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The Beer Year started out like any usual idea; after finishing my third IPA one sunny Sunday Funday I thought to myself, "Hmm I wonder how many different beers I could drink in a year?" After a couple more IPA's I decided 365 is enough to satisfy my thirst. Follow me on my journey to drink a different beer every day throughout the year.

 

 Day 1

Day 1

Dos Equis Lager Especial

Type/Style
Lager/Pilsner

Brewery
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery

ABV
4.3%

My Thoughts
This is actually the first beer I ever drank, my first keg beer, and my first keg stand beer. All happened on the same night, so I felt obligated to start this beer year with one that has a special place in my heart (and my best friend's back porch). It's a very solid beer to drink if you're looking for a smooth taste to kick back your feet and relax with.

Would drink again?
Yes, hopefully not during a keg stand.


 Day 2

Day 2

Alamo golden ale

Type/Style
American Blonde Ale

Brewery
Alamo Beer Company

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
This is the first of many beers I plan to drink from Alamo. Fun fact about this brewery is it's the first since the 1919 prohibition to name a beer "Alamo" in San Antonio, and it first opened in 2014. To be honest I think they should've waited until 2019 to do a 100 year kind of thing, but missed opportunities. Anyways, this beer was superb and has a very smooth almost sweet taste to it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 3

Day 3

voodoo ranger

Type/Style
India Pale Ale

Brewery
New Belgium

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
My first IPA for the year, and it did not disappoint. When I took my first sip I was welcomed by a sweet grapefruit taste. Personally these are my favorite because of my love for all things bitter, and this one was a perfect amount without overpowering the citrus taste. I'm also going to do my first for the year and suggest to drink this beer with chalupas and rice. Why? Mexican food is always a good idea with an IPA.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 4

Day 4

Alamo german pale ale

Type/Style
German Pale Ale

Brewery
Alamo Beer Company

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I had no idea how to describe this. I took a quick sniff of it and the first thing that came to mind was a leftover Bud Light from the night before. If you love a Malt beverage this is the beer for you. I'm not a big fan myself, but I look forward to seeing what other German Ale's bring to the table throughout the year.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 5

Day 5

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Pabst Brewing Co.

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
Drinking this on a Friday brings back memories of many backyard hangouts in Richmond, VA. I love this beer, and I don't really know why. It has such a smooth malty taste, and it just looks so patriotic. I feel like this is the beer you can offer anyone and they'll be hyped on it. Then again, free beer is always a reason to be hyped.

Would drink again?
1000x Yes


 Day 6

Day 6

el chingón

Type/Style
American India Pale Ale

Brewery
Four Corners Brewery

ABV
7.8%

My Thoughts
No better way to celebrate my move to a new city than a strong Texas IPA. Everything about this beer screams badass. The rooster is confident, the ABV is high, and it's called El Chingón for heaven's sake. Which means badass in Spanish. As the beer description says, "It's pure hops machismo." I'm also a huge fan of the pop top giving me full vent with the smoothest of pours.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 7

Day 7

Alamo india pale ale

Type/Style
India Pale Ale

Brewery
Alamo Beer Company

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
My final Alamo beer (At least that was in my Christmas stocking). Very smooth taste for an IPA. Doesn't have the bitterness or fruity flavor either. If I were to blind taste this I would 100% say it was a lager. I would definitely recommend this to anyone taking that first step into the world of IPA's. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 8

Day 8

Best damn root beer

Type/Style
Hard Soda

Brewery
Best Damn Brewing Co.

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I'm gonna be completely honest here. I f*cked up. I did not do my research in finding a new set of brews to try here in Denver. Luckily I had this gem in my car. Since this is a beer blog I was going to stay away from hard soda, but it's got "beer" in the name so that's good enough for me. This tasted like Bourbon was poured in my root beer. It's delicious, but these kind of beverages really weigh you down after one bottle. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 9

Day 9

Ol' Zippy

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Post Brewing Co.

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Finally, I got my hands on some Colorado beer (that wasn't Coors). I was a little skeptical at first since it said the word premium. Usually, good beers don't have to say they're good, but this one was an exception. It is a very balanced beer when it comes to bitterness and flavor. More on the dry side, but very sweet in it's finish (grapefruit, but maybe a hint of lemon). Overall a good beer with a sweet can.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 10

Day 10

Citrafonix IPA

Type/Style
India Pale Ale

Brewery
Oakshire Brewing

ABV
6.3%

My Thoughts
When I got my variety pack of beers I kind of just grabbed the coolest looking cans. I thought they would all be Colorado beers, but to my surprise this little guy comes from Eugene, Oregon. This brewery is pretty dank. They test out a bunch of different flavors, and a few eventually become regulars like this one. They even make some really strong beers I plan to search out and taste sometime this year. Oh right the beer! It's really good. I am a big grapefruit lover and it felt I was sucking the fruit right off the peel.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 11

Day 11

5 Barrel pale ale

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Odell Brewing Co

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I don't know what I was thinking earlier, but I kept thinking Odell was O'doul's. So I was gonna write about how I once bought O'doul's when I was younger thinking I was cool that I bought beer underaged, but I wasn't just like this isn't O'doul's. This was a decent beer. You could smell a hint of pine from it, and the taste was very malty. When I drank it it had a very creamy feel to it, and much more hops to it than I expected (even though the 5 literally means the 5 hops in it).

Would drink again?
No


 Day 12

Day 12

Isolation Ale

Type/Style
Winter Warmer/Ale

Brewery
Odell Brewing Co

ABV
6.1%

My Thoughts
So I'm about to head out of work when my buddy asks if I want a beer before I take off. So naturally I agreed and he gave me this little guy. I was trying to not go back to back with breweries, but this one was so good I had to write about it. This one had a strong malty flavor, but well balanced with a hint of chocolate in it. Definitely lives up to being a winter warmer as I got halfway through it and the spices made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 13

Day 13

Pils

Type/Style
American Lager

Brewery
River North Brewery

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
Another can I solely got because of the way it looks. There's something to be said for a simple design and no fancy name. I'm not as young as I used to so I don't usually chug a beer like water, but this one was just so damn smooth. Has to be the Rocky Mountain water that makes it so refreshing. If I needed a post workout beer this would be my first choice.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 14

Day 14

White rascal

Type/Style
Belgian White Ale

Brewery
Avery Brewing Co.

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
I wasn't too sure about what I was getting into by looking at bottle, but this beer year is all about adventure so I gave it a shot. This is the first beer I've ever drank that I would consider spicy. Not in a hot way, but like in a zesty way. It's definitely a beer that gets better as it warms up. I usually never get to drink a room temperature beer, but the amount of zest really held back my thirst.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 15

Day 15

7k Ipa

Type/Style
India Pale Ale

Brewery
Santa Fe Brewing Co.

