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Summer Ale (craft can) – Narragansett Brewing Company (2013)

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narragansettsummeraleBLC Says:
We enjoyed Naragansett Summer Ale last year on the beach, but due to one too many seasonal craft cans we never got the review up. Since we are now in the warm pleasant month of May and it’s been hitting the shelves, now is a great time to revisit this one. Should you choose to empty this craft can into a glass, it pours with a bright straw yellow body that is crystal clear and has tons of active carbonation throughout. The head is a foamy brilliant white that eventually falls to a thin foam cap that leaves clumpy lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Definitely a nice, clean looking beer whose appearance indicates it is going to be light and refreshing. The aroma keeps on that theme as well, with slightly sweet and citrusy hops coming through over a malty background. The taste follows suit, with a light, well carbonated body carrying the mild, fruity hops. Easy drinking, both the malt and hop presence are not overwhelming, but the sip is still flavorful throughout.

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Written by A+K

May 28th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Vertical – 2006-2013

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As far as holiday beers go, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (an American IPA) is always a staple on the shelves that lets you know the year is winding down. It is also one of the earliest examples of an APA with production starting in 1981. This seasnoal favortie has had the same recipe since 1983! Celebration (labeld as a Fresh Hop Ale in recent years) is a Winter standard.

Here at BLC HQ (by da beach boooy!) we decided that we’d take a little trip down memory lane with good ‘ol Celebration. Through collecting and saving as well as some timely help from our buddy Bellport Dave, we managed to acquire a bottle of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from the past eight years (wow). Though technically a holiday brew, we waited until after all the Christmas craziness died down to sample this epic flight.

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Written by A+K

January 29th, 2014 at 12:06 pm