It's so depressing to me that people in Europe get a better selection of American beers than I do. Sometimes it makes me wonder why I bother.
Speaking of, some recent beers:
The in-laws came bearing some gifts. This was definitely enjoyable, and I can't remember the last time I had it:
Recently one of our local places has started bottling its beers. That lets it produce brews over 4% abv, although the Patersbier below stays at the limit. That one was nice enough, especially for drinking on the porch after a 5 mile run. The Hop vs Hop takes advantage of the lack of a bottled abv limit and was decent enough, but its just become nuts what a hoppy beer has to do these days to stand out from the crowd.
I'd had high hopes for this one and opened it up on a night cold enough to justify it (not many of those left). Sadly it wasn't interesting at all. All sugary sweetness, maybe some vanilla, next to no barrel or bourbon flavor. I dumped out most of the glass, which is rare for me, but it was too much even before bed.