Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Love for Natty

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After about a month of running the favorite beer poll and 44 votes I figured we had a clear winner. Not that Kansas City voters were biased or anything but Boulevard Wheat won by a long shot. 54% of you liked the Wheat. Sam Adams is still one of my favorites and Fat Tire was the start of my craft brew journey, but I figured I'd throw in one of everyone else's favorites. Of course I figured one jack ass would vote for Natural Light, but I guess everyone was sober when voting.

I will put up some more voting soon. Either that or a top 5 beer list. Either way I'll make it a little more advanced than what I had.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Beer and Snow

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So I had a week off of work in between jobs to do whatever I wanted. Unfortunately I got sick most of the time, but the first thing I did was get the new snowboard out to Snow Creek before heading out to Colorado a couple times this year. I went hard for a few hours and finally went in for a break. Upstairs they had a cozy bar where plenty of people were "working from home" on their wi-fi. I went up to the bar and selection was pretty weak. Suprising for such a nice bar, but they did have the Blue Moon knock off that AB came out with "Shock Top". It's an alright wheat beer. Got a couple of those in me and was good to ski the rest of the day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Boulevard Imperial Stout

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I was heading to 75th St Brewery yesterday and had some time to kill so I stopped off at Berbiglia nearby and discovered that the Imperial Stout had been distributed. I picked up a bottle and drank it late last night. It was good but not great. I've been really impressed with the Smokestack Series, but maybe it's because of my taste for sweet bitter hops but Imperial Stout just doesn't float my boat. I am definitely proud to add it to my collection. You'll have to give me your thoughts on it...

Speaking of 75th St Brewery, what do others think about the establishment? I have mixed feelings about it. Service is pretty good, but the beer overall is a bit flat to the taste and they don't seem to carry much if at all of anything else besides their own beer. I can tell by the beer collection around the brewery that there is a good beer appreciation, but I think they should substitute beer styles that they do not make with ones from around KC. Their food is okay. Overall, I do love going there, but I think there are things that bother me about the place. If you have not been there, you've got to try it out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sam Adams Triple Bock

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Wow. So I finally opened a bottle of Sam Adams Triple Bock. I found this online at a store in San Diego for $4 per bottle. I had a very nice family member ship me 3 bottles. This is a very historic brew that pushed the envelope for craft brewers in the States. It was only brewed 3 years in the mid-90's. I had read that it gets better with every year. Man, I am glad I didn't try it the first year it came out. Well over a decade this bottle has been sitting and aging. Right when I opened it up the smell will knock you on your ass. 17.5% ABV.

Ingredients: Maple Syrup, Malt and Craziness. I will admit that I could not finish this as it was my first beer of the day. I had read about the cork getting wet and because this was shipped to me, well I had a bad experience opening the bottle. Some of the cork may have fallen into the bottle. Oops.

Well we all know Samuel Adams beer has a variety of awesome beers and they're doing very well. Now if I can just get my hands on some Millennium and Utopias, my set will be complete.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Random Old Beer Pictures

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I figured I would post a few good beer pics from over the years. Memories!
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