Sunday, February 1, 2015

Beer Journal #46: HopDevil IPA, Bleeding Heart, Badger Porter, Tour de Fall, Oak-Aged Stock Ale, Gnarly Oak Chocolate Stout

India Pale Ale
Victory Brewing Co.
Downingtown, PA

I enjoyed HopDevil on 1/26/15.

Straight off the label:
6.7% Alc./Vol.
Enjoy by: 31 DEC 2014
The mythical HopDevil resides in the lore of farmers. Our HopDevil is the real deal. Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious. He's the product of distinctive American hops and meticulous craftsmanship. Arising from the heady wilds of our hopback and gently tamed with time, this Devil makes a great companion.
Bill, Ron
The Brewmasters of Victory

Ten Hills
American Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Baldwinsville, NY
Fort Collins, CO

On 1/27/15, I drank this glass of beer.

Right off the label:
6.2% ALC./VOL.
48 IBU
Seasonal Release
Citrus hop & herbal hop flavors and aromas shine through a balanced malt profile.
This beer will remain brewery fresh for 180 days after the bottled on date.
Contains: Wheat

Badger Porter
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Black River Falls, WI

I sipped this porter on 1/27/15.
Tour de Fall
Pale Ale
New Belgium Brewing
Fort Collins, CO

I took the tour of this pale ale on 1/28/15.

Straight off the label:
Enjoy By: 21DEC14
New Belgium's love for beer, bikes, and benefits is best described by being at Tour de Fat. Our love for Cascade and Amarillo hops is best tasted in this TOUR DE FALL Pale Ale. We're cruising both across the country during our favorite time of year. Hop on!

Stock Ale
Ale Fermented with Toasted Oak
Berghoff Brewery, Inc.
Stevens Point, WI

I stocked up with this oak-aged ale on 1/29/15.

Right off the label:
Drawn from four generations of family tradition in America's brewing heartland.

Bleeding Heart
Deep Amber Saison
Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Verona, WI

I must note that I noticed a liver taste in this Bleeding Heart beer on 1/30/15.

Straight off the label:
Everyone has a favorite cause. Social. Environmental. Political. Us? Gastronomical. We are strongly in favor of great beer. In this amber saison, you'll taste our passion for its Belgian farm roots and rich malt flavor, and our pure, unfiltered love for great-tasting beer. So raise your glass and join our cause! We're not just brewing beer. We're making the world a better place, 12 ounces at a time.
Our craft. Our passion. Your beer.

Gnarly Oak Chocolate Stout
Stout brewed with cocoa powder
Monroe Brewing Co.
Monroe, WI

I savored this sipping beer on 1/31/15.

Straight from the label:
5.5% ALC./VOL.
1 Pint, 6 Fl. Oz.
Chocolate Stout is a satisfyingly rich, dark and creamy stout just loaded with roasted flavors. We added just a subtle touch of chocolate for a tasty treat. This is a great sipping beer for those cold winter nights.
14.8 OG, 66.8 ESD, 49.5 COLOR and 58 IBU
Pairs well with rich, spicy foods like barbecue, sausages, roasted meat or blackened fish. For dessert, serve with anything chocolate: German chocolate cake or chocolate souffle.


1 comment:

Cap Chastain said...

Gnarly Oak Chocolate Stout .. Have I now Heard It All I ponder. Wonderful as usual with all of your amazing props around the bottles.