There is something to be said for an easy drinking, sessionable lager. Easy drinking beers don’t have to be the macro-brewed yellow water that fills the kegs and fridges at frat parties. They can be flavorful with the lightness and low alcohol that makes session beers possible. In this vein there is the Under Dog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog. This American Pale Lager clocks in at 4.7% ABV and should hopefully fit the bill of an easy drinking lager.
While in Connecticut, Shane picked up a bottle of the Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious; a Apple Brandy barrel aged Belgian-style Tripel. Coming in at a rather massive 12% ABV, expect notes of booze, brandy, apple skins, Belgian yeast and candied sugar.
Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put the Wheat beers away. I have enjoyed a few offerings from Maui Brewing in the past so I have high hopes for the Mana Wheat, especially since it’s made with pineapple juice. I’m thinking that alone should prove to be quite tasty.
The Brewer’s Art, based out of Baltimore Maryland, is home to many house made beers, fresh entrees, wines, spirits and beers from around the world. One of their own beers, Ozzy, is brewed in close to us in Royersford, PA (Nick’s hometown actually). According to the brewer, this is “our answer to the Belgian ‘devil’ beers!”
Walking through the aisle of a local beer and wine store, a big bottle with the word “Tripel” on it just popped out at me. That beer was the Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Company, a year long offering from their Smokestack Series of beers. At 9% ABV, the Long Strange Tripel could be pretty potent, but hopefully the other flavors keep it in check.