I will admit that I turned my nose up at the idea of having an organic beer. The idea just seemed unnatural. Much like my refusal in trying gluten free beer. Well, I was dead wrong!
Fish Tale is right on par with some of the other IPA beers that I have drank lately. I have been made a temporary believer in organic beer. At least of the IPA offering. The flavor was full, plenty of hops to smell and taste. I bet most wouldn't even know it was organic. Who knows I may be tempted to try gluten free beer. Probably not, but it's a fun thought.
At a time when I should be consuming all the seasonal beer I can get my hands on, sadly I am not. I have become enamored with the IPA offerings. On a recent field trip to the beer candy store I found myself staring at all the IPAs. My mix and match six pack was filled with all sorts of IPAs from some of my favorite brewers and they did not disappoint.
The change of heart towards IPAs could be attributed to boredom, I need more reviews for the website or my taste buds have finally grown up. There was a time at the tender age of 21 I thought IPAs tasted like ass!! Now, many moons later, I have become obsessed it. It is not as bitter as I remember and the aroma of hops with each sip is intoxicating. I feel very grown up with this new discovery and my taste buds are thanking me.
Sure, my list might be short and not include the who's who of IPAs but it's a start.
Red Hook Long Hammer IPA
Bell's Two Hearted
Blind Faith by Magic Hat
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Samuel Adams Latitude 48
As always I am a huge fan of awesome people and awesome beer. This weekend my friends and I raised several beer glasses (and some cans) to an awesome person who just left for Seattle. She will missed but great things await her in the beautiful Northwest. May the good fortune and beer gods continue to smile upon her up there.
Many hands make for light work but so does bribing your friends with beer. Don't underestimate the power of offering beer so that people will come and help you move. Or, at the very least, keep you entertained while drinking the beer as the move is going on. You know who you are!!
Not going to lie if it is available then I am going to drink it. I was in Boston in August and had the opportunity to indulge in some 10 day old Octoberfest. Normally, I would turn my nose up at the idea of drinking fall beer in the summer. I still had a fridge full of summer brews but I was at Sam Adams Brewery dammit!! Of course I was going to drink it, it was 10 DAY OLD OCTOBERFEST!!
This year I am playing in the pumpkin beer aisle. I usually stick to a few favorites in the fall, namely Octoberfest, and drink them faithfully. This year I am venturing out and trying some new ones but also sticking with the old.
I am always willing to try any new beer so send me your suggestions and feel free to debate the one's I have.
Happy Fall Beer Drinking!!
1. Hex Octoberfest
2. Fat Jack Double Pumpkin
3. Spaten Oktoberfest
4. Elysian Great Pumpkin Ale
5. Imperial PumKing
6. Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
7. Sam Adams Octoberfest
8. Shipyard Pumpkinhead
Avid fan of awesome beer and awesome people. Anyone who has good taste in beer is all right in my book.