Featured Review – Brett Lager from Ale Apothecary/GoodLife

Though I did not make it to Bend in time to visit the Ale Apothecary taproom, I did purchase a bottle of what is probably their least expensive beer to buy. Brett Lager, a collaboration with GoodLife Brewing, their next door neighbor (literally).

I cracked through the wax top to review this exotic beer.

This mixed Fermentation collab from Bend neighbors GoodLife and Ale Apothecary was one of my target purchases on a recent trip to Bend and it lived up to my own made hype.

Brett Lager pours a lustrous and deep orange. There is a bit of leathery, tart aroma. That first taste was quite zippy. I could feel the acidity and bubbles working their magic. There is orange and tropical notes swirling here. If someone had told me lager was in the name, I would have said, “OK, if you say so”. This is mostly a medium Brett beer that just tastes wonderful. There is a satiny and tart mix that works wonders.

When It Rains, It Let’s Pour

Thanks to my extremely kind and generous uncle up in Oregon, I was able to procure some delightful NW beers from my choice for internet craft beer sellers, Let’s Pour.

Here is what I chose, layer by layer……




and finally….


Stay Tuned because my sister and my wife also gave me credits on the Let’s Pour site.  More boxes are on the way!