The iLike Beer Theme Song:

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dark Horse Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Monster 29

Background: Alas, it has been quite some time since I have updated this interwebbing surf-net book page.  However, along came this Beer (brought by my much aforementioned friend).  Like many great Beers sampled by this author (for clarification; me) the tale of how this libation came to rest in my glass is wondrous.

Although this tale does not involve wizards, cycloptic monsters, nor even a flying buttress it does involve that great feat of man kind; waiting.  3.147*10^2 hours were spent, dormant, hunting, watching, waiting for this rare brew to emerge.  Through his conviction, and dedication, I was able to sample this elusive elixir.

Color: Awesome.

Taste: Art.  Upon the arrival of the first sip a sweet, smooth, and complex flavor bouquet graced my tongue (and some of my lips to be honest).  This brew was more complex than the social and economic issues caused from donkey cheese hoarding.  If this serum was compared to an instrument, a large piano would be best for analogizing, even as big as 5 keys long.  Yes there are 5 different notes in this piano of the future, but  each note contributes it's own personality into the chord of beautiful Beer.

Monday, January 30, 2012

C.A.Miller Brewing IPA (homebrew)

Background: Whilst enjoying the fine entertainment of 3.5 friends this brew was bestowed upon me.  Lately I have been on a big kick of bourbon barrel aged stouts, so when I was presented with an IPA I was a bit hesitant; I crave chocolate and receive vanilla.  This was C.A.Miller's first brew and as such I expected something drinkable, and that was about it.  I am happy to say I was very wrong.

Color: Nice malty amber, and I am pretty sure I could see hop leafs in various reflections.

Taste: Jealousy.  This brew was good.  Period.  I was craving my BBA stouts until I had this.  Not only is this beer good, but it is a First attempt at home brew.  It took me a few years to get a beer close to this, hence the envy.

Instantly, the flavor of beautiful fresh harvest hops teases the tongue while the malt flavor balances the typical bitterness associated with this style.  I was reminded of what IPAs can provide, and as such there are precisely naught stouts in my cupboard, replaced instead by IPAs.  Thank you C.A. for the refreshing change of pace.  I look forward (enviously) to future brews.