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themarke:

Mini Brew Review: Firestone Oaktoberfest
ABV: 5%
Appearance: Light gold with a good head and lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Smell: Subtle. Lemon, floral, straw.
Taste: Soda cracker, lemon, spice, grassy/floral hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, quite a bit of spicy hop bitterness in the finish.
The Verdict: Not bad. Hoppier than expected, though I shouldn’t be too surprised coming from Firestone. As it warms the hop bite subsides and the marzen character begins to appear. Fresh and refreshing, especially for the style.

themarke:

Mini Brew Review: Firestone Oaktoberfest

ABV: 5%

Appearance: Light gold with a good head and lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Subtle. Lemon, floral, straw.

Taste: Soda cracker, lemon, spice, grassy/floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, quite a bit of spicy hop bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: Not bad. Hoppier than expected, though I shouldn’t be too surprised coming from Firestone. As it warms the hop bite subsides and the marzen character begins to appear. Fresh and refreshing, especially for the style.

— 7 hours ago with 11 notes
#beer review  #Firestone Walker  #Oaktoberfest  #marzen 

stormyskiesahead:

Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust, 6.4% abv.

Indiana’s Three Floyd’s have a rep. If you’re reading this y’all prob’ly won’t need tellin’, but on the off chance y’r new to craft beer it goes something like this; they make good stuff. The single brew of theirs that has best captured the imagination of craft beer’s geeky collective conscience is non other than Zombie Dust.

It is of course more than mere reputation and the exclusivity that comes from unavailability, as a showcase for the mighty Citra hop it’s reckoned to be as good as it gets. Then there’s that name. Taken from the aeons old custom of zombie dusting, a dangerous process whereby some brave individual will gather the unique culture of yeasts that form on a zombies clothing. Usually they use a dustpan and brush. Traditionally this is then used to make a type of scone that’s supposed to be fatal to most forms of undead if you hit ‘em with a headshot, but those cheeky chappies at Three Floyds just use it to ferment their beer. 

'Kay, so what's it like then? I dunno! I should probably try it. That spectacularly colourful cap pops with a whispered “dude, enjoy!”, and I swear I hear music as the marmalade orange liquid tumbles into my glass. Big aromas of lemon zest spiked orange and grapefruit erupt in mini explosions inside my nose holes, and as you all know, mini nose hole explosions are the second best kind of explosions!

A sip. It’s like being locked in the stocks in the village square, again, while the haggard locals hurl fruit at me. Oranges, grapefruit, peaches, and wait, pineapple!?! You can fuc… *ouch* Whutthehell? Soothing biscuity malts give me a brief respite before more fruit comes at my face. The juicy, fruity, onslaught fades with a hugely bitter and dry finish, those citrus and tropical fruits linger for a while but they’re manageable. 

I feel I should admit that I’m a Citra addict, and Zombie Dust is, as far as I’m concerned, up there with the very finest expressions of what this wonder hop is all about. Huge tropical fruit flavours meets citrus juiciness. If it all sounds a little full on for an APA then you’d be right, it’s an IPA in all but name. One of the things that interested me the most was the lack of any real dankness, this stuff is hella bright and breezy and actually reminds me of the UK craft brewed IPA’s from the likes of the Kernel. It certainly stands shoulder to shoulder with that brewery’s incredible IPA Citra.

So yeah I’m a big fan of this and can absolutely see its reputation justified. If I lived near the brewery it’d be my go-to, no doubt about it. Thanks once again to the awesome bevans82 (follow his blog ‘kay) for the beer trade, I’m hugely grateful you parted with one of these! And as if a super tasty brew wasn’t enough, it seems I now have the ability to sense the presence of the undead from a distance of um, about fifty paces. Awesome. 

— 8 hours ago with 34 notes
thedailybrewsf:

Leffe Bruin (Picked up at a Albert Heijn in Amsterdam). A 2 of 4. Grabbed to go with some food since all other shops were closed, and i wasn’t disappointed. A solid belgian brown ale -  there is some decent yeast development in the nose and some dark fruit notes as well. Drinks easily and is more highly carbonated than I would prefer, but is easy enough to drink as it is quite light bodied as well.

thedailybrewsf:

Leffe Bruin (Picked up at a Albert Heijn in Amsterdam). A 2 of 4. Grabbed to go with some food since all other shops were closed, and i wasn’t disappointed. A solid belgian brown ale -  there is some decent yeast development in the nose and some dark fruit notes as well. Drinks easily and is more highly carbonated than I would prefer, but is easy enough to drink as it is quite light bodied as well.

— 1 day ago with 6 notes
themarke:

Mini Wine Review: RGMV White Wine Blend 2011
Origin: Central Coast, CA
ABV: 13.25%
Appearance: Bright gold with no viscosity.
Smell: Floral and spice.
Taste: Floral, spice, peaches, apple.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and dry.
The Verdict: Not bad. Decent flavor at a very good price. The name stands for Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Viognier. I’ve read that it was previously labeled as Comique Revolution Blanc, which we tried last year and enjoyed. 

themarke:

Mini Wine Review: RGMV White Wine Blend 2011

Origin: Central Coast, CA

ABV: 13.25%

Appearance: Bright gold with no viscosity.

Smell: Floral and spice.

Taste: Floral, spice, peaches, apple.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and dry.

The Verdict: Not bad. Decent flavor at a very good price. The name stands for Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Viognier. I’ve read that it was previously labeled as Comique Revolution Blanc, which we tried last year and enjoyed. 

— 1 day ago with 8 notes
#wine review  #RGMV  #White wine blend 
thefluffingtonpost:

Dog Really Into Beer Gardens For Happy Hour
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Washington, DC resident Winnie the dog has been having a stressful summer at the office, often tempted to play hooky to enjoy the warm weather. In order to avoid losing her job, she’s found a way to enjoy the outdoors without skipping work: frequent the city’s outdoor beer gardens for happy hour.
Being able to unwind and to enjoy a frosty cold one have made a huge difference in her quality of life, according to friends.
Coworker Nikki Mayer has been accompanying Winnie on many five o’clock outings.
“There are no windows in our office, so having a chance to get some sunshine on a patio or back garden is amazing,” she said. 
The pair have made it their mission this summer to visit every beer garden in the greater DC area so that they’ll know in advance where they’ll want to celebrate Octoberfest.  
Via Nina Matthews
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thefluffingtonpost:

Dog Really Into Beer Gardens For Happy Hour

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Washington, DC resident Winnie the dog has been having a stressful summer at the office, often tempted to play hooky to enjoy the warm weather. In order to avoid losing her job, she’s found a way to enjoy the outdoors without skipping work: frequent the city’s outdoor beer gardens for happy hour.

Being able to unwind and to enjoy a frosty cold one have made a huge difference in her quality of life, according to friends.

Coworker Nikki Mayer has been accompanying Winnie on many five o’clock outings.

“There are no windows in our office, so having a chance to get some sunshine on a patio or back garden is amazing,” she said. 

The pair have made it their mission this summer to visit every beer garden in the greater DC area so that they’ll know in advance where they’ll want to celebrate Octoberfest.  

Via Nina Matthews

Love animals as much as we do? Check out explore.org's network of live cams on bears, baby birds, puppies, kittens and more.

— 3 days ago with 256 notes