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2nd Shift Unicorn Killer UK III – Day 23

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Today was a really long day.  It started with a meeting at 8:00 AM and ended with a chicken coop dedication that was over at 7:00 PM.  I really didn’t have time to eat all day, although my loving husband had Subway for me when I got home.  So, I didn’t want a big beer that would sit in my stomach all night.  I also didn’t want a huge ABV beer for the same reason.

In the refrigerator was Unicorn Killer UKIII by 2nd Shift Brewery.  What an interesting website they have!  Go and check it out immediately.  Sadly there isn’t a…

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Eagle Rock Populist – Day 22

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As a woman who loves beer and wants other women to also enjoy beer, I love what Eagle Rock Brewery is doing. In 2009, a husband, wife, and father team opened up Eagle Rock in Los Angeles.  Ting Su, the co-founder has since started a woman’s forum that meets monthly to drink and talk about beer.  I was excited to read about this aspect of the brewery.  Craft beer is a booming industry and women need to be involved.  I wish I lived near LA to be a part of this forum on a monthly basis.  If you live near LA,…

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Ommegang Witte – Day 21

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Yesterday, we went to a beer dinner.  This one was unique in a few ways.  The Ommegang brewery representative, Matt, wanted a more informal setting.  There were no seats, just tables to stand around.  The courses were small and some of them didn’t even require utensils, although I really could have used a fork when my chicken tacos fell apart.  And, there weren’t beer samples.  Instead each attendee received a bottle of each beer.  We’re talking 5 courses and 5 bottles of beer.  The price…$35.  Matt told us that he wanted to make sure we got our money’s worth.  At…

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Founders Devil Dancer – Day 20

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Devil Dancer is a Triple IPA.  What does that mean in layman’s terms?  This beer will blow you away from all sides.  A 12% ABV beer with 112 IBUs.  Need I say more?

 

Founders Devil Dancer

Over a year ago, I tried this beer for the first time.  I only had two words to describe the taste…”liquid marijuana.”  The massive hoppy bite and the huge malt presence just seem to taste that way to me.  Not that I’ve ever had liquid marijuana, nor that it even exists.  I’m just guessing. It smells as if you just pulled the hops…

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Goose Island Juliet – Day 19

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I’m certainly not having a problem drinking at least one beer a day.  Yesterday, I had 4 different beers.  But I am sometimes having a problem with wanting to write.

Sunday is usually a pretty relaxed day in our household.  We wake up whenever (although it’s usually around 7:30), sit around for a while, read the paper, maybe exercise, and then head out to our bar.  I call it our bar because we have been there every Sunday for the last two years, minus 2-3 times when we weren’t in the state.   We get brunch, possibly stay for dinner, and…

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Stone 16th Anniversary Ale – Day 18

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Many breweries have anniversary ales.  Weyerbacher just released its Seventeen, Firestone Walker will be releasing it’s XVI at the Great American Beer Festival, and Ithaca Excelsior! Fourteen came out in April.  Those are just a few of the many. Some breweries began making anniversary beers at a significant date, such as their 10th anniversary.  Others have been making it since they opened, or pretty darn close.

Stone began making anniversary ales for their 2nd anniversary. There isn’t a single review available for the 2nd anniversary ale (that I could find anyway).  The only reason I know it exists is because it…

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Super India Pale Ale Collaboration – Day 17

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Collaboration beers are an interesting thing.  They can be created in a variety of ways.  Sometimes recipes are shared/developed between breweries and the resulting beer is brewed at each location, thus making a slightly different taste depending on where it was brewed.  Saison du Buff is one example of this kind of collaboration. Victory, Stone, and Dogfish Head all brewed this beer at their own facilities.  I haven’t tried this year’s version yet, but Dogfish Head was the best out of the 3 last year.  Then there are beers that are created in one brewery but have been made with the assistance…

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Maui Brewing Mana Wheat – Day 16

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Tonight, I’m going dancing.  My husband is in a band, actually a really good bad.  And I’m not just saying that.  So when his band plays at a fun venue and my friends are there, I’m definitely going to be dancing.  Therefore, when choosing a beer, I needed to make sure that I wasn’t drinking something that was heavy and would sit in my stomach like a rock.  I also didn’t want a high ABV beer.  When I opened my fridge, the perfect beer revealed itself to me.

Maui Brewing Mana Wheat

 Wheat beers are generally a bit lighter and…

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Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow – Day 15

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Today I am drinking an Apocalypse Cow.  Why?  Because it is in my fridge.  And because it was brewed in June, it has probably sat around long enough.  I don’t really have anything to write about tonight.  Which is good for both the reader and the writer.

Although I did just watch the idiotic air guitar guy on America’s Got Talent.  How stupid was that?

 

Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow is a seasonal release by Three Floyds.  This DIPA has a major fruity and flowery aroma when fresh.  3 Floyds did a great job mellowing out the 100 IBUs with…

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout – Day 14

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One of my very good friends reminded me that today is the 1-year anniversary of our friendship.  Normally, I wouldn’t remember details like that, but on this particular date one year ago today, we met while drinking a special beer that is released on the same date every year.

I have made some of my best friends in the whole world in the last year and a half.  And the common thread to all of these friendships is that we met while drinking beer.  I’ve been trying to figure out how this came to pass…how are these friends so much…

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