Archive for April, 2014

Great Lakes Thrust! an IPA

Posted: April 30, 2014 by Kenny in Craft

thrustCountry of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 6.5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Draught

It was a week of firsts for me. The Saturday before was my first visit to Beertown and then on a Friday, Mark, Jackie, Sarah and I met for lunch at Milos. I have been wanting to go there for a very long time. I had been to Milos’ (he’s real!) other restaurant a few times and really enjoyed the beer selection he had. Now that he is a “Craft Beer Emporium” I may have to have some client meetings there.

One of the main reasons I wanted to go there, aside from never having been, was I caught wind that Great Lakes Thrust IPA was down to its last keg and they wont be getting any more. Since they were never available in bottles or cans, this may be the only time I get to try it.

We sat down and I knew exactly what I wanted to drink. The girls took their time deciding. You see, they were both hung over from drinking there the night before. They had pretty much already had everything.

My beer can in a tulip glass and was a cloudy dark orange. I could smell tons of citrus and pine needles. It was quite a strong smell, to be honest. It tasted a lot like grapefruit and bitter, bitter pine. The booty was so bitter that it was almost dry. It was exactly what I expected it to be, maybe a little too strong, but I’m glad I got to try it when I did.

Great Lakes Thrust! an IPA

Posted: April 30, 2014 by Kenny in Craft
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thrustCountry of Origin:  Canada
Alcohol Content:  6.5%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel: Draught

It was a week of firsts for me. The Saturday before was my first visit to Beertown and then on a Friday, Mark, Jackie, Sarah and I met for lunch at Milos. I have been wanting to go there for a very long time. I had been to Milos’ (he’s real!) other restaurant a few times and really enjoyed the beer selection he had. Now that he is a “Craft Beer Emporium” I may have to have some client meetings there.

One of the main reasons I wanted to go there, aside from never having been, was I caught wind that Great Lakes Thrust IPA was down to its last keg and they won’t be getting any more. Since they were never available in bottles or cans, this may be the only time I get to try it.

We sat down and I knew exactly what I wanted to drink. The girls took their time deciding. You see, they were both hung over from drinking there the night before. They had pretty much already had everything.

My beer came in a tulip glass and was a cloudy dark orange.  I could smell tons of citrus and pine needles. It was quite a strong smell, to be honest.  It tasted a lot like grapefruit and bitter, bitter pine. The booty was so bitter that it was almost dry.  It was exactly what I expected it to be, maybe a little too strong, but I’m glad I got to try it when I did.

Samuel Adams Escape Route

Posted: April 29, 2014 by Kenny in Craft

escpare routeCountry of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle

When we were in Florida buying beer at Publix, we looked at all the fun singles that were there and, sadly, only saw one Sam Adams that isn’t on the list. I was hoping for more, but with only 863 different beers, how can they keep stores stocked.

I love reading the labels of their beers. They always tell a story as to why the beer was made and how they did it. This one told the story of combining the fruit notes of an ale with the crispness of a lager to make a variation on the Kölsch style. I’ve had a few Kölsch styles before and enjoyed them. Kevin had one recently that made him realize that that is the style he likes the most.

This guy poured out cloudy yellow and smelled slightly sweet and peppery. It tasted like a heavy pilsner with malts and pepper in the booty. I love when beer is made with pepper (please tell me there is pepper in here and I’m not crazy). I loved it. I think it is a great beer to transition from the heavy stouts and porters of winter into the IPAs and wit biers of summer.

I told Kevin to grab it the next time he’s in the States.

escpare routeCountry of Origin:  United States
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel:  Glass by way of bottle

When we were in Florida buying beer at Publix, we looked at all the fun singles that were there and, sadly, only saw one Sam Adams that isn’t on the list. I was hoping for more, but with only 863 different beers, how can they keep stores stocked.

I love reading the labels of their beers. They always tell a story as to why the beer was made and how they did it. This one told the story of combining the fruit notes of an ale with the crispness of a lager to make a variation on the Kölsch style. I’ve had a few Kölsch styles before and enjoyed them. Kevin had one recently that made him realize that that is the style he likes the most.

This guy poured out cloudy yellow and smelled slightly sweet and peppery.  It tasted like a heavy pilsner with malts and pepper in the booty. I love when beer is made with pepper (please tell me there is pepper in here and I’m not crazy). I loved it. I think it is a great beer to transition from the heavy stouts and porters of winter into the IPAs and wit biers of summer.

I told Kevin to grab it the next time he’s in the States.