Month / June 2009

Angel City Brewing,Torrance, CA (USA) Preface: This is the third selection form the musical line of Angel City brews. Thanks to the folks at Angel City for send me this sample of their special brew. And, for the record, I do not read the promotional materials sent with beers or the information from any of […]

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Shipyard Brewing Co.,Portland, ME (USA) Preface: Thanks to the folks at Shipyard for send me this sample of their special brew. Appearance: A crystal clear copper penny colored brew with a carbonation of very small bubbles. The head is a very light sandy tan rocky head of large and creamy small bubbles that tat some […]

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Deschutes Brewery,Bend, OR (USA) Appearance: There is a bit of a chill haze to this burnished copper colored brew. The almost white head of loosely knit medium and large bubbles tat a fine Belgian lace as it slowly recedes. Aroma: The sensation is a crisp hop flower sensation… the second pick up some toasted malt […]

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Grand Teton Brewing Co.,Victor, ID (USA) Appearance: This is a cloudy copper colored brew with plenty of carbonation. The head is a dense, well packed foam of small bubbles that leave a thin Belgian lace. Aroma: The first aroma is similar to the traditional weizenbier… slight banana and some cloves. The second aromatic impression has […]

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Angle City Brewing,Torrance, CA (USA) Preface: This is the second of a series of four brews bottled by Angle City. Appearance: A deep dark red garnet colored brew with plenty of carbonation. It is topped with a sandy tan colored head of small to medium bubbles that fall leaving a good Belgian lace. Aroma: First […]

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Mayflower Brewing Company,Plymouth, MA (USA)Special for the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference Preface: The Brewers Association commissioned this beer and it was brewed at Mayflower Brewing Company by brewers from Cambridge Brewing Company and members of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. The label notes that it is 8.5% alcohol by volume, 60 International Bittering Units and had […]

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Melbourn Bros.BreweryStamford, Lincolnshire, England Preface: This is a recent arrival from the folks at Merchant du Vin. It came accompanied by a bottle of Cherry Ale and Raspberry Ale. The decision to taste the Strawberry was made because the Raspberry was too cold to appreciate. This bottle of Strawberry Fruit Ale was opened at cellar […]

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Full Sail BrewingHood River, OR (USA) Preface: Once again I reach to the back of the fridge and find what might be a relic… I can’t find any promotional literature or sell-sheet. There is no “Best By” date on the bottle. However, it does note that the contents are in the style of a Scottish […]

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Angel City Brewing Company Torrance, CA (USA) Preface: This is the second of four bottles sent to me by the folks at Angle City Brewing Company. It has been kept at cellar temperature. Appearance: A crystal clear, golden, almost burnished bronze brew is topped with a very rocky head of larger and medium sized bubbles […]

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Grand Teton Brewing Co. Victor, ID (USA) Preface:Thanks to the folks at the Grand Teton Brewing Co., this bottle arrived in good shape. It has been kept at cellar temperature. There is no “Best by” date on the bottle. Surprisingly enough, there is no mention of this brew on their web site. Appearance: This copper […]

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