Next beer of the night:
Sierra Nevada and Cigar City Brewing
Really interesting beer. Wish they had more then one in the back. This beer, part of the BEER CAMP pack. Getting a very interesting fruit aroma at the start, and the taste is a little hoppy (which I like). It almost hits your mouth for a sourish/butter note that I really enjoy. Over all about a 8/10 for this one, as the first of my Pack.
Very excited to try the other ones!!
Starting off the night with Victory’s Prima Pils not as impressed as I hoped. I’m not really one for the aroma of a pilsner and this isn’t any different. The taste is much better than a normal pilsner, quite hoppy, but more of a floral hop. A little flowery, a little citrus. Overall, probably not worth the 90 it got on beer advocate.
illbethehyena said: Your posts are just straight beer porn. Great page.
Thank you! I only post stuff I can actually pick up from around my area, or places I go. If you see anything you like that you might not be able to find, let me know and I’ll see what I can do because I do exchanges.
Got a good haul from Wegmans today.
1) 2 bottles of Pumpking (I know it’s early)
- one bottle is from 2013 (aged for 1 year)
- one bottle from 2014.
2) A case of Beer Camp (FINALLY!)
3) not pictured, a bottle of Victory’s Prima Pils (I’m excited to try cause it was ranked 90 on beer advocate.
Very excited to try the year aged pumpking (even though I have no clue why Wegmans had aged ones…) as well as all the other beer. This has been a very successful beer trip!
To the people of Untappd
Ladies and Gentlemen behind the APP untappd,
I must start by saying thank you and damn you. My thank you is for creating an awesome app that let’s people like me enjoy beer and win fake badges for drinking a lot of different types of beer. Beer has become my new hobby over recent years.
My damn you is because, in making this app, you have stolen away some of my youth and now, as Jimmy Fallon once said, “craft beer makes alcoholism seem like a neat hobby”.
But in all seriousness, this app is awesome and I love using it. I would, however, love it if the app could like to something like Tumblr instead of the monopoly brothers of Twitter and Facebook.
If you decide to make this happen, I need no compensation for an awesome idea, just maybe a list of beer names that I should try out.
(Ps. If you are one of my like 30 followers or so ((thank you too)) you can always follow me on Untappd as well. I go by dryan.)
"The first days of conditioning are the days where the most time is spent with your fingers crossed, hoping your beer didn’t explode."
Bottled and capped the dogfish 60 minute IPA clone! I tried it right from the start and LOVED it!!! Slightly less hop than their 60 minute, but I could drink this as young beer and not care at all! It’s delicious! And I hope that hop bitterness breaks through a little more during conditioning and aging! Sitting currently at 6.81% and hoping to kinda scratch 7% by the time I drink it. I will have to get a hydro reading again later.
Btw, I’m calling it “Attack of the beer Clones (#1)” figured it was a fitting title.
Thought I would share my bottling day beverage choice. A local cidery, Harvest Moon, makes some amazing hard ciders. The one I’m drinking is possibly my favorite from them. It’s called Maple Moon, and as you could guess, it’s made with maple. It’s also delicious.
And to anyone that goes “hey man, you should be drinking BEER while bottling!” I say “eh”.
Just about 16 days ago I moved my Dogfish Head 60 Minute clone to secondary and dry hopped it with Amarillo and Simcoe hops. It’s been sitting in my basement between 62-70 degrees for 2 weeks, and has developed a pretty intense layer of trub at the top and bottom. The middle however is crystal clear and looks like it will be delicious. Before you even get to my Carboy you can smell a faint waft of hop from the airlock. After my class today I will be bottling this bad boy according to the specifications I was given in the book “Extreme Brewing” (if you don’t have it and you’re a home brewer I suggest you get it. Brilliant book with some great insight into the brewing process). I’ll post about this brew again during bottling most likely, give you a taste and FG update, and then will be leaving it in my basement again for 2-3 weeks. Can’t wait to try it!