Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Here are some spooky beers to help get you in the mood!  (and yes, that is the Simpsons in the background)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

25 beers to drink this fall

I am always a fan of lists like this, especially when they point me to new and exciting craft beers.  Of course the downside is usually only a handful are available in Calgary.  So far I have had the Ayinger and the Anchor.  Better get hunting!  The winter beers will be here soon enough.

Thanks to Raj Smith for the find.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beer number 1500

Well, I recently drank beer number 1500.  (It didn't seem that long ago I was in České Budějovice knocking back beer number 1000).

The place: The Flying Saucer pub in Kansas City, Missouri
The beer: Boulevard Brewing Pop-Up Session IPA
The event: Annual boys football trip

The beer is a slightly hoppy IPA, with a slight, saison-style sourness (although the brewery describes a fruity taste).  The relatively low (for and IPA) bitterness does make this a potential session beer.

See you at beer 2000!

The new must-have glass!

And speaking of IPAs, it appears that Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada have helped design the "prefect" IPA glass from Spiegelau.  Looking forward to receiving (hint hint) and test driving one of these babies!   Too bad you can't get Dogfish Head in Alberta anymore.  Boo!