Posts Tagged ‘Coast’

Red, White and Beer

2010/07/05

Yesterday was July 4th, and what did a beer geek like myself choose to drink you may ask.  Well, obviously I should go with a domestic brew.  So.  You think to yourself what domestic brew do I drink.  Do I go local?  In  that case it would be something from Coast Brewing but, wasn’t really feeling it.  Do I go with something really american looking like Stoudts American Pale Ale?  A good choice but I actually think about that one until a couple of hours ago and well it was a little late by then.  What I did go with was Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale.  Mainly because I was in the grocery store and saw the red white and blue can.  I figured to myself that maybe I should have some patriotic colors near me.  Luckily as well as the correct color scheme for the day the can contains a very good pale ale.  I have no review of it at this time because sitting there and writing down notes wasn’t really on the top of my list for things to do.  So here’s a picture of it for you and there you go.

Cheers

Local Breweries Spin On A German Classic

2010/05/26

This post is far overdue but I wanted to make sure that my facts were straight.  First off Altbier is a German style literally meaning Old [style] Beer.  It refers to the pre-lager days when people used top fermenting yeast like in pale ales.  If you want to learn more about it check out the write up on WikiPedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altbier.

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This is Coast’s (http://www.coastbrewing.com/) version of the classic German Altbier.  Now unfortunately I can’t tell you the little differences between what comes out of Germany and what Coast has made here seeing as I have never had a traditional German Alt.  The smell gets you with some nice grapefruit and a good amount of ester.  The hops are cut with a backbone of toasty malts.  The taste is a real good balance between the hops and malts.  You can pick up mostly the ester in the hop profile.  The Grapefruit really only comes through in the nose.  The toasty malts come in a round out the flavor of the hops and finishes with a little bit of pine.  Overall a pretty good beer.  Now i just need to try myself an original Alt.

Coast’s Boy King Double IPA

2010/04/03

March 12, 2010 by JNMillerphotography

Boy King Double IPA

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So the Boy King has arrived and this years has got to be one of my top 10 if not 5.  Cheers to David and Jamie of Coast Brewery for bringing this to us.  And instead of tell you what i think about this beer other than it’s good.  I’m going to give you a link to see what the brewer says about it. http://coastbrewing.com/blog/2010/03/the-boy-king-comes-back/ Thank you and make sure you get yours before it’s all gone.

Charleston Brewvival

2010/04/03

February 28, 2010 by JNMillerphotography

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So yesterday 2/27/2010 was the Charleston Brewvival.  I was able to make it through 26 beers.  All were half shots and i drank a lot of water but i still couldn’t taste or smell very well twords the end and my notes show it.  I generally try to take pictures but with all the beer there to try i only shot one with my phone of this guy who seemed to fit the day.

A list of everything i tried:

Avery: Mephistopheles – Imperial Stout

Bells:  Batch 9000 – Imperial Stout, Oarsman – Berliner Weisse

The Bruery:  White, Saison De Lente

Cigar City:  IPA

Coast:  Red Legs Scotch Ale Barrel Aged

Duck-Rabbit:  Milk Stout

Highland:  Auld Ashville Vintage Ale – Old Ale

New Belgium:  Love – Flanders Red Ale

Oskar Blues:  Stranahan Barrel Aged Gordon – Double IPA

Souther Star:  Saison, Pale Ale

Southern Tier:  Cuvee Two – American Strong Ale, Jahva – American Coffee Stout

Stone:  2008 Bourbon Barrel RIS

Sweetwater:  Belgian Quad Dank Tank Cask

Terrapin:  Kapt’N Krunkles – Black IPA, Dugout – Oak Aged Wake N Bake, Hopsecutioner – IPA

12% Imports:  Bierdrouwerij Grand-Cafe’ Emelisse – Imperial Russian Stout, De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse – Belgian Strong Dark Ale, De Dochter Van De Korenaar L’Enfant Terrible – Sour Ale

Victory:  Wild Devil – Belgian IPA, Braumeister – Tettnang Pils

Weyerbacher – Heresy – Imerial Stout, Insanity – Barleywine

There it is every beer that i was lucky enough to try.  Wish it could have been a little bit longer and the food would have lasted.  But overall a really good day.