Against The Grain – Gegen den Strom Zerbster Bitterbier

Brewery: Against The Grain in Louisville, Kentucky USA Style:  German Smoked Beer ABV: 6.8% IBUs: 55 Rate Beer: 71/100 Pour: Liquorice chocolate brown colour with small white head. Little smokiness to this one at first but rich caramel flavours shine through. Would accompany a smoked pulled pork burger drenched in homemade American BBQ sauce.  Continue reading Against The Grain – Gegen den Strom Zerbster Bitterbier

Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Brewery: Karl Strauss in San Diego, California  Style: IPA  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Pale orange colour with a thin white head.   I still remember the first time I had this beer. I went to a party of friends of my girlfriend. We had been dating a few months. We stopped to get drinks on the way and I grabbed a six pack of this think it was the Pintail … Continue reading Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California  Style: Gose with lime and agave  ABV: 4.9%  IBUs: 6  RateBeer: 57/100  Pour: Straw light yellow in colour with a thin white head  The 2018 version of Otra Vez is a vast improvement on the original version. The addition of lime and agave give this beer a lovely fruitiness and takes away any of the tart sourness, making this an easy drinking beer. Corona drinkers would actually enjoy … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style: Märzen ABV: 6% IBUs: 20 RateBeer: 91/100  Pour: Dark orange hue with a small white head on pour Another collar with Weihenstephan, this years version of their annual Oktoberfest beer is again a Märzen but with a slightly higher ABV. The colour and flavour is more malt driven with a crisp, sweet aftertaste. If rating Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest beers, I still think 2016 was … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018