There is an anti-symmetry between my goal of posting to this blog on a regular basis, and the act of drinking beer for “research” and “content creation”.
Though I have been tasting many beers, visiting breweries, and attending social beer functions, I have not been keeping the audience up to date. What a bad, bad blogger I am.
And so here I bring you a lightning round of reviews. Quick notes on a handful of the brews I’ve experienced lately. Who really needs an in-depth breakdown of beer anyway? All anyone needs is yay or nay and a short quip to relay an experience from on to another, right? So off we go!
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA
Yay! A hoptastic beer from Utah? I had to double-check that this beer had alcohol in it. It does. It says so bright and bold on the face of the package. They know their audience.
Campbell Brewing Company
Nay! I tried three beers straight from the tap and they were as salty as seawater. The bar smelled like chicken shit too.
Drake’s Brewery in San Leandro, CA
Yay! Spent an afternoon at the brewery, sipping away at some delicious brews. The Zinkonic was the hit of the day.
Took an informative tour of the brewery. Good people, good beer, good atmosphere. Hard to find with it being in the shadow of a gigantic Wal-Mart.
Sour Beer Fest at Original Gravity in San Jose, CA
Yay! A great vibe in this place, and some really sour beers! Many taps in the house. I will explore here again.
Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
Yay! Smooth. Tasty. Nothing exciting, but well-balanced. Good people drink good beer, indeed.
Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA
Yay! So tasty. Farm fresh feeling. It’s like I’m drinking plants or something.
Snowshoe Brewing Co. in Arnold, CA
Yay! At least I think so. Random find when camping out in a national park. I drank a lot on an empty stomach at this place. I remember being happy, but not much else.
Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis
Nay. I love the original Oatis, and I think the vanilla addition just takes away from something that was already great.
Good people drink good beer. Always remember that.