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
I didn't photograph it, but the name 7K is on the side and I believe this is the first beer I've come across where the brewery takes center stage over the name of the beer. After looking at their website they do it with all their beers, and I think it's well designed and beautifully simplistic. As for the beer it was delicious. I'm not sure what the altitude does to them, but more beers need to be made 7,198 ft above sea level.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 16

Day 16

Heyzues

Type/Style
Mexican Lager

Brewery
Melvin Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
When I first saw this beer I thought it was pretty clever using "HeyZues" as the title. Looking at Zues in a mariachi outfit had me laugh for a second. As for the beer it was very easy drink with clean crisp flavor that I felt tasted like green apple along with other citrus flavors.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Dat 17

Dat 17

The one they call zoe

Type/Style
American Pale Lager

Brewery
Hops and Grain

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
Lagers are quickly becoming one of my favorite beers. While they don't pack the flavor of an IPA, but they make up for it with an easy to drink smooth taste. The same goes for this beer which had a bitter taste to begin with, but a sweet finish. Plus I just had a whole pizza to myself, so I didn't want to weigh myself down even more with a heavy beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 18

Day 18

Hawaiian bartender

Type/Style
American Wild Ale

Brewery
 Odd 13 Brewing

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
I gotta admit that this one was a tough one to drink. I don't look up these beers before I drink them so usually I'll take a whiff before to try and figure out what I'm getting into. It smelled amazing with a fruity aroma, and once I drank it I was hit with a sour taste of pineapple and other fruits. I'm not a big fan of sour, so it took a good thirty minutes to put this one down. I'm hoping to find a sour beer I like, but this one was a little to strong for me.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 19

Day 19

Rambling route hard pear cider

Type/Style
Cider

Cidery
 Rambling Route

ABV
6.9%

My Thoughts
I know the title of this is the beer year, but I found this in the beer aisle so it counts. This was a great drink all the way through. It didn't taste as sugary as most ciders, and it went down smooth with a crisp finish. It's pear flavored, but the pear doesn't overwhelm it at all and it just taste sweet. Normally I can only drink 1 or 2 ciders for the evening, but I feel I can knock back a whole 6-pack of these in a night (Please drink responsibly).

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 20

Day 20

Good river beer Pilsner

Type/Style
American Pilsner

Brewery
 Good River Beer

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I'm a fan of this beer for two reasons. First, it was a solid drink. A welcoming sweet taste with plenty of hops to it. Much stronger than your normal pilsner, but its recipe goes back to pre prohibition days (Guess they were much better back then). Second, this brewery donates 2% of all their sales to river conservation efforts. Finally, a beer that makes my thirst a good thing.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 21

Day 21

Fathom

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
 Ballast Point Brewing Co.

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Full transparency I am a day late writing this one. It was my birthday, so it was tough to drink this one after drinking roughly 10 mimosas from earlier in the day. This will probably be my weakest review, but from what I remember it was a very smooth beer that didn't really weigh me down. I'm looking forward to drinking this again someday and updating this post. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 22

Day 22

Wave wheel wit

Type/Style
Belgian Wheat Ale

Brewery
 Elevation Beer Co.

ABV
4.6%

My Thoughts
This was definitely a great find when I went to go get another 6-pack for the week. After yesterday I didn't want to drink anymore alcohol, but I needed to keep this going so I looked for the lowest ABV i could find. I'm more of a bang for buck guy, so usually go for the higher ABV, but I need to start trying out these "soft" beers. I could smell the citrus aroma the moment I opened it, and I could taste every bit of the orange and spiced flavors added to it. It was delicious!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 23

Day 23

HUSKY IPA

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
 Alaskan Brewing Co.

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
I got pretty excited when I saw this one. Not only is it an IPA, but it's named after one of the best dogs ever! Turns out these beers are all made from glacier water, and I'm not sure what that does for it, but the beer was great. Didn't taste too strong and almost went down as smooth as a lager. Not what you want in a 7% beer, but I'm not complaining.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 24

Day 24

Settle Down Brown

Type/Style
American Brown

Brewery
Odell Brewing Co

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
Odell Brewing is really killing it when it comes to artwork. When I drank this beer I could almost throw myself on to this can. Who doesn't want to kick up their feet, sit by the fire with their best bud, and just relax. This winter beer is exactly what any person needs during those snowy days. The rich malty and tropical flavors mixed with caramel really warms you up, and leaves you wanting more.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 25

Day 25

Prost pils

Type/Style
German Pilsener

Brewery
Prost Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
I feel so betrayed. I needed an easy to drink beer after my day, so I thought, "Oh I'll just grab the Pils. It won't be too much." I was completely wrong. A german pilsener has way more flavor than the American ones I'm used to. It got easier the more I drank, but be prepared for that initial flavor of spices when you take your first sip. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 26

Day 26

Hemp ale

Type/Style
American Brown Ale

Brewery
Humboldt Brewing

ABV
5.7%

My Thoughts
I just want to mention that the tag for this beer is totally toasted, and for some reason couldn't stop laughing at that for a solid 10 seconds. Anyways when I first opened this beer it had a sweet earthy smell to it. Now I'm not sure if there is any potency in this from the hemp, but after I downed this bad boy I had the best sleep of my life.   

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 27

Day 27

Rye Saison

Type/Style
Saison

Brewery
Finkel & Garf Brewery

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
This is totally gonna ruin the pattern of my beers, but I had to show off the view in the background. I don't know about ya'll, but getting rewarded after doing something difficult feels pretty damn good. What possessed me and my buddy to hike a mountain on an icy trail with normal sneakers? I have no idea, but we made it and we rewarded with the liquid courage we needed to go back down. Pretty sure it contributed to us eating it a few times as well.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 28

Day 28

Hop Rising

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Squatters

ABV
9%

My Thoughts
I enjoy a high percentage beer because it forces me to slow down, and take my time drinking it. Not saying a chug my beers, but I am saying I'm a little more thirsty than the normal beer drinker. This was a happy middle between low and high. It was refreshing with a sweet taste, but no grapefruit flavor or at least no strong taste of it. A perfect Sunday Funday beer in my opinion.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 29

Day 29

laughing lab

Type/Style
Scottish Ale

Brewery
Bristol Brewing

ABV
5.4%

My Thoughts
One of the best feelings in the world is after having a long day, you come home to pure excitement from your dog seeing you open that door. Unfortunately, I have no such majestic creature so I'm going to settle for a beer with a dog on the label. It was a descent beer with a roasted malty flavor, and smooth throughout. Not one of my favorites, but I'd buy again for the sweet dog on the label.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 30

Day 30

zero 2 sixty

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Two Roads

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
It's always a nice find when I research the breweries of these beers and finding out that not only is it in a different state (CT), but it's also a seasonal beer. This one was really flavorful with a nice balanced tartness to it all the way through. I can definitely see this beer being the beverage of choice for the mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 31

Day 31

Hazy little thing

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Sierra Nevada

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
There's just something about cans that bottles can't beat. Some of the best designs I've seen have been in cans. Beautiful color and design that's sure to catch the eye of everyone as you hold this gem. The flavor definitely complimented the can with tropical/citrus hops, with a bitter taste all the way through. Can't believe a month has gone by since I started this adventure. The only way to celebrate is to continue drinking!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 32

Day 32

fresh hop

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Great Divide

ABV
6.1%

My Thoughts
What you can see is the dent in the can (damn popcorn), but what you can't see is the right side that says limited release. Something about exclusivity makes anything taste better...most of the time. Anyways this beer tasted great and was a very easy drink. I wasn't even halfway through my dinner and I had already downed the whole can. I'm a monster.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 33

Day 33

High Life

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Miller Brewing Co.

ABV
4.1%

My Thoughts
So I have my good friend Andrew Vessels to thank for this idea. For the month of February I will be drinking a different forty every Friday. Definitely throws in some flavor into this beer year, but I'm definitely going to regret it one of these days. Anyways, I'll be honest that the High Life is my favorite of all the poor man's beer. While it lacks in flavor it makes up for a quick and easy drink. Seriously, took me only 10 minutes to finish off this big guy.

