Archive for November, 2014

Railway City Hoptoberfest

Posted: November 29, 2014 by Kenny in Craft
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Hoptoberfest_poster_8x165600d0Rick goes out to St Thomas all the time to see some friends, and every time he does, he stops by the Railway City brewery and picks up a few beers. It just so happened that this time, they had just released their Hoptoberfest beer. I missed out on it last year and actually had three people who go out that way try to get it for me.

I only had it in the fridge for a few days before I decided to drink it. I opened it up and poured it out. I was amber in colour and it stunk. It was a funky, musky smell. It almost smelled like it was bad, but I’ve never had a bad Railway City beer before. It didn’t add up.

It tasted like fresh hops and musk. It wasn’t great. It was kinda like a bad Euro lager.

Wasn’t impressed at all.

Country of Origin:  Canada 
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
Sequence:  First
Finished:  Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle

 

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Schlitz Malt Liquor

Posted: November 29, 2014 by Kenny in Craft
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schlitz_malt_liquor_40oz__largeWhen the wife told me that she found Schlitz at the LCBO, I was excited. When I told Mark that the wife found Schlitz at the LCBO, he was excited. When it came time to drink it, neither of us were excited.

Malt liquor is disgusting. It’s heavy, sweet and tastes like cheap alcohol.

We tried to choke this down with pizza. I say we, but really, it was only me. Mark loved it. It reminded him of his University days when him and some guys would get pizza and drink Schlitz while watching football.

I remember it from my first trip to Montreal. Well, I remember I had it, but nothing else.

I couldn’t finish it. It was a long day of drinking beer and I still wasn’t 100% after the Halloween incident.

Life is too short to drink shit beer!

Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5.9%
Sequence: Sixth
Finished:  Ken – No, Mark – Yes
Vessel:  Glass by way of 40

 

Dead Frog The Bold Belgian Pale Ale

Posted: November 29, 2014 by Kenny in Craft
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the-boldThis is the second beer from the BC Craft Brewers Guild’s fall sampler pack that I seem to be taking my sweet time drinking. I’ve had it in the fridge for a long time, but I’ve had other beers that I wanted to drink first. The first Dead Frog that I had was pretty awesome, so I was hoping that this one would be as well. So, on a night that the wife and I were making copious amounts on lasagnas, I grabbed it.

It poured out amber and had lots of big floaty chunks in it. It smelled strongly hopped and wheaty-sweet like most Belgian beers do. It was very boozy tasting for only being 5%, but you could really taste the Belgianess of the yeast.  The closer that I got to the bottom, and closer to the bits, the more bitter it became.

It was good. I really do enjoy BC beer.

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Junction Stationmaster Stout

Posted: November 28, 2014 by Kenny in Craft
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stationmasterHere is the last of the Junction beers that Jackie brought me for my birthday back in July. There were a couple good ones and a few not so good ones (check them all out here) but this, I wanted to save for Mark. It’s their flagship beer, it’s a stout and I know how Mark geeks out over dark beers. So I was a nice guy and waited….for four months.

After a mild, a pumpkin, a porter and a why-the-hell-did-someone-make-a-17%-beer, we split this.

It poured out black (well, yeah) and smelled slightly smokey and a little sweet (ya-huh). It tasted very mild and not robust at all. It was nothing special.

I mean, it was good, but not Cobblestone good.

Country of Origin:  Canada
Alcohol Content:  4%
Sequence:  Fifth
Finished:  yes
Vessel:  Glass by way of bottle