Today was Double Daisy Cutter Day. Though Chicago's Half Acre brewery is practically in my backyard, this was the first time I made it over to their brewery to pick up a special release. Their regular Daisy Cutter is a very pleasant pale ale with some creamy honey and grapefruit notes. The (annually?) brewed Double Daisy Cutter is more hoppy with more of a bite, but a really really mellow 8%. I picked up a growler and four 22oz bottles.
The bourbon will have to take a break for a few hours while I tend to the growler.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Bell's Hopslam tonight. Very good and balanced. Hoppy (obviously) but not overly so. I'm glad I picked up a couple of these!
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Kennebunkport Brewing Co. (KBC) Porter. Good stuff, $5.99/sixpack at trader joe's.
Had my first Westvleteren 12. Picked up a coupe of bottles in a trade. I don't know if it is the best beer in the world as touted since I have not tasted all the beers yet (I am trying) but it is the best beer I have ever tasted by a wide margin.
Williamsburg Alewerks Washington's Porter... these flks are making some great beer and the porter is spot on. This is a classic porter not a stout wanna be or a heavy dark ale. Worth a try...
"The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"
I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...
Good Gosh, March already...This year is moving. Wrapping up the week with a Stone Cali-Belgique IPA. I had this at the Brewery in January, and was pleased to see it at my local shop this week.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
A blending of Sinha Stout (Lion Stout in some markets) and a craft stout from Ontario, Black Creek Stout.
Lion is from Sri Lanka which may sound odd, but it isn't. The brewery was set up by British capital in the 1800's to service British planters and other Britons resident in what was then Ceylon. The brewery just carried on, basically making the same 1870's-type London stout into this modern world of today.
I blended them to get what I felt was the best out of both.