I shared this among 3 other friends. I wasn't a big fan of this beer. Just not my style. A little too sweet for me. Big on raisins and prunes. Not much alcohol burn considering it's 14.5%. Very drinkable. I'm glad I got to experience it...but I won't be going back. Anyone want to buy/trade for my other bottle? I need to make room in the cellar.
Finally, I won't have to drive to T. Phillips or the Back Abbey to find the good stuff.
The Congregation Ale House is opening up a location in Azusa (and Pasadena).
Congregation Ale House
color me wrong, but Congregation seems to be expanding too fast. and can't Pasadena have enough pubs? Lucky Baldwin's, FTW.
Obscura, which is their brown ale is disappointing. The nose is mildly malty sweet and the dark brown color had me anticipating a damn fine beer however halfway through each sip the beer takes a weird turn into some sort of metallic, off taste that makes me wonder if I have an old bottle. I really really wanted to like this one but it's been a disappointment, especially since I've been hoping to find a nice dark, malty Mexican beer. I'll buy another bottle of this when I get the chance just to see if this one is just a bad bottle.
Congregation ale house looks nice! and their prices seem really good as well. Any idea when their new locations wlll open?
Just had the latest Port Anniversary Ale, the 5th I believe it is. Among the most bitter I have ever had, and reminded me of why I used to love Stone so much. Stone used to be the San Diego style hop innovators. Anymore, not so much and they just wreck themselves with too much experimental **** and collaborations. Port 5th really pushes the extremity of hops which can be right up my alley if the malt is in balance too - which it was! 10% ABV, great Malt to Hop ratio, and excellent on the carbonation. I was hoping Firestone's Double Jack would have been something like this.
I can still taste the dryness from the hop explosion in my mouth this morning. Gotta hand it to Port for not venturing out too far from the given styles and still making them interesting, and by the dozen.
Living in The Cuc rules - 5 minutes away from Total Wine. Working in San Dimas rules - 2 minutes away from Lone Hill Liquor.