Weekend Beer Roundup
Ride, Beer, Ride, Beer
Exams are graded and semester grades are posted, which means summer days are ahead that will include longer rides and beers afterwards. A few along the way as the spring season warmed up the air and the grasses greened:
I grew up in a Pennsylvania farming family. When I saw the Farmall tractor on The Lost Abbey Devotion Blonde Ale, I bought it without question, as International Harvester Farmall tractors were what we had on the farm, not the green ones (!). It tastes as refreshing as it looks. Light, crisp, and chock full of memories of baling hay and straw.
And then there’s the Farmhouse Ale by The Lost Abbey. Yes, buy it. It’s pretty much perfect for after a ride.
Moving on to the southwest of the USA, I picked up 2 IPAs while in Sedona. The first up is from New Mexico, one that a Santa Fe by way of graduate school back east friend turned me on to years ago. Whenever I see it at the grocery store when in the four-corners region, I get some.
Anyone know the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s song with they lyric … “is the air getting thinner, are we getting high” … Get Elevated with La Cumbre Brewing Company’s Elevated IPA.
Last but not least, there was a new offering on the shelf on that same trip. Background: I was an altar boy (yes, I survived unscathed and have fully recovered!). Church Music made me laugh, as a name of a beer. It was all you’d want in a juicy IPA (uh, I guess I tasted pineapples ripened and picked at exactly the correct point in their growing life span with a dash of I don’t know but let’s say guava for fun’s sake), or whatever they’re calling hazies these days. The 80’s graphics added to my laughter.
I’ll look for other beers from The Shop Beer Co. when over that way the next time.
That’ll do it for this round. Cheers, everyone. Happy weekend!