I was excited at the opportunity to test out Yards Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale. Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, I’ve heard so much about Yards and can’t say I have ever been coherent enough to enjoy it. Before I jump into the review, allow me to give you a brief background on one of the breweries in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love.
Archive April 2010
Don’t let the name of this one fool you. The Terrapin Beer Company Hop Karma IPA isn’t just an ordinary India Pale Ale. Formerly known as the “India Style Brown Ale” this American take combines a West Coast IPA-style and a complex Brown Ale to created a unique and interesting brew. And it’s a sessionable one at that, at 6% ABV with an IBU rating of 65.
The second beer up from the gracious Buckbean Brewing Company sample package is their pint can of their Original Orange Blossom Ale. This American Amber/Red Ale was created in the mid-1990’s to accompany a festival in Riverside, CA called the “Orange Blossom Festival.” At 5.8% ABV, this sessionable beer can be served year-round with consistent results.
The Old Chub is my second Oskar Blues review in a row, and one that I have been meaning to do for a while. I always thought that it looked interesting and from what I could gather is a well put together beer. But due to my laziness and forgetfulness I never got around to trying it. The Old Chub was poured from a can, just as the Gubna was last week, showing once again that good beer can come from a can (not a pun).
Flying Dog is home to some of the best brews I’ve tasted to date. With Spring here and Summer just around the corner, diving into their seasonal Biere de Garde style ale, Garde Dog, is right in line. A traditional French farmhouse ale, the Biere de Garde style is meant for consumption in the well-weathered Spring and Summer seasons.