Would drink again?
Yes 

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 Day 34

Day 34

Overcast

Type/Style
Expresso Stout

Brewery
Oakshire Brewing

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
Another day, another beer, and another background mountain shot. I got super excited to try this one, especially since I needed the energy to travel around the city of Vail (which is amazingly beautiful). It packed a lot of flavor from oatmeal to chocolate that made every sip enjoyable. Personally it got me through the day. Maybe next time I won't drink it at 9am, but I recommend this for anyone trying to rally.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 35

Day 35

Howdy

Type/Style
American Pilsener

Brewery
Post Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
I'll gravitate to any beer that reminds me of my home state Texas. If they were to add "ya'll" to the name I would probably only buy this can. Right when I opened it I was welcomed with a burst of foam, and the first sip was a pleasant mild bitter flavor. I wish I could've taken my time on this beer, but I had to rush to a Super Bowl get together. Luckily my clothes were all clean thanks to Tide. This is a Tide ad. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 36

Day 36

Redacted

Type/Style
Rye IPA

Brewery
Renegade Brewing Company

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
So I've been reading the Beer Bible, and I'm kind of getting the hang of understanding how to better judge these beers. I'm still just your average beer lover, but I feel a little more cultured. This one had a very citrusy smell, very close to a passion fruit. The taste was also sweet with a bready taste. That taste reminds me that I can't miss a day at the gym or I'm screwed this beach season.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 37

Day 37

99 problems but a peach ain't one

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
The Larimer

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I tried a sour ale last month so I was a little hesitant about trying this one. However, this one was absolutely delicious. It just exploded with peach flavor and you got the little hints of ginger in it. It may say sour, but it was a well balanced beer that went down smooth the entire way. Fun fact about this brewery is that every can has this same dude on it, but dressed differently. Definitely going to try and find another can from them!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 38

Day 38

Brown Ale

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Upslope Brewing

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
I'm all for simplicity, and I do believe less is more. However, I also love originality and this was a big disappointment in terms of beer name. There isn't one and I guess that's good cause the beer I drank yesterday was pretty good. As for the beer it was malty, but a little too much brown sugar. It didn't pack the flavor of other brown ale's I've had, so a little difficult to drink.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 39

Day 39

Los Locos

Type/Style
Mexican Lager

Brewery
Epic Brewing

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I haven't drank a Mexican Lager since my first beer on this journey, and I certainly didn't think I'd drink one in Denver. I also wanted to know what made this a lager Mexican. I took a sip of it and it had this weird taste that was almost spicy. Not too much where it was overpowering, but it was lip smacking. I then look at the ingredients and it has natural lime juice and salt in it. I guess this is their attempt to turn a marg into a beer. Well....I say they came pretty close.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 40

Day 40

King cobra

Type/Style
American Malt Liquor

Brewery
Anheuser Busch

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
King Cobra comes in the second installment of February Forty Fridays. I hate I'm doing this. Most beers I'm like, "Can't wait to try", but this I'm just ready to pound away to get it over with. Don't get me wrong I'm sure this is a quality choice for those on a budget looking to get turnt, but I'm just not a fan. Luckily it goes down smooth. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 41

Day 41

Lagunitas Sucks

Type/Style
Imperial Double IPA

Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Co.

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Nah, I'm just kidding with ya'll. I don't start getting hyped for Christmas until November. I was just lucky to find this beast in the beer aisle. Now this isn't your normal holiday ale...well it's not a holiday ale at all. It's just a super hopped IPA to make up for not having the time to make a holiday ale. I'm not complaining because this was a damn good beer.  

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 42

Day 42

Titan

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Great Divide

ABV
7.1%

My Thoughts
As much as I love IPA's this one just didn't do it for me. It had a citrusy taste throughout, but the piney hops overpowered it and now I know I'm not big on piney hops. Even though I'm not a big fan of the beer, I'm a big fan of the brewery. Most of the time we grab a beer to eat with our food, but is it a good pairing with what you're eating. Great Divide is generous enough to put out food pairings for their beer giving you ideas of what to make next time you grab their beer.  

Would drink again?
No


 Day 43

Day 43

bavik

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Brouwerij De Brabandere

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
To my surprise this beer came straight from Belgium. Pretty sure it was a mistake to be in the variety beer packs, but this mistake was a good grab for me. Going into it I thought it would be like every other pilsner, but damn this beer was tasty. Smooth all the way through with the bitterness coming out through the aroma all the way to the last drop. This beer has been made since 1894 which proves, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 44

Day 44

Liliko'i Kepolo

Type/Style
Belgian White Ale

Brewery
Avery Brewery

ABV
5.4%

My Thoughts
I'm starting to get used to these sour beers. I've always been a fan of IPA's because of the grapefruit, but I'm liking the use of other fruits. It had to be the passion fruit that really made this beer almost taste like a mimosa. Speaking of passion fruit happy mardi gras everyone! Drink plenty of hurricanes, and good luck finding the baby in the King's Cake.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 45

Day 45

Rupture

Type/Style
Fresh Grind Ale

Brewery
Odell Brewing Co

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope it was full of sweets and beer like mine was. Before I get into the beer I just found out that Odell has a pint glass with the same artwork on the can. They are definitely my favorite brewery so far, and I'm gonna try to bring you every beer from them. As for the beer it was delicious. Smooth and crisp with a bunch of juicy aromas. This comes from the process of grinding all the way to the core of the hops to release the flavorful oil.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 46

Day 46

stone Ripper

Type/Style
San Diego Pale Ale

Brewery
Stone Brewing

ABV
5.7%

My Thoughts
When I write in the style of a beer I usually go to the brewery's website to make sure I put down the correct type. When I saw "San Diego Pale Ale" I was so confused and wondered what does that even mean?! From what I gathered it comes from the English pale ale method of throwing in the hops when the beer is aging instead of when it's boiling. It's really called West Coast style, but I'll go with what's on the website. Oh yeah, and the beer was delicious.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 47

Day 47

steel reserve 211

Type/Style
American Malt Liquor

Brewery
Miller Coors Brewing Co

ABV
8.1%

My Thoughts
I've never felt so drained after drinking a beer until today. This was a marathon to get this behemoth finished, and when I was down I instantly regretted it. I'll admit it has more taste than the other forties I've drank, but that made it less smooth to drink. Three down, one more to go for February Friday Forties. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 48

Day 48

Tartastic

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
New Belgium Brewery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
This one was super delicious. I'm definitely drinking this again in the summer on a nice sunny day. I had to drink this one right before midnight since I went to a late showing of Black Panther. By the way...AMAZING movie that you need to go watch #WakandaForever. As for the beer, ff I had to compare it to something it tasted very similar to a lemon kombucha. Subtle taste of alcohol, but very sweet and easy to drink. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 49

Day 49

hefeweizen

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Weldwerks Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
The name is actually the type of beer from Germany. The yeast gives it an unfiltered and cloudy appearance. It went down really smooth with the taste of bananas, and mild bitterness. The brewery puts a unique twist to the hefeweizen by adding whirlpool hops which extracts the oils and gives it a spicy flavor. It was a very good beer, and it went really well with my leftover steak.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 50

Day 50

4 front

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Victory Brewing Company

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I've never felt so betrayed by a beer than by this one. When I grab beers I usually just look at the style and I can pretty much guess the range the ABV will be in. If it's an IPA it's usually above 6.2% and I am a person who enjoys a decent percentage beer. However, I look at this label, see 5.5%, and my heart breaks. It took all my willpower to write this review, and all I gotta say is it was good, but I'm checking the labels from now on to not risk another heartbreak. 

Would drink again?
Yes (Still delicious)


 Day 51

Day 51

Single Hop IPA

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Station 26 Brewing Co.

ABV
6.8%

My Thoughts
This is a sweet brewery and an even sweeter beer. They are constantly changing the hop they put in this beer, so when they change the hop again I might revisit this beer. Right now they're using Mandarina Bavaria hop which has a very strong tangerine flavor. You could almost smell it from the moment you open the can. I recommend this for anyone that loves a citrus flavor and can stand a high bitterness.

