What a great week I had gallivanting around Connecticut. I drank a bunch of different beers and met some cool people along the way. I tried to go to a couple of brewers yet found that either they weren’t open or may not even exist yet. It’s good though because I landed my hoppy self at Beer’d Brewing Company and enjoyed some of their fine products. The best that night was the Whisker’d Wit which I enjoyed while talking shop with BG and DP.
This week we bring you Half Full Brewery from Stamford, CT. I stumbled upon this brew in a potential blackout, if it wasn’t a blackout then it just magically appeared in my hotel brew fridge. Either way, I thank the beer gods for sending this one my way. The current temperatures in Connecticut are amazing and this Blonde / Pale Ale complements those temps perfectly. I would love to go on and on about who these guys are but you should really just go to this link, Our Story, and read it from them. It’s one of those chase your dream feel-good stories. Now onto the brew.
We had a little bit of a delay with this weeks DOW that we will have to blame on technical difficulties. Yeah we will go with that, tech issues. This weeks featured brew comes from the great state of Texas. Alamo Beer Company is located in San Antonio Texas only about a half mile from, well you guessed it the Alamo. The history of this company goes back a bit, but it’s rebirth and the brew we know now started back up in 1997. Eugene Simor is the founder of the revived Alamo and has been making some awesome brews for some time. This week we drink the Amber Lager, a Vienna Style Lager. Cheers Boys!!!!
Not long ago we had our first brew from Mason Ale Works and now we are back for round two but this time we are trying their “Charley Hustle.” This was a nice Red Pale Ale that helped take the scorching heat down a notch.
This is my 2nd brew from Straight to Ale Brewing Company. This week we try their “Stop Work 689.” I hope it is as good as the Hefe I had a couple of weeks ago. The logo on the can appears to be a Foreman for the Devil. No grievances here boss you keep making dem good brews.
Well Saturday night was the night that i watched a 45 year man make his pro debut in a boxing match. You may have read a tale or two of the Freak when I was tracking his eating adventure in the Wing Bowl this past Feb. CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT TALE. Frankie feels like a local celeb and if you heard the two hundred people at the event on Saturday you would have trouble not believing that. FREAK FREAK FREAK the crowd chanted as he made his way to the ring. You could tell he was a bit nervous going into the fight but he managed to get through that. The Freak stood in his corner swaying with that anxious movement that looks like you’re trying hula hoop. DING DING the bell rang and these two men ran into each other like two rams going at it on a mountain side. Holy Christ!!!!!
Hell to the Yeah!!!!! Dude what a time to be alive with one brewery after another opening up these days. Saturday we finally got to visit Midnight Oil Brewing Company. Click the blue link to check them out. I had heard a lot of great things and finally headed over to check them our for myself. This is a brewery that is young, hungry, and not afraid to put in the hard work.
Mason Ale Works is a brewery out of San Marcos, California founded in 2015. The logo looks like Thors hammer and makes me feel like a Norse God when I am drinking this delicious brew. This week we are trying their “Willy Time’ white ale.
I will be away for business during this one but Beer Under the Big Top looks like a blast. This event is taking place 2 June 2018, with VIP starting at 12:30 and regulars common folk at 1:30. Who cares which ticket you get they have over a 150 Beers being served and a ton of other things going on. I am actually pissed that I can’t attend this one. DAMN WORK!!!! I need to hit the lottery and just be able to travel the world like I won’t to. I am sulking right now, deep breath in, stare at the ceiling, eyes back to the screen, sip of my coffee, ok I am back now.
This week we are trying Straight to Ale Brewing Company’s “He Ain’t Hefe.” These guys were founded in 09 and are located in Huntsville, Alabama. My buddy Mike highly recommends stopping there if you are driving through. They are housed in a vacant middle school where they have changed the beer game in Alabama. Thanks for making great brews boys.