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.
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).