Thursday, May 31, 2012

Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat is brewed by Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I first had Major Tom's in the mid 2000s while living in Fort Collins, Colorado.  At one time, I was a member of the Tap Club at Fort Collins Brewery and I used to walk to their brewery to their tasting room near the Fort Collins downtown airport, always having some Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Samuel Adams Summer Ale is brewed by the Boston Beer Company in Boston, Massachusetts.  I first tried Samuel Adams Summer Ale in 2007 while living in Colorado.  Since it is now feeling more like summer, it may be time to try some of those summer brews that are out or that will be coming out over the season.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

St. Pauli N.A.

St. Pauli N.A. is the non-alcoholic version of the famous St. Pauli Girl lager that is brewed in Bremen, Germany as part of Anheuser-Busch InBev and is primarily exported to the US.  I first tried St. Pauli NA earlier in May of 2012 after finding it at the Metropolitan Market in West Seattle.  This photo below is the St. Pauli Girl from the 1995 series of posters.  I actually had one of these posters that I got for free at a gas station in Arizona after attending the 1996 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.  You can see all of the other posters from the past St. Pauli Girls here.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

C-Note Imperial Pale Ale

C-Note Imperial Pale Ale is brewed by New Old Lompoc Brewing or Lompoc Brewing (they have the same webpage and I have seen it both ways) in Portland, Oregon.  I first tried this beer at the beginning of May, 2012 in Seattle, Washington after finding it at PCC in West Seattle.  Though I could link to the C-Note from any of their location links within the Lompoc site I randomly chose the Oaks Bottom site for the initial link.  Now all of the Lompoc locations in Portland are on my list to visit the next time I come to Portland for beer or really Portland for anything because I will have beer anyway!
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout is brewed by Elysian Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  I first tried Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout on Saturday evening last week.  Split Shot was the official beer of Seattle Beer Week 2012 and I found this beer at the Metropolitan Market in West Seattle.  This is the final posting as part of Seattle Beer Week even though it officially ended yesterday and I was happy I was able to have this beer during the week.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Hilliard's Regimental Scottish Blonde

Hilliard's Regimental Scottish Blonde is brewed by Hilliard's Beer in Seattle, Washington.  I first tried Regimental Scottish Blonde at the Stumbling Goat Bistro in Seattle, yesterday.  While Seattle Beer Week ended yesterday, I am sharing this post as part of that week since I had it
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Odin's Gift

Odin's Gift, previously known as Odin's Gift Ruby Ale is brewed by Odin Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  Odin's Gift ceased to be Odin's Gift Ruby Ale after McMenamin's based in Oregon notified Odin's that they had a trademark on Ruby Ale.  Interestingly, I have tried at least two versions of McMenamin's Ruby Ales on my trips to Portland over the last year.  I first tried Odin's Gift when it was still Odin's Gift Ruby Ale in March of 2011 in Seattle.  Once again, this post is also part of my celebration of Seattle Beer Week.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

American Craft Beer Week

Not only is it Seattle Beer Week here in Seattle, all across the US it is American Craft Beer Week!!!  Here is a link with events all across the country for ACBW.  You can even test yourself with the American Craft Beer Week Beer Champion Quiz.
As part of this dual celebration, I will continue to select craft brews from Seattle to share on the blog.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Two Beers Trailhead India Style Session Ale

Trailhead India Style Session Ale is brewed by Two Beers Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  I first tried Trailhead ISA in October of 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  As Two Beers Brewing is a brewery in Seattle, this is once again a posting related to Seattle Beer Week.

