21 July 2021

1658. Sun King Watermelon Sunlight

Newest Variant of Sunlight. 
It’s okay.  
Watermelon aroma is present when I go to drink, watermelon flavor is mild in the beer.  Sadly, this version of Sunlight is not as good as the Lemon Shandy or Orange Vanilla variants. It’s probably fourth behind the Tropical, because it has light coconut flavor to it.  

But, it’s fine.  It’s drinkable and refreshing.  I don’t mind it at all, and have no problems drinking it. 




09 July 2021

Beer #74 REVISITED: Kronenbourg 1664

Tonight, we dined at the Be Our Guest restaurant in The Magic Kingdom.
There were more appealing beers on the menu, however, since it was French-themed, I sucked it up and drank a French biere.  This also allowed me to Revisit Beer #74 and provide a picture to go with it.

This beer.  It's considered a lager, but it's light like a Miller Lite.  So, it was easy to drink and I enjoyed many of them throughout the meal.   Nothing special, considering it's French.  But it was fine for tonight.




08 July 2021

1657. Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen

Today we made it to Epcot.
I found Germany, and I found a beer vendor. 
This sounded good, and I didn't think I remembered ever drinking it before.  Checked the website later, and it wasn't there - so I'm adding it now!

This was the perfect beer for the 95-degree day.
It was so hot, but this light beer went down really refreshingly, and the grapefruit flavor was nice and enjoyable.  It hit the spot for today - and I'm happy I upgraded to the plastic beer mug to have as a souvenir.  




05 July 2021

1656. Riptide Olde Naples Blonde

The last Florida beer I was able to get my hands on, and this one was really good.
It was light and crisp, and easy to drink.  It was a blonde that tasted like a blonde.
I took a few of these to the beach a few days later, and they were very tasty in the hot sun.






1655. Hofbrauhaus 3.3 Session Lager

I didn't even know this exsisted.
I found it at the liquor store here in Florida, and decided I wanted it, because I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it.  Figures, I got to Florida looking for beer, and I find something from Germany that I want.

I don't know if we are just in a bad part of Florida, but none of the liquor stores have many local beer options.

So, I'm drinking German Lager, and loving it.
SIDE NOTE:  Tropical Storm Elsa comes through Marco Island the following day, so I drink a lot of these light lagers while watching the dark skies, wind, thunder, lightening, and the Italy/Spain EURO2020 Semi Final.  




1654. Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen

This Funky Buddha Floridian is so far the best of my three Florida beers so far.
It's not bad to drink on the beach, where I took a few of them with us today.
I'm starting this think Floridians don't know how to properly label their beers.  Because this one is a lot lighter than a normal Hefe should be, and it's more refreshing than the citrus ale should have been.  Things seem a little different down here in Florida...






1653. Islamorada Ale

Islamorada Ale claims to be a citrus ale, but I don't get any light or fruity citrus flavors from this beer.
It's heavy and drinks thick.  It's neither light nor refreshing, like I expected from a citrus ale.  It's not enjoyable to sit outside and drink them - like I was expecting.  I've gone ZERO-for-two, so far on new beers this trip...






1652. Naples Beach IPA

I've been in Florida for about two hours now, we finally stopped for lunch - and the ONLY Florida local beer on the menu is an IPA.  I digress, and I still ordered it.  And it's a full-hardcore-IPA.  It's major dry and super bitter, and it's tough to go down.  Luckily, I chased it with a Stella.




03 July 2021

1651. Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan

This was a gift from my sister-in-law Mallory as a part of my birthday present.
Today, I've been trying to clean out my beer fridge before I leave for vacation, and I am finally getting around to this beer.

I don't get to try many brown ales.  It's one of my favorite styles, but doesn't seem to get made very often.
This one is LOADED with Pecan flavor.  I just kinda like pecans, so it doesn't really improve the beer for me.  It's pretty easy to drink, kind of lighter than most brown ales, and like I said - powerful pecan flavor.  It was a good beer to drink, but nothing I really need to drink again.




