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  • Ted’s Beer of the Month: Feb 2014


    Wow, has it been a year already? Welcome one and all to the 13th beer of the month post! I’ve had a lot of fun over the last year trying out new beers, expanding my palate, and sharing my thoughts with you. What I want to figure out now is where to go from here. I like the idea of reviewing beer and food pairings, but I’m not quite sure where to start with that. I’m also interested in beer cocktails; I’ve never had a black and tan or any kind of shandy, and they sound interesting. Any bright ideas for me out there? For now I’ll keep on rolling with the beer reviews, though I may limit myself to the top and bottom few beers of each month. Thanks for reading!

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  • Beer of the Month: Feb 2013

    February was a pretty good month, beerwise and otherwise. I got a new job that’s really awesome so far, and I was able to try some delicious new beers and enjoy some old favorites. My plan is to write up the beers I’ve had every month and pick a winner. Keep in mind that I’m the very definition of an amateur beer reviewer, so I apologize in advance if my descriptions lack depth or wax poetic or both. I can’t promise it will always be something different, but maybe it’ll help you next time you’re at the bottle shop trying to make a decision. If you want to see my ratings as they happen, feel free to follow me on Untappd.

    • Widmer Brothers Marionberry Hibiscus Gose – bottle – 5.5% ABV – A very pink beer. It’s a bit weak in the flavor department, although what there was was pretty good. Floral and just the slightest bit tart thanks to the hibiscus. Most of the flavor comes in the finish, which is a little unusual and makes for a slightly difficult drinking process. On the one hand its light ABV and champagne-ish look and feel make you want to drink it quickly so you can get to some real beer, and on the other hand, the longer you wait between sips, the more flavor you get. I’m not likely to buy this one again.
    • Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout – bottle – 9.5% ABV – Drank this out of my Great Divide tulip glass, because what else would I use? Wonderfully oak-y as usual, and always a winner in my book. Definitely the best of the Yetis that I’ve had, though Espresso OAY is a close second. It’s a slow-sipping beer for me, one I like to savor, especially considering its gravity. My advice is to let it warm up a little before digging in, it’s worth the wait. I would love to try this one on a nitro tap.

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