Would drink again?
Yes 


 Day 52

Day 52

Lil' brainless raspberries

Type/Style
Fruit

Brewery
Epic Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I couldn't find any ciders when I went to pick up my new mix-n-match six pack, but I found this little beauty. I was really excited to drink this one since raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. However, I just wasn't feeling this one. The first few gulps tasted like I was drinking a sparkling water and not a beer. When I started to warm up you could taste the beer, but it just didn't taste like it went together. Definitely recommend to people who like ciders and raspberries.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 53

Day 53

bout damn time

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
4 Noses Brewing

ABV
7.1%

My Thoughts
First, I want to say how cool the mascot of this beer is. Not sure if it's a nod to young thug, but the design is dope. I know that it seems I'm favoring IPA's, and to be honest I am when I go out and grab my variety sixer. However, after great responses from my introduction of this series on Facebook I'm gonna throw in much more variety after I'm done with my current sixer (4 days). As for this beer it had all the chugging smoothness of a lager with the juicy flavor of an IPA.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 54

Day 54

Mickeys

Type/Style
Malt Liquor

Brewery
Miller Coors Brewing Co.

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
If you have dabbled in forties you knew I had to drink this before Friday Forties ended. For those who have never touched a forty; stay pure for as long as you can. I'm not gonna lie I've actually never drank this before today. I always saw this as the last resort forty. Well I'm here to tell you this was actually my favorite forty for two reasons. One, the taste wasn't overbearing with a corn and malt flavor. Much different from the sweet I'm used to. And second, even when it got to room temperature it was still a descent drink. I'm glad to say though I'm done with February Friday Forties, and looking forward to my next challenge.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 55

Day 55

Union jack

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
Oh man was this a relief after my Saturday adventures. Went to a distillery tasting with unlimited tastings. While it was a good event for me to learn the geography of Colorado, and get to understand the making of spirits, I felt unlimited tastings was a tad aggressive. So, when I got back home and knocked back this guy it was a relief to have the sweet hops flavors wash away the rum and vodka tastes I had. This one is a beer I recommend taking your time with to fully enjoy the flavors.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 56

Day 56

townie

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Post Brewing Co.

ABV
6.2%

My Thoughts
It's almost been two months of living in Denver. I've hiked mountains and ran around my neighborhood. I'm definitely a Townie. No, I'm nowhere close, but I'm going to drink it anyways. I love the artwork on this can. Very simple, and after asking a few of my Colorado buds, they did say this is a vehicle they would see a Townie drive. As for the beer the first drink was a little dry wanting me to take another quick sip. Very bitter masking the alcohol presence.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 57

Day 57

Pancakes

Type/Style
Maple Porter

Brewery
Renegade Brewing Co.

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I knew somehow that this beer would taste like pancakes. Craft beer has no limits when it comes to flavoring a beer. Drinking this made me feel like I was in the future drinking my meal. However, it's not absurdly sweet and has a more roasty flavor. I don't see myself drinking this again though. I'm not a morning beer drinker and that's the only time I feel I would drink this casually.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 58

Day 58

sweetgrass

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Grand Teton Brewing Co.

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Before I go into this beer go check out the website to this brewery, go ahead I'll wait.....welcome back and I'm sorry I put you through that. Just cause this brewery started in 1988 doesn't mean their website has to be from 1988. Enough roasting, and back to the beer judging. Not a very sweet beer with a very bitter taste that's more earthy than anything with a focus on spice. I'm partial to fruity beers, so wouldn't drink it again, but definitely a good beer for bitter lovers.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 59

Day 59

polygamy

Type/Style
Nitro Porter

Brewery
Wasatch Brewery

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Call me a superstitious person, but I just noticed that the last three beers have all been six percent and the final one is polygamy. If I don't write anymore after today y'all know what happened. What's cool is that this brewery was the first in Utah. This brewery has been known for bringing mischief to Utah, so they proudly name their beers focused around "evil". As cool as this brewery is I can't come to like a nitro porter. The chocolatey taste is too much for me.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 60

Day 60

firestarter

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Bonfire Brewing

ABV
6.6%

My Thoughts
After my scare yesterday I needed another six percent to save my soul. Luckily I had this savior in my six-pack rocking a cool 6.6% abv. Better safe than sorry. I also needed a slump breaker since I didn't enjoy my last three beers. This one tasted like I was sucking every bit of juice off a grapefruit peel. I couldn't taste any other flavor. So if you're a big grapefruit lover I recommend this, if not I'd stay clear away.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 61

Day 61

Chai Milk stout

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Spice Trade Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I decided to go stout again, and I was really excited to try this since I love chai. Personally I get a chai tea latte with lowfat milk from Starbucks, but that doesn't matter now. I was a little disappointed because the chai didn't come through so much as the milk. It didn't make the beer taste bad thanks to the spices, but I expected a different flavor. Pretty smooth to drink though, so I'd definitely give this a try again.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 62

Day 62

Cidre

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Stella Artois

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
I really don't have anything to say about this except this was the best cider I've ever drank in my life. While most ciders I've had have a little tartness to it, this one was fresh and fruity all the way through. Looking up cidre it has a different process than cider. It uses far less apples eliminating the need for concentrates, and other enhancements to give it a consistent flavor. Seriously do yourself a favor and buy this. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 63

Day 63

tropical

Type/Style
Fruit Pale Ale

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
Besides grapefruit, passion fruit is another flavor I love, so when I saw this I was hyped! The can was also very appealing with its bright colors and design. I would've never thought this was from Kansas City since they're landlocked, buy a city can dream. The beer itself instantly gave its fruity nature away once I opened it and took a whiff of it. The first sip I could only taste the grapefruit zest, but after a few more sips the passion fruit came out and I felt I was in fruit beer paradise.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 64

Day 64

Green Chile

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Tommyknocker Brewery

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
This is another beer where I'm just like, "There is nothing they won't put into beer nowadays." If you're looking for a beer that will put your mouth on fire, this isn't it. However, if you love the taste of peppers without the burn, this is the beer for you. It's a pretty smooth lager to drink and it's the aftertaste that gives the hint of peppers. The bad thing is that aftertaste is a little too consistent, and I wouldn't be able to drink two of these beers in a sitting.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 65

Day 65

horseshoes and hand grenades

Type/Style
Strong Bitter Ale

Brewery
Crazy Mountain Brewery

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
So earlier in this series I asked ya'll to go check out a brewery's website because it was weak sauce. Now I'm asking you to go this brewery's website because it is interactive, well designed, and just awesome! I'd expect nothing less from a brewery that has art of a bear/horse with a grenade on their bottle. I was scared I wasn't going to like it since it's extra bitter, but it was pretty smooth to drink. The 7 different malts in it blend in well giving it a very earthy taste.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 66

Day 66

Princess Yum Yum

Type/Style
Kolsch

Brewery
Denver Beer Co.

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
The whole purpose about this blog isn't just to justify my alcoholism, but to learn about beer. When I saw Kolsch I was confused, and instantly wanted to learn what that is. A Kolsch is sort of a hybrid beer. Brewed like any other ale, but stored cold like a lager for one to two months. To some this may taste like a watered down ale. Which is true since it's not made like an ale, but it still packed a sweet taste. I'm looking forward to trying more of these.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 67

Day 67

Denver pale ale Artist series 

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Great Divide

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Pretty standard Pale Ale here. The first sip was full of citrus and pine notes. As I continued to drink it had a bitter taste to finish it off. Definitely not a beer I would want to chug down, and more of a sit down beer to enjoy both in flavor and design. I love this series they have going on. I checked out the first and personally I like this, and I highly recommend you go to their website to see the full design.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 68

Day 68

devils head 

Type/Style
Red Ale

Brewery
Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

ABV
7.3%

My Thoughts
This beer is a nod to the people in the lookout tower atop Devils Head. The view goes on for hundreds of miles giving the rangers plenty of range to spot forest fires and alert the locals. I love a beer that has a great story behind the name making this blog even more enjoyable. The beer itself was delicious. Not sweet, but had a touffee aroma to it with hints of caramel. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 69

Day 69

Omission lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Omission Brewing Co.

