Draft at Astoria Cafe & Market, Cleveland
A light-tasting, barely-toasty amber. Fragrant but not dank.
Can
The bottle keeps insisting this is a Czech pilsner, but it really doesn't drink like one. Grassy, yes, but has that sweet wet-hay flavor typical of English lagers. Not a fan.
Bottle
This was extremely delicious, looks like a hazy IPA but drinks refreshing, fruity, mild and smooth. Strawberry, jammy, not tart. Not gonna lie, this made me rethink how a fruit beer should taste, which is a high compliment.
Draft
Caramel, piney hops, on the edge of dank. Somewhat peppery before caramel comes back to the front. A pretty typical hoppy barleywine, but not sure it stands out in a way that screams "commemoration."
Draft
Light, caramel, nutty, just a hint of fruit (ghost of buttery nectarine) right at the end.
Draft
Clearly jalapeno, all of that bitter, acerbic character, but not spicy at all. Probably the mildest chili beer I've ever had, but doesn't skimp on the flavor. Really liked this.
Draft
So, light is the general trend here, but in a pleasing way. Caramel, slightly toasted flavor, a drying finish. Very smooth.
Draft
Coffee, cola, slightly tart on the finish. Very nice.
Draft
Kolsch-like, lightly fruity, very clean. Between this and Bellevue's similar-tasting malt liquor, I feel like this style has impressed me more than its reputation would suggest.
Draft
I was really looking forward to this but it was over the top. Strong bourbon, stone fruit, prune. Harsh.
Draft
A tasty coffee stout, smooth on nitro, lightly sweet and missing the typical negative aspects of the nitro delivery.
Nitro Draft
Hazy and very much tastes like a hazy IPA; forward grapefruit flavors. Mellow finish, maybe the wheat's contribution?
Draft
Just a hint of lime on top of a nice lager. Just a touch uric, but not nearly as assertive as the Bikini Blonde. Pretty drinkable.
Draft
Accidentally found this to be really good with a touch of salt
Bottle at Home
I have no idea if i categorized this correctly but whatever. It’s good. Like I’m hanging out with people for the first time in over a year good.
Can at Home
Making Eden jealous.
Can at Home
Tart and tasty
Can at Traverso's Naperville
Bitter, but pretty tasty. It dragged after a while, so I reduced it from a solid to decent.
Can at Traverso's Naperville
This is mediocre.
Draft at Empire Burgers and Brew, Naperville
Tasty refreshing kolsh
Can at Empire Burgers and Brew, Naperville
It's surprisingly fruity.
Draft at Empire Burgers and Brew, Naperville
Slightly tangy opening gave me flashbacks to the bad crowler from Public Coast, but this ended up being really light and refreshing.
Can
Pretty restrained for Skookum, which still means it's hella robust. It does manage not to be completely over the top. Medium-thick, roasty, decently sweet without being syrupy, caramel bourbon notes.
Can at Home
I don't remember it very well, other than I thought it was tasty.
Might be my last time here, so I started with a nostalgia play. Light, sweet, creamy, chocolately. Wasn't even ruined by the nitro. Good memories.
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Can at Brunner’s
Bottle at Andreas Keller Restaurant, Leavenworth WA
Just a lingering bitterness that doesn’t quite sit with me
Can at Matt’s Place
Very slightly juicy hop overtones
Can at Home
Just a nice hint of the sweet malt but maintains the crisp lightness of a lager
Can at Matt’s Place
Still a slightly sweet, cold, refreshing beer
Can at Home
Normally not a fan of hoops forward beers but this one is fine.
Can at Matt’s Place
Breakside Sunripened (unknown release)
Not sure if the flavor changed with age but this was light, lightly fruity, definitely strong nectarine flavors but for me the chamomile was almost overwhelming. Doesn't match at all with previous logs so this was either the beer changing in the bottle or my taste buds were killed by the gone-bad crowler I previously had.
Bottle at Home
Almost a year old crowler, my fault. I just didn't feel good openeing 32 ounces of beer without anyone to share with. This had almost certainly gone bad, it was sour and thin.
Can at Home
This was really delicious; a strong, forward, almost metallic bitterness that creates a stiff backbone against which the rest of the flavors (caramel, hop) sparkle. A lot of the flavors I recognize from cask bitters in the UK but more focused; less pungent; worked in its favor.
Bottle at Home
Not sure which release this is; the website only goes up to fifth edition right now (but those are bottles). Definitely on the dry, funky, horsey side, but in a pleasant, understated way. Definitely some estery Belgian flavors involed. Worked really well with what I can only call a sophisticated meal.
Draft
Can at Brunner’s
Smells smoothly sweet but highly alcoholic. Pours with a thick, dark brown head. A profoundly roasty stout, true to the Yeti name, but smoothed out with buttery coconut and lactose. Slightly smoky. Gives you a bit of that burnt sugar headache but never quite crosses the line into too sweet.
Can at Home
This is interesting. I can smell the barrel on it, but it's fairly mild on the taste. It's a hard, slightly bitter sour with no fruit. I.e. a correct sour. Honestly it had a good, complex flavor profile
It’s just too weak and the thing about things that are flavored like piña coladas that aren’t piña colada’s is they are basically like drinking sunscreen

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