Sunday, December 16, 2018

Henry’s Hard Soda Grape


Tastes like grape soda. The flavor was not at as bad as I thought it would be (usually with these freak shows I end up fighting to take the last swallow). The problem is that each bottle contains 222 calories. If you're just trying to get a buzz, it'd probably be healthier to just huff paint.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Crooked Lane Brewing Company SR-16 Double IPA


I reviewed this beer using voice dictation while drinking at NorCal brewery. Enjoy.

"Smoothligh grassy perfect ipa bitter aftertaste without overpowering the pallet. 5/5
Got it close to brewery in Grass Valley Floral and satisfying. Would pair great with any meal. I’m sold!"

Friday, December 14, 2018

Modelo Especial

RATING: 3.5/5

Modelo Extra has long been one of my go-to Mexican beers. Smooth, easy drinking with a sweet finish. Ideal for beachside sippin'.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Saint Archer IPA

RATING: 4.5/5

I don't know how this Archer guy was able to find time to create this fantastic beer while also doing whatever he had to do to become a saint. This IPA has a hints of chocolate up front and finishes with a crisp hint of fresh cut grass. Not overly bitter. A pleasant beer for any occasion.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Anchor Steam


Anchor Steam dons what may be my favorite beer label of all time. I haven't had one of these brews in a while and it proved to be a lot lighter than I remember. A mild malt flavor gives way to a clean bitter finish which refreshes the palate.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mother Earth Brew Co. Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale


The unfortunately named "Cali Creamin'" ale is an interesting effort. The beer starts off with a typical light beer flavor and finishes with what can only be described as a musty, stale, Fruity Pebbles-like aftertaste. It wasn't completely undrinkable, but I definitely won't be coming back for more.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Corona Familiar

RATING: 3.5/5

I’m not sure what to make of this beer. Corona Familiar is more expensive than Corona Extra. Why am I paying more for something that isn’t extra? To make a garbled comparison to another Mexican adult beverage, I was hoping to have a similar quality jump from Corona Extra to Corona Famimliar, as there is from Cuervo to Cuervo 1800. But alas this is not the case. Corona isn’t that complex to begin with, and this just seems like a slight variation on the formula. Corona Familiar may be a little smoother than Corona Extra, but the small quality jump isn't worth the money.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Guinness Irish Wheat


It was fine. I didn’t pick up on the "banana and clove" flavors but it did have a nice citrus lemon zest at the finish. This beer is the definition of "okay," as there was really nothing special to make it stand out. I don't feel that this brew is worth the Guinness label, or the high price tag.