Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Dec 14, 2017

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

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