No one, and I mean no one, east of the Rockies churns out amazing IPA's like Three Floyds. Give these guys their hop allotment and it's go time. They can brew imperial IPA's with one hand tied behind their back as reaffirmed by their Rye'da Tiger imperial rye IPA. I wish every rye IPA succeeded to this level although it's rather unfair to so classify this. The rye presence here is lighter than most such attempts at the style. Joe Rye Brewer usually bulks up on the rye the way fast food titans deluge your burger with salt. Your beer ends up tasting like deli bread. The FFF boys know better.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Beautiful mud. That's how I would describe this very special beer from the tiny St. Louis beer craftsmen, Perennial. To my recollection I had never tried a Perennial beer before the other night. And when upon meeting my friends from Dryhop at Northdown I saw that the bar had Abraxas, a "chocolate chili" Perennial beer, on tap, I must admit my initial skepticism. I've had chili beers before. Pepper beers that came on too strong, with the spiciness overwhelming the other elements, burning the finish like a cheap hot sauce. To you converts out there that adore this beer, please forgive my admitted doubt I had upon going in. I am now on board.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Well its been a while and Mark has rightly been shaming with his posting. So for my first post of 2013 I am writing about my first beer of the new year. Deschutes 2012 Jubelale.