May 21st, 2013

Some New Spring Tastings

IMG_1482 Sleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPA (7.5%) from Tempe, Arizona. Had this beer at a bar in the ludicrously busy Phoenix airport, where the over-opinionated waitress called it ‘nasty’ beer. Not a hophead I guess. It pours a deep amber, with a slight herbal nose, somewhat floral, hops definitely present, nice white head, but it quickly dissipates, leaving good lacing, an even bitterness dominates the palate, balanced, lots of malt supporting this bold bitter brew, medium to full body, slightly astringent mouthfeel, but smooths out to a bone dry finish. Read the rest...
May 18th, 2013

Ales Without Borders in St. Louis

4handsTaps On the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi, great beer’s a flowing. Flying into St. Louis, Missouri in early May, the Mississippi River was flexing its muscles, low lying areas in danger of flood. Though the weather was close to +30 C and sunny, there had been mighty rain in the Mid-West. Read the rest...