btw, microbrew fest at the Santa Anita on April 5.
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!
I finally got my hands on Union Jack from Firestone. One of the best IPAs out there ! Don't pass this one up if you see it in stores. It is a very earthly one, and safe to say it would make my top 5 IPA list. It really reminds me of Hair of the Dog's "Blue Dot" Double IPA.
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Here is what we consumed thus far over the weekend. Included, is text copy/pasted from my personal online blog.
Boston Beer Company
LongShot Grape Pale Ale (3.75 / 5.0) *Not too shabby, refreshing most of all.
De Struise Brouwers
Pannepot - Old Fisherman’s Ale (4.0 / 5.0)*Pretty good Quad !
HaandBryggeriet Dark Force (4.25 / 5.0) * The most obscure beer I have ever tasted but in a very good way. Tastes like an Imperial Stout, but goes down with no syrup-like typical imperial stout characteristics. Imperial Stout for sure, but at the same time you're throwing down a smoothe wheat ale. Just strange but a good strange.
Hefe Weissbier Hell (3.75 / 5.0) *Somewhat let down.... Definitely prefer the Paulaner and Franziskaner hefs to this one.
Kloster Winter-Traum (4.0 / 5.0)* Awesome brew.
Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock (4.25 / 5.0)* FANTASTIC Dopplebock. A must have.
Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale (3.75 / 5.0) *This stuff was damn near horrendous for its style, avoid!!!
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
W’07 Pale Ale (4.0 / 5.0) * Surprisingly this was very good, considering it was from Pissmer.
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Victory "Twelve" and Horny Devil Ale are both terrific. HD has lots of coriander and other spices, while "Twelve" is just a lovely, rich brew.
BevMo in Cypress got more of Lagunitas Imperial Red in. Am loving that stuff.
I AM THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!
I'm on a self-imposed sabbatical for the month of April. Please mourn for me.
Had a Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary IPA last night. Was pretty good. Refreshing for an IPA. Clocks in at 8.7%. I also had a Firestone Union Jack. That had some serious bite to it. Strong taste of alcohol. Very bitter. Not something I would want to drink more than one of in a sitting. Wrecks your taste buds for anything that comes after it.
The Union Jack is absolutely killer ! I had no problem putting 3 down in a sitting, but definitely wouldn't go past that.
I just picked up Serpents Stout from The Lost Abbey. I will report back on that once I've tried it.