Friday, September 26, 2014

Beer Journal #21: Bell's Amber Ale, Guinness Extra Stout, Imperial Jack Double IPA, Goose Island Endless IPA, Huber Bock and More

Amber Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Comstock, MI

Label info:
First brewed in 1985, Bell's Amber Ale embodies the heritage of our brewery and celebrates the nature of the Great Lakes region.

5.8% alc/vol

My rating on 9/23/14: Yes Yes

Guinness Extra Stout
Guinness Brewing Company
New Brunswick, Canada

Label info:
Traditionally brewed St. James's Gate Dublin
Brewed since 1759 with natural ingredients, today GUINNESS is enjoyed in over 150 countries. Experience the robust, mellow and satisfying flavor for yourself.
GUINNESS Word, HARP Device and ARTHUR GUINNESS Signature are trademarks.

My rating on 9/24/14: Yes Yes

Imperial Jack
Double IPA
Brewed and bottle by: Rhinelander Brewing Company LLC
Monroe, WI

Label fun:
The grand daddy of them all, Imperial Jack--robust, malty and heavily hopped. Who said "jackrabbits" don't bite?

8.5% alc/vol

My rating on 9/24/14: Yes Yes 

Legacy Lager
Bottled/Brewed by Minhas Craft Brewery
Monroe, WI
Tonka Beer Company
Minnetonka, MN

Label fun:
Save a lake, enjoy a Tonka Beer.
100% of our profits support SAVE-OUR-LAKES to help eradicate invasive species.
A lager derived from noble Saaz hops, select two-row pale, choice caramel and Munich barley.

5.2% alc/vol

My rating on 9/25/14: Yes Yes

Endless IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.
Baldwinsville, NY and Fort Collins, CO

Label fun:
Limited Release
Session Ale
Brewed to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore.

5.0% alc/vol

My rating on 9/25/14: Yes Yes

Huber Bock
Brewed by Joseph Huber Brewing Co.
Monroe, WI

Label info:
From the oldest brewery in the Midwest
Craft-brewed and enjoyed since 1845
All trademarks and designs are the property of Mountain Crest SRL

5.5% alc/vol

My rating on 9/25/14: Yes Yes

Shiner Kosmos
Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner, Texas

Label fun:
This aromatic dry hopped lager is specially brewed to celebrate the man who started it all.
The original brewmaster of Shiner: Kosmos Spoetzl
Kosmos Spoetzl knew how to brew great beer. Born in Bavaria, Kosmos' mastery of German brewing carried him as far as Egypt before he found his way to the small Texas town of Shiner. Our proud brewery still carries his name and commitment to excellence in brewing. This full-flavored, hop-jacked lager is every bit as unique as the man himself and our way of saluting the brewmaster who started it all. ** PROSIT! **

My rating on 9/26/14: Yes Yes

Awards go to:
Imperial Jack Double IPA for the highest alcohol rating
Shiner Kosmos for the most honorable beer, saluting the brewmaster who started it all--Kosmos Spoetzl
Legacy Lager for donating 100% of its profits to SAVE-OUR-LAKES
All of the beers listed here for their Yes Yes ratings.* 

*Don't put much value on my ratings this past few days. I think my need for beer overshadowed my judgements. Anything containing alcohol was destined to earn a Yes Yes!


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