05 August 2020

1464. Sun King Leap Year

This beer has been out for a while, but I’m just finally getting my hands on it. I absolutely love it.  It’s nice and tart sour, and it goes down really easily.  The sour doesn’t linger too long, just enough. 

This beer was given to me by a friend who works for Sun King.  Last week, I drank a Founders beer on the Podcast, and my friend contacted me and said, “If you’re going to be drinking beer on your Podcast, let me give you some GOOD beer to drink...”. And he did.  So, the next few weeks, Jason and I will be promoting the Sun King beers we drink each week. 

03 August 2020

Sun King and GenCon - 2020 Update

With tonight's addition of Genevieve, it's time for an updated GenCon Photo.

2020 - Genevieve (#1463)
2019 - Brewtron 9000 (#1292)
2018 - Everlasting Gamer (#1294 - added a year late)
2017 - Dragon’s Delight (#988)
2015 - Drink on and Prosper (#694)
2014 - Froth of Kahn (#580)

There has been no Time-Travel-Miracle (yet).
I am still missing three previous beers...
2016’s Twenty-Sided Rye
2013's Flagon Slayer
2012's Ale of Destiny  

02 August 2020

1463. Sun King Genevieve

Despite GenCon getting cancelled, Sun King still released their beer for this year!  It’s a Belgian Amber Ale, and it’s got a complicated profile to it.  There is a lot going on, and the Belgian influence is apparent. It’s malt profile is very Amber-like, and the flavor of the Belgian yeast is strong. It’s an okay combination, but I don’t love the beer. 

01 August 2020

1462. Sun King Lemon Shandy Sunlight Cream Ale

I’ve been enjoying the Orange Vanilla Sunlight all summer - this one is even better!  It’s got a nice tart lemon flavor upfront and then it goes down creamy good.  The tart doesn’t linger too long, but does leave a refreshing taste in my mouth.  I can’t wait for this to end up in cans, I will drink a bunch of them before the end of the summer. 

31 July 2020

1461. Founders Más Agave

This delicious beer was a gift from my buddy Garrett Miller. 
Yes, I have stepped up my Miller-Game, and now have both awesome brothers picking me up beers when they travel - I am truly blessed with the Miller Boys. 

On to the beer.  
A Lime Gose, aged in Tequila barrels. 
It’s delicious. 
It’s not a sour Gose, it’s very tart, and even that’s tamed down by the tequila - which gives it a nice smooth finish and reminds you that it was there. 
It’s light. It goes down easier than it should for a 10% ABV.

I really enjoy this beer!

I gave Garrett a shout-out for getting me this beer, as I drank it during this week’s Podcast episode (https://youtu.be/AT_hxDc7C9w).

29 July 2020

1460. Country Boy Lemonade Lager

Really disappointed with this beer. 
It’s a dry lager, and it’s not fruity or sweet at all.  
I don’t ever plan to drink this again. 

28 July 2020

1459. West Side Gose

Pretty bland Gose. 
It has some tart up front, but it doesn’t linger for very long. 
It’s a fine drink, light and easy, but it’s just bland. 

1458. Fifty West Doom Pedal (Q♦️)

It’s been a LONG time since I posted any Bicycle Series beers.  While in Ohio, I finally ran across a brewery I’ve been looking for each time I went to Ohio.  So, I was finally able to add it. 

(I’ve also done numerous New Glarus beers, and keep forgetting to use one of them for the card...)

This beee is okay.  
There is nothing special about it, but it’s not bad.  
Just a standard ale with some extra flavor to it. 

1457. Rockmill Cerise

This is light and easy to drink.
It goes down very quick, and honestly doesn't have a whole lot of flavor to it.
It has a hint of cherry flavor, but nothing that really gives this beer anything special.
It's odd for such a plain beer to come from a brewery that the can says was established ten years ago.  This tastes like something I would expect from a brewery in their first year.

27 July 2020

1456. Kona Mai Time Wheat Ale

Orange, Pineapple, Lime.
All those flavors are present, the orange is the most powerful.
It's all fine in a wheat beer.  It's tasty, but nothing amazing.
It's a little too heavy for me to want to sit outside and drink them in the heat, but they aren't bad for drinking inside.  It's good, but nothing great.

