You are probably thinking, because of my silence, I didn’t make it a week. You would be wrong! I’m still going strong on the beer drinking … just not as strong on the blogging. haha. I’ve decided to put the rollup in here to catch up.
October 15th/Beer 9 — My Birthday Beer! Celebrating 50 years. Yes. What was it you say? Well I was in Portugal, so the pickings were slim. I went with the Sagres Preta … it was like a Stout … not bad actually. A beer made in Portugal. You will see this trend over the next couple of days …
October 16th/Beer 10 – Sagres Bohemia – A strong dark lager beer, this one is ok too. Always good to try something … once.
October 17th/Beer 11 – Surprise! Another Sagres. This time it is just the standard lager. Again … I guess I could drink these if I had to–I mean, it’s a lager. I’m over those.
October 18th/Beer 12 – Flensburger Weizen. Yes I had a German Beer in Portugal. We were out at this really cool bar/restaurant (Cruzes Credo Cafe) and they had it. I took it! It was good, as I expected.
October 19th/Beer 13 – Super Bock Stout. Another Portuguese beer … A Dark Lager. I slipped this one in under the wire … I think I had it around 2330 … whew. When your time is short, you take what you can get!
October 20th/Beer 14 – Goose Island 312. This was a nice American Wheat beer–don’t get me started about that style. Had it at O’Hare Airport on my way back home from Portugal. It’s nice to find a decent beer in the middle of your travels. I’d drink this one again!
October 21st/Beer 15 – Shiner Bock. I had to roll back to a standard beer at the house. Sometimes you’ve got to do that! I keep Shiner on hand (since I am from Texas). It’s a good fall back beer when you need a little something to whet your whistle.
October 22nd/Beer 16 – Southern Tier Cuvee (Series #3). I was celebrating my birthday at my favorite local watering hole (Tripel Brasserie). This was just one of the four I brought in to try … I usually love Southern Tier … this one was a little sweeter than I anticipated.
October 23rd/Beer 17 – Pabst Blue Ribbon. Yep. No picture of this one … I was at a local dive bar watching a really interesting “Zombie” Band called “Dead Dick Hammer.” Yeah. I had to drink a PBR. LOL.
October 24th/Beer 18 – Southern Tier IPA. Went to another standby at the House. I really like the Southern Tier beers and this one was no different. Really good IPA. Keep it up guys!
October 25th/Beer 19 – Urban Chestnut Dorfbier. This Urban Chestnut place is making some excellent beers–many in the German-style. Really like their stuff–the Dorf Bier is quite quaffable. Good choice for a Friday.
October 26th/Beer 20 – Stone Pale Ale. Yep. Another one I had in the fridge. Woo Hoo. I need a trip out to the Stone Brewery. Putting it on my calendar. Very nice Pale Ale.
October 27th/Beer 21 – Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Finishing up this roll-up with a very nice seasonal Beer from Schlafly. They, too, make some good quality beers and this is no exception. I think it is ranked in the top 5 for Pumpkin Beers in the USA.
Well, that captures beers 9 – 21. I’m three weeks in to this adventure. I’ll try not to let it stack up again. I will also start doing a “mini-judging” on each of the beers to keep my practice up (and the information will be useful to you as well. haha).
Enjoy! Beer Mentor
Happy 50th. Portugal was a tough place to find a good beer when I was there too. When you make it out to Stone you MUST stay with Lynn and I
You know I will! I’m pretty excited that I have someone to visit when I do my West Coast Beer Tour…