Day 12: Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

For our lighter beer of the week I’m going with Left Hand Brewing’s Polestar Pilsner. Left Hand is out of Longmont Colorado and is as far East as I’ve ventured in the United States of Beer drinking for this project. I have had the darker offerings that Left Hand has put out but nothing this…

Day 11: Pfriem IPA

It’s back to the Pacific Northwest for IPA day. As mentioned before, even though it’s probably the most overdone style of beer out there, IPAs are still my go to when grabbing a pint. Since moving to the West Coast I have seen the very good and very bad of this style. That being said,…

Day 10: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

For World beer Wednesday, we go to the Fatherland! Trying Ayinger’s Celebrator Doppelbock. There is something special about drinking a German beer. Most breweries in Germany have history going back more than 100 years. (Ayinger was founded 140 years ago) However, due to that history and how Germany has enacted Purity laws concerning brewing, I…

Day 9: Stone Xocoveza: A Winter Spiced Mocha Stout

For today’s adventure into the heart of darkness, we are headed south to the overly prolific Stone Brewing company. A monster on the craft beer scene, it seems like Stone has a new release at least once a week. They tend to make fantastic IPAs and Stouts. This one did come out a couple months…

Day 8: Orlison Shin Splint IPA

For today’s local pick we are going for an IPA out of Spokane Washington. Orlison Shin Splint IPA caught my eye with the cartoon artwork emblazoned on the can. I am a sucker for good marketing. As a runner, I too suffer from the occasional bout of shin splints, so this beer was tugging at…

Day 7: Firestone Walker Brav’17

Day 7! We made it a week, so now it’s time to “Treat yo self!” Giving Firestone Walker’s 2017 Bravo Imperial Brown Ale a try. I’ve had mixed experiences with Firestone Walker since moving to the West Coast, but there special releases seem to hit the mark. With the release of Bravo, Firestone is going…

Day 6: Heathen Brewing Mojito Sour

I hadn’t had a brew from Heathen Brewing company until I popped the cap on this bad boy. Heathen Brewing out of Vancouver Washington. Even though I mentioned that I was going to try and venture out of the state for brews in my introductory post, there are just soooo many here in state. So…

Day 5: Rodenbach Caractere Rouge 2013

For my first “World Beer” of 30 Beers in 30 Days I’m going Belgian. I must admit that as popular and world renowned as Rodenbach is in the sour category I have never tried one of their beers. I missed my perfect opportunity for a namesake brew review with the Rodenbach Alexander. So when starting…

Day 4: De Garde Saison Facile

-Appearance: Hazy with a bit of sediment on the bottom of the glass. No head to speak of and I’m a bit surprised by that as I thought this brew would still be alive. -Nose: Funky. Got that wild yeasty, Belgiany nose. I get the strong hint of canned peaches. Which is interesting as I…

Day 3: Ft. George Overdub IPA

Free beer is much better than beer you actually paid for. That is especially true if its good beer. Today’s post is dedicated to a beer that was left at my house by a co-worker. I also just so happened to need an IPA for this series. So thanks Peter! This collab was a rather good…