ABV
4.6%

My Thoughts
This one is for all my friends who can't have gluten. I found a brewery that exclusively makes gluten free beers from pale ale to this lager. If you miss beer I recommend checking these beers out! I was a little hesitant because anything I've had that's gluten free misses the mark on flavor for me, but this lager was delicious. Smooth and very crisp flavor, I'd have to say it's better than most lagers. Guess gluten isn't all that?

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 70

Day 70

Ace PINEAPPLE craft cider 

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Ace Cider

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Woo it's Selection Sunday for college basketball! Well both my universities are out, so decided to just soak up the beautiful Sunday and drink a quality cider. If I can keep finding ciders maybe I'll make Sundays cider days, but no promises. This is one of my favorite non-apple ciders. Super sweet with just the right amount of tartness from the pineapple. Definitely recommend this cidery if you're looking for more than apples in ciders.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 71

Day 71

passion fruit kicker

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Green Flash

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Finding these fruity beers is definitely one of the highlights doing this blog. I love all fruit, so when it's in beer and has a strong taste in it I'm in heaven. This one was positively mouth watering with a very sweet and fruity flavor. For only being 5.5% it actually felt like I had drank three beers. Guess that's why they use passion fruit in hurricanes. This is good for anyone easing away from the fruity drinks and experimenting with beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 72

Day 72

Resurrected

Type/Style
Amber Ale

Brewery
Lost Highway

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Okay, I just found my new favorite beer. If you're an art director can you make an image with stars on the ends that say "Current Favorite". This beer was the right amount of sweet from beginning to end. It had a distinct flavor I couldn't pinpoint at the beginning, so when I looked on the brewery's website I had that "ah-ha" moment when I saw it was caramel. I'm also a sucker for any brewery that makes references to zombies.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 73

Day 73

golden monkey

Type/Style
Belgian Tripel

Brewery
Victory Brewing

ABV
9.5%

My Thoughts
If you've had your beer you know it's delicious. If you haven't I recommend this for anyone that loves good flavor, and it does what a beer is supposed to do, make you feel good. I went deep into this one and found out the word tripel comes from the Trappist monks when they needed to name their strongest beers in the 1950s. The name "Golden Monkey" comes from the usual color of a tripel and the banana flavor.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 74

Day 74

#42 Poblano stout

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Big Choice Brewing

ABV
5.7%

My Thoughts
I was looking forward to this one. I figured it would be similar to the chile lager, and start off with a stout taste with a little heat in the aftertaste. However, this is an important lesson to always read your labels since I completely missed the "No Heat" label. When they put in the poblano peppers they are fully de-seeded taking away the heat. The beer itself was pretty good with the pepper flavor, but it's still hard for me to find a stout I will repeat drink.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 75

Day 75

Hop bullet

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Sierra Nevada

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
It's been awhile since I had a double IPA, and it was Friday night so had to get a little wild. Nothing really special about the taste in this one, but still really good. Could right away taste the piney and citrus flavors along with a malty flavor which I wasn't expecting. It didn't feel heavy at all and was an easy drink. Definitely recommend as a starting beer for those trying to up their ABV game.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 76

Day 76

Undercover investigation shut-down

Type/Style
American Ale

Brewery
Legunitas

ABV
9.6%

My Thoughts
The beer was great, but I want to get to the story behind it. The name came from the time Lagunitas brewpub was shut down by the ABC due to them providing weed to their patrons with the help of undercover cops. This beer was made to remember that night, and I feel the ABV% is similar to how intense that night was for them. Definitely check out the full story on their website!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 77

Day 77

freestone

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Roaring Fork

ABV
5.4%

My Thoughts
I need to keep my eye on this brewery. Unlike most breweries they don't have year round beers. They feel their beer should change with the seasons, so your favorite beer from them probably won't be around long. This is great for me since I need more and more beer to try, but bad if I really like one and it's no longer available. Sad face. As for this beer it was a good break from the high ABV beers I had this weekend, and the Irish Car Bombs.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 78

Day 78

rosé

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Angry orchard

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Rosé all day am I right? I'm actually pretty fond of rosé, especially frozé, which is just frozen rosé. So when I saw Angry Orchard come out with this I had to give it a try. It's definitely a summer drink with the sweet taste of apples with no real tartness to it making it a smooth drink from beginning to end. As much as I love beer I might take this out for any summer adventures.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 79

Day 79

orange moon rising

Type/Style
Belgian Wit

Brewery
Rockyard Brewing

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
Wit or witbier was a dying style until recently brewers found them to be perfect for the summer. Traditionally, witbier is brewed with oats, wheat and loaded with spices to give them their distinct flavor. The blood orange is thrown in post fermentation so it has a very sweet taste with a hint of tartness. I actually didn't look at the whole can when I bought it and turned it around I was pleasantly surprised to see the. artwork. The other side is bland so you don't need to see it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 80

Day 80

radeberger pilsner

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Radeberger

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
The negative thing about pilsners is that they are so easy to drink that you usually finish your can/bottle fairly quickly, or is that just me? Either way I think all pilsners should be packaged in 16oz cans. This one was solid all the way through, but it really didn't have a distinct style. It had a very grainy malt flavor and that was it. Probably won't drink again unless I need a light beer to last me through a long night.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 81

Day 81

stringbender

Type/Style
Saison

Brewery
Black Shirt Brewing

ABV
7.5%

My Thoughts
Pretty sweet artwork for this can. I definitely need to visit this brewery to see if the can matches the vibe of the brewery. The beer was pretty sweet and refreshing with a fruity taste from start to finish with tangerine being the strongest flavor. Being a saison it still had it's spice kick to it, but it wasn't overbearing giving it a smooth feel on the tongue.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 82

Day 82

grapefruit

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Dry Dock Brewing

ABV
9%

My Thoughts
Most IPAs have a subtle taste of grapefruit in them already, but this one was super delicious since grapefruit was the main fruit in the brewing process. Sweet all the way through I dare say it was a lip smacking experience as I made sure I consumed every drop. I think it's pretty funny that the brewery's name and logo have to do with ships, yet we're in a landlocked state.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 83

Day 83

Nice dart

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Dive Bar

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
Sorry for the late uploads on this blog. Breaking the fourth wall here it is currently Friday morning, and I'm doing a bulk upload. I just got a new job, so I've been pretty busy but I'll be sure to stay consistent form now on. Oh and I did actually drink these beers, I just had to write notes to remind myself of their taste. This one was a smooth lager with a mild malty flavor. Not really a sit-down beer and more of a slam-back beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 84

Day 84

beehive

Type/Style
American Wheat Ale

Brewery
Bristol Brewing

ABV
4.4%

My Thoughts
I'm really enjoying wheat beers. Each of them taste unique from the other. Just like my early morning tea I love when a little bit of honey is thrown into my beer. Of course when it's originally in the beer, not that I carry a bottle of honey with me into bars. Maybe I should? This beer was good. It had a little bit of spice from the wheat, but it complimented well with the sweetness from the honey.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 85

Day 85

sawtooth ale

Type/Style
Amber Ale

Brewery
Left Hand Brewing

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
I couldn't really pick out the flavor in this one. It started out with a strong malt flavor, but slowly transitioned to hops. So overall a very complex, yet balanced beer I suggest enjoying during a meal. Preferably steak or some other meat meal. However, the flavor wasn't my fancy and I probably won't drink it again. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 86

Day 86

Pulsar

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Starcut Cider

ABV
6.4%

My Thoughts
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is the highest ABV cider I've had during this blog. To be honest it didn't make much of a difference in taste, but I did feel good after drinking it. This is a dry cider, so it wasn't very sweet, but it was really tart and tangy from start to finish. As much as I love a sweet cider I think I prefer these since it took some time for me to finish it making me enjoy it and not knock-back.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 87

Day 87

Poma Packin'