1650. Rochester Mills Juice Bigalow Hop Gigolo

This was a gift from my buddy Jae.  A few weeks back, we all played poker at our friend Snow's house, and we did kind of a beer swap.  Everyone brought a bunch of different things, and we just kind of shared them around.  I ended up bringing this one home.

I will give it credit that's a juicy beer.  But, it still isn't something I enjoy.  It's fairly dry and bitter, and has an aftertaste that I'm not a fan of.  It was tough to drink.







29 June 2021

1649. Lakefront Wisconsonite

My buddy Garrett and I got together today to watch the Germany v England match in the EURO2020 tourney.  It did not go well for Germany.  However, after the match we sat around and drank a Wisconsin Beer, since Garrett is one of my Wisconsin buddies.

The beer is fine.  It's good and drinkable,but I don't love it.  I would drink it in Wisconsin, but I would probably find other options elsewhere.




28 June 2021

1648. Fernson Curio

My first ever beer from South Dakota.  The state I was born in, yet tend to never make public.
This beer was a delicious gift from my friend John Peddie, who runs his own beer blog.
He gave one to Jason L. Maier and myself, so we drank them together on one of our podcast episodes.
The beer is good.  It's a nice level of sour, not too tart.  Very good summer beer.




26 June 2021

Beer 1 REVISITED: Abita Purple Haze

BEER #1.
Well, sort of.
When I started this website, I went through The Spot's ordering guide, and wrote down every single beer that I had already drank before I started the website.  There was 152 Beers, and I made them MY FIRST POST.  And did them in Alphabetical Order, so Abita became the first two, and Purple Haze came before Turbo Dog.  So, I drank this beer back in The Spot Days.  But, here's a picture of it from tonight.




1647. TailGate Peanut Butter Milk Stout

ANOTHER Gift Beer From Garrett Miller!

LOADS of Peanut Butter flavor in this beer.
It goes down thick and heavy, and both Caitlin and I enjoyed the flavors.
It might have been a little heavy for drinking after such a long and hot day - but we still appreciated the flavor and quality of the beer.  Very tasty.




1646. Fat Bottom Ruby

Another Garrett Miller Tennessee Vacation Gift Beer!!!

I enjoyed this red ale.  It was pretty flavorful, and full-bodied.
It went down a little heavy, but I just think that's the quality of the beer.
It might be a better fall-drinking beer, it didn't seem to keep my mouth cool, just because of the style.
I still really enjoyed it.




1645. Hap & Harry's Neon Leon

This was another Tennessee Vacation Garrett Miller Gift Beer...

I didn't know that I knew Hap & Harry's - but in April of 2018, I drank Beer #1086, which was their Lager.  I don't even remember that.  Interesting.

This is billed as a Light Lager - and it just falls into Glorified Miller Lite status for me.
It's light and easy to drink, and a little heavier in its flavor.  But there is nothing special about it.




1644. Rhinegeist Zango

Delicious outdoor beer!
It's really not even a beer.  It's like apple juice.
It's apple-strong flavored upfront, and then the tangerine flavor lingers in the aftertaste.
Sadly, the mango kind of gets covered up.
But, for patio drinking, this hits the spot.
It's like juice.




1643. Sun King Raspberry Lemonade

I saw this beer get announced a few days ago, so I ran out to get one, and I was not disappointed.
The fruity flavors are powerful, and it's very, very tart.  It's refreshing and makes my mouth happy.

Caitlin has also been wanting to try the Java Mac - and luckily, it is available right now.
So, we had a good Date Day at Sun King Broad Ripple, and we both got beers that we really enjoyed.






21 June 2021

1642. Schulz Bräu Pilsner

This was a gift from my buddy Garrett - who picked up a number of beers for me on his recent vacation.
He went to the Schulz Bräu Brewery in Knoxville, Tennessee and had an amazing time, and brought this can back for me.

I was excited to try it, and it was okay.
It's a fine Pilsner, but its flavor just falls into the Glorified Miller Lite category.
It was tasty, and I would drink it again at their brewery, but it's nothing I'm craving.




11 June 2021

1641. Urban Artifact The Gadget

Decent sour.  I don't love it, but it's very drinkable.
It's more tart than sour, and the two berries together just seem kind of off.
I don't really like blackberries, so maybe they are just hurting the flavor for me.
I still drank a few of them, and they go down quickly.




