That’s a Big Monkey!

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Ever heard of the 400 Pound Monkey? If not, you’re missing out; this English IPA from Left Hand Brewing is delicious!

This fine brew starts out malty and ends with a bitter, but not overpowering, hops flavor. It totally has that “English Bitter” taste to it as well.

Try one.. or two! Cheers!

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Killer Penguin

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This weekend I had a barley wine from Boulder Beer Company called Killer Penguin. It was a bit hoppier than I expected, at first taste, but by the time I swallowed this malty beer – I taste the smooth caramel finish.

Killer Penguin is totally worth picking up… just don’t expect it to taste like your everyday smooth barley wine. I imagine this would be an awesome beer to age, as it would mellow out that initial hop bite.  So stock up – age… and share one with me in a year or so!

Cheers!!

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Palo Santo 2008

Dogfish Head is one of my favorite breweries ever! Tonight my sampler included a 2008 Palo Santo Marron. If you haven’t had this beer, it’s fabulous! It’s brewed and aged in a Palo Santo Wood barrel. I love the fresh version, but the 2008 aged version is like drinking maple syrup! I can handle a small sampler but I can’t imagine drinking a whole glass!
If you haven’t been to Dogfish, or tried their beers, you should – awesome stuff!!

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The road to success is paved with good beer!

The road to success is paved with good beer!

I feel like I’ve posted less and less because I’m not really a “beer review” person. Yes, I love to drink good beer, but I’m bad at describing it to everyone else – besides saying it’s “nutty” or it’s “fruity” or “hoppy”. I thought this year I’d focus more on the beer/beer cap pictures, because that’s the part I really love. So… cheers to beers! 🙂


Winter… with a Belgian Twist

 

I’ve always loved Smuttynose Brewing, as they make awesome beer – but this was the first time I’ve tried their Winter Ale.

It’s an Abby Double, so it’s brewed with Belgian yeast – but it only rates a 5.1% ABV… which means, you can drink more than just one.  😉

I thought it was pretty tasty, but my personal favorite is still the Smuttynose Brown Ale.


Like “Yoo-hoo” But with Alcohol!

Ever wonder what your favorite childhood drink would taste like with alcohol? Well look no further, the Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin is sure to satisfy the beer lover, and the child, in you!

Such a rich, chocolaty dream – but without being overly heavy – this beer is one of the only Chocolate Stouts that I could actually drink more than one of at a time. It manages to strike a balance between refreshing brew – and dessert; weird but true!

I’ve heard this delicious brew is a little tough to find sometimes – so if you happen to see a sixer, pick it up – you won’t be disappointed (unless, of course, you hate chocolate).

Cheers!


Cigar Beer?

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Brown ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, so when I saw this Brown I hadn’t tried, by Cigar City- I had to order it!

It did mention in the description that it went well with cigars, what it didn’t mention is that it actually tasted like a glass of cigars. I’ve been know to smoke a good cigar in my days, but when I drink a yummy ale, I don’t find the cigar taste very appealing.

I’m sure some people may enjoy the complexity of this “cigar” beer… but I will stick with a brown ale that tastes of rich, caramel malts!