25 July 2020

1455. Southern Tier White Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Milk Stout

So many amazing flavors all packed into a single beer, it's amazing!
It's light, it's refreshing, it's smooth, it's tart but not overpowering, and the white chocolate flavor lingers after you drink.  It's listed at 10% ABV, but it goes down easier than a Miller Lite, so this beer could get dangerous.

1454. Eagle Banana Bread Beer

Caitlin picked out this beer, and I am glad that she was willing to drink the rest of it.
I did not enjoy the beer at all - but Caitlin did.
It really does taste like banana bread, so it's exactly what it advertises - but I'm not a fan of banana bread, so it's too perfect for me to enjoy.

1453. Urban Artifact Photo Booth

Another gose.  More sour delicious.
It's tart and enjoyable.
Grapefruit usually isn't my favorite, but it's not bad in this beer.

1452. Fifty West Ocean City Strawberry Gose

I absolutely love this beer.
There is really nothing special about it, but it's fruity and its sour, and it makes my mouth happy.

1451. Left Hand Gettin' Tiki With It Nitro

Eh, blah.
This sounds like a beer that I should love.
Pina Colado flavors are ones that I tend to enjoy, and I do like wheat beers.
But...  Something about this doesn't go down right in my mouth.
It might be the nitro?  It is really smooth going down, but the flavors just don't taste good to me.
The nitro seems to make it taste "flat" as it goes down like thick pineapple flavored water.
I was really disappointed, because I thought I was going to like it a lot.

1450. Blue Stallion Ya Damn Skippy

Very tasty beer!  Caitlin and I have trouble finding Peanut Butter Porters we actually like.  
This is the third one we have found, after Big Woods/Quaff On! Peanut Butter Busted Knuckle and Evil Genius Purple Monkey.

The peanut butter flavor is really nice and balances the chocolate well.  It was a very tasty beer.

1449. Platform Coconut Guava Jelly Donut

This beer is AMAZING!
So delicious and tasty.
Caitlin and I found it at Party Source in Newport, and I later bought more of it at Jungle Jim's because I wanted more to drink.

Upfront, this is a delicious fruity sour, the "jelly" flavor is very strong upfront.
Then, what makes this beer delicious, is that the coconut flavor slowly creeps in on the back end and then lingers.  Leaving a great coconut taste in my mouth, after the sour is gone.

It's two flavors that I really love, and I can't believe they work so well together in the same beer.

18 July 2020

1448. Urban Artifact Spyglass

Really enjoyable beer for drinking outside.
The lemon-lime flavor is really nice and tart, and it drinks very light and refreshing.
They go down quick and are very enjoyable.

10 July 2020

1447. BrewDog Ballistic Cherry

Very similar to the Berry version, with a definite Cherry flavor in this one.
It's good, but nothing great - and I prefer the flavors of the Berry version.

1446. BrewDog Ballistic Berry

Really good berry flavor, and a small kick of sour.
Enjoyable to drink, but there isn't anything amazing about it.

BrewDog Pride AF

So, I'm not giving this 'beer" a number, since it is a non-alcoholic beer.
However, I am going to say this:  It's probably my favorite beer I have ever drank.
Or, at least as far as a beer I would want to drink everyday.  It's delicious.  Seriously, amazing.
The best NA I have ever tasted, and it's a great sour beer.  Nice and tart, that leaves my mouth puckering.

I would seriously consider drinking this NA for good, if it was more readily available.

03 July 2020

1445. The Bruery Mash & Coconut

Ryan Miller has finally found the BEST coconut beer I have ever drank.
It's amazing.  It's delicious.
The coconut flavor is powerful, most likely being brought out by the bourbon-barrel aging.

27 June 2020

1444. Big Lug Kristofferson

Oatmeal Pale Ale?
Ok...  it’s blah.  
It’s dry and hoppy.  
I don’t taste oatmeal. 
It’s fine.  I don’t hate it. 

1443. Avery Barrel-Aged Raspberry Sour

Oh my!!!  This is beyond delicious.  
The red raspberries POP with sour flavors, and the oak barrel aging doesn’t make it heavy to drink, it just make the flavors burst out even more than normal.  It’s still light - at 6% - and just makes my mouth pucker for another drink. 

I really enjoy this. 

1442. Breckenridge Nitro Raspberry Vanilla

Silky smooth and tart creamy delicious.
Oddly, the vanilla isn't present much in the flavor, but I feel like it blends with the nitro to make this beer go down as smoothly as it does.  The raspberry flavor is subtle but still present and tastes really good.

