Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Beer Journal #86: Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter, Single-Wide IPA, Hop for Teacher Pale Ale, Preacher's Daughter Amber, Painted Ladies & More

Out of Your Gourd
Pumpkin Porter
RedHook Brewery
Woodinville, WA * Portsmouth, NH * Portland, OR

Label small print:
12 FL. OZ.
Est. 1981 Seattle
Bottled on: Aug 07 15
Seasonal Series
A dark ale brewed with pumpkin, spices and maple syrup.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale
Wells & Young's Brewing Co.
Bedford, United Kingdom
Imported by
Belukus Marketing, Inc.
College Station, TX

Label info:
ALC. BY VOL. 5.0%
330ml/11.2 US fl.oz.
"Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale" Ale with natural flavor and caramel colour added.
Full of rich sticky toffee-ness * Based on the Great British pudding

Goose Autumn Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Chicago, IL * Baldwinsville, NY * Fort Collins, CO

Label inclusions:
6.7% ALC./VOL.
12 FL. OZ.    355 ml    65 IBU rating
Airy pine aromas * Spicy hop flavors & dry finish
Pouring the color of autumn leaves, our red ale opens with pine aromas and its spicy flavors & dry finish warm with every sip.
Hops grown for Goose Island at Elk Mountain Farms.
Contains: Wheat
This beer will remain brewery fresh for 180 days after the bottled on date: 21JUL15

Painted Ladies
Pumpkin Spice Ale
Tyranena Brewing Co.
Lake Mills, WI

Label fine print:
12 Fl. Ounces
The Painted Ladies Annual Fling celebrates the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills. Although named for the restoration of the many Victorian storefronts, some of the more adventurous women-folk added a playful twist and dressed as, well, painted ladies. Inspired by these bold and spicy women, we brewed Painted Ladies, a pumpkin and spice-infused amber ale. this fall, make sure you enjoy a fling with a few Painted Ladies! 

Preacher's Daughter
Fountain Square Brewing Company
Indianapolis, IN

Label info:
12 FL. OZ.   Serve at 37 degrees
An American amber ale with hints of citrusy hops that are well balanced by layers of caramel and biscuit malts for a slightly sweet and nutty finish. Our amber ale is copper in color with a large off white head.
Bringing science to the art of brewing.

Hop for Teacher
Pale Ale
Fountain Square Brewing Company
Indianapolis, IN

Label fine print:
12 FL. OZ.   Serve at 37 degrees
For the hop heads among us, Hop for Teacher is an aggressively hopped American Pale Ale with a noticeable citrus aroma. The slightly bitter finish will keep us hop heads coming back.

Single-Wide IPA
India Pale Ale
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Kansas City, Missouri

Label info:
12 fl. oz.
Since 1989
Brewed with barley malt, wheat malt, water, hops, and yeast.

*Bottle conditioned*
In time-honored brewing tradition, we've added a small amount of yeast to this ale just before packaging to produce a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The yeast, which settles naturally to the bottom of the bottle, encourages further maturation and contributes to the ale's complex flavor.
Visit our website: boulevard.com

Cherry Wheat
Green Bay Brewing Company
Green Bay, WI

Label info:
No ABV info.
Malt beverage with cherry added.
12 FL. OZ. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beer Journal #85: Miss Bliss, Pumpkin Pie Lust, Kinda Blue, Original Sin & More

Miss Bliss
3/4 Pint of Ale Brewed with Spices
Magic Hat Brewing Company
So. Burlington, VT  &  Rochester, NY

Label fine print:
4.5% ALC./VOL.
Pour a little spice in your life.
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers! 

Pumpkin Pie Lust
Pumpkin Weisse Beer
New Glarus Brewing Company
Employer Owned
New Glarus, WI

Label revelations:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
It is a fact that Dan, our New Glarus Brewmaster, loves pumpkin pie. So it was inevitable that one day beer and pie would collide. No holiday is complete at our home without home baked pumpkin pie. Just as Dan once baked this pie for Deb, he now created this brew for you.
First, Wisconsin grown wheat simmers with fresh Wisconsin Pumpkin and German Munich Malt. Then he thoroughly stirs in Idaho grown Celeia Hops, Fresh Bavarian Weizen yest is then ladled into the open top fermenters and a final bottle conditioning make this beer 100% naturally carbonated. This rich brown Weisse beer pours an elegant spicy nose with a thick creamy head. This Pumpkin Weisse is meant to satisfy your soul's Pie Lust.
Cheers! Daniel Carey and Deborah Carey 

Original Sin
Premium Hard Cider
Original Sin Corp.
New York, NY
Brewed in Cape Canaveral, FL

The label reports:
12 OZ (355ml)
Ingredients: Apple cider, champagne yeast, sulfites and sorbate to protect flavor. Lightly carbonated. Gluten free.
Nurtition facts: Calories 143, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 0mg,
Total Carb. 10g, Sugars 7g, Protein 0g

Copper Lager
Beer with Honey Added
Tap Room Brewing Company
Rochester, NY

Label offerings:
No ABV info
12 FL.OZ.
Celebrating the repeal of prohibition DEC_193?
Under the supervision Brewmaster's Choice
Exclusive Night Club
Enjoy Responsibly.

