Tag Archives: Bitter

Going Rogue

Okay, so I realize this isn’t a “real” Rogue beer cap… but use your imagination.  I thought for SURE I had a Rogue cap in my collection, so I had a Rogue beer on tap this afternoon to blog about.  When I got home, I was astonished to find there was no Rogue cap in my collection… what??  Anyway… like I said earlier, use your imagination!

On tap at The Capital Ale House in Midlothian, VA, I tried the Rogue “Brutal Bitter”.  I believe it was their IPA, but it was crazier than most IPAs I’ve tasted.  If you like a glass of grapefruit, order this.  I’m all for a little bitter – but I don’t want to make that crazy “puckering face” after I have a beer.  Personally, I didn’t care for it – and thought that the name “Brutal Bitter” was appropriate, as the bitterness was certainly brutal.

This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy Rogue beers… I happen to know for a fact that the Dead Guy Ale is delicious.  That reminds me, I should have one of those again soon… besides, I need a Rogue cap for my collection.  Cheers!


Fullers… English for Beer

English Beer… it makes me think of Fish and Chips and a good ‘ole pub with a Billard and Shuffle board table.  There’s a local English Pub in Richmond that serves Fullers ESB on tap and it’s so delicious.  ESB is really a combination of my favorite beer characters rolled into one; malty with a rich mouth feel and a bitter finish… ahhh… I really should visit Jolly Old England!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but English beers are hard to “clone” because water in England had different mineral and such than ours.  I still think that one of the reasons that New Castle is one of my favorite brown beers is because of the unique taste it has due to the water.

This “ESB” from Fullers… which stands for “Extra Special Bitter” is certainly special – so give it a try!  Cherrio!