Great week and some great beers. This week we featured two beers from Sierra Blanca Brewing out of New Mexico. First, we had the Desert Pilsner followed by the Pancho Verde Green Chile Cerveza. Good brews made by some good folks. CHEERS!!!!
The culinary world lost a great story-teller recently when Anthony Bourdain took his own life. I will start by saying I do not support suicide, I do not condone it, and really can’t stand that people end their lives this way. With all that being said
I also understand that people fight demons we can’t see and battle wounds we can’t heal.
Looking from the outside in it is easy to be judgmental, I mean hell what could have been his issue the man traveled the world drinking and eating his way through some of the greatest places this planet has to offer. Many of us out there dream of that kind of life. I also understand that from the exterior some look like they are living life to its fullest, yet on the inside they are always alone. I would love to keep going on and on but that’s not my place, I only hope that the culinary and travel world can find another orator to tell its story.
Here’s to you Bourdain. Cheers!!! PROST!!!! Skal!!! Salute!!! Brosd!! Santi!!
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.