This plus sized stubbie bottle brings back memories, of the 1970’s when I was a wee lad in Portland and of my Dad getting a case of some near generic beer like Buckhorn in the tiny bottles.
Let’s see what Faction Brewing thinks the 1970’s taste like…
Pours a super clear light yellow color. Nice foamy head too. Initially a sweet taste. Not as crisp as I was expecting. More silky in texture while still a bit bubbly. Getting some lemon and lime notes mostly. There is a tiny touch of bitterness as well.
Camarillo’s Institution Ales has some serious art on their labels even for what they describe as “A simple lager”
Here are the details of this American lager, “brewed with American 2-row and hopped lightly with Cascade, Liberty and Willamette. It’s crisp and refreshing with a hint of sweet honey and fruity hops.”
If you haven’t been to the original Highland Park Brewery, here is a reason to head to…
“Our pals at The Hermosillo have been with HPB since day 1, literally! We started off brewing (& still brew) in a tiny space in the back of their spot on York. We’re so excited about their 10th anniversary & so excited to share Hermosillo Lager with y’all!
Hermosillo Lager is a 5.2%ABV lager made in collaboration with The Hermosillo to celebrate their 10th anniversary! Ross & Michael asked for something crisp & hoppy with a focus on more Noble hops, including HopHead Farms Zuper Saazer.”
Been a bit of an uptick in beer podcasts to listen to, and here is another one…
I have my qualms with some pieces on Good Beer Hunting but laws and beers is a rich topic to cover, so I will be giving Source Material a listen.
P.S. – Listened to episode 1 and boy does history have pockets of wacky stuff hidden away.
I have seen an uptick in citrus wits in the past couple months but Trademark Brewing has zested up a lager for Angelenos which should be perfect as we exit June gloom for months of summer sun.
Jacqui C. Smith and her artwork return to Brewyard Beer cans with Beautiful Skin. Imperial Brown Lager doesn’t ring a style bell with me but part of the proceeds goes to the Glendale YWCA so that is a great thing.
Firestone Walker’s Lager is getting a label makeover and bigger news, Mind Haze is growing. Now there will be a Double…
The lager label seems old school beer design without the font and the use of the word premium. Plus it has the earthy tones of the barrel-aged beers like the Gin Rickey. As for Hazier, I bet they took their time with it like they did the original so I expect a winner.
Every once in a while, I will get jealous of a beer that someone is enjoying. This is one of those beers…
….I am a big fan of Moonlight beers anyway, but a four-grain lager with a combine on the label? Just take my money.
Eagle Rock Brewery is not reaching into a bag of tricks for their newest beer. Instead they are reaching into a bag of chips to create a lager that will work well with however you like your chips.
Another salvo from the health conscious beer camp comes in the form of The Purist from New Belgium. Basically they are verifying the sources of their ingredients starting with Poudre River water down to the farms where they get the hops and barley. Considering how many really good lagers there are out there currently, this seems pegged to those who see the calorie number alone.