07 June 2021

1640. Untitled Art Barrel Aged Chocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout

MY BIRTHDAY BEER!!!!!!!!
And it's another coconut beer.
And it's another delicious coconut beer!
Very thick and heavy, with serious chocolate flavor upfront.  
The coconut lingers and makes my mouth happy. 
Another Coconut Birthday Beer, and I'm a happy birthday boy.

Also, the bottle has a strong coconut scent to it - so I plan to keep this bottle for a while.






28 May 2021

1639. Terre Haute Citragenesis

I literally only bought this beer because of the label.
I didn't care what it was going to taste like, I LOVED the label.
A dinosaur on roller skates, wearing sunglasses, listening to a walkman, and holding a super soaker.

The beer is okay.  It's hoppy, but it goes down pretty easily.
The aftertaste is a little blah, but nothing that I can't handle.

I still love the can!

 


1638. Hitachino Nest White Ale

This beer was suggested to me by my drinking buddy Ray Gutendorf.
It's okay.  I don't love it, just because it's a lot drier than the beer looks like it should be.
But, that must be a Japanese thing, because I feel the same way about Kirin Ichiban, and I still drink that when we go to the Hibachi Grill.




25 May 2021

1637. Four Day Ray Coffe Blonde

As much as I don't care for coffee, this beer is okay.
But just, OKAY.  Like, there is a powerful coffee flavor upfront, and it's a pretty crisp ale in the backend, but that coffee flavor does linger.   Caitlin - who likes coffee - thinks the beer is okay.




1636. Four Day Ray Czechrd Flag

Another average beer from Four Day Ray.
It's a dry lager, and I don't really care for that.
It doesn't quench my thirst, it makes my mouth dry.




1635. Finkel & Garf Porter

Another Colorado Beer Box Beer that we picked out for Caitlin. 
It's another disappointing slection.
It's a fine porter, but it's a very blah and bland porter.
It's not bad, but there is literally nothing special about it.




22 May 2021

1634. Ellison Lady Victory Lager

This year's Indy Eleven Beer is from Ellison brewing - and THANK GOD it's not another IPA!!!
That's been my biggest complaint with all of the other Indy Eleven beers.
When it's 90 degrees outside and I'm sitting under the sun, the LAST thing I want is a dry and hoppy beer.  Luckily, this year, Indy Eleven partnered with Ellison, and they released a tasty lager.

A tasty lager, that I am pretty sure I drank six of during the match.
They go down really quick and easy, and are really refreshing.
Very happy for this year's beer!




19 May 2021

1633. Four Day Ray Strawberry Lemonade Blonde

Even though I'm not a huge fan of Four Day Ray, I had a gift card for them - and when I saw they were releasing this beer, I knew that would be a good use of my gift card.

This is one of the best beers I have had from Four Day Ray.
It's tart enough, light, and refreshing.  It rinks quick and easy and I enjoy the flavors.




14 May 2021

1632. Taft's Oktuberfest

Cleaning out my fridge, I found this buried in the back.
It was bought for last year's Shanetoberfest, and never got drank, then it got pushed to the back and covered up.  So, I came across it tonight, and busted it open.

It's a decent beer.  A little lighter than most Oktoberfest beers, since it's a lager and not a Marzen.
This beer drinks easy, it's a little dry and bitter, but still managable.




1631. Untitled Art Peanut Butter and Jelly Imperial Stout

WOW.  This beer is dangerous.
It comes in over 10% but it doesn't taste like it.
There's some serious peanut butter flavor up front, and then it smooths out into a fruity strawberry flavor.
It's thick and heavy, and that fruity flavor sneaks up on you in the backend.
It's so good to sip on - but when I was done, I definitely could feel the ABV.




1630. Hi-Wire Loves ATL

There is A LOT of flavors going on in this beer, and they all kind of mix together really well.
I like the beer, I don't love it.  It's easy to drink, but with so much going on, it's just a lot.
The coconut gets hidden under more powerful flavors like the peach and pineapple - which are very powerful.  It's tasty, and I like it, but I don't need to drink it again.




