a wheat beer with a touch of sweetness.  Tastes like a wheat beer.  More going on than the Guinness Wheat, but largely unremarkable.  No fruit and just the barest hints of bitterness at the end.  Just bland. Would…

Grayton 30A Beach Blonde Ale

Grayton Beer Company, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 4.6% ABV Clear gold in color with a nose that reminds us of breakfast cereal: malty sweetness.  Sweet up front on the palate and transitions to light maltiness.  We preferred the homebrew recipe from John Palmer’s Brewing Classic Styles. Would we have this beer again?  No https://www.graytonbeer.com/our-brewery/#ourbeers

Squatter’s Chasing Tail Golden Ale

Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT A best-of-breed English style summer ale, this tail-wagger’s already fetched a real name for itself in competition.  Our premium barley rolls over with domestic and imported Golding hops for a delicate bitterness and a cold, wet nose. 4% ABV Clear gold in color with not much of a…