Thursday, March 31, 2011

Breckenridge - Vanilla Porter

I want to like this beer, but I think this is another case of "I may like it if its been aged a good bit to take the edge off it".

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chimay - Grand Reserve

Oh my god I am I loathe... I say that because I loathe the fact that I can not drink this beer all the time since it is fairly pricey. OK, its not too bad, but its enough to make me squirm just a bit...

Monday, March 28, 2011


So Anheuser Busch bought goose island brewery today... is this a good thing that will help the company *ahem* spread its wings, or will it ruin there quality product?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Odell Brewing - levity amber ale

I have always been a big fan of a good amber ale. A good body, good color... all around a solid any time of the year beer. This is no exception.
Not having drank anything from Odell in a state of caring or remembering it, this was my first conscious time of drinking their beer. I am impressed from first drink. Need I say more? Probably not, but guess what? I am... what you gonna do about it? Keep reading? I hope so.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New belgium brewery - Abbey

This beer is solid flavor, I'm not sure if I can say it any other way.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stone - Pale Ale

I had to sit back and think about this one long and hard. Normally I write a review while drinking a beer, but I felt this one needed a bit more contemplation than some others. Maybe of was the fact that I was enjoying my last night before my wife left town again... but I think it was the fact that I liked this beer so much that I felt like it deserved a good night of enjoying it before I really sat down to write.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Flying Dog - Snake Bite IPA

I'm trying to like this beer, I really am, I swear... but its just not happening. I didn't even bother to take a picture for your enjoyment, go figure.
Poured, it has a nice hazy yellow gold color with about 1 finger head that leaves a good ammount of lacing behind. It has a very spicy aroma that kind of tingled the nose. But the taste is where it got me...
It starts with your typical IPA floral citrus notes but then as it finishes it leaves a bitter sour aftertaste that just completely ruins this beer for me. It is like taking a big bite of a chocolate bar and swallowing it only to look down at the wrapper and realize you just ate a huge hunk of laxative... it starts tasty, but it doesn't finish that way. You guys that like bitter beers, this is one for you. But its not for me... just not my style.


So i officially started aging some beers as of a few days ago, and realized that this is something I should continue and experiment with. So i grabbed a few, threw a date on them and threw them in my office closet for later consumption. Now the real test of time...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stones arrogant bastard first taste

Got some stones in the mail today along with some other gifts from a friend that currently works for stone. No they are not the "key" stone variety, but the actual stone brewery. On first taste was wow, that's not what I was expecting. Second thought was, so when is it coming to KCs shelves? Review coming soon... the first bottle is simply for my enjoyment.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sierra Nevada - torpedo extra IPA

I had always heard good things about this brewery, so I decided to finally try one. So far not so good. At this point I would ram this in with Samuel Adams...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Lagunitas - Hop Stupid Ale

With every drink, the Lagunitas breweries drinks are making me wish that they had come to KC's shelves earlier. Good drink at an amazing price. This beer is definitely no exception.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Avery - White Rascal

I love this meaty beer. Wait did I just call a beer meaty? I think I did...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flying Dog - Tire Bite Golden Ale

Hunter S Thompson eat your heart out, wait... drink your heart out... wait your dead and me saying crap like this is sacrilegious to good literature. But this sure as hell is a good beer!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Stone beers will officially be in KC sometime next month!
Stone beer coming to KC
This makes this turtle very happy!
Hopefully if a good friend of mine that works for Stone in their restaurant gets me some soon i will have a review of some before their arrival.

Samuel Adams - noble pils

I'm not the biggest fan of the Boston brewery, but I had heard good things about this beer so I tried it... just glad that I got it in a "build your own six pack".

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lagunitas - Pale Ale

OK so I like this beer, but I would rather drink my local boulevard brewery's pale ale selection. Here's why...

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, at actually the almost the exact time that I am writing this I recieved a call from my now wife informing me that she had been laid off from her job. They had fired her for HR reasons... Since they were firing people in other departments they felt it moraly justified to fire nesiccary people in needed departments. It has been a long hard year, with a flooded house, one of our dogs almost dieing from an unknown poison that she had eaten, and well a general lack of income among many other things.
Even though I am now sitting at home typing this alone while my wife is away on her new job (travels 3-5 days a week), i am thankfull for every thing that happened. We would have never come out this strong in the end if it hadnt happened. And I know our marrige can survive damn near anything life can throw at us after all that we have been through. Heres a big middle finger to you B&M, followed by a high five for getting her out of a place that I know she would grow to despise as time went on.
Here is to moving on, Cheers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lagunitas - IPA

As time goes on, I am learning to love this brewery more and more. This beer sure does not hurt that love that is growing so quickly.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A new webisode of my friends online sitcom, if you arent watching these, well you should....