Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Best of Beer Apostle: May 2014
Here are the top three posts from this past month:
#3: Beer Review: Shiner Bock
Texas. Pride. These are the two words I think of when I see Shiner. As someone who lived and worked in Texas, I can whole-heartedly say there is no other state that takes pride in its own like Texas does. Shiner beer is very much a part of this pride. The Spoetzl Brewery is located in Shiner, TX, a tiny town "no bigger than a postage stamp in the heart of Texas" as described on Shiner's site. This small Texas town has been producing lagers with German influence for over 100 years. Every drop of Shiner comes from Shiner...
#2:Beer Review: Grasslands' Big Cypress Brett IPA
You might be wondering, "What is Brett?" Brett is short for Brettanomyces, which is a form of yeast that traditionally imparts a level of “funkiness” or ”sour” tones to its beers. While this is often the case, there are various strands of Brett yeasts that give floral and tropical impressions. The latter is the form of Brett yeast that's used in this Big Cypress IPA...
#1: Beer Review: Sweetwater Dank Tank Johnny Hash
Johnny Hash is brewed with a literal "hash" of hops. This concentrated amount of Citra hops are hashed together (just like you would a potato hash for breakfast), which theoretically creates a purer tasting hop profile.
Sweet fruit notes, maybe even tropical in flavor. The first impression is borderline candy-like. I get pineapple, passion fruit, and mango notes.
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