12 May 2021

1629. Voodoo Lacto-Kooler (Green)

This beer is one of my current favorites.
It is SOUR.  I mean, SOUR punch to your taste buds.
I grew up loving the Ecto-Cooler juice boxes, and this beer perfectly captures that taste.
It's very sour and lime at the beginning, and then as the sour fades, it leaves a very orange/citrus flavor that lingers. 
My mouth puckers when I drink this beer, and I long for another drink.
According to their website, there are like four other "color" flavors.
I would be curious to try them, but I am happy I got this one first - because it tastes EXACTLY like the drink I grew up with.

UPDATE:  After a few weeks of drinking a lot of these beers, I've learned I need to limit myself to ONE per drinking session.  The acidity from the orange/citrus in the beer, really starts to tear up my stomach and make me sick while drinking the second beer.  It's a terrible Catch-22, I love this beer, but I can't drink more than one.  (Which isn't really a problem now, I've bought out the liquor store that is close to me that carries them...  So, I need to find them somewhere else...)




07 May 2021

1628. FlyteCo Tipsy Nipper

Yep.  Another Beer Box Beer from Colorado.

We didn't actually pick this one, one of the beers we picked was not available, so this was our substitute beer.  It's pretty blah.  I love Belgian yeast, and I like saisons, but this beer just didn't impress me.




05 May 2021

1627. Taxman Tropical Wit-Held

I'm still in love with Taxman, and I really enjoy this beer.
The flavors all work really well together and I could easily enjoy an entire six-pack of this beer.




1626. Resolute All The Fuss Lemondrop Sour

Another Colorado Beer, from our newest Beer Box (we learned that this beer box we switched to is based out of Colorado.  So, while it's nice that we get to pick and chose our own beers - they all come from Colorado.  So, we don't get the wide regional variety that we enjoyed with our previous box...)

Lemondrop Sour sounded delicious to me.
It wasn't.  Not very sour at all.  No real lemon flavor.
It was just brewed with Lemondrop Hops.
And those hops are not good.
I was really disappointed with this beer.




1625. High Grain Sour Ale with Blackberry and Blueberry

Another beer Caitlin picked up for me in Ohio.
It's a decent sour.  Mild sour flavor to go with some good fruit flavors.
Blackberry and Blueberry are two of my lesser favorite berries, but they work well together in this beer.




04 May 2021

1624. Jagged Mountain Juice Cleanse Mango Lassi Sour Smoothie

Another Colorado beer from our latest Beer Box.
It's a decent fruited sour smoothie.  Oddly, it tastes more like alcoholic orange juice.
It's thick, it's got a powerful citrus flavor, the sour is on the mild side.




1623. Uhl's Cookies 'n' Creme Everywhere Stout

One of Caitlin's selections in our new Monthly Beer Box.
It's a big Imperial Stout.
And the flavors are pretty good, but it's sadly not as good as some other pastry stouts we have had.
It's chocolatey, but that's really the only flavor we get.




1622. Taft's I Find Your Lack of HOPS Disturbing

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!
I'm celebrating "Star Wars" Day, with a "Star Wars" Themed Beer!!!
That makes me really happy!
If only this beer made me happy.
Sadly, it's dry.  It's hoppy.  It's bitter.  It's not my jam.






03 May 2021

1621. Ellicottville There's Something About Cherry

Another Jungle Jim's gift from Caitlin.
A very, very delicious cherry sour.
Powerful punch of sour flavor, and the cherry is just perfectly tart.




946 REVISITED: Brew Kettle Kitka

I originally drank this coconut beer as #946 on the website, back in April of 2017.
Caitlin went over to Cincinnati and ended up at Jungle Jim's, where she grabbed it for me, because it was a coconut beer.

Much like my previous review, it's a good chocolate milk stout, it tastes wonderful - it's just only got a hint of coconut.  It could be much better if they could kick that coconut flavor up.  But, it's still tasty.




02 May 2021

01 May 2021

1619. Bells Flamingo Fruit Fight

Really fruity and tasty beer.
Passion Fruit and Lime work well together, and I enjoy how refreshing this beer is.