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Mama Bear's Brew

ABV
4.1%

My Thoughts
This didn't even taste like a beer. Yeah, it had a mild hops flavor to it, but it resembled black tea more than anything else. This is a beer that needs to be in anyone's cooler this summer. It won't get you buzzing, but it will definitely keep you refreshed during a picnic, hike, or whatever summer activity you're into. There's two more flavors I need to try, but I can't see the others topping the sweet flavor of pomegranate and acai.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 88

Day 88

weissbier

Type/Style
Bavarian Wheat Ale

Brewery
Prost Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
I didn't even notice how many wheat ales I grabbed this week, but they were all surprisingly delicious. This one had a flavor I knew I had before, but I couldn't pick it out until I went on their website and I found out it was banana. Is banana sweet? I'm not sure, but that was the kind of taste I was getting from this beer along with a citrusy taste of orange. Very easy beer to drink and another great one for the summer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 89

Day 89

Death by coconut

Type/Style
Irish Porter

Brewery
Oskar Blues

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
FINALLY! I found a porter I actually like. Now I'm not a big coconut fan, I can't have it all the time, but when I do it's delicious. Coconut just taste better when it's cold. If you've ever had a coconut flavored raspa this is very similar making it a porter not for the winter, but for the spring. I'm assuming the name comes from the stat that 150 people are killed by coconuts each year.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 90

Day 90

wibby IPL

Type/Style
IPA Lager

Brewery
Wibby Brewing

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
I was pretty excited to drink this one expecting the crisp, smooth taste of a lager, with the sweet and hop filled flavor of an IPA. However, I was betrayed and all I got was an IPA that had a dry taste and took a little more time to down. It's still a decent beer with a malty finish and citrusy aroma. The only reason I won't drink it again is because of the betrayal.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 91

Day 91

chillax

Type/Style
Fruit Gold Ale

Brewery
Bootstrap Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
This was one of the most delicious ales I've had. Perfect combination of malt and fruit all the way through, and I know I've said this before, but this is another necessary summer beer. This brewery is also the origin of the term chillax. Well, they probably didn't coin the term, but they have it trademarked. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 92

Day 92

hop nosh

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Uinta Brewing

ABV
7.3%

My Thoughts
When I was looking up this beer on the brewery site I noticed above the ABV was a meter for how strong a beer was. This one is a good amount, but it didn't even break halfway through the scale, so I need to try the ones that break the scale (Probably on a weekend). As for this beer it was delicious. Good old-fashioned IPA with aggressive bitterness, but a hint of lime zest that gave it a lip-smacking appeal. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 93

Day 93

Rue B. soho

Type/Style
Fruit Lager

Brewery
SKA Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
I am attracted to lagers because they give you a crisp easy-to-drink experience. One of my favorite lagers were the Coors summer citrus cans (RIP). However, I did not have that with this one. The tartness of this beer made it hard to take big gulps. Lagers don't have the hops like IPA's do to counterbalance the tart flavors and spices added to them, so you get the pure flavor of what's added. I'm sure others will like this, sadly, not me.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 94

Day 94

No filter wheat

Type/Style
Belgian Wheat Beer

Brewery
Living the Dream Brewery

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
This one was super delicious! I really have no other words to say about it. I wasn't expecting the sweet taste from start to finish. I've had other wheat beers and the bread taste is usually pretty dominant, but it was more of a compliment to the other spices added to it. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 95

Day 95

Devastator

Type/Style
Bock Lager

Brewery
Wasatch Brewery

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
Coming back to the brewery that started it all in Utah. This time I decided to go with the devil himself, and this one packed a punch. I'm not a big bock fan, but this was delicious. It was very rich in chocolate flavor making it almost a stout, but not as heavy. Another thing I liked about this is the malty chocolate flavor made it a beer I would want multiple of. Usually I'll only drink one bock a night, but I would go back for seconds with this one.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 96

Day 96

Hazed

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Boulder Beer Company

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I'm pretty sure this is my first Boulder Beer Company drink, and I got excited about it. Just like the brewery above this was the first craft brewery for the state of Colorado. Not too heavy of a beer, but very malt forward with a slight caramel and toasted bread flavor to it. Not for everyone, but it was a nice drink and I look forward to more beers from this brewery. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 97

Day 97

cherries and black currants

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Finkel & Garf

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
These light beers have been good to me since I'm doing another mission involving spirits, but depending how far I go with that y'all might get some content from that. In the meantime I love the beers from Finkel & Garf. Right across the street from work, and they always have an inviting vibe in the bar. I'm not gonna lie I had no idea what a currant was until I googled it. They are like raisins, but tart in nature. Making this a well balanced beer with the sweetness of the cherries meshing with the tart currants. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 98

Day 98

anton francois

Type/Style
French Ale

Brewery
Diebolt Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Biere de Garde translates as “beer for keeping.” This style is characterized by a toasted malt aroma and slight malt sweetness. This is the term used when creating French beers. This one was slightly earthy with a malty and fruit aroma. It was good to drink, but no features for me to want to drink again.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 99

Day 99

Total domination

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Ninkasi Brewing

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
Total domination is right when it comes to this beer blog. Over three months of drinking beer, and I'm tired of it. I'm also finding more and more styles I had never heard of. Still the IPAs are my go-to beverage. This one had an overpowering citrus flavor with some floral hop notes to it. I'm a sweet taste lover, so this one hit the spot. If you go to the brewery's website they even have a mix to listen to while you enjoy this beauty. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 100

Day 100

tank 7

Type/Style
Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
8.5%

My Thoughts
What an amazing 100 days it has been. At the beginning of this blog I was jobless and had no idea what direction my life was going to take me. Now I'm working at one of the most creative agencies in the world. Sometimes your passions can help talk you where you want to go. As a special treat I grabbed myself this big guy, and drank the whole liter on a livestream. This one hit all the right notes from start to finish. The aroma was fruity, the taste was the right amount of bitter, and the feel was refreshing from lips to gulp. Looking forward to the next 265 days! 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 101

Day 101

Alpine glacier pilsner

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Tommyknocker Brewery

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
Taking a breather from the behemoth I guzzled down yesterday I decided to grab a lager so I don't go too big, too fast this week. Just like any pilsner it had a bready taste to it, but you could hardly taste any alcohol in it. It was almost like drinking ice water that had bread soaking in it. As much as I love the taste of alcohol, if a beer has a refreshing taste and masks the alcohol, I will definitely be revisiting it for low key evenings. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 102

Day 102

Rino

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Epic Brewing

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
A very flavorful pale ale. I like the emphasis on "Juicy" on this can which I should've guessed I would be welcomed by a bunch of sweet fruity flavors. Definitely would recommend this beer for those that aren't big beer drinkers, but love fruity flavors. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 103

Day 103

fixed gear

Type/Style
Red IPA

Brewery
Lakefront Brewery

ABV
6.8%

My Thoughts
I've always been fascinated with beers, and beverages in general, that give you a dry taste. I'm drinking to fulfill my thirst, but I still feel thirsty. What a great way to get people to drink more, and I have no problem with that. Besides a dry taste it also came with a malty taste throughout with dark caramel malts. I would definitely pair this with a juicy burger, steak, or even a soup. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 104

Day 104

Trumer pils

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Trumer Brauerei

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I was completely confused when I grabbed this one to drink. I'm trying to do an import time to time during this adventure, and the imports is where I grabbed this (I like to grab blind to make it more fun). Anyways, I see CA and I'm confused how this can be an import. It's actually the sister brewery to the original one in Salzburg, Austria. So that's cool. When I opened this one it legit smelled like weed. So not sure if that's a CA thing or Austria thing, but it was delicious and so was the taste. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 105

