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 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.
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.
This week started off tough with the Funeral but is ending with Easter Sunday. The family has been together almost all week. We drank, we cried, we shared stories, and just enjoyed each others time. It was really nice. This week has been great even if it started off so tough.
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.
16 Mile Brewery is a brewer out of Georgetown, Delaware. They have been around for close to 9 years and continue to make great beers. Repsonders Ale will be the feature for the week, but like most weeks I am sure to have some others mixed in. Repsonders will be the first of two beers from 16 Mile that I will be trying. Next week we try their Tiller Brown Ale.
Responders Ale is a light-bodied beer with 4.1% ABV ( Alcohol By Volume) and 12 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units). This is an easy-going beer that’s not too bitter. The best part of this beer is that proceeds from sales go to National Fallen Firefighters Association, so I’ll drink to that. Here’s to you 1st Responders.
I know the day is a bit dreary but this week has been anything but. I had a work function at the beach, attended a wedding, had some great beers, and took my girls to see a flick. I am sure something negative happened some where in there but I don’t care nor will I waste time trying to remember. Lets look back at another great week.
My drinking escapades began Friday night when I took the wife out for dinner to Chesapeake Inn in Maryland. I wrote about a night I had there back in June this past summer. Everyone knows I love that place. This week the main beer of my focus will be from Lake Wood Brewing out of Texas. This is the first beer in a new craft beer subscription box that I got from Craft Beer Club. I got four different beers from two companies, 12 beers in all. This takes away from me having to stare aimlessly at the beer aisle at my local LQ. I can’t figure it out I just stand there like an idiot.
Over the last decade there has been an explosion of craft beer distillers opening up every where. In Delaware it seems every other week a new one is popping up in a storage building, someones backyard, a warehouse, just about any ole place. I personally couldn’t be more excited. The best is that this has become a great form of entrepeneurship. The combination of craft brewers and food trucks has changed the lanscape for hanging out and having a good time. Craft beer distillers have an amazing impact on the local economy, plus they give locals a place they can call their own.
I would like to start by saying that I Fucking love the beach. Sorry, I just can’t get enough of it. The best part is when you find that perfect drink that goes with the perfect day. This week I grabbed two new beers Bilsner from Burley Oak Brewing and Cage Radler from Victory. One beer not so good the other beer really good.
First up was the beer that didn’t mesh well with the beach. When I pair beers it’s no so much with food but the weather and fun I believe I am going to have. Bilsner wasn’t a bad beer but pairing for the beach. Plus I think Bilsner freak me out the way he stares at you from the can and points at you. I don’t know if he was judging me or letting me know he was coming for me. All in all it was an okay beer but not good for the beach.
Victory almost never disappoints when I pick them up. Cage Radler was a great beach beer with an awesome flavor. I could have drank thirty of these if given the chance. Cage Radler had a fruity taste to it that felt wonderful in my mouth. This only helped with the good times that were being had on the beach. I will be adding this to the list of great beach beers.
I am always looking for suggestions on beers and other drinks to try. If you have any suggestions shot them my way. I will literally put anything in my mouth, wait that came out wrong. I will try almost anything, shit I mean drinks, fuck I can’t end this the right way.
See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler