Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Feb 22, 2011 8:53:01 GMT -8
That's the perfect way to put it, Pea! Winter Ales certainly warm your soul. I'd love one right now--we got hit with almost 8 inches of snow last night and I could go for a warm fuzzy inebriation tonight!
Edit: Never heard of that one Stormy. I'm assuming its local/west coast specifically distributed?
I lied. I found a new one this year that totally knocked my socks off. Widmer's "Brrr" is hands down my favorite now. If Celebration Ale is made by elves then Brrr is made by the jolly fat man himself. Strange, because I despise Widmer beers for the more part but this one is a serious home run.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Feb 22, 2011 9:09:02 GMT -8
Ahh--Deschutes? I think I've had their Black Butte Porter. I wish I wasn't flying to Sasquatch. Otherwise, we'd come back smuggling all kindsa tasty brews from the NW. I definitely plan on taking at least a six pack of Moose Drool with me.
Haven't tried the Sierra Nevada one. I had some ah-mazing winter ales this season, but for the life of me, I can't name them. Stay tuned--I may remember!
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Feb 22, 2011 9:12:07 GMT -8
Y'know, speaking of beers you don't like, I've heard from so many people that weyerbacher beers are good, but I guess I haven't found its in yet. I've tried a few and most of them just end up tasting subpar in comparison to some cheaper microbrews.
I just tried Elysian Jasmine IPA. I didn't like it at first. It was strange, it tasted really sweet to me at first....almost like Pyramid Apricot. By the time I was finishing it the flavor was more bitter than sweet, unlike when I started. It ended up being a decent beer, nothing extraordinary though.