Saturday, June 30, 2012

Choice City Butcher, Ft Collins

Larry's drinking 2007 Bigfoot from Sierra Nevada Brewing, he thinks it taste much better than the current year,

Choice City Butcher, Ft Collins

Badonka Dunkel and a painting of the new tap handle. Choice City had a contest for the tap handle of their new beer. Cool and so apropos!

Choice City Butcher, Ft Collins

A taster of Badonka Dunkel, a collaboration between Choice City and Odell Brewing then Fall Wild ale from NewBelgium. Which one to get a pint of? Decisions, decisions!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Avery Brewing

Spending an afternoon at Avery Brewing in Boulder. Drinking a pint of Lilikoi Kepolo, a Belgian style wheat infused with a lot of passion fruit. It's 5.9%ABV. Larry has 3 tasters of Maharaja, Reverend, and Salvation. Fries from Savory Cuisines from across the alley, all is good!

The Bruery tap takeover at Hops and Pie Pizzeria and tap house

Saturday was a fantastic day for beer with the The Bruery Brewing Co tap takeover at Denver's Hops and Pie Pizzeria. The Bruery beer flowed from 5 taps with their Marketing Director, Benjamin Weiss on hand to give the personal touch for the brewery. Benjamin was friendly to the Hops and Pie patrons and discussed The Bruery beers.

The Bruery beers from light to dark; Mischief, a hoppy Belgian style golden strong ale that is dry hopped with American hops which adds layers of complexity. It is citrus with a fruitiness of pear, ripe melon, and slight pepper undertones. This ale is always a good. 8.5% ABV, so light is just the color of the beer.

Tradewinds is the next beer, it is a Trippel. This summer seasonal Belgian style golden ale that has gone Asian infused were they use rice in the mash and then spiced with Thai Basil. This ale is aromatic and complex beer but easy to drink. 8% ABV.

The next ale was one of my favorites, Nottenroth, an ale brewed with kumquats. This is a very light beer with a fruity flavor, not a sour note was detected. Nottenroth was very smooth and only slightly sweet. This beer can easily be a summer lounging in the sun ale. Only 2.08% ABV.

Otiose is a sweet tart beer. It is a sour brown ale fermented with guava. The brewers named it an old English word for "without practical purpose," they wanted to brew a brown ale with gave and there was space in the schedule, so... I enjoyed this sour brown, at 8.2% ABV.

The last beer was a Oaked-aged American red ale, Loakal Red. This red was not my favorite, too bitter and hoppy. Loakal Red has 6.9% ABV.
Of course this being at lunch time, we ordered a Rueben sandwich with pastrami, beer braised brisket, bacon slaw, gruyere cheese, thousand island dressing on rye bread. I loved this but it was a large sandwich that my husband and I shared.

Hops and Pie
3920 Tennyson St

The Bruery
715 Dunn Way
Placentia, Ca
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Big Choice Brewing in Broomfield Co

Having a taster set with Saison, Ponlano Stout, Type III IPA. and Disconnect Red.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tap n Handle Tap House in Ft Collins

Jeff did a good job, Tap n Handle has some Impressive beers. On tap, Trinity Double IPA at 10.5% which is really smooth. I'm not drinking beer now, have to drive home. Hahaha!

Equinox Brewing

Supergiant Imperial Hefeweizen at 9.1%, really smooth, citrus, spicy and very tasty. Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout at 5.5%, it's lightly roasted malt aroma with a slight sweet flavor that is smooth and creamy.

Equinox Brewing in Ft Collins

Stop by Equinox Brewing for a pint. Thirteen beers on tap from a pale ale to supergiant imperial hefeweizen!

Choice City Butcher in Ft Collins

Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and Port Brewing's Hot Rocks for lunch, good combo!

Choice City Butcher for Brunch

We're in Ft. Collins at Choice City Butchers for brunch, well actually I'm having lunch. On tap is Hot Rocks, a Dunkle from Port Brewing, very tasty and at 6.5% not too strong. It's a dark lager but not malty with a roasty caramel chocolate aroma and flavor with slight after taste.