Sunday, December 29, 2013

Photo Dump

Lately it seems I spend more time taking pictures of beer than I do actually writing about beer, though I've just about filled up another notebook with notes.  None of the writing part ever seems to get transferred here to the blog.  So, to close out the year, I suppose I'll dump a batch of beer pictures taken over the last few years and have done with it.

August 11, 2012, Coors Archive Brewing, Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
My first sample of this came directly from a friend who carried it back to Arizona from Colorado.  My notes for this one read:
Vaguely grainy smell.  Golden color with a nice white head.  slightly acid.  Tastes like any good lager.  Hint of corn or something in the finish.

August 24, 2012, Rogue Brewing, Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale

This one struck me as a gimmick beer right up front, but the tasting results were a different story and it turned out that this one reminded me of one of my all time favorites:
Red bronze color, light tan head.  Malty sweet smelling.  Really good.  Reminds me of Deschutes Cindercone Red.  Too bad it's so expensive.  Excellent.  Thick mouth feel.

October 8, 2012, Trader Jose, Dark Premium Lager
I'm amazed by the weird things I find at Trader Joe's and I'm always impressed at the low prices there.  This one turned out to be worth the price.  The notes in the book read:
Dark tea color.  Surprisingly thick head.  sweet smelling.  Grainy, slightly acidic taste.  Really pretty good especially for the price  Brewed in Mexico by Cerveceria Alta, Tecate, Mexico.

February 24, 2010 Bell's Two Hearted Ale.
This one has become one of my most favorite beers and I laugh now when I read the closing sentence of the entry that recorded my first sample of Two Hearted Ale:
I'm wondering if I could bring myself to plunk down $11 for a six pack of this.  I definitely like it.

This one has become my go-to beer when I'm wanting something I know is good and when I see it on sale for $8 or $10, I almost always buy it.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Before Another Year Slips By...

Lately I find that my beer notebook fills up with new entries that never make it here to the blog. Here's a quick post for a new one I had just last night. 

Here's the low down as noted in the yellow engineer's notebook:
Alta 75 Anniversary Ale, Utah Brewers Cooperative. 4.0 abv. Nice bronze color with a medium beige head. Smells slightly of pine. Malty sweet and a bit dry at the finish. GOOD. 

This one was a single given to me as a Christmas gift. I recall trying to track this down last year and I'm glad to have gotten a chance to try it this time 'round. I'll try to snag more in the next day or so.

I looked back through the book and found the entry I made for this day in 2011. Seems I was in Utah then as well. 
(Posted from the phone.)

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