I made my own trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past weekend and brought home a dozen new beers. Yep, they all arrived safely.
I was thinking about some of the city names in PA while I was there. How do you know if the "burg" ends in "g" or "gh"? Beats the hell out of me. I guess you just memorize. So there's Pittsburgh but the state capital (and brewing city of this beer) is Harrisburg and the town I grew up in is Philipsburg and there are dozens more. Want to weigh in on your burg(er)?
Tonight I'm drinking Dream Weaver brewed by Troegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This one came back from the Pennsylvania trip, which I made for my brother's wedding. This is the second beer I've had from this brewery after enjoying the Troegenator. The label depicts a tree in the middle of a wheat field, and calls itself an "Independent Craft Brewery". The label also says to pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl, then pour the rest down the middle. Well, I'll admit I read that long after the beer was gone. Bottled 072710 at 09:46 Batch #100623.
Lots of wheat and banana aroma. The flavors also start out fruity, but not just with the noticeable banana. There is plenty of juicy orange contributing as well. Lots of wheat, flavor and texture. And wow, what a nice creamy carbonation. I thought an initial hint of sweetness was going to dominate and stick around, but I was wrong again today. This was balanced, crisp and refreshing, not sweet at all. There are some spicy flavors but they are really just hanging in the background. What a tasty, flavorful and terrific beer! Get it if you can.
Gary Wright, Dream Weaver - 1975 - Vintage Vinyl 12 ~ Warner Brothers Records BS 2868
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Carole Hochman Midnight Dream Weaver Sleepshirt (133950)