Bicycle Series

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.

1423. Central Waters Cassian Sunset

Central Waters is almost always a great brew, and that stands true with this beer also.  The bourbon works so well, and the stout is very smooth.  The vanilla kicks in quickly upfront and the backend mellows with the bourbon flavor.

06 April 2020

1422. Voodoo Brewery and Untitled Art Imperial Stout

Very good and high quality stout.
It's exactly what you want and expect from an Imperial Stout.

1421. Abomination Brewing Shotgun Sour

This beer was enjoyable.
The sour was okay, but not super sour.
The berry flavors work well together and it's really tasty.

1420. Rhinegeist Whiffle

Really light and enjoyable beer.
There’s not a lot of flavors to it, but the citrus flavors and aroma are really strong and enjoyable.  It’s exactly what I expect from a Witbier.  It’s tasty, and I like drinking it.  It’s a step up from Miller Lite, and would prefer this to be my summertime outdoors beer.  

03 April 2020

Drink Indiana Cheers 04/03/2020

The Brewer's Guild of Indiana has organized a CHEERS at 6:00pm each Friday night.
Caitlin and I missed the first week, but we were able to join the state tonight.
We picked some Sun King beers that we had in the fridge, and put them in Sun King glassware and enjoyed the beautiful weather in our backyard while playing with the dogs.
Looking forward to joining next week also.

27 March 2020

BrewDog Online Bar 03/27/20

On March 27th, at 2:00pm EDT, BrewDog hosted an Online Bar.
As a BrewDog Equity Punk, I knew I had to attend, and I enjoyed some Elvis Juice while I listened to the Trivia and just enjoyed the entertainment.  I did not participate, but it was still a lot of fun to be present for.

25 March 2020

1417. Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Yet another gift from Ryan Miller, that we paired with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.
I took a drink first, and it was a very creamy and smooth milk stout.  There wasn't a lot of peanut butter flavor at first.  However, I then took a bite of the Reese's Egg, and then took another drink - and that pairing really made the peanut butter, flavor come out in the creamy stout.  It was an okay beer at first, but the pairing really made it very enjoyable.

21 March 2020

1416. Stiegl Radler Himbeere Raspberry

Another delicious gift from Ryan Miller!
Mild sour, but wonderful berry flavors.
Something I would love drinking a lot of.

20 March 2020

1415. Urban Artifact Trivet

A gift from my buddy, Ryan Miller.
Amazing!  Perfectly refreshingly delicious.
A great amount of sour from the lemonade, and it's cut with the fruity cranberry flavor.
I really enjoy this beer and would love to drink a lot of them!

08 March 2020

1414. Sun King Whoopsie

Sweet and tasty savory chocolate flavor.
Full-bodied with a creamy smooth flavor.
Goes down easily, with some weight to it.
I like it, but I don't love it.

1413. Sun King Coconut Bourbon Barrel Shadow Proof

Absolutely delicious.
Wonderful flavors that go well together.  The coconut is subtle, but I can taste it.
The bourbon kicks in smoothly in the back end.
If not for the 15.2% ABV, I would want to drink this a lot.

1412. Sun King Soleil Belgian Blonde

Light and refreshing, but there was no special flavors involved.
I would drink it, it's very easy, but nothing stands out.

29 February 2020

1411. Ommegang Bourbon Barrel Three Philosophers

Three Philosophers is one of my all time favorite beers.
It was originally drank as BEER 334 - and I've drank many of them over the past seven years.
Drinking this beer taught me that it was possible to take a great thing, and make it phenomenal. I really enjoyed drinking this, it was nice and smooth with some delicious flavors.  I would love to drink this more often.

22 February 2020

1410. Taxman Luxury Goods

This beer is really enjoyable.
A lightly chocolate smooth beer, with a nice subtle hint of raspberries in the aftertaste.

15 February 2020

1409. Sun King Ring of Dingle: Chocolate Mint

Another blah version of this stout.
The chocolate is there - but I barely get any mint.
Another disappointment.
I didn't like the regular Ring of Dingle, so I don't know why I thought I might like these variants.

1408. Sun King Ring of Dingle: Peanut Butter Coffee

Way too much Coffee.
I really can't even begin to taste the Peanut Butter. 
So blah.  Not a fan of this beer.

09 February 2020

1407. Guggman Haus Coffee Milk Stout

LOTS of coffee flavor.
It's a creamy milk stout, but there is no doubt there is coffee in this beer.

1406. Guggman Haus Backpacker's Picnic

Peanut Butter.
AND Raspberry!

All of the flavors blended together so perfectly well.
Delicious chocolate upfront and then creamy peanut butter with a nice sweet raspberry finish when everything is done.

1405. Dogfish Head Vibrant P'Ocean

Absolutely delicious. 
Great sour flavors, a nice good punch.

1404. 3 Floyd's Alpha Kong

This beer was big and delicious.
My first ever Belgian Sextuple.
Smooth and powerfully good flavors.

1403. BrewDog and Fountain Square: Shelby Street Alliance

I was NOT a fan of this beer.
The pepper spice is on the backend and far too powerful for me to enjoy.