The iLike Beer Theme Song:

The iLike Beer Theme Song: "Drink Beer." Yes, this is an original song, exhaustingly derived by this author.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dogfish Head: Burton Baton

Background: This bottled potable peered out to look at me from its surroundings of cornucopian (4+) carbonated friends.  We made eye contact and the rest is fastidious history.

Color: An amber color best likened to frost covering the fur of a beautiful European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) on a glistening Baltic winter’s morning.

Taste: If the Queen had met with one Joeseph Dirt, this might be the outcome.  Refined, yet gritty, beautiful, yet  mullet clad.  The flavor of North Carolinian fine oak furniture is nearly kept secret, until the final moments when it pushes the hops’ finale aside and gracefully states its purpose.  This find has me looking forward to future tasting of this tiny, off the beaten path brewery.  

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thomas Hardy's Ale (2008)

Background:  A random Beer found at a local market (liquor store) whilst inquiring about the possible availability of properly cellared libations.  The following is the result:

Color:  Brilliant golden amber, akin to waves of grain gently viewed just before the sun has lovingly kissed the western horizon.

Taste: Decadent caramel boldly massages the tongue while the ever so balanced dances of malts and hops pull one into a warm leather high-backed chair, front row, watching a graceful ballet of ingredients hard(y) at work.