Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beer Journal #22: Big Sky I.P.A., Satisfaction Jacksin Double IPA, Boatilla Amber Ale,Scurvy IPA & More

Tecate Light
Cerveza
Imported Beer

My rating on 9/26/14: So So

Session I.P.A.
India Pale Ale
Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Verona, Wisconsin

My rating on 9/26/14: Yes Yes

Shiner Premium
Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner, Texas

My rating on 9/27/14: Yes Yes

Scurvy
India Pale Ale
Tyranena Brewing Co.
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Label fun:
The pirates of Rock Lake. No cannons to thunder. Nothing to plunder. And the menacing schooners of yore have now been replaced by party barges. What's a modern-day pirate to do? Thankfully, skinny dipping has replaced walking the plank and there's still plenty of booty to be had. And as fate would have it, we can still get a case of Scurvy...today, as an India Pale Ale blasting with citrus flavors and aroma. So grab your black jack, fill it with Scurvy IPA and splice the mainbrace with your mates. Arrrrrrghhh!
My rating on 9/27/14: Yes Yes 

Big Sky I.P.A.
India Pale Ale
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Missoula, Montana

6.2% alc/vol

My rating on 9/28/14: So So

Satisfaction Jacksin
Double India Pale Ale
Ale Asylum
Madison, Wisconsin

Label fun:
Three pounds of Centennial Hops per barrel give our double IPA a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue. Satisfaction is brewed with passion and is best enjoyed that way.

My rating on 9/28/14: So So

Boatilla
Amber Ale
Big Bay Brewing Co.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Label fun:
Life on the water is a little sweeter. The sun is shining, the waves rolling. Grab a six-pack, and soak it all in.

My rating on 9/29/14: So So

Spring IPA
Seasonal
India Pale Ale
Abita Brewing Co.
Abita Springs, LA

Label fun:
Spring India Pale Ale is a West Coast-style IPA with an up-front intense hop flavor and aroma. Amarillo and Centennial hops give the brew a rich and resinous flavor of citrus and spice. This bright pale ale has a malt sweetness that will give way to a pleasant bitter.
A beer behind the times. In a lot of ways the town of Shiner, Texas (pop. 2,070) is the same today as it was in 1909. Sure, there've been a few concessions in the name of progress. Like the stoplight on the road through town. But somehow its spirit remains the same. Maybe part of the secret is in the bottle, a premium style lager crafted with the same love and care today as it was generations ago. We hope it take you back. --------PROSIT!

My rating on 9/29/14: So So

Batch 19
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
Coors Brewery Archives
Golden, CO

Label info:
Inspired by an authentic recipe with Strisselspalt & Hersbrucker hops.

My rating on 9/30/14: So So

The Big O
Ale
O'So Brewing Co.
Plover, Wisconsin

Label fun:
Zippy*Crisp*Tangy*Luminous*Subtle*Unique*Sunny*Jubilant
Join the fight against boring beer at OSoBrewing.com! Discover the art of freestyle brewing.

My rating on 9/30/14: Yes Yes

Awards go to:
Scurvy for the most entertaining label narrative.
Big Sky I.P.A. for the most wholesome label picture.
Tecate for the least informative label.
Satisfaction Jacksin for the most frightening label picture.

CHEERS!

2 comments:

Jackie said...

I love your pictures that go with each ale. That must take a lot of time to put those shots together.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

JACKIE: Thank you. I'm trying to make the photos as fun to look at as possible. So glad you enjoy them.