|Abraxas Lounge, South Beach, Miami|
Dude, I was on time, even 15 minutes early, but the supposedly plentiful parking at 3pm on a Saturday was eliminated by many big Miami Beach PD signs telling me how they'd tow my vehicle because I'm not a resident. Is that parking garage paying off the meter maids?
Phillies fans dominated the group, though there was one lost Braves fan (he was cool despite that flaw). Suit Guy didn't wear a suit this time, and there was even some beer and spirits mixing going on--a Beer Old Fashioned (not original post link) substituting The Bruery Hottenroth for champagne in the traditional recipe. And there was one other thing that really sticks out in my mind now--how awesome the home brewers represented! Great stuff, guys!
Here is the review of this beer.
I did a review of this beer last month when Vanessa gave me a bottle. But this time, the beer had a cool label designed by Vanessa's husband. Oh, and I got some new goodie's from the them. Lemony citrus aroma. Sharp carbonation. Lemon and citrus flavors are dominant, while wheaty flavors and texture is also noticeable.
Here is the link to this review.
Here's the post over at DosBeerigos.
the Garrett Oliver event. Yes, of course I made sure she is a Phillies fan, too! Anyway, Chalie brewed this beer to be served at his wedding, and appropriately named it Beach Bride Ale. Now I don't know about you, but I think that takes some big balls, I mean confidence! This was an international beer: Irish ale yeast is all I remember, but Chalie named at least two other countries. Caramel and malty to start, a little sugary. Yet there was still citrus and this was a bitter-leaning beer. Great flavors that lingered for a long time. I think I had at least thirds of this. I think I heard 9% alcohol in this one.
Tony brought this one. The label on this "40" called it "The bottle-conditioned handmade malt liquor". Lemony citrus, plenty of hops. There is also a distinct yeast flavor to this which was a really nice aspect. Mike said he thought it tasted a little funky like a saison. For me, the name and bottle made me think back to the not-so-nice area in Yonkers, NY we affectionately called "40 Town".
already reviewed this one in depth, but how could I resist again? Rye, citrus and hoppy aroma. Nice bitterness to start, but fruity and sweet rye flavors balance that out really well. Good spicy black pepper kick. Quite delicious even as my palate started to give way.
had recently reviewed. Molasses, a little alcohol, good. Those make up the entirety of my notes!