Boulevard Brewing Company Two Jokers Double-Wit, 750 ml., 8% ABV, 15 IBUs. 1. Lactic fermentation; 2. cardamom, coriander, and orange peel; 3. GO ROYALS!Post-6th Inning Edit: Dammit. F/12 Edit: SALVADOR PEREZ! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Nebraska Brewing Company Wick for Brains, 12 oz., 6.1% ABV, 18 IBUs. I don’t love pumpkin beers, but I’ll gladly try the local options when they’re available.
Founders Brewing Company Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager, 750 ml., 8.7% ABV, 70 IBUs. Guys’ night in.
Perennial Artisan Ales Woodside, 750 ml., 9.1% ABV. The sweetness and spice of good honey compliment this tripel nicely. A welcome surprise, given that I often find honey beers disappointing.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company DBA, 12 oz., 5% ABV, 30 IBUs. A great gift from a coworker who brought this back after traveling out-of-state for a wedding. Cheers to friends who know good beers!
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal, 22 oz., 7.5% ABV, 35 IBUs. I think I’m in love with Opal. Don’t tell my wife.
Mother’s Brewing Company Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice, 22 oz., 9.9% ABV, 38 IBUs. First beer this week due to a pesky head cold. This one is kind of like jumping in the deep end. Boozy with raspberries.
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.