Saturday, May 2, 2009
I decided to start my day off right today with Mikkeller's Beer Geek Breakfast. This beer is an oatmeal stout brewed with coffee with an ABV of 7.5%. I wasn't totally impressed with my first sip, but after each successive sip, I enjoyed the beer more and more. The coffee taste is not overwhelming, but it definitely gives a bit of a caffeine kick. By the bottom of the bottle, the full effect of the beer takes its course and I highly recommend trying this beer if you like stouts or coffee.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Check out this band Madina Lake. They are set to release their second album called Attics to Eden. I hadn't really heard of them before "Never Take Us Alive" hit the airwaves (linked above), but they really are catching on me. I really like their sound, energy, and lyrics. For example, I'm really digging the song "Not for This World." The lyrics are as follows:
Those lyrics are awesome and really are words to live by. Give them a listen.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thanks to my coworker Jack, I was delivered a growler full of Bullfrog Brewery's Irish Red Ale. I have not previously had the Irish Red Ale, but I am glad that I requested a growler of it. The alcohol content is 4.8% and it has a beautiful red color to it. The hop content in the beer is perfect and the flavor is so attractive, it makes you want to drink more. That could be the reason that I polished off an entire growler in one night.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I picked up a bottle of Flying Fish Exit 4 American Trippel and popped it open today. The trippel is part of Flying Fish's Exit Series, where they are brewing different beers for each exit on the Jersey Turnpike. I was very surprised to pick up the complementary flavor of banana in this beer, although it is only a faint flavor. Overall, this beer is an excellent combination of flavors and smell. Although the label focuses on the hop content of the beer, it is not very hoppy at all. The overall drink is smooth with a minor bite, and a great after taste. It will leave you wanting more bottles.
Given that it was 88 degrees today, I decided to crack open a Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Saison. The beer itself has a nice light amber color to it. The taste is fresh and crisp, which is what I really like about Saisons. This beer goes through a very intriguing and pleasureful transformation during the drinking process. When drinking, the sweet cherry taste takes over the tongue. Afterwards, the oak aging aftertaste is what makes the beer overly enjoyable. It runs at 8% due to the cherries, so it will cool you off on a hot day with a little bit of a kick. Go give it a try. It is a summer seasonal with a May release date.