Day 105

Apricot wheat

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Wiens Brewing

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
Another juicy beer that's almost saison in its nature with the carbonation and fruity flavor. However, this one has a little tart flavor that balances it into a refreshing start with a dry ending. I can't pinpoint what the other flavor is in here because I'm not an apricot fan. I'm gonna go with orange, but give it a try and let me know what flavor you think it is. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 106

Day 106

Fat tire belgian white

Type/Style
Witbier

Brewery
New Belgium

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
Side note from the blog. These beers have made this NBA season much more bearable. For those who don't know I am a Spurs fan and this season has been an up and down roller coaster of emotions. As I'm writing this review I'm staining my computer with tears from another beatdown for us. Back to the beer. This wasn't one of my favorites. While the beer was sweet it was overpowered by a milky tartness that made it a little difficult to finish.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 107

Day 107

Trail beer

Type/Style
Northwest Pale Ale

Brewery
10 Barrel Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Before I go into the beer just thought I'd drop some knowledge on y'all. What makes a Northwest pale ale is an amber color with a woodsy hop aroma. So if it smells like trees and nature, then it is or resembles the Northwest style. The beer itself was smooth and refreshing. So much that it took some restraint to enjoy it and not chug it down. Very citrusy with a passionfruit bite to it that comes from the galaxy hops grown out of Australia.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 108

Day 108

mango mosaic

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Breckenridge Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I had no idea this brewery was in Colorado. I got a free pint glass back in Richmond with this brewery's logo, and I always thought it was in Virginia. The more you know. Anyways I was pretty disappointed with this one. I love mango and I'm starting to see a trend when my favorite fruits are the main ingredient in a beer flavor it isn't that good, to me at least. It just had a rough feeling at the back of my throat. It just tasted like someone threw a mango into my beer, and that wasn't as tasty as I thought it would be.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 109

Day 109

maroon bells

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
14er Brewing

ABV
5.25%

My Thoughts
I like how instead of rounding up or down they just kept the .25. I'm the same way. If I ask what time it is and you say 6 and it's 5:51 I may hate you cause I need exact times! Anyways this beer was very fruity, smooth, and refreshing from start to finish. Another beer I recommend to people who don't like the beer taste, but have sweet tastebuds. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 110

Day 110

moose drool

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Big Sky Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
Just a little lesson in beer is that brown ales are just called that due to their color that's usually brown or a dark amber. Like Guinness you can't judge a beer by the looks of it. I was expecting a heavy beer I'd be sipping on, but not this one. It was refreshing and easy to drink with notes of coffee and cocoa that complemented the malts. Slight bitterness, but not overpowering. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 111

Day 111

Blood orange gose

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Anderson Valley Brewing

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
Yay, more beer knowledge! Gose "go-suh", is a top-fermenting beer that originated in Goslar, Germany. This style is characterized by the use of coriander and salt. Breweries now use different spices and liqueur flavorings, but it was originally made sour by inoculating the wort with lactic acid bacteria before primary alcoholic fermentation. Not sure about that, but this one wasn't too sour and had a tangy aftertaste making it almost like champagne. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 112

Day 112

raspberry jam

Type/Style
Sour Wheat Ale

Brewery
Tallgrass Brewing

ABV
4.3%

My Thoughts
"Everything is more rewarding with a beer." Somebody has said that, but if no one has I'll take credit for this quote. This one had a very strong tart flavor to it that almost made me thinking I was drinking a wine. The raspberry flavor has a strong presence from start to finish with a small hint of bread flavor from the first sip. Definitely a beer you would enjoy on a summer day and take your time with. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 113

Day 113

Palm Tree

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Odyssey Beerwerks

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I feel like pilsners taste like what all beer is thought to taste like. I mean we've all snuck into our uncle's garage and snag a miller lite or bud light from their garage fridge. It's the perfect beer for any post workout or intense labor. It just goes down smooth. This one is no different. While it had some spice flavors,  it did not take away from the malty backbone of the beer. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 114

Day 114

d-ort porter

Type/Style
Porter

Brewery
Three Barrel Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
This was a very delicious porter that made me feel I was drinking desert during dinner. This is basically the great divide of beer since it's a chocolate vanilla porter. Decided to pour this one into a glass and looked dark and creamy with very little foam. Easy to drink, but a little too sweet to be drinking more than one in a sitting. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 115

Day 115

summit house

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Colorado Common

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
"Whoa". That is the first word out of my mouth not from drinking this cider, but from smelling it. Cider has always smelled fruity or sweet, but this one smelled funky. Like apple slices left out for four days in 98 degree weather on a summer day in San Marcos, TX and that is pretty bad. However I sucked it up and drank it. I'm a little bummed that I want to try this again because it was so delicious and crisp, but it smelled so weird through the whole can.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 116

Day 116

single by choice

Type/Style
New England Pale Ale

Brewery
New Image Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I'm not sure if the story is true, but this beer came to be because a dream the brewmaster had. Apparently it had to do with him being a wolf at a speed dating event, and ended up leaving because we wasn't feeling it. A little weird, but whatever makes a quality beer. A good amount of bitterness with an herbal taste to it. Very sweet with a bready malt taste to it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 117

Day 117

Habitus

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Mike Hess Brewing

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
Not only was this a delicious IPA, but it was also a pop lid can. It's just super convenient. You get the refreshing smooth ventilation from the can without having to break out a glass. Was a dry drink with a a big flavor of grapefruit and other bitters. Can't wait to try more beers from this brewery.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 118

Day 118

little red cap

Type/Style
Altbier

Brewery
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

ABV
6.3%

My Thoughts
Another post giving some knowledge in the beer world. Altbier is German for “Old Beer”, this refers to the “old” style of brewing using an ale yeast. In addition to a cool clean fermentation, altbiers are then lagered at cold temperatures to help smooth and refine the beer. The result of this is a very clean and hoppy red ale. The best time to drink this beer is when it's at it its coldest. You get a sweet flavorful amber malt taste from it. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 119

Day 119

domestically challenged

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
The Larimer

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
I was excited to come back to this brewery, and this time I tackled their pilsner. It was very different from other pilsners I've had. Not really a quick drink, but still lip smacking all the way through. The yeast taste is still present with the hops providing a compliment that gives it a floral flavor. I would like to see more beers brewing the pilsner with different variations. This one was really good.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 120

Day 120

Mirror pond

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Deschutes Brewery

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This was the first beer where I felt I was in the label. After I open it I get a quick whiff of pine needles and fruity aromas. The fruity taste continued as I drank it, but I also got a taste of caramel malt in the background. While the fruity aroma gave it a sweet taste in the beginning, after a few sips you start to taste the piney bitterness throughout the drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 121

Day 121

hopacity

Type/Style
Both Coast IPA

Brewery
Liquid Mechanics Brewing

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
Just like Celtics/Lakers, rappers rivalries. There is also a rivalry between beers for east and west coast, specifically IPAs. Just a quick fact to help distinguish them. East coast is more focused on malt sweetness, while West coast focuses to bring hop bitterness to the front. As for this one it was a good attempt to try to bring them together, but from the drink it felt West coast overpowered East coast. Still good, but on the look out for a beer that perfectly combines them.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 122

Day 122

Jam Band

Type/Style
Fruity Ale

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
Without a doubt one of the fruitiest beers I've had on this adventure. This one might not be for everyone I'll go ahead and say that, but if you love eating tart fruits you'll love this. The mixture of blueberry, raspberry, and cherry reminded me of the fruit bowls I used to make as a kid. It was refreshing and really sweet all the way through. If you have a sweet tooth I can't recommend this beer enough.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 123

Day 123

American bold ale

Type/Style
American Red Ale

Brewery
Vindication Brewing

ABV
7.2%

My Thoughts
My computer says the website to the brewery is a security threat, so if you want to check them out I say do it at your own risk. Anyways, back to the beer. It had been awhile since I had a red ale and especially one so strong. A little carbonation to it probably because of the fruity flavors. A strong earthy malt to it that almost resembled caramel. Felt a slight buzz after, so if one beer can do that it gets a thumbs up from me.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 124

Day 124

High note

Type/Style
Grisette

Brewery
Gemini Beer Co.

