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.
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.
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.
Summer is almost here and so are those delicious summer styled brews. Many of the beers are Belgian-Style White ales that have that touch of Orange in em. Cigar City Brewing Company out of Florida gives us Florida Cracker.
This week we hit the second River Horse Brewing beer with their American Amber Ale also known as Special Ale.
My unsophisticated take on it: It’s an amber ale like many other amber ale’s. Not bad, I don’t know if it will ever stick out in my mind like some other beers. I liked their Roly Poly a bit more. The boys from Jersey do have some other styles I would like to give a shot before I dismiss them from entering my Garage Fridge again. They have a pumpkin I’ll try this fall and a Summer Blonde that I will track down some time this summer. Keep up the good work boys.
I can almost smell it, SUMMER!! Well at least better temperatures. This week we are trying a second brew from Wild Ride Brewing Company from Redmond, Oregon. A couple of weeks back we had their Nut Crusher Porter which was surprisingly good. This week we try out their Electric Fly IPA (India Pale Ale).
This weeks featured brew is River Horse Brewing Company’s Roly Poly.
Style: Czech-Style Pilsner
River Horse brewery is located in the wonderful state of New Jersey. I hope you could hear the sarcasm in that first sentence. Go check their site out to see a little brew history on why they choose the Hippo, it’s pretty cool. This place originally started in 95 and got a revamp in 07. They make a wide variety of brews and this was the first for me to try. I would say this was an average brew that didn’t blow me away. Its one of those beers that I can just keep in the garage fridge. It had good color and decent flavor. I have another brew from them that we will be trying in two weeks. So look for that, it’s an Amber Ale.
Featured Beer: Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter 6% ABV and only 18 IBU’s.
This weeks brew comes from Redmond, Oregon from Wild Ride Brewing Company. These guys have been around since 2014 serving up great beers. I don’t normally grab Porters, especially those with crazy flavors. This beer claimed to be basically a peanut butter cup in a bottle. I have to give these dudes credit this thing was good. The peanut butter was subtle and the beer went down well. I was surprised that it was so good. I can’t tell you that I will ever crave this beer but it was nice for Easter Weekend. If your into Porter’s and Porters with peanut butter flavor I highly suggest this one. Plus there is an elephant on water ski’s on the label. So there’s that.
DRINKS OF THE WEEK, DRINKS OF THE WEEK ,Drinka;l of the dweek Daba Daba Dopa Peak.
Sorry I started that chant while a bit hammered. Now that we have sobered up a bit let’s get to the brews. This week’s featured beer is Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company. These guys have been around since 1993 from Colorado. Head over to their site and read the history it’s pretty cool.
Left Coast Brewing Company – Una Mas 5.8 ABV and 25 IBU
These guys were tucked away on a shelf at the local LQ and I just so happened to stumble upon them. This amber lager was actually really good. It was smooth and went down well. It really helped kick-start my awesome evening as well. The hops were subtle and the brew was smooth. Left coast has been around since about 2004 cranking out beer after beer located in San Clemente, California. I’m glad they were able to make it t the right coast. This beer, if I can find it again, will make its way to the garage fridge without a doubt. I really enjoyed it and recommend everyone pick up a 6er of this.