Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday evening Post About Beer: Red Trolley Ale

Ever since I was introduced to this delicious amber ale it has been a constant source of desire for my beer drinking palate. Unfortunately, it is expensive ($10 a six pack on sale) and so I am constrained by my frugality from acquiring it more often. However, that did not stop me last week, when…

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The Saturday Evening Post About Beer: Great White

It’s been forever since I’ve done a Saturday Evening Post About Beer, and for that I owe you all a sincere apology. This installation features my most recent go-to on a warm California evening: Lost Coast Brewery’s Great White.While it is true that I cut my teeth on IPAs, I’ve made a left turn from…

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The Saturday Evening Post About Beer: Spaten Optimator

So Doppelbock’s are not always my favorite, but I’ve been hearing such good things about Spaten Optimator I figured I’d give it a try. And that try warranted a review here. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the complexity of flavor in the Optimator: there is an initial sweetness followed by a savory body that…

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Saturday Evening Post About Beer “Avery Karma”

This Belgian Pale Ale, despite having a relatively low alcohol content for a Belgian (5.2%), has a wonderful front end sweetness. This is followed by a somewhat floral/citrus middle and the characteristic hoppy aftertaste, which lingers for just long enough. The traditional red-ish caramel color conceals what is a surprisingly bright and lively ale, perfect for a…

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Saturday Evening Post About Beer

Sorry for the delay on this one: I’ve been sick… Enough with apologies, here’s the belated Saturday Evening Post! :Young’s Double Chocolate Stout: The first thing that stuck out about this beer was the Chocolate. If you were to drink cold Hot Chocolate and a Guinness at the same time, you’d be getting close to…

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The Saturday Evening Post About Beer: “Summerfest”

Whether we like it or not, we are all driven by the need to be meaningful. We want our lives to mean something, and we are willing to look almost anywhere for that meaning. Some of us find our meaning in creating something beautiful, others find it in popularity. Or, more commonly, we find it…

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