Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 11, 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

Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 7, 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

Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 5, 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

Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 4, 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

Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 3, 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