Posts Tagged ‘ Leon ’

Brews for New Avenues Bottle Share

New Avenues for Youth had a small bottle share at one of my favorite bars over the weekend, just to get some donor engagement going, and since we all drink and hang out together anyway.

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First, had to stretch the liver with some Hawaiian Speedway. It was taaaaassty.

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Thanks for the spread Cheese Bar!

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Why do these happen on weeknights

Yes, I don’t have any answers for you. This happened Wednesday…..

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WHAT IS THIS?! A BOTTLE FOR ANTS?! Seriously, it’s tiny.

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Hill Farmstead Harlan: Very good, but not very complex. I find most Hill Farmstead hoppy beers to be good, but 1 dimensional. Oh dear, I can already see people reaching for their pitchforks. Crap.

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Cigar City Leon: Faded, but still great. Should have drank this earlier.

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Yes, yes let’s go ahead and follow a barrel aged barleywine with another barrel aged barleywine. Great ideas happen this way.

Back on Schedule

Every other weekend tastings are back with a vengeance!

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Bear Republic Racer 15 IPA: Good, and went well with my sandwich! A-

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Well….that escalated quickly.

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Hill Farmstead Life without Principle #2: I wish it was summer, because this beer would have been perfect. Nice and light with a touch of lemon, this beer is crushable. B+

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Southampton Uberliner: An imperial berlinerweisse?! Hah! It’s damn good though. A-

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Eagle something something Equinox: This beer has starfruit in it. I was sold at the very moment. It’s pleasantly sour with some orange citrus and another citrusy flavor I wouldn’t be able to place normally (starfruit). A-

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Hill Farmstead Foster: Not for me. Too bitter. C+

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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #5: Tart with lots of citrus and funk. It’s a great beer, but commands far more trade value that its taste suggests. A-

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Boulevard Love Child #1: Finish reminds me a lot of Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague…and that’s awesome. One of the best beers of the day. A

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De Dolle Special Reserve: Tasty beer, nice and sweet. Dessert beer?! A-

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Hill Farmstead Everett: Still one of the best porters out there. God damn. A

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Hill Farmstead E.: Tasty, but the aroma of the beers was insane. Taste just couldn’t keep up. B+

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Drie Foneinen Doesjel: IT NEEDS BUBBLES. B

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Lost Abbey Devotion: It was carbonated! That’s always unexpected from Lost Abbey. Unfortunately, this beer was lame. C

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Olde Hickory Seven Devils: Awesome barrel character here. Olde Hickory has yet to let me down. Come at me bro. A-

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Hill Farmstead Jimmy: Still don’t like this beer. I want to have it once more fresh though. I don’t think age does this one any favors. B-

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Fifty Fifty Eclipse Corn Whiskey: Good, but I’m not the best person to rate the eclipse beers, because I don’t think they are worth the $25. B+/A-

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Cigar City Leon: Thank god that last bottle I had was just a freak. This beer is good. Might be the best beer of the evening. I was also a bit buzzed at this point. Apple brandy barleywine so good! A+

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Upright Fatali Four: I don’t know why we decided to open this, but it was good. I like spicy stuff. A-