Tag: craft beer

Posted on: May 14, 2016 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Taming the Savage Heart (Oddwood Ales)

Taming the Savage Heart, the latest release from Austin, Texas’ Oddwood Ales (a subsidiary of Adelbert’s) is a great entry into the subset of sour beers, a blend of younger and older barrel-aged efforts. The brewery does well to provide a nuanced and varied flavor profile here, avoiding the tendency by some breweries to create something akin to sucking on a warhead.  As a result the brewery is able to go…

Posted on: February 23, 2016 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Acres O’Green Irish Red (Lone Tree Brewing)

The Acres O’Green Irish Red by Colorado’s Lone Tree Brewing is an archetypal version of an Irish Red Ale, meaning that individuals will be immediately hit with a fair amount of malt taste with a little bit of sweetness at the end of each quaff. The beer pours with a delicious mahogany coloration and a fair amount of off white to tannish head with a slight amount of lacing occurring…

Posted on: October 8, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Snake River Pale Ale (Snake River Brewing)

Snake River Brewing (Jackson, Wyoming) has created an eponymous Pale Ale which pours with a yellowish-orange coloration and a ton of beige head. Floral and hoppy sides are present in the initial nose on the beer, while the first sip that an individual takes will showcase perfume and rose elements. There is a good amount of grass and wheat notes that make their presence known at the beginning of a…

Posted on: June 28, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Jenny Lake Lager (Snake River Brewing)

Jenny Lake Lager by Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s Snake River Brewing pours with a mahogany / reddish-brown color and a thick, frothy off-white head. Lacing is present in droves and will demarcate precisely how far an individual has gotten in the effort.  

Posted on: June 16, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Summertime Wheat (Rahr & Sons)

Summertime Wheat from Fort Worthy’s Rahr & Sons brewery is a hazy yellow beer that has a small amount of white head. This haze is due to Rahr & Sons’ decision to leave the brew unfiltered, which gives a different mouth feel and considerably denser flavor profile than filtered products. The beer has a nose not unlike that of a hefeweizen, with bits of citrus and clove that can be…

Posted on: June 15, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Here Gose Nothin’ (Destihl Brewery)

Here Gose Nothin’ is an effort from Destihl Brewery’s Wild Sour Series. The beer pours with a light orange / yellow color and no appreciable amount of head. The nose of HGN is a little salty, a little sour and provides imbibers with some idea about where the beer will ultimately go. The tartness of the effort is immediately discernible, while the savory aspect of the salt does well to…