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Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday .. Friday... Hoppy Days

Thursday, Friday, Hoppy Days.
The weekend comes,
My palate hums,
Ready to drink with you.

These days are all,
Hoppy and Free. (Those Hoppy Days)
These days are all,
Share them with 2beerguys. (oh baby)
Goodbye grey sky, hello beer.
There's nothing can hold me when I hold a tasty brew.
Feels so right, it can't be wrong.
Rockin' and rollin' all weekend long.

Well, a weekend is arriving. There are plans for reviewing and brewing a new batch of beer (On Sunday). If you are in the area and want to hang out, drop us a line.

I am a week late, but last Thursday Amber and I joined the Leary's crew for a quick tasting. We tried Anheuser-Busch's Beach Bum Blonde Ale (not good), Michelob Bavarian-Style Wheat (Armoatic with hints of banana and lemon - better than the Beach Bum), Allagash Interlude (Allagash used a new brewing process, special fermentation, and French oak barrel aging all contribute to a beer that has wine-like qualities. It tasted more like a red wine than a beer. It was OK, but I couldn't see myself drinking a whole bottle.) and we finished with a Whirlwind Wit from Victory.


We try to make it to Leary's on Thursday nights. Last night we didn't make it, but if you would like to go, just let us know.

Friday (18th) and Saturday (19th) was a weekend of reviews. I guess it's true. When the wife's away, the cat gets to play. MEOW... Here's a list of beers that we reviewed over the two days.....

Middle Ages Brewing Company
11th Anniversary Double Wheat
Wailing Wench Ale (Double IPA)

Alesmith Brewing Company
Grand Cru (Belgian Strong Ale)

North Coast Brewing Company
Brother Thelonious (Belgian Strong Ale)

Avery Brewing Company
The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale (Double IPA)

Boulder Beer Company
Mojo Risin (Double IPA)

Anchor Brewing Company
Liberty Ale (Pale Ale)
Small Beer (Bitter)

Oskar Blues Brewery
Old Chub Scotch Ale (IN A CAN!!)

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
India Pale Ale

Shipyard Brewing Company
Export Ale (Blonde Ale)
Winter Ale Special Brew

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Liberator Dopplebock


* Yes, we had a beer in a can. The Old Chub Scotch Ale was very tasty. From what we have read, the beer should stay fresher in the can vs. a bottle. BRING ON THE CANS!!!!

* The Export Ale from Shipyard was tastier than the Winter Ale Special brew.

* The Highest score (for this weekend) was given to The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale. It's a double IPA and was very potent.

* I wasn't too impressed with the Anchor Liberty and Small beer. After having all of these other strong beers, either our palate was in heaven or they weren't as tasty as we expected.

* I would like to go on the record to say that the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is better than the IPA. To me, the Pale Ale has a dominate hop presence and the IPA was weak.

We are getting very close to 400. We might be celebrating the 400th beer on Sunday at Ian's house while we are brewing. We have decided to brew a Belgian Wit beer that we have decided to call: "Wallen's Wit and our Good Looks".

This is the recipe that we have chosen:

I am excited about this beer. It should be a nice refreshing summer beer and it's our first beer to be brewed with Coriander Seed and Orange Peel.

If you would like to participate in the 400th or the brew day, please give us a call.



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