John Benbo wrote:
Picked up an interesting beer by Dogfish Head- "Robert Johnson's Hellhound Ale." Named after the famous blues musician, it's brewed with lemons as a tribute to another bluesman, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Not something I'd buy normally (sounds like a shandy), I'm a fan of Robert Johnson so I thought it be fun to but Robert Johnson on vinyl and drink a beer named after him.
Yeah, they did the Hellhound on My Ale the first time a year or two back - in celebration of Johnson's 100th birthday, as I recall. A good beer. 11% if I recall correctly. Been awhile since I had some.
I'll probably wait until it gets a little warmer to have it. Sounds like something that would be good on a hot day. Now for the winter- the other night I had Smuttynose Zinneke- a belgian style stout (made with belgian yeast) aged in bourbon barrels. Very good. It had a nice smooth finish that went very well with the cigar I was smoking.
in the town Wächtersbach, here in my County, there has been a brewery owned by the Lords of Ysenburg-Büdingen since 1578 the "Princely Court-Brewery Wächtersbach"
in january a new brewery was opend by a cooperative of citizens of Wächtersbach, the "Bürgerbräu Wächtersbach" (Peoples Brewery), they will produce high quality, organic beer in the varieties Pils, Kellerbier, Hefeweizen, Doppelbock
Mmmm, lords of beer. If I was beer owning lord, that's what I would call it.
I had Harpoon 100 barrel series "Director's Cut" the other night. It is supposed to be a blend between a pale ale and stout. Tastes like a darker pale ale with a slight malty finish. It was ok. I would have rather had either a pale ale or a stout.
I tried a new one last week which should have a special appeal to Paizonians: 8th Sin black lager from Hop City Brewery
Quite tasty. Unfortunately, it is currently only available on tap.
I recommend that folks in the Toronto area keep an eye out for it.
And, it opens up the possibility of another Runelord!
Huzzah! The owner of the beer store I usually shop at has expanded into the space next to his store with a separate store - Bottles, Packs & Growlers!!! He serves food, which means he can bypass the usual Pennsylvania law of only selling by the case. He's got singles, six packs, four packs, you name it!!
After getting a Facebook notification they had opened, I finally got a chance to stop in yesterday. Picked up a 4 pack of 90 Minute IPA, a 4 pack of Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and 3 big bottles of Hellhound On My Ale!
Blandford Fly made by Badger Beer in Dorset - lovely history to it too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blandford_fly
John Benbo wrote:
Bought 24 cans of Guinness and 24 bottles of Harp for my next Kingmaker session which happens to fall on St. Patty's day. I used to get Bass but I find I don't really like Bass anymore (than learned that its no longer brewed in England but NY now).
I know that the beer-is-awesome thread probably isn't the place to be culturally sensitive but...:
I've only ever seen the term 'St. Patty' on the interwebs.
I have a bunch of Irish friends and when we got together to watch the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations game (yes, Wales lost. Now shutupaboutthatallright) I asked a bout 'St.Patty'.
They laughed and asked "Who the f+%$ is St. Patty?"
It sounded dumb because:
Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout is ace. Good choice.
Probably a New England thing, all the radio stations refer to it as St. Patty's.
I remember a couple of years ago, Nike got into trouble for making a Black and Tan sneaker because that's also offensive, though, black and tans (Guinness and Bass) are on the menus of all the English pubs I've been too. So this year, I'm going less offensive with half and halfs (Guinness and Harp).
Just for those who don't get the black and tans reference, the article is accurate enough:
And Geraint - the Sammysmiths reference marks ye as someone with a Yorkshire connection.
Paddy is also just a name, y'know. It's used pejoratively as a "they're all the same" type reference, but since St Patrick's name actually was Patrick (or more likely Pádraig if you're gaelicizing it), it is perfectly acceptable to say St. Paddy's Day.
St. "Patty's" day is wrong.
Interestingly, another affectionate sub for Patrick is "Packie" which in New England is also an affectionate name for the local liquor store... So I'll be using St. Packie's from now on.
Yes, it's been on my list of favorites for a good while. I just haven't had any for some time. I even made a homebrew clone once - pain in the ass, but it turned out pretty decent.
Had a bottle of Stone's Vertical Epic last night. Pretty good stuff - dark, but spicy. It was a recommendation from a guy who works for Yards. He was in the bar/store where I've been getting my beer lately. Apparently, this is the last time Stone is brewing this particular beer.
I'm not a beer drinker myself, but my wife loves Smithwick's and Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale.
John Benbo wrote:
Real ones, the ones in England, don't have it.
In fact, I'd never heard of it before now. Probably because I live in a country where a lot of people have heard of the actual Black and Tans and they're about as fun as a very not fun thing.
Sorry, I shouldn't be jumping on stuff in Paizo's second best thread but this is just weird. Who ever came up with that name?
Back to the beer...
Every pub i've been into in the last few months has had some kind of coffee, chocolate or coffee and chocolate flavoured stout for sale.
Has the brewing industry gone mad!
Probably some Northern Irish unionist who thought he was being clever.
Relevant musical interlude (with a tip of the hat to the Anklebiter).
toady is GERMAN BEER DAY here in Germany
many brewerys make special editions for that day, the rules for that are batch size of max. 6000liters and every bottle numbered
me, I drink a Schlappeseppel Kellerbier, naturally clouded, 5.5%
I finally bought the new "Wächtersbacher Bürgerbräu"
I bought Landbier, Pils and strangely: IPA
IPA is complettly unknown here in Germany (I may have drunk some in USA but can't really remember)
I don't know how a IPA should taste, this one is a bit sourly and tastes slightly lemony
I keep my hope up for the other two beers
An Imperial Pale Ale is usually very, very hopped. It should have bitter, floral taste and a big floral aroma. It often has the gold-brown color of a pale ale and the same bready finish, though there's been a lot of variation lately (white and black IPAs, etc).
It sounds like what you got was some kind of Shandy, which is actually a European thing that (sadly) has recently come to our shores. Please don't mix beer and soda. At least, don't ask me to drink it. It's funny, if I had to guess I'd say the Americans came up with that, but it wasn't us! We may make beer sugary and carbonated like soda pop, but at least we have the decency not to mix the two outright!
And it may have been the English who dreamt up the IPA, but I think we've improved it. The Black IPA, I believe is an American invention. Apologies if that's untrue.
Evil Lincoln wrote:
no, not a shandy, it is really the first try (that I have heard of) from a german brewery to make an IPA
shandy - beer+lemonade, we call it Radler or Alsterwasser is very popular here in Germany, me personally, I like Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, a yeasty wheat beer (Weißbier) mixed with grapefruit juice, 2% alcohol, great summertime drink if you still got to drive
Evil Lincoln wrote:
IPA = India Pale Ale , originally brewed so the British in India could have access to beer from Blighty.
So noted in the quoted post. However, the Black IPA appears to be an american invention.
The New World Porter is a terrific example thereof.
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