Black Friday. For most it’s a day to recover from all of the food ingested the day prior. For others it is a day to swoop into whatever retailer has the great sales going and get a new TV. If they must trample over someone to get it then so be it. For all of you craft beer enthusiasts Black Friday was an important day as well as it marked the day that Goose Island’s offering of Bourbon County returned to our illustrious state. For those of you unfamiliar with the Bourbon County line allow me to fill you in. This is a series of beers that are aged within bourbon barrels for a few months and then released to the masses. Their most well-known offering in this series is the Bourbon County Brand Stout.
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Grand Canyon Brewing Company has been making some fantastic beers over the last few years, for evidence just take a look at their hardware awarded to many of their brews. One other beer innovation they rarely get credit for is the “Flavor Bomb” widget that is contained in some of the bomber bottles. Recently, these have been my favorite bottles to drink due to the extra addition of coffee, birch wood or hops, I have enjoyed the series by the brewery out of Williams and tend to direct out of state beer drinkers to them due to their uniqueness.
Recently, I received a bottle for review and was extremely excited to see that it was a new seasonal they were adding to the lineup that included a “Flavor Bomb” of aged bourbon oak. I was definitely excited to give this guy a try.
A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling. - New Belgium Brewing
Due to some technical errors and some scheduling changes, I wasn’t able to get this article posted for the release of this beer. I have still seen it on the shelves so I think it is still relative. Enjoy!
This beer was released during springtime, but now that summer is waning and the days are getting nicer for outdoor lounging, I think it will work perfectly. (more…)
I’m starting to feel that the Potosi Brew Fest is one of my annual favorites. Nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin along the Mississippi river, it’s laid back, in a gorgeous setting, and has a lot of great beer!
This was my second trip to the Great Northern Beer Fest and it easily reminded me of everything I liked about it in the first place: great regional beer, great laid back location – and all for charity!
A delightful summer ale for easy sipping and a classic Belgian yard game for easy enjoyment, Rolle Bolle is how we roll. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop, this beer pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Earthy and tropical tones carry the aroma and the taste follows accordingly. Rolle Bolle’s hint of tartness is backed with the citrus bite of Cascade and Centennial hops. Oats add some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and it finishes dry and clean. Time to get in the yard, crack a bottle and start rolling. - New Belgium Brewing
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel combines Dieu du Ciel!’s love of hibiscus flowers with New Belgium’s passion for strange and worldly fruit. Feijoa, also known as pineapple guava, has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which makes the aroma of Heavenly Feijoa Tripel luscious and tropical. The beer has Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops, combining to make a sweet fruit taste, mild spicy tones and a sharp bite. Hibiscus adds a cranberry tartness and an ambrosial quality to the color. — New Belgium Brewing (more…)
When I was invited to attend the Breckenridge beer dinner at El Palacio, I JUMPED at the chance, and it was a great time!
Whenever my kids spend the day with Grandma and Grandpa, they eat at El Palacio on Gilbert Road in Chandler. It’s just one of those things. We have also had several meals there as a family.