OHH!! Golden Road!! I'm so there!
in Paso Robles? damn, that's quite a drive.
anyway, the 6 bottle limit worked out really well the last time they released Citra in August. they ran out of those in a few hours. I wouldn't be surprised if they ran out within an hour. the draft? well, it'll last maybe 3 days, unless they have people lining up around the block waiting for a growler fill.
!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ColLAboration - Winter Wonderland Dec 3rd, 2011 @ Golden Road Brewing - Craft Beer Gardens and Events - We're kind of a big deal
It pains me to say this, but the Firestone 15 was horrible! I can't pick out what taste it was, but something made it so unpleasant. I am glad I only picked up one bottle. I'd like my 20 bucks back, but I am fortunate I don't have 5 more sitting in my bar. The taste of barrel aging was the only aspect that allowed me to put it down. I have noticed a pattern - they keep getting worse by the year and I started at the 10th which I thought was their best. 11 and 12 were stellar, but after that - not so much.
Highlight of the weekend is the Hangar 24 Columbus IPA. I've had it on tap in Encinitas and in bottle, and both live up to its greatness. It's rare to find a tap/bottled beer that have very slight differences. Also rocking the Celebration Ale this weekend. Had the new Anchor Xmas which was nice, and very complex for a brew @ only 5.5% ABV. Really dug the New Belgium Snowday. A great roasty and insanely bitter brew. Has to be the most bitter dark coloured beer I have enjoyed.
Cheers beer brothers!
maybe some beers are meant to be aged?
Belgian Lambics and Gueuzes can age 20+ years and often do in Belgian cellars.
IPA's should never, never age no matter how rare.
Also, found Green Flash Imperial IPA at the local Albertson's for $2.99 per bomber. That's a 9.4% 22 ounce bottle for $2.99. And it wasn't a mistake in pricing. I went back 2 consecutive weekends and it was the same. I picked up 4 this weekend. I don't see how GF can possibly be making that brew and selling it so cheap. And it's not like they are buying the shelf space since their West Coast IPA and and Hop Head Red are readily available there as well. I don't understand it. Not that I'm complaining!
And the SN Celebration Ale is, once again, supremely satisfying. I just love it.
OK, I know this doesn't touch on tasting or anything like that. But can this company get any cooler? I'm a big Lagunitas fan and found this video pretty cool. I'm actively searching for one of these.......