Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale, 16.9 oz., 8.2% ABV, 25 IBUs. This is a great saison. And that catfish cap is going on my fridge
I went to the Great Nebraska Beer Fest was last Saturday, with a VIP ticket for the first time. The VIP ticket was definitely worth the extra twenty dollars. The above photo was the only one I took, as I was too busy trying the following beers:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Bear Wallow Berliner Weisse
Boulevard Brewing Company Foeder Projekt #1
Boulevard Brewing Company Hibiscus Gose
Broken Robot Brewing Company Servo Motor Sour Tripel on Peaches (homebrew)
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA
Cinder Block Brewery Hop Maven #3
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project St. Bretta
DESTIHL Brewery Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Farnam House Brewing Company Grätzer Smoked Polish Wheat
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Lil’ Opal
Grand Canyon Brewing Company Pumpkin Springs Porter
Modern Monks Oktoberfest
Nebraska Brewing Company Apricot au Poivre Saison
New Belgium Brewing Company Tour De Fall
Odell Brewing Company Perle White IPA
Peace Tree Brewing Company Saison Blanche
Schlafly (Saint Louis Brewery) Bière de Garde
Scratchtown Brewing Company Bumble Buzz’d Honey Nut
Soaring Wings Brewing Company White Stripe Wit
Surly Brewing Company Darkness (2012)
Surly Brewing Company Hell
Zipline Brewing Company American Tripel
Zipline Brewing Company Nut Brown
515 Brewing Company Hopititis-C
Standouts were Surly’s Darkness and Firestone Walker’s Lil’ Opal. Followed closely by Boulevard’s Foeder Projekt #1, Arizona Wilderness’s Bear Wallow, and Crooked Stave’s St. Bretta. I may have been in the mood for sours.
Great Divide Brewing Company Showdown Rye IPA, 22 oz., 8.3% ABV. Get ready for rut—that special time of year when males roll in their own urine and fight each other for mating rights. Also known as every Thursday at your local college bar.
Peace Tree Brewing Company Royale 41, 22 oz., 9% ABV, 100+ IBUs. This is the best beer I’ve had from Iowa’s Peace Tree Brewing. I hope they bring some more special/limited things to the Great Nebraska Beer Fest next weekend.
Left Hand Brewing Company Sawtooth Nitro, 12 oz., 5.3% ABV, 27 IBUs. Happy Left Handers Day, lefties!
Perennial Artisan Ales Hopfentea, 750 ml, 4.2% ABV. A Berliner Weisse with tropical fruit. Great in the August heat, even if the August heat seems to be skipping your state.
Founders Brewing Company Devil Dancer, 12 oz., 12% ABV, 112 IBUs. Oh, hey, beer. I see you’re 12% ABV. That’s cool, just let me cancel all my plans for this evening.
BrewDog Hardcore IPA, 9.2% ABV, 150 IBUs. Brewed with loads of Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. I thought there was a hop shortage? Oh, I get it.
Boulevard Brewing Company Ginger-Lemon Radler, 12 oz., 4.05% ABV, 12 IBUs. An important part of my summer-preparedness kit.*
*Kit may not actually exist, unless you want to count the all the beer in the fridge. And my air conditioner. Definitely the air conditioner. And the beer.