1441. BrewDog Overworks Dream Catcher

A sour...  with coffee?  This beer had me intrigued.  Upon the first drink, I  was still a little confused.
I'm confused because I like it.
I'm confused because it's sour.
I'm confused because there is definitely a coffee taste too.
The beer is really good.  I like it, more than I expected.
Good sour flavors, with this odd hint of coffee, but it's just subtle enough that it doesn't bother me.

1440. BrewDog Dumpster Fire

This beer is absolutely delicious.  Fruity and tart, with a perfect sour aftertaste that makes me yearn for another drink.  It's light ABV of 3.5% makes this something I could drink all day long.

17 June 2020

1439. Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Tonight, we did S'mores on the new deck/firepit.
I usually enjoy my S'mores by using Reese Cups in place of the chocolate.
So, this was by far the most perfect beer to pair with my snack.
The beer is good and tasty, not as amazing as I hoped, the peanut butter is pretty subtle, but the chocolate is there for sure.

11 June 2020

1438. College Street Big Blue Van

A Blueberry Vanilla Wheat beer.
All of the flavors are perfectly balanced.
It's got a nice, smooth vanilla flavor up front while drinking, and the tart blueberries linger in the aftertaste.  It's a little thick and hazy, and it tastes really good.

1437. Huss Brewing Coconut Joe

A delicious Coconut beer.
Jeff and I killed two pitchers of this delicious beer, and I love it all.
Semi-sweet and creamy stout up front, and a very nice lingering coconut flavor in the back end.
I really enjoyed it.
I do regret not trying the blend our bartender suggested:  Like a snakebite - with their Coffee Porter on the bottom, and Coconut Joe on the top.  She said it was really good, but after two pitchers (and I don't really like coffee...), I felt like I didn't need to try it, but I wish I had.

08 June 2020

1436. Fate Brewing Buena Vista Blonde Ale

Nice blonde ale.  Nothing stands out, but its easy to drink and tastes good.

1435. Pedal Haus Biere Blanche Belgian Wheat

Good wheat beer, but again - nothing special about it.
Not sure why it won a GABF Gold...???

1434. Pedal Haus Day Drinker Light Lager

Just another "Glorified Miller Lite".
Nothing special.  It's a little on the "hoppy" side...  I am in Arizona and closer to the West Coast, so this should be expected.

06 June 2020

1433. Stone/The Bruery Fahrt Die Ziege

A Birthday Beer brought to me by Ryan Miller.
A delicious Belgian that we shared.  Great, powerful fruit flavors, and a big Belgian finish.  Really tasty.

17 May 2020

25 April 2020

1429. Sun King Polynesian Passion

Good beer, no coconut flavor.
It's a fun, fruity, sugary beer.
Light, at first - then really big in the back end.  Nice, lingering bourbon flavors overpower all the fruit flavors in the aftertaste.  

21 April 2020

1428. Indiana City Medieval Mixology

A fruited Belgian Dark Strong...
I had high hopes, I love Belgians, but this one is just kind of okay.
The fruit is there, but subtle.  It's just okay.

1427. Centerpoint El Gato

Pretty standard and normal Mexican lager.
Not great, not bad.

14 April 2020

1426. Sun King Frost Berries Sour Ale

This is one of the most delicious sour beers I have drank in a long time!
I really love it.  The flavors all work very well together, its fruity with just the perfect amount of sour.

10 April 2020

Drink Indiana Cheers 04/10/2020

Another Friday is another Drink Indiana Cheers!
This week, we picked Big Woods/Quaff On as our brewery.
Caitlin drank the amazingly delicious Peanut Butter Busted Knuckle.
I had the Six Foot Strawberry Blonde, which is really tasty.

07 April 2020

1425. Rochester Mills Leroy

Really tasty brown ales.
Overall, brown ales are one of my favorites and this one has a little added extra flavor of yummy with the addition of maple syrup.

1424. Devil's Trumpet Astronaut Dreams

This beer was good, but also very odd in an interesting way.
The beer tastes like a melted iced-mixed-drink.  It was creamy from the lactose, the pineapple flavor was very powerful and the coconut did hint itself in the backend.  The orange and banana flavors were sort of present, just kind of blended in with everything else.  It was not bad, and I liked it overall.  I would drink it again, and see how I felt after another one.