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Casey

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I was running out of his beers, so it was time to re-up on Casey. 🙂

Machinima Nostaligia and beer

A few days ago a friend and I were talking about Red vs. Blue, a machinima series that was absolutely hilarious and filmed using Halo. So the next day we decided to watch the series again and bathe in the nostalgic feelings.

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Block 15 Sticky Hands: This batch is fantastic, and doesn’t drink like an 8% beer at all. I also hear that regular cans are in the works? I’ll take Sticky Cans any day of the week!

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine: This is an old can, sooooooooo it pales in comparison to the super fresh Sticky Hands. Wasn’t even a fair fight, hops had faded a bit and it just wasn’t the same.

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Block 15 Cassidy: Finally getting around to trying Block 15 beers from a few releases ago. This has a great funky nose that carries into the taste with a moderate amount of tartness. I really like this, it’s like a Block 15 sour had a child with an Upright sour.

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Block 15 7th Anniversary: Okay, this is even better than Cassidy. Definitely more subtle and nuanced than the more aggressive Cassidy, which actually isn’t that aggressive in its own right.

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OEC piece of crap: Yep, it’s terrible, just like my ability to manually focus a camera.

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Prairie Pirate Noir: This is really good, and a good way to finally get into Stoutember for the night. Sweet and chocolatey with good bourbon presence.

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Deschutes The Abyss 2010: God, this beer is still one of my favorite stouts, they just don’t make em like this anymore. Bitter dark chocolate with some oak and bourbon, but perfectly balanced. Stouts nowadays have gotten so much more aggressive in their flavor profiles, with big hits of one or two flavors, leaving well balanced stouts by the wayside. A+

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Cycle Brewing Pallet #2: Not even close to 2010 Abyss. Not. Even. Close.

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Casey Brett Loves Citra: OH THANK GOD THE STOUTS ARE OVER! Very tasty dry hopped sour btw.

Casey, all of the Casey

I haven’t had many beers from Casey Brewing and Blending, but I think this tasting fixed all that.

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Turns out these three beers were my favorite of the day. Balaton is the winner.

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Brett Loves Citra: Very, very good. Like a fancy version of De Garde’s Hose, but with much softer acidity.

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Casey Oak Theory: Huge surprise at the taste of this beer. It tastes just like a very young lambic, funk and all. Pro-tip, cellar the hell out of these.

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Casey Advanced Oak Theory: I love how the whiskey barrels have changed this beer, but the finish is super diacetyl. Do not want buttered popcorn flavors in my beer 😦

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Casey Saison: Really, fucking good. Damn.

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Casey East Bank: Also delicious.

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Casey East Bank w/honey: A beer that has honey in it where I can actually taste the honey?! GOD DAMN.

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Casey Peach Fruit Stand: no peaches to be found here. Makes me sad, but other than that the beer is good.

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Casey Blackberry Fruit Stand: Very tasty, but I was expecting more blackberry here.

General takeaway: Casey beers are very good, but do not expect the same kind of fruit bombs that De Garde drops on your palate. The fruit seems to be used as an accent to the main flavors of the base beer, while De Garde’s approach is to highlight the fruit itself, with the base beer used as a foundation of the fruity assault on your senses.

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Yep, fruitiest beer of the day.