The Celebrated Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
N. Yorks, England
Sole Agents: Merchant du Vin Corp
Seattle, WA

Label info:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.     355 mL
An opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex, medium dry palate and bittersweet finish. Brewed with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), malted barley, roasted barley, oatmeal, yeast and hops.
Fermented in open-topped 'stone Yorkshire squares'.
Celebrated Oatmeal Stout is a style benchmark revived by Samuel Smith's and the inspiration for hundreds of commercial oatmeal stouts.
Samuel Smith's brews at a small, traditional British brewery, the oldest brewery in Yorkshire.
A photo on the back label features: Knocking down the lively head of yeast formed during fermentation in 'stone Yorkshire squares'.

Kinda Blue
Blueberry Wheat Beer
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO

Label small print:
No ABV info
12 FL.OZ.
Malt beverage with blueberries added
So what did the brewers at Boulder Beer Company compose for the 10th release in our Looking Glass Series? An American wheat, placed in perfect measure with muted tones of blueberry.
 Kinda Blue--
A tasty and tasteful summer brew that you can't turn your back on. It's as cool as the day is long.
In every great collection there are standards.
Make this one of yours.
Cheers and enjoy!
--Your friends at Boulder Beer, Colorado's 1st Microbrewery  

New Grist
Gluten-Free Pilsner Style Beer
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Label words:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.    355 mL
Ingredients: Water, rice, sorghum, hops, yeast
Beer made from rice and sorghum
Certified GF Gluten-Free
Nutritional Facts: Calories 166, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 110mg, Total Carbohydrate 14.3g, Sugars less than 1g, Protein 0g, Iron 3%

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beer Journal #84: Hello My Name is Amber, White Cap, LA 31 Biere Pale, Half Cycle IPA, Soul Ride & More

Soul Ride
India Pale Ale
Fountain Square Brewery LLC.
Indianapolis, IN

Label small print:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
Soul Ride bringing science to the art of brewing
This American IPA features citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas layered above a slight malty sweetness. Light in color and easy on the palette, an IPA that goes down smooth with a crisp hoppy finish.
White IPA
India Pale Ale
Handcrafted using Sorachi Ace hops and a blend of two-row malt.
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI

Label fine print:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
Brewing excellence since 1857
Point * Well Made

 Half Cycle IPA
India Pale Ale
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indianapolis, IN

Label disclosures:
12 FL. OZ.
Locally created in our neighborhood. This stuff is made by guys. Locally consumed in yours FLAT 12 Bierwerks
Since Yesterday
LA 31 Biere Pale
Pale Ale
Bayou Teche Brewing, LLC
Arnaudville, LA

Label info:
No ABV info
355 ML
12 FL. OZ.
Brooklyn Lager
Pre-Prohibition Style
The Brooklyn Brewery
Utica, NY

Label fun:
5.2% ALC. BY VOL.
12 Fluid Ounces
Amber gold, with a malty body and a floral hop character, Brooklyn Lager is a revival of Brooklyn's pre-Prohibition all malt lagers. this is the brewery's first and best selling brand. Its aromatic qualities are enhanced by "dry-hopping", the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with for food. For more information please visit BrooklynBrewery.com
Best before date printed on bottle.

White Cap
White India Pale Ale
Green Bay Brewing Company
Green Bay, WI

Label info:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.

Hello My Name is Amber
American Amber Ale
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indianapolis, IN

Label fine print:
5.8% ALC/VOL
12 FL OZ.
Locally created in our neighborhood. This stuff is made by guys. Locally consumed in yours Flat 12 Bierwerks.
Since I Said So
Southwold Bitter
Product of England
Brewed by Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk &
Bottled by Marstons, Burton on Trent
Imported by Shelton Brothers
Belchertown, MA

Label small print:
4.1% ALC/VOL
1 PT. 9 FL OZ
Trademark Since 1912
Jack Brand
Southwold Jack is one of Adnams' oldest & most loyal fingerheads, that's why we've chosen him to be the icon for one of our most famous beers. Local legend has it he was once a young soldier from the Wars of the Roses and today he sits on the wall of our brewery guarding us from harm.
Southwold Jack - An icon of Southwold, a protector of Adnams.
Brewery of the year 2011
Awarded by The Good Pub Guide
Voted for by you,
Thank you!

