Saturday, April 16, 2011

Oh, Baby: Port Brewing Mongo India Pale Ale

It should not be a secret to anyone reading this blog (thanks, dad) that I'm a lover of IPAs and they're my favorite style of beer right now.   They changed my interest in beer and rescued me from drinking average, watery, malty, flabby ales and lagers.  They improved my palate for not only beer, but also wine, whiskey, vodka, and food in general.  I can't thank those beer loving imperialistic Brits enough for overdoing the hop profile of beers so they could have something tasty for their arrival in India. Thank you.  Okay, enough of my ode.  Let's get to the review.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

I've been compiling a "favorite beers" list for a couple of years to help me keep track of  the brews I like and better inform my tastes.  When I try a new beer, I sometimes think of how it stacks up against my favorites and whether it will become an all-timer.  Of course, most beers aren't distinguishable.  What does a Coors or a Red Hook ESB taste like?  Good luck with that.  One standout that is quickly shooting up my list is made by this little brewery in Canada, McAuslan Brewing in Montreal, and goes by the name of St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout.