Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shipyard joins ranks of canners

Breaking news out of Maine: Shipyard's coming in cans!

Without question, cans are no longer a novelty or trend, but are here to stay.

Hat tip to my Dad, Shipyard's number one booster.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mixed ratings

Allagash Victor Ale, 8
surprisingly, this is the first time i have tried this. a serious beer at 9%. well put together, as always.

Anchorage Whiteout Wit, 6
hazy and dry but uneven. not bad but definitely overpriced.

Baxter Celsius Summer Ale, 5
bitterness not altogether pleasant. too bad too, since i am always looking for a good sessionable beer in a can.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, 2
maybe i got a bad bottle but this was a no doubter drain pour.

Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam, 6
this spring seasonal is a bigger version of the bam but still only 4.7%. still not my favorite though.

Mikkeller Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops, 9
hoppy, clean, delicious.

Onion Pub Jack Stout, 4
took a shot on this unknown illinois canner. sometimes you swing and miss.

Sixpoint Spice of Life Crystal, 7
first i have tried of series. or crystal hops for that matter (a derivative of hallertau made in oregon...) makes for a flavorful, if not overly polished, ipa.

The Alchemist Celia Saison, 3
still haven't had a good gluten-free beer, sadly...