Archive | October, 2018

Bell’s Brewing Company: Oktoberfest

20 Oct

Well, I decided to go right to left in my photo of Oktoberfest beers. Mostly because I had a moment of photographic inspiration upon looking at the label and remembering what our neighbors tree looked like. I’m really not much of a landscape photographer, so this is the one way I could think of to capture some of the beautiful fall color we’ve been having.  Continue reading

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Potosi: Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale

13 Oct

Today on the blog, Stingy Jack from Potosi Brewing Company! I know I’m supposed to be doing Oktoberfest beers, but I have another one I have to stick in here. It’s just what I felt like drinking, I haven’t had any pumpkin beers yet this year. In fact, I think I only had like one last year. There are so many dang beers to try, even just in Wisconsin.

For starters, I love the character on the label. Almost Jack Skellington havin’ a beer. Nice. As for the beer, Stingy Jack pours an orange-copper golden color with a creamy half inch of head that faded to a thin line in about 3 minutes. There was no haze, and it had a very light presence of bubbles in the center, a pleasant looking beer.

The aroma is pretty standard fare for most pumpkin beers. A presence of pumpkin pie, a little bit of nutmeg, with that malty backbone and a hint of caramel. It’s a good smelling beer, pretty standard.

This is a real nice mouthfeel, a good ale presence, with ample carbonation. It feels like fall, I don’t know how that makes sense, but whatever. It has solid body and goes down real smooth.

It’s funny, having been on an Oktoberfest kick lately, this one brings a lot to mind of that style. It really tastes like an Oktoberfest with some pumpkin-y spices brewed in. Stingy Jack has a solid body, is very drinkable, low on bitterness, and finishes smooth. All throughout there’s a nice backing of that pumpkin fall goodness. It has a little sweetness, but it really stays more in the background and doesn’t overwhelm. Good pumpkin times!

 

Cigar City Brewing: Jai Alai IPA

9 Oct

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing has been on my list for quite some time, and it appears they have just started distributing to Wisconsin! I got my six pack of cans at a Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago, but I just saw it at Festival Foods! Our selection is ever expanding, maybe someday we can hope for some Heady Topper? We shall see.

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Oktillion: Ale Asylum’s Oktoberfest Lager

7 Oct

Back to it again! Oktoberfest is technically over, but it’s time for an onslaught. I have a total of seven different Oktoberfest beers to review, and I’m going to tackle them all over the next few weeks. For starters, this week we have Ale Asylum’s Oktillion Oktoberfest Lager. Continue reading