Yes this “weekly” update is extremely late but with reason: the co-located server that I was on had issues so I had to migrate to a new host. The site seems a bit slow at times but at least it’s not totally down now. I figured I’d do a sort of catch-up post and try to get back to regular postings next week.
Since the last update I went to a great Super Bowl party thrown by some beer geek friends where I got to taste Hoptologist Imperial IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Co. as well as the old standbys Alesmith X and IPA.
On my own I had the following:
White Hawk Select IPA from Mendocino Brewing
90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head (very good but the best IPA in the country? Debateable)
Lagunitas Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen, a great malty tasting brew
Belgo, a Belgian IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog, a really great vanilla porter (probably one of the best I’ve had)
Gift of the Magi, a spiced winter brew from Lost Abbey with Frankincence and Myrrh herbs
Chateau Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales, all organic and locally grown ingredients
Peculiar Yule from Nøgne O in Norway
Red Trolley from Karl Strauss, an Irish red ale (decent and definitely better than what they bottled many years ago via contract)
Wipeout IPA from Pizza Port (I unwisely bought a bottle dated from last August or September and it definitely tasted a bit stale)