Color Run Irvine, He'Brew Funky Jewbelation, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza, Karl Strauss 23rd Aniversary Old Ale, Logsdon Seizeon Bretta, Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale, Mission Brewery Dark Seas, Oskar Blues Deviant Dales, Shitty Beer Blogs
I don’t really know what to do with this blog. Most of the time I write in it because I have ran out of productive things to do. There have to be 8 billion beer blogs, most of which are uninteresting. This is 8 billion and one. So, here is a long list of beers I have recently consumed and random thoughts about each.
First up would be Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Old Ale, just in case you can’t read the bottle but can read this text. Karl Strauss is brewed in San Diego. I love everything about San Diego and miss it every day. This is the best Karl Strauss beer I have ever had by far. I love anything barrel aged. I wish I had several bottles of this so I could age one. I’m not sure why there is a random cord on the floor. Also, the ground is dirty. But the beer, well, it is amazing. Find it, save one for me.
I don’t know what this is. It is from a local establishment called Wade’s Wines. They run a tap room Thursday-Sunday. Slightly overpriced, but the best variety of beer in a 20 mile radius of my house. I think this is Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza. If it is said beer, it is a sour, Dark Belgian Strong Ale. It is also amazing. If is isn’t that beer, nothing to see here. Probably a Bud Light with Lime.
I sort of love the new caning craze in the craft beer world. Oskar Blues has been doing it longer than most, but this is their relatively new Deviant Dales. It is a smooth and easy to drink DIPA. I like drinking out of a tall boy. Makes me feel like a real American. Like Hulk Hogan. Makes me want to fight for the rights of every man. It is good, but certainly not great. But, it comes in a tall boy. So that is good, but probably not great.
Another San Diego beer, recommended by a nice gentleman that works at Wades Wines. Thanks nice gentleman! You will never read this, but I do appreciate you help and amazing customer service. Mission Brewery Dark Seas. Russian Imperial Stouts are great, and this is a nice edition to the family. Nothing amazing, although I would love a barrel aged version of this. Solid, balanced, and delicious. Just like the Russian’s like it. Right?
Another recommendation from Wades. Logsdon Seizoen Bretta. I am big into Saisons these days. I mentioned that to the guy at Wades, he showed me this. A Saison with Brett? DOWN! Brett is a wild yeast used in a lot of Belgian and Belgian style beers. Brings a nice sour, crisp flavor to this great beer. Has a dry finish. Really nice. Way to photo bomb, Trader Joes bag.
San Diego again. Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale. An amazing, amazing sour. It is barrel aged. Tastes amazing. Not as good as Cuvee de Tomme, but looks way sexier. If you like sours, and don’t mind spending $15 or so, this is a great choice. Lost Abbey is criminally underrated I think. Seek out their beers. I would cut people for them.
Last, a gift from my mother. He’Brew Funky Jewbelation. Yeah, my mom is that awesome to buy me a beer called Funky Jewbelation. It is a blend of 6 beers, barrel aged, and pretty good. I wouldn’t say great. Way too boozy and way too sweet, but I bet it mellows so well in a year or two. Shiny toaster alert!
A special bonus! Me and my wife, at the Color Run in Irvine. You run, they throw color at you. My boogers were purple for 2 days.
Hope it was good for you.