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.
96 calories. That is all the Flyjack from Firestone Walker carries with it in it’s 120oz can.
Flyjack pours a light and crazy hazy yellow. A loud talker. Bubbles popping furiously as the foam dies down. Pineapple initially on the nose then I start to get some stone fruit. Watery which shaves away any crispness that the label claims. Nice but very soft.
February will find me back in Astoria for the second time in as many years. This time to visit during Stout month. Reports from the Oregon Coast as well as birthday beers are to be expected but first there will be a little bowl of Super…
~ e-visits to (3) off the beaten path breweries like Everybody’s Brewing in Washington State, Taos Mesa Brewing in New Mexico and Zillicoah Beer Company in Asheville.
~ special featured reviews of beers that are low alcohol and/or low calorie
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark
~ A Book & A Beer reads The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith
~ A Podcast & A Beer listens to The City – Season 2 – Reno
~ Great Beer names and Best Beers of the Month
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.
Here are two events to get your February started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) February 3rd – Brew Lab at Dry River Brewing
2) February 15th – Los Angeles Ale Works 3rd Anniversary