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Beers I am Enjoying – Sept. 1

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by sp1365

I wanted to take a departure from the last two posts about my nanobrewery and talk some beer, namely what I have been drinking lately. Part of the fun of now being gainfully employed is the increase in my beer budget for both craft beer and homebrewing. Due to that I have had the opportunity to pick up some great bombers as well as some good six packs (unfortunately 1 less than satisfactory six pack as well though). Anyway, on to the quick hits of what I have been drinking and enjoying lately:

  • Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast – Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout. Absolutely delicious. Most beers that profile a side flavor, in this case coffee, tend to over do it. This is seen a lot with bourbon stouts in my opinion, but in this case the coffee blends well with the stouts.
  • Breckenridge Imperial Porter – Tasty big porter.
  • Southern Tier Hoppe – Good beer, though for as few ingredients that were in the beer the individual characteristics seemed muted and lost. That being said, it was a good beer.
  • Founders Red Rye Stout – If I see a rye beer I just can’t pass it up. Add to that it comes from Founders Brewery and I knew that I needed a sixer of this. I was not let down and this is a delicious beer
  • Troegs Hop Back Amber – Got this along with the next one down in a trade and boy am I glad I did. Very pleasant beer with a great hop aroma, but a restrained bitterness making a perfect late summer beer.
  • Weyerbacher Old Heathen – Imperial Stouts are my favorite of the “Big” beer styles and this one was on par with some of the better ones that I have had. Was it great? Probably not, but that does not mean it wasn’t tasty.

A couple that fell short:

  • Big Sky Moose Drool – This doesn’t fall into this section because it was a bad beer, just over-hyped. It is a good Brown Ale, but given the following that this beer has across the country I was expecting a bit more.
  • Argus Red Ale – This one was highly recommended by a couple people in the area and I was horribly disappointed. No red color and the beers flavor was lifeless. I will try again with a different offering from Argus, but this one was just not enjoyable.

Cheers!