As we fly through day after day I'm realizing how close we are to Christmas. It feels like the season just started but here it is, only 11 days away. I need a haircut and a shave pretty bad. I also have some shopping that still needs to be done. Yet I can't seem to … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 14, 2017
Apparently my days keep getting longer. Out of the house by 8:30am. Home for 1 hour from 5-6pm and not home again until 11:45pm. And I've been looking forward to this beer all day long. An oatmeal stout to cap off a great night. I'm all over this beer like a fat kid on a … Continue reading Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 11, 2017
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
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
Day 2 and they hit me with a 10% barley wine.