After a long day, I feel like I should have opened this earlier. Today's beer is the 9 Donkeys of the Hopocalypse. 9% of what I assume is an IPA. Labeled extra strong beer, it is very bitter yet more palatable than I anticipated. Nowhere on the bottle does it say it's an IPA and … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 9, 2017
Instigator doppelbock on day 8.
One week in and they're giving me a Kolsch. Another session style beer that's easy to drink and essentially a fancy word for lager. The Analogue 78 Kolsch is as expected. Light in color, crisp lager flavor. Very boring to write about. Kolsch is a product which has a protected geographical indication per EU law. … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 7, 2017
I opened up my case today to see the Electric Unicorn White IPA today. I've had this beer before and aside from it tasting good, it has the most bad ass label I've seen. It's fruity like a Belgian wit with a slightly hoppy finish. This beer packs a punch at 6.5% but it's delicious. … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 6, 2017
Okay so for the first time in this calendar I am legitimately excited. I have no idea wtf this beer is. It's called Krampusnacht and it's 9.5% and I have no idea what to expect out of it. Kristi tried it before me and said she doesn't like it. Dan doesn't know how he feels … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 5, 2017
Alright so here we are on day 4 and what do we have? A Pilsner. How exciting. Kristi says it smells like a pilsner. Pilsners are from the lager family which means they are top fermented. Fun fact: There are only 2 types of beer. Lagers are top fermenting and Ales are bottom fermenting. All … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 4, 2017
Long day. No time for jokes or briefings. Today's beer is the Accusation Ale Extra Special Bitter. It tastes bitter. For a beer that is only 5% it tastes stronger. As I do some research on ESBs I learn that they are traditionally more aggressive and more balanced bitters, both in alcohol and hop character. … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 3, 2017