Posts Tagged ‘ Captain Lawrence ’

Housewarming!

No, I didn’t move. I’m going to end up dying in this apartment, but a friend just moved and of course we had to christen the place! Don’t mind the fact that there’s not much in the apartment and we hadn’t really helped them move in yet….

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Other Half Hop Showers: This can was weird, didn’t taste like Hop Showers to me, way too bitter for that. I’m not sure on the age of this can, so that might be a factor.

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Block 15 Super Nebula: This bottle is the Lost Barrels version from 2011, where they used previously lost barrels that were discovered at the Buffalo Trace warehouse. They date back to 1989, so that’s pretty awesome. This beer was good but too smoky when it was first released, but the 5 years sitting around has done it well! The smoke has faded, leaving behind a nice chocolate, bourbon, and oak flavor profile. Still smoky up front though! Dinged points on thin mouthfeel. B+

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Bandaids. >_<

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Bottle Logic Stronger Than Fiction: Wow that’s a lot of coconut! Other than that, this beer was kind of weird, mostly because it’s a strong ale and I don’t really think many people get the strong ale profile right aside from Hair of the Dog and Kuhnhenn. B

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This beer was unremarkable, not because I remembered what it tasted like, but because I don’t remember what it was like. This is known as drunkard natural selection.

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Sours, Saisons, and Funk!

Yep, I repeated the BIF! I was in Las Vegas for work, and when I got back home I had a nice box waiting for me.

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From left to Right: All wants or new ticks!

Westbrook Rhubarb Remix

Jacks Abbey Berliner Bruan

Night Shift Mainer Weisse

Night Shift Cape Codder Weisse

HF Brother fucking Soigne

HF Convivial Suarez

HF Arthur

HF Norma (that sexy bitch)

Alchemist Petite Mutant

Alchemist Heady Topper

Westbrook Gose

Trillium Farmhouse Ale

Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone.

I’m tired. Bedtime.

Pregaming a Concert

This beer did the trick before I went off to see the Postal Service.

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Commons Brewing. Consistently Delicious!

Yeah, decided to eat some banh mi, have a beer on draft, and share a bottle with people at the Commons.

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Commons Fruit Beer Fest Entry: This beer is fantastically tart. And it’s pink. A-

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Captain Lawrence Rosse e Marrone: Soooo much better than the last batch (that beer was a complete turd). This bottle was not very tart, but had a great barrel character with a bucket load of grape skins. Very pleasant, would drink again! A-

Another Open Tasting

Aaaaaaand we’re off!

New England Brewing Gandhi Bot: So bitter and delicious. (B+)

Some German Berlinerweisse….but it wasn’t bad (B)

My homebrew saison: tasty, but it could use a touch more carbonation. Might want to add some crazy yeast to it next time as well

Homebrew Berlinerweisse: Delicious and wheaty! Cheers to Aaron for bringing it

Captain Lawrence Hops N’ Roses: pretty good, better than I was expecting. Can’t believe this bottle costs 15 bucks though (B+)

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett: Tasted like tree, chocolate, and funk (B-)

Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour: Had this beer before the fruit beer festival, and it’s better than I remember. Fantastic aroma and nice black berry flavor! (A-)

Brooklyn Brewing Black Ops: Good, but not nearly worth the $20+ bucks a bottle (B)

Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Old Chub: Best beer of the day, but I gots to drive home…..being responsible can suck sometimes! (A)