Well it's been a while since I've posted up. There's been a bunch of things going on that I have to share with everyone!
In April Mark and I will be making a pilgrimage to Munster Indiana for Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds. I am looking forward to it buddy! Both of us are equipped with our golden tickets and will be figuring out exactly what the current limits of bootlegging laws allow. :)
This week my wonderful wife set up a mid-week overnight to Portland for a beer tasting tour! Isn't she just the best. :)
We started our tour at the Raccoon Lodge which is the home of the world class Cascade Brewing. Specializing in barrel aged sour ales. They make some truly unique beers.The bar tender was very friendly and knowledgeable about each of the beers. He set us up with a sampler and that meant every beer on their tap list. Yum.
Two of their special seasonals really tickled our taste buds. Oh, and all those barrels behind me. Yeah those are full.
The Noyeaux was an Amazing fruity sour, almost biting but with just enough restraint. If you drink it too fast it will bite the back of your throat but it rewards a slow relaxed swig. It is more balanced than say, the Supplication where I can taste the fruit over the sour. Very nice.
The Spring Gose was our favorite. An awesome sour with Lavender, fruit, and sea salt. The complex taste from the sweet, salt, and sour really tickle every taste bud in your mouth. The salt specifically flattens the finish to subdue the sour bite and aftertaste.
Thanks to Chris, the brewer, for doing my friends and I a favor. ;)
The next stop on the trip was our hotel in Portland where we relaxed and sobered up before heading to Deschutes for dinner and more tasting.