Friday, March 31, 2006

64th Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Red Hook IPA

Alright. 6.5% ABV, 12 fluid oz. Serial number: 011006.

63rd Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Rogue XS - I^2PA

I^2 = Imperial Indian Ale. Another fizzy IPA - I liked it.

Six ingredients: 100% floor malted Maris Otter pale malt; Cascade, Saaz and Kent Golding hops; free range coastal water; and top fermenting Packman yeast. No chemical, preservatives or addititves.

62nd Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Leinenkugel's Big Butt

This big butt beer was good and fizzy. Yum.

From the beer labels: Hand crafted in small batches. Brewed exclusively in Wisconsin by the Leinenkugel family since 1867. A Northwoods favorite. Brewed in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, by 73 people who care.

Other numbers: 12 fluid ounces. 826355 with a beer symbol. UPC: 347371. On the bottle neck: 06196 (then below) C20819.

61st Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Bridgeport Brewing Co.: IPA

This one is bottle conditioned. Nice.

From the label: This ale is double fermented. A spritz of yeast and malt were added to this bottle, creating a secondary fermentation and natural carbonation. The uncompromised natural ale. No preservatives, no artificial carbonation, no mod cons. Pour slowly to leave the yeast in the bottle, or pour it in, it tastes great. Oregon's oldest craft brewery, BridgePort was founded in 1984, when the microbrewing revolution began. Since our 10-barrel beginning, we have called upon the resources of the Pacific Northwest to brew ales without fear or favor, uncompromised and true to style.

60th Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Sam Adams - Double Bock

Very good - a little sweet which I didn't expect. 12 fluid ounce bottle. Stamped Oct. UPC: 87692 31022.

This is a seasonal brew.

From the bottle neck label: In the brewing tradition of crafting unique and rare brews, we bring you Sam Adams Double Bock. This rich and full-bodied brew has centuries of brewing tradition. Bavarian hops and four times the malt of other brews gives this hearty brew a rich bold flavor. Cheers! (signed) Jim Koch.

59th Beer: 50th Beer: Risk 2210 Nite: Goose Island Matilda IPA

See 50th beer.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Beers of St. Patty 2006

Picture courtesy of Jeff, the Virgin of Fireworks.

58th Beer: St. Patty's Day 2006: Guinness Draught

57th Beer: St. Patty's Day 2006: Murphy's Red Beer

56th Beer: St. Patty's Day 2006: Boddington's Pale Ale

55th Beer: St. Patty's Day 2006: Beamish Irish Stout

Thursday, March 16, 2006

54th Beer: Murphy's Stout

Good, black beer.

From the back of the can: Murphy's Stout has been brewed to the same unique recipe since 1856. The ingenious floating draughtflow system in the cans enables you to enjoy the creamy head of draught style Murphy's from a can.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

53rd Beer: Harp Lager

Good Irish beer. From the same brewers that make Guinness.

The back label reads: The smooth crisp taste of Harp is the proud result of a traditional Irish recipe using only the finest all-natural ingredients. It's authentic spirit and award winning flavor have made it a favorite of those who appreciate good beer and good times in equal measure.