Monday, October 31, 2011

Chipotle Ale

Chipotle Ale is brewed by Rogue Ales in Oregon. I tried this beer in the early summer of 2007 in Laramie, Wyoming.

Broken Rake

Broken Rake is brewed by Pyramid Breweries in Seattle, Washington. This was the first beer I had after moving to Seattle in November of 2008 as I had it after a long day of hauling boxes and furniture up to our 3rd floor apartment that we had at the time.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jamaica Stout

Jamaica Stout is brewed by Big City Brewing in Jamaica. I first tried this beer in 2010 in Seattle, Washington and I found the beer at the Big Star Beer Market in North Seattle.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Collaboration not Litigation Ale

Collaboration not Litigation Ale is a collaborative brew from Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado and Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, California. I first heard about this beer while reading the ABA Journal in August 2011 and I found this beer at the Beer Junction in West Seattle earlier this month. I tried this beer last week in Seattle, Washington. This is a blend of each of their Salvation ales - Russian River Salvation - Avery Salvation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gutter Punk'n

Gutter Punk'n is brewed by Schooner Exact Brewing in Seattle, Washington. I first tried this beer at the 2010 Elysian Great Pumpkin Festival as a small taste but I am having it tonight from the Schooner Exact swing-top bottle that I purchased at PCC in West Seattle.

Good Monkey

Good Monkey is a seasonal Belgian-style golden ale brewed by Yakima Craft Brewing in Yakima, Washington. I first tried this beer 2 weeks ago in Seattle, Washington. I found this beer at the Beer Junction in West Seattle.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Toohey's Extra Dry

Toohey's Extra Dry is brewed in Australia and is owned by Lion Nathan. I tried this beer while I was in Australia visiting friends in November of 2007 toward the end of my time that I was there, most likely in Sydney.

Black Sheep Riggwelter

Black Sheep Riggwelter is brewed by Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire Dales, England. This beer was highly recommended to me by a friend I made while traveling in Egypt in late 2006. I tried this beer once I returned to the US in Laramie, Wyoming in the spring of 2007.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Portland Beer

I have just recently spent three days in Portland, Oregon. This was my first trip to Portland and I wanted to try food from food trucks in the city as well as visit a few of my favorite breweries. I ended up visiting four breweries/brewpubs while I was there. I began with one of the McMenamins pubs, Ringlers Pub at the Crystal Ballroom on Sunday night and I had their sampler, which had 7 beers to try. Around noon on Monday, I headed out away from downtown to visit Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) on the east side of Portland.
At HUB, I tried their sampler and had a light lunch, their sampler consisted of 6 year-round beers and 4 seasonals!!! Later in the afternoon, I had some free time after returning to the downtown hotel. I walked a couple of blocks to the Brewery Blocks neighborhood and stopped at the Deschutes Brewing Public House brewpub near Powell's Books. While I was there I tried their sampler, which I was able to select 6 beers from. I chose ones that I hadn't ever tried before, mostly ones only available at the pub that were not packaged and sold elsewhere and I followed those with a pint of their cask Green Lakes Organic Ale. As the afternoon and evening went on I spent more time walking around downtown and went to a movie (The Debt) at the Livingroom Theaters, where I could have had a drink (or food) during the movie but I was waiting for a special evening treat... The final stop for the day was to visit the Rogue Distillery and Public House also in Downtown Portland. Along with dinner I had a Mogul Madness Ale, which was very good. In the end, I purchased several beers to go from Rogue including a beer that I anticipate will be one of the ones I talk about for years and years to come...the VOODOO Bacon Maple Ale. I haven't tried it yet but I will definitely share it here on the blog when I do.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Export 33

Export 33 is brewed in Vietnam, at least that is what it says on the bottle, and my investigation came to the same muddled conclusion as this other blogger did on the where it is brewed and who owns the brand. The one item I have to add is a Nigerian brewery that actually has the Export 33 on its site. I first tried this beer in Laramie, Wyoming in the spring of 2006.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Colt 45 Raspberry Watermelon Blast

Raspberry Watermelon Blast is a flavored malt beverage made as part of the Blast by Colt brand of beverages and related to Colt 45, which is brewed for Pabst Brewing. I first tried this in the summer of 2011 in Seattle, Washington and found this at 7-11.
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Hoptober Golden Ale is a beer that is brewed by New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado. I first tried this beer in the fall of 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lion Stout

Lion Stout is brewed The Lion Brewery Ceylon in Sri Lanka. I first tried this beer in 2003, while living in Fort Collins, Colorado. I distinctly remember that the packaging had a picture of Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter on it.

Beehive Honey Wheat

Beehive Honey Wheat is brewed by Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I first tried this beer most likely in 2004 or 2005, while living in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale

Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale is brewed by Laurelwood Brewing in Portland Oregon. I have tasted this beer before, I believe it was at one or both of the last two Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festivals, which is also coming up this weekend. I won't be able to attend this year, though the last two were really amazing. I had a bottle of this beer this afternoon after purchasing it at The Beer Junction in West Seattle earlier today.Here is a Beer Advocate review.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Green Flash West Coast IPA

West Coast IPA is brewed by Green Flash Brewing in San Diego, California. I first tried this beer in the spring of 2010 in Seattle, Washington after finding it at The Beer Authority in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.

One Year

It has been just over a year since I began this blog. I started hoping to post once a day but that hasn't exactly happened. In the first full 12 months of this blog I have shared a little more than 280 drinks since some have also been flavored malt beverages and non-alcoholic brews as well.

With over 3600 page views, I feel that this is gaining steam and becoming a little more successful sharing my experiences with each post. The number of page views each day has been increasing over the last few months and will only increase with additional postings each time I add a beer.

In my tracking, I have tried a full serving (bottle, can or glass of draught) of over 1160 beers. Since I have shared the 280 or so, I still have nearly 900 beers to share and I will continue to post about them as well as try new ones as I go so I don't know how long it will take to run out of items to share.