Drank some tasty brews while playing/sucking at Call of Duty the other night. I’m much better at drinking beer than playing videogames, despite my Asian heritage.
Three Floyds Zombie Dust: It’s been a really long time since I’ve had this. Love this beer. Simple, clean, and hoppy! A
Upright Old Tom Blend: Holy fucking hnnngh. Also hnnngh. I love gin barrel aged saisons, and Upright is probably the best brewery doing it. A
Boneyard Notorious: It’ll get ya drunk! A
A friend from Nashville was in town for a couple of days, so he came over and had a couple beers with me. It was a good time.
Side Project Brett Venture #1: Completely different than #2, this beer is pretty much liquid pineapple. Definitely one of the juiciest beers I’ve ever had. Some brett, a little tartness, but mostly just a huge pineapple bomb, kind of like Dole pineapple juice….but actually good. A-/A
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #6: Yeah…….I really wish HF wasn’t so hard to trade for. A
Went to my first bottleshare at Tin Bucket! It was arranged by some people on BeerAdvocate and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. Cool people, great beer, in a great spot. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway: Delicious as always! Crazy to think that I’ve had this beer a ton of times but never actually owned a bottle…A-/A
Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett: This is the brand new batch, and while good…..it wasn’t as good as Fantasia. I’m really happy to try it, and quite happy that I only have one bottle. Front loading my purchases on Fantasia was a good idea. B+
Bruery Mother Funker: Sour as hell, but more palatable than before! B
Cascade Bottleworks XIV: Great beer, and doesn’t taste exactly the same as all the other Cascades! A
Cigar City Lacto Guava Grove: I brought this one, and really had no idea if it was going to be any good, so I was a little nervous. Turns out it’s quite good! I with the weather was nice out because this beer would be a good lemonade substitute. B+/A-
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek: I love this beer as much as there are vowels in its name. Great kriek. A/A+
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze: I’ve had this a bunch lately….ain’t a bad thing. A
Bo & Luke: Great label, pretty good beer.
I brought this one, and it sucked. Boo. C-
Funkwerks King: Really good initial sip, but got boring after a little bit.
Upright Blend Love: One of Upright’s best offerings. I could drink this forever. A/A+
Central Waters 16: Delicious, like candy soaked in bourbon. A/A+
Oh man, we’re screwed.
Kuhnhenn 4th Dementia and BA 4th Dementia: Love these beers. A/A+
Russian River Consecration B3: Best bottle of Consecration that I’ve had…maybe bigger bottles is better? A
Jester King Aurelian Lure: Great apricot sour, only West Ashely and Fou Foune are better for the style. A/A+
Goose Island King Henry: I’ve had this bottle forever, and now it’s dead. On the bright side, this bottle was delicious and much better than the last couple of bottles I have tried at tastings. KH is honestly one of the best barleywines ever made. A+
Prairie and Pirate Bomb!: I enjoyed Prairie Bomb! more, the vanilla was just so good. A
Drank bottles got drank.
Yep, my sister and I drank even more stuff while she was in town over the weekend. We don’t do things half-assed around here.
First, need some awesome cheese.
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus: This 2009 bottle was fantastic, and didn’t smell like old diapers (looking at you, bottle I had during the big geuze and oyster tasting). A+
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV: Really aged well, super mellow with a good amount of chocolate and barrel. A-/A
Ale Apothecary Sahalie: Absolutely delicious, but man the new corks are a bitch to remove. Lots of citrus with some funk and a little bit of alcohol heat. You still can’t tell that this sucker is over 10% though. Still maintains dangerously drinkable status. A-/A
Tastes like it sounds.
Yep….therefore instead of living a healthy-ish life, I went around and ate and drank everything. I need a couple days to recover.
Smoked Gouda? Check.
Kumamota oysters? Check.
Cantillon Vigneronne? Great pairing, but I would have enjoyed a little more grape flavor than this 2011 bottle. A
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic: My sister really enjoyed this, but I thought it was a little overcarbonated. A-
De Garde Loak: Really gotta stop drinking these….I’m going to run out soon if I don’t watch it. A/A+
Here’s some food.
……..and food coma-ed.