Fremont Abominable Ale

Abominable Ale is brewed by Fremont Brewing in Seattle, Washington.  As my ongoing posts about Seattle Beer Week, I am sharing about Abominable Ale and here is the schedule of events from the Fremont Brewing site.  I first tried Abominable Ale in November of 2011 in Seattle, Washington after finding it at the PCC in West Seattle.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Three Skulls Black Bonney Porter

Black Bonney Porter is brewed by Baron Brewing as part of their Three Skulls Ales in Seattle, Washington.  As following the theme of the week, Seattle Beer Week, this beer is brewed in Seattle and I first had it in the spring of 2010 in Seattle.  In the future Baron Brewing will be moving to Chehalis, Washington though their Baron and Three Skulls brews will continue to be available at the Pillagers Pub in Seattle
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

XXXXX Pike Stout Extra Stout

XXXXX Pike Stout is brewed in Seattle, Washington by Pike Pub and Brewery.  As part of Seattle Beer Week, I am sharing Pike XXXXX because it was one of the very first Seattle beers that I ever tried after moving here in late 2008.  I found Pike XXXXX Extra Stout at the Big Star Beer Market when I first had it.
Here is a RateBeer review and a Beer Advocate review.

Seattle Beer Week 2012

Seattle Beer Week 2012 is beginning today, Thursday May 10.  Last year I shared a few postings of beers brewed in Seattle during Seattle Beer Week 2011.  I will try this again and post beers brewed in Seattle for the next few days.
I may even be able to celebrate this year as my schedule is less hectic than it has been for the previous 3 Seattle Beer Weeks.

Skol Lager

Skol Lager is brewed by Carlsberg, including Carlsberg Hong Kong.  I first tried Skol Lager while I was in Hong Kong in March of 2007.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wailua Wheat

Wailua Wheat is brewed by Kona Brewing in Hawaii.  I first tasted Wailua Wheat at the Great American Beer Festival in 2006 but didn't really try a full serving until the following summer in 2007 while visiting friends in Laramie, Wyoming.  I am not sure if it is strange that I first tried Wailua Wheat in two land locked states in the center of North America and didn't have it while I was actually in Hawaii?
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Hansa Draught

Hansa Draught is a beer brewed in Namibia by Namibian Breweries.  I first tried Hansa while I was in Namibia in February of 2007.  While I had more than one type of beer while I was at Joe's Beer House in Windhoek, I know Hansa Draught was one of them and I had this again in Swakopmund.
Here is a RateBeer review and a 9 Months Off review with a bit of info about other Namibian Brews as well.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bud Light Lime A Rita

I hadn't heard of or seen this Lime-A-Rita from Bud Light Lime until yesterday morning!!!  What an appropriate surprise to have come across this lime-a-rita on Cinco de Mayo!  I was unable to try it until this evening but I rarely celebrate much of anything on the day it occurs...  Bud Light Lime-A-Rita is brewed by Anheuser-Busch as part of Anheuser-Busch-InBev.  I found this in a bin as part of a Cinco de Mayo display at a QFC store in Seattle.
Here is a RateBeer review and a review from Huffington Post.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yebisu All Malt

Yebisu All Malt Beer is brewed by Sapporo Breweries in Japan.  I first tried Yebisu All Malt also known as Yebisu Premium while I was in Hong Kong in March of 2007.
Here is a Beer Advocate review.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Red Chair NWPA

Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) is brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. I first had Red Chair in the spring of 2010 in Seattle, Washington when a couple of friends came over for dinner and since they were from Oregon originally, I thought to get a beer from Oregon to try with them.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Kalnapilis Original

Kalnapilis Original is brewed by Kalnapilis Brewery in Panevezys, Lithuania.  I first tried Kalnapilis in the summer of 2009 in Seattle, Washington after finding it at the Big Star Beer Market.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Magnat

Magnat Beer is brewed in the Ukraine by Obolon.  I first tried Magnat Beer in the summer of 2009 after finding it at the Big Star Beer Market in Seattle, which has always had a good selection of Eastern European beers.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.

Fuller's London Porter

Fuller's London Porter is brewed by Fuller, Smith & Turner at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, England a suburb of London.  I first tried Fuller's London Porter at Elephant & Castle in the River North area of downtown Chicago in September of 2009.
Here is a Beer Advocate review and a RateBeer review.