Amber Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Compaany
Cincinnati, OH

Label disclosures:
No ABV info
12 FL OZ (355ML)
Keep Refrigerated
Deep amber in color entering with an aroma of fresh hops coupled with a smooth flavorful body, balancing a complex hop finish
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery established in 2005. Production grows at the same address where it began in the basement of this farmhouse built in 1924. We offer several all natural hand-crafted beers in bottle and kegs. All with our pleasant touch of fanaticism. Please enjoy responsibly and thanks for the support.
Mike Dewey - Owner/Brewer

Schofferhofer Grapefruit
Brewed and bottled in Germany
Radeberger Gruppe KG
60589 Frankurt/Main, Germany
US Importer: Radeberger Gruppe USA
Norwalk, CT

Label words of interest:
11.2 FL. OZ (US)
e 0,331/330 ml
Unfiltered Hefeweizen beer with grapefruit flavoring added and colored with cochineal extract
Schofferhofer Grapefruit is the unique combination of sparkling smooth Schofferhofer Hefeweizen with grapefruit flavoring. A refreshing well-rounded taste with tangy character and hints of sweetness is pleasing to the palate. Tastes best ice-cold and right from the bottle.
Contains not more than 3.2% Alcohol by Weight
Best Before End:
2016 / 06

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Beer Journal #83: Galactic Heroes, Campside, Green 19, Acme & More

California Pale Ale
North Coast Brewing Co., Inc.
Fort Bragg, CA

Label info:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
World Beer Championships
"One of the ten best breweries in the world."--Beverage Testing Institute
This classically-styled pale ale revives the name of one of the early icons of California brewing. Clean-tasting and pleasantly malty, Acme Pale is brewed with Yakima Valley hops, American two-row malt, and British specialty malts for depth.
Green 19
India Pale Ale
Titletown Brewing Co.
Green Bay, WI

Label stats:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
Legendary Place. Legendary Taste.
From the Brewmaster: This hop-forward ale showcases a complex bland of citrus-like American hop varieties, their bitterness well-balanced by complex malt for exceptional drinkability.
Use clean glassware for the best tasting experience.
7-10 degrees C/45-50 degrees F
Best consumed by: 10  14  15 

Session IPA
Upland Brewing Co., Inc.
Bloomington, IN

Label small print:
50 IBU
12 fl. oz.
Best enjoyed by: OCT 15
Brewed To Leave No Trace

Dundee India Pale Ale
Dundee Brewing Co.
Rochester, NY

Label fine print:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ. (355 ML)
Bold and Bitter

Columbus IPA
India Pale Ale
Columbus Brewing Co.
Columbus, OH

Label stuff:
No ABV info
12 FL. OZ.
Est 1988
Unfiltered to preserve the distinctive hop aroma, this IPA pours a hazy pale orange. Our unique balance of malt and hops will please even the most discriminating hophead.
Eric Bean, Brewmaster
This special beer is not pasteurized. Keep refrigerated until serving. 

Galactic Heroes
West Coast IPA
Homestead Beer Co.
Heath, OH

Label info:
7.2% ABV
12 FL. OZ.
Brewed proudly in Licking County

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lake Vermilion Vacation September 2015

After a drizzling rain, we were blessed with the sight of this full rainbow. I don't recall ever seeing one from end to end. 

The sky and clouds are so much more visible on this huge lake than they are in most other places.

The view from the deck at the front of our cabin is spectacular.

We stayed in the cabin on Brayden's Island for the first time. We've vacationed at Spring Bay Resort previously in other cabins along the shore.

Lon's first catch was this 45 inch musky.

As always, he put it back in the lake ASAP and released it.
Lon's second big catch was a 46 inch musky.

First a rainbow, next Northern Lights, what more could we ask for?

Our luck continued. The lure and line on Lon's fishing pole accidentally dropped into the water just a few inches from the shoreline and this bass latched onto it. How crazy is that?

Jared caught this 46 inch musky.

That's one lucky musky.

This ferocious fish is mounted on the deckside of the cabin.

I fished from the island and caught this mossy twig and a snail. That's what I get for being a wimpy fisherwoman.

I borrowed one of the resort's kayaks and made a few trips around the island.

I captured a ton of loon pictures. Here are a few of them.

Guess whose feet are up?

Guess whose beer this is?

Brayden's Island is small but there were plenty of things to check out.

I captured this on the water's surface. It's amazing how the camera caught the image.

I could take pictures of the beautiful sky all day long.