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The Five Beers of Thanksgiving

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It’s almost time for Thanksgiving. Get ready to sit around a table with family, give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life and eat and drink an absurd amount. Everyone knows what foods a traditional Thanksgiving feast consists of, but what would an all beer meal look like? Think Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only instead of her whole meal being in the form of bubble gum yours is more on the liquid side. And hopefully minus turning blue and having to be rolled away from the table, but we make no promises there. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 26th, 2014 at 11:36 am

Pumking – Southern Tier Brewing Company (2012)

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BLC Says:
Souther Tier Brewing Company Pumking only comes in a 22 oz. bomber bottle, which should be the first indication that this is not your typical light pumpkin concoction. It pours a golden orange with a white fluffy head that sustains itself for a substantial amount of time. After subsiding, a thin cap of foam remains atop the modestly carbonated body. Due to the light color and carbonation level, you can actually see bubbles throughout the beer. The scent features caramel and spices on a malty backdrop. There is something a bit cider like and acidic to it which cuts the richness of the sweeter aromas. A definite alcohol presence comes through in this Imperial Ale. If you thought the scent was intriguing, the flavor is even more multifaceted. Spice, hints of cider and again a big sweet, caramel, malt backing are the first things to hit your palate. Accents of vanilla also peek through at times. A nice, subtle, bitterness comes in toward the end of the sip and adds a bit of balance to this beer. The slight sour, ciderish essence and the bitter, dry finish do balance things out but this would still be classified as a sweet beer. A unique brew indeed. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm