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Brutus, an MKE Brewing review.

25 Jan

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Man, just seeing this beer makes me happy. It makes me think of the song by The Hives. If you haven’t heard it, go look it up. Anyway, Brutus is an American Strong Ale, one of my favorite styles, pretty excited for this one. Continue reading

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Lust, Bavarian Weiss Beer from St. Francis

10 Aug

Lust, St. Francis

Well it’s time for Wednesday Beerday! Up for today is Lust, a Bavarian style Weiss from St. Francis Brewing Co. I’m not normally a big wheat beer drinker, but I’ve been trying some different ones lately. I had Envy, the IPA from this brewery, and based on that, I’d try pretty much anything from them. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find Envy around to do a review.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale, a review

6 Jul

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Arrogant Bastard Ale

Well, I’m pretty sure I did this on my other site that I lost. A wonderful part of my being pretty depressed during a lot of the last couple years was that I let all my websites go. I haven’t been able to find any of my backups. Ahh, ce la vie, right? Anyways, since Stone finally decided to distribute to Wisconsin, [AMAZING!] I had to make sure I did this one again.

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Next Door Brewing: Kaleidospoke APA

19 Jun
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Beer in a bidon cage!

Could there be a more fitting name for an APA for me to review? I don’t think so. I’ve seen a few of Next Door’s beers at the store, but this is the first time I’ve tried one and once again, Wisconsin beers continue to bring a strong front. Continue reading

Flying Dog: The Snake Dog IPA

10 May

If you didn’t know, Ralph Steadman is the artist for the whole Flying Dog beer brand. He’s most well known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson, which you can probably tell just by looking at the bottles. In other words, the design on Snake Dog IPA kicks butt. It’s pretty brutal and awesome, and really in my opinion is unfortunately probably the best part about this beer.

The Snake Dog IPA is my first foray into the Flying Dog brand, and it won’t be my last, but that’s mostly due to my curiosity. I really wasn’t all that impressed with this one to be honest with you.

It started off with great potential, especially after the design. It pours a nice dark amber color with a pretty fine looking head on top, and decent carbonation. The smell is great as well. It has that hoppy strength that good IPAs are known for, with piney and floral hues. It’s a really solid aroma, and got me pretty excited.

Upon taste, it took a while for me to adjust. It was a decent taste, but it really seemed to be bitter just for the sake of bitter. I love my bitterness, but there’s something to having a balance, and this beer just left a hanging block in my mouth that was hard to be rid of. About 2/3s through, it got a little better, but wasn’t really helped by the mouth.

It really had a fairly watery feel, which I didn’t expect given the malty backing in the aroma. It didn’t have a lot of depth, and that caramel never really showed up to balance off the bitter hops.

All in all, I may have this beer again, just to give it another shot, but only if I decided to do a sampler pack or something (I actually got this one in a pick-6). I was fairly underwhelmed though, and really hope that the next offering I try from Flying Dog stands up to the amazing artwork from Steadman.

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