Was in Maui last week, tried all of the Maui Brewing co's beers. Of their canned stuff the Bikini Blond is a great hot weather beer. But on tap they have a really good bourbon ale called Oaked KGB. Tried my first of these styles of beers in Kentucky and they're really good sipping beers. Good stuff to try if you're there and looking to hang out in a pub for a while.
Did you try their coconut porter? The canned version hardly has any coconut in it. I'm wondering if it tastes more coconut-y on tap.
The coconut porter I had came with the sampler so it was small. I'm very sensitive to coconut so for me it was overpowering and the porter part tasted burnt. But it was basically little more than a shot so hard to say. Mentally I really didn't care if I liked it as I was interested in others.
I've had the coconut porter on tap a couple of times at the Portland Brewfest. On tap, it did have more of a coconut flavor if I remember right. I'll see if I can find my notes form the fest last year, and see what I wrote. Had the coconut brew from Kona at the same fest, so want to make sure I don't give you information on the wrong one.
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Alesmith Yulesmith Holiday Ale. Nice IIPA. Funny how the beer has two sides. The first half is a nice buttery sweet mild ale and the midway through the hops blast in and ride out until the finish.
Had a pint of Dugana and while it was good I prefer Maharaja. Also shared a half pint of Bruery Cuir with some friends. All of them loved it. I'm very glad I picked up a couple bottles of it. If I don't buy any more bottles for a bit, I might buy one or two more Cuir's.
Ommegang Cup 'O Kyndnes gifted to me by a buddy. Here's my review: Pours a dark and deep brown color with a creamy head and a mildly smoky aroma with fermented dark fruits and a little wine. Just like the aroma the flavor is a nice mild smoke with fruity esters along with subtle Belgian yeast switching to an undercurrent of malt base and hop bitter finish. Hints of pear with a finish that is neither malty or bitter but balanced with both. A nice and pretty unique beer.
picked up a 12 pack of Lagunitas IPA. For $13.99, I cannot find a better 12 pack of beer.
I AM THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!
had a Pliny the Elder for the first time. not bad. but not on the same level as either KRBC's IPAs, so **** you! so ****in over-rated, you hypers owe me a Citra IPA
and Craftsman's Fourth of July Red Ale? oh ****, that is good! not a big fan of red ales myself, but this one tasted like red ale made the Belgian-style way. if they make more of it, I'll be sure to have that first order of the night.
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!