The Official Beer Thread - Page 564
My haul from the week:
FW - Sucaba (x2), Rustic - West Ashley, Russian River - Consecration (x5), 1776 Rye Barrel Aged Brown Ale, Almanac - Farmers Reserve Blueberry, Almanac - Farmers Reserve Strawberry, The Commons - Boysen (Boysenberry Farmhouse Ale w/ Brett), De Garde - Petit Desay (x2), De Garde - Tableau Rouge (x2), De Garde - Bu Weisse (x2), Logsdon - Seizen Bretta (x2), Logsdon - Oak Aged Bretta, Logsdon - Cerasus, Logsdon - Far West Vlaming (x2), Jester King - Sin Frontera (Collab w/ Crooked Stave), Crooked Stave - Sin Frontera (Collab w/ Jester King) (x2), Crooked Stave - Nightmare on Brett (x2), Crooked Stave - Origins, Crooked Stave - Surette, Trinity - Magical Brett Tour #1, Trinity - Koelorado
Some notable in-house brews:
BCBCS on draft at Katie O'Briens:
Lost Abbey - Framboise de Ambrosia at the Cascade event:
Hop and Vine Sour Brunch featuring The Rare Barrel, Almanac, and Rustic:
Had this one from the case afterwards:
They did the release of this collab the night before and still had everything on tap, so I got to try both versions plus a cask conditioned one:
Almanac Farmers Reserve Strawberry at a little place off Alberta:
Others included Alesmith BBL Wee Heavy, Trinity Wild Apple Saison, Trinity Magical Brett Tour #1, Trinity Nelson-hopped Saison/Golden, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Block 15 - Peche
Also had additional beers from Fat Heads, Breakside, Cascade, and others.
Portland is so awesome.
Edit: Also, I need the JK and CS versions of Sin Frontera. I'm really hoping I can find some of the European version in Spain, I'd love to compare the three. Let me know how it is.
Just had a Jai Alai IPA. Really good. Meanwhile, a Weihenstephan Korbinian was chilling in the freezer. I'm drinking it now. I think it's the first time I've had it. I really like it. The only downside is that it's a tad too sweet. Very malty (but not overwhelming, not too much liquorice, mostly roasted caramel flavours). Nice mouthfeel, "dark fruits", and overall almost refreshing. Superb QPR. BBF 01-14-2016. If it were a bit less sweet, it would be perfect.
Crooked Stave Progenitor Noir (Dark sour ale, dry hopped) --- Dry hopping totally lost on me. Not a lot of body, lots of Brett, fairly two-dimensional. Pleasant but disappointing at its price point.
Ommegang Abbey Ale --- Had plenty of Ommegang but missed this one. Holy shit. What a beautiful beer. Rich, complex, malty but balanced, delicious.