Archive for October, 2011

I’m in Diaspora, and I’m ready! Now to convert the masses!

I’m in Diaspora, and I’m ready! Now to convert the masses!

Surprise Ring of Fire Craft Beer Fest

Surprise, Arizona, just had a event called the Ring of Fire, which coupled with a tennis tournament.  The Ring of Fire event was a craft beer and food festival, where several micro breweries offered up their different brews.  Here are the ones I tried, with pictures to accompany.

1: Kona Brewing, Pipeline Porter. Hawiian kona brew, nice and dark, goes down smooth. Definitely a kona coffee flavor on the finish.

 

 

 

 

2: Red Hood, ESB. A reddish hued beer, citrus notes, high in the front, takes time to dissipate

 

 

 

 

3: Sierra Nevada, Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. Not as dark as a porter, darker than a red, a bit nutty.

 

 

 

 

4: Odell Brewing, 90 Shilling Ale. Good red color, slight citrus notes, but a clean finish.

 

 

 

 

5: Gordon Biersch, FestBeir. IPA, marked as a lager, it comes out light. Far too many things going on to pin down a particular flavor.

 

 

 

 

6: Widmer Brothers, Drop Top Amber Ale. Very smooth, wife says it almost has an apple scent.

 

 

 

 

7: Gordon Biersch, Märzen. A red lager, citrus note, crisp, and clean.

 

 

 

 

8: Kona Brewing, Longboard. IPA, smooth, but a bit too light in my taste. A bit bland, same as many other IPA brews. Committed alcohol abuse.

 

 

 

 

9: Odell Brewing, IPA. Great scent, good start, powerful finish. A little like a tea.

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