I haven’t been active on this blog at all. I promise to come back soon one day when I have more things to post and more time to post about them. I still love craft beer, but I just haven’t had the time to write or post photos of it, only to drink it.
Vermont Craft Beer
Last summer, I finished the Beer Passport, a promotion of the Vermont Brewery Challenge, and had the pleasure of enjoying beers from all over my home state. These are two craft beers from Bobcat Brewery, a classy joint in Bristol, VT(near great swimming and hiking- my favorite way to get ready for a good brew!). They are the Delta IPA and the Dennis Hop. Hop heads, look out! Both delicious and worth the visit.
I like IPA’s. Lagunitas Maximus, Firestone Walker Double Jack and Union Jack, Avery Maharaja, Deschutes Hop Henge are all awesome. Lately I found Mission St IPA at Trader Joes……..pretty darn good beer….found out it is brewed by Firestone Walker.
Drink up all you hopheads!!!!
The Woodmill Boutique Beer Festival 27th of July
The Woodmill Boutique Beer festival is an organised indoor event during which a variety of micro breweries will showcase their beers. Beers will be available for tasting and purchase alongside a host of edible delicacies housed at the regular Woodmill market which is open every Friday night. The Woodmill is an indoor event with heaters and blankets to keep out the winter chill.
This beer festival guarantees to bring you a range of quality craft beers introducing you to some of the finer things in life.
Ample parking and a designated kiddie’s play area willalso be available.
Date: Friday 27th of July 2012
Time: 17:30 – 22:00
Place: The Woodmill, Vredenburg Road (off Adam Tas), Stellenbosch
Cost: R30 includes 3 tastings and a Woodmill Beer Glass
Stone Vertical Epic 10.10.10
This past Sunday I enjoyed Stone Vertical Epic (10.10.10) for the first time.
Here’s a little about the beer from BA:
"Fermented with the legendary Ardennes strain of Belgian yeast, 10.10.10 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with pale malt and triticale (a cross of wheat and rye), hopped with German Perle hops, and steeped with chamomile during the whirlpool stage. In secondary fermentation, we added a juice blend of Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties."
I really enjoyed the grape and wine flavors in the Strong Pale Ale. I enjoyed it with dinner and drank it slowly. If you love wine and beer then this is something you should try. Also, if you have someone in your life who’s more into wine than beer introduce them to this, they’d appreciate it.