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Brewers art live blog

Posted: December 4, 2010 by Sko DZ in Uncategorized

Having st. Festivast?  And it is good.  I think with a hint of mint.
Abby ale rez’ed me from a fatilaity.
Nick may like men.
Brewers art live blog out
Sko dz

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Fishing for Pumpkin Stout

Posted: October 22, 2010 by Sko DZ in Uncategorized

So, tried a Pumpkin Stout on the porch a day ago.

Fisherman’s Imperial Pumpkin Stout, which is code for a little bit stronger than their standard pumpkin stout (    http://www.capeannbrewing.com/ourofferings6.html  ) , presented in the large single bottle.  I say just go for the six-pack… Like many stouts this was creamy and sweet.  The thing to set it apart is the spice, a nice wonderful spice that sits at the back of the palette.  But that was the only difference.  I tried to pick up the hints of pumpkin, I did, but I couldn’t get it on the nose, could not get it in taste,  the spice I think over powered the more subtle flavors of pumpkin.  I know the pumpkin flavor was part of the sweetness of the beer but that pumpkin was hiding in a patch of other flavors.  NONE THE LESS,  I would get the beer again,  just maybe in the standard Stout form.  

A good beer to drink while watching the leaves fall from the trees.  Sko DZ

Bewitched and Brewed With Pagan Spirit

Posted: October 5, 2010 by Overclocked in Uncategorized

Ahh yes, it is that time of year again. The time of the pumpkin beers has come!

My first “real” pumpkin ale – Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Imperial PumKing. The 22oz bottle reads:

Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact withthe physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spcie aromas present themselves, let it’s deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape the Pumking

Well they certainly got the pumpkin right with this one. The immediate aroma is that of pumpkin pie and something that I cannot fully identify, almost coffee like, maybe a dark caramel malt? Upon tasting, the pumpkin flavors roll in along with the spices and bitterness. Holding the sip for a moment to taste gives you a chance to really identify the pumpkin pie flavor and again, that coffee-like caramel flavor appears.

I can say that I am not a fan of the hops in this brew. Magnum hops are used for bittering and they don’t hide. It is a clean bitter taste, not grassy, just not my cup of tea. Adding to the bitter taste/feel is the 9.0% ABV. Oh yeah, this is an Imperial ale after all. (Which may or may not be a good thing. Wait, who am I kidding? It’s fuckin awesome.) With this punkin’ ale, there seems to be more pumpkin than spice. I can barely make out the cinnamon and I don’t really get much of anything else. No nutmeg, no allspice. I guess it could just be me…

This brew seems to really get that pumpkin flavor across but also seems to be lacking in the spice department. I’m not disappointed with this beer but it’s not at the very top of my list. I doubt I’d go out of my way to get it again.

Beer Stuff:

  • Malt: 2-row pale; Caramel
  • Hops: Magnum (bittering); Sterling (aroma)
  • IBU: 20-30 (my estimated guess)
  • SRM: 10-12
  • ABV: 9.0%

*On a side note – as awesome as the title is, it’s not mine. I stole it off the bottle.

Feeling so early 00’s

Posted: September 13, 2010 by Sko DZ in Uncategorized

Here I sit at my laptop drinking coffee and bogging.  Insert upbeat theme song, this sitcom is greenlit boys.  Words on beer and bikes to come . . . so I’m gonna go get a beer.  Sko DZ

And So It Begins …

Posted: September 13, 2010 by Mr. Meh in Uncategorized

Hello reader!

Today is they day, 2 dudes decided to start a co-authored blog to write their incredible and witty reflections on booze and bikes.

In the next couple of days … weeks, we will be pulling together a format for the blog and start planning some excited specticles to write on.