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
Another learning post! Grisette originated in French Wallonia located in Southern Belgium. Think of this beer as the working class beer. Not very pricey, and usually low in ABV. However, this one is very sweet and tart similar to a saison. I wasn't too big of a fan. I usually love a saison, but this ones sweetness was just a little off to me.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 125

Day 125

tecate

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Don't need to give me an excuse to drink, but at least gives me a reason to review one of my favorite cervezas. It's just the easiest to drink, whether it has a lime or not. Probably has the most taste too as I can taste lime and corn. This is basically Mexico in a can, and I'd order this any time!

Would drink again?
Yes


Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back! After a brief hiatus we're back on the journey. I will drink two beers a day till I catch up with the days I missed.


 Day 126*

Day 126*

Pale ale

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Omission Brewing Co.

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
Revisiting the gluten free brewery to see if the other flavors are just as good without the all mighty gluten. This one was so-so sadly. I felt it tasted a little metallic with a dry flavor. There was no real crisp to it that made me enjoy a sip. It was like a hoppy lager. I think the 5.8% is a little generous. I wouldn't drink it again, but I still recommend this to anyone allergic to gluten and still wants a brewski. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 127*

Day 127*

roadie

Type/Style
Radler

Brewery
Great Divide Brewing

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
Holy moly this beer was super delicious. So a radler is a German term for a mixture of beer with fruit soda. I thought this one had a little more carbonation in it, so had to check what exactly a radler is. I think this is the greatest invention ever for beer, but then again I favor grapefruit over everything. I'll have to try different flavors down the road, but for now I think I found my favorite light beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 128*

Day 128*

toasted lager

Type/Style
American Amber

Brewery
Blue Point Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
It's been awhile since I had a good amber beer on this list. This one was a good welcome back with the perfect flavoring of malts and hops, and with a smooth taste from first sip to last. The artwork on this bottle makes me want to pack up my bags and go to the coast to enjoy another one of this beers and a fresh catch of the day.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 129*

Day 129*

tart peach kolsch

Type/Style
Kolsch

Brewery
Ballast Point

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I have always found it hard for a lager to taste good when it's sweetened with fruity flavors. But, because this is a kolsch and fermented with yeast this was a very solid beer. Moderately tart with an earthy flavor from the yeast. The peach flavor comes out through the whole drink making it a crisp summer beer to have.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 130*

Day 130*

goose ipa

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Goose Island

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed when I tried this out. I came in with an open mind with the ABV not being so high, but that's because English styles are usually not that high. It just didn't have that juicy flavor that comes with an IPA. Much more bitter than expected. Would love to see a double IPA from them to see if that can bring out the fruity flavors.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 131*

Day 131*

butt head 

Type/Style
Doppelbock

Brewery
Tommyknocker Brewery

ABV
8.2%

My Thoughts
I love doppelbocks because they keep the malty and creamy flavors of a bock, but intensify it with higher alcohol content. This one had a rich malty flavor of caramel with a bready feel mixed with nuts. This one is a little dangerous because the alcohol is very well hidden making this an easy drink. Two of these beers could go down in less than 10 minutes, but you'll defnitely feel it soon.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 132*

Day 132*

buoyant

Type/Style
American Blonde

Brewery
Rockyard Brewing Co.

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This was a delicious wheat beer with a burst of boysenberry that masks any alcohol taste, and barely leaves the bread taste. This was a smooth and sweet drink all the way through. Another summer beer I highly recommend for those days in the park, but make sure to bring enough because they go down very fast.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 133*

Day 133*

heliocentric hefeweizen

Type/Style
Hefeweizen

Brewery
Odyssey Beerwerks

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I love these hefeweizens. Very similar to a lager in the smooth taste and crisp finish, but has a unique flavoring with the German wheat bringing out banana and sweetness similar to an apple. It carries a dry and bitter edge to it, but meshes well with the wheat. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 134*

Day 134*

prismatic

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Ninkasi Brewing Company

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
I came into this beer thinking the low ABV would ruin the taste of it. However, the beer was flavorful all the way through bursting with hints of pineapple, guava, and passionfruit. Dry hopped making it a slow drink, but you'll definitely want to take your time soaking up the multiple flavors put into it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 135*

Day 135*

moped

Type/Style
Witbier

Brewery
New Image Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I love the idea behind the name of this beer. Similar to a moped some people feel embarrassed to be seen drinking a light beer. There is nothing to be ashamed of. The lighter the beer the more refreshing and easy drinking it is. This one has the perfect balance of fruit and yeast. Probably one the easiest beers I've ever put down, and you could easily have a six pack of these on a warm summer day.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 136*

Day 136*

Tart 'n juicy

Type/Style
Sour IPA

Brewery
Epic Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Another low ABV IPA. Since I've had some good luck with them the past few brews I felt this one would be just as delicious without the high alcohol content. When I first opened this up I could smell the fruity notes to it with a sour smell to it. When I started to drink it I noticed it was more sour and tart than sweet. Not well balanced, and kind of hard to drink. But, if you do love really sour beers this is the one for you.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 137*

Day 137*

twin ninja

Type/Style
Sake Saison

Breweries
Gemini Beer Co. and 300 Suns Brewing

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
My first collab beer, and I was excited to try it since I had such a good beer from Gemini earlier in this blog. Saison and sake yeast are put together while jasmine rice is added to give it a unique flavor. It was a dry drink so it's not a beer you can put away easily, but it's enjoyable all the way through. It has a unique spice to it, and once I finished it I got a little buzz from it. It came out this year, but who knows how long it'll be available so I would grab a pack soon.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 138*

Day 138*

flanders red

Type/Style
Red Ale

Brewery
Destihl Brewery

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
This brewery knows how to use their city to their advantage. You wouldn't expect anything exciting from a city called Normal, so they made sure they were everything but normal. This beer had a great balance of fruit and tartness with multiple wheats used. To be honest this beer is perfect for any candy lover as it carried a cherry candy flavor with a wine like finish. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 139*

Day 139*

bitch creek

Type/Style
American Brown Ale

Brewery
Grand Teton Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I thought this was just the beer's name, but there's actually a creek named this. Like how do parents tell their kids that their going to Bitch Creek for family day. Anyways, back to this beer, I enjoy the brown sugar added to brown ales. Gives it a unique spice to it making a slow to drink beer you have to slowly enjoy. Good ABV amount to get you feeling good, and still contains a lot of flavor even when it warms up a little.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 140*

Day 140*

hop nectar

Type/Style
American Ale

Brewery
Liquid Mechanics Brewing

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
The name of this beer is perfect because there's no way a bee could resist the sweetness of this. Right from the get go I could taste the flavors of grapefruit, mango, and a little bit of orange. It has a low ABV so it's a little watery making it easy to drink, so you could finish this bad boy very easily..

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 141*

Day 141*

apricot blonde

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
Dry Dock Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
Love a blonde ale flavored with fruit. This was a smooth lip smacking beer that almost tasted like a carbonated fruit beer. I would recommend this on any hot summer day to beat the heat, but if you're looking to get a buzz on it might take the whole six pack. The joy of drinking light beers. You get to drink more of them.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 142*

Day 142*

orange velvet

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Four Noses Brewing Company

ABV
7.1%

My Thoughts
This was a a flavorful IPA that tasted different from all the rest. Usually an IPA either has a wet or dry taste to it, but this one had a slightly thick frothy taste to it. Similar to a milkshake I did not want to put it down. The feel made the alcohol taste nonexistent, but I could tell by the end I was feeling a little buzzed. This is an experimental flavor, so I would seek this out while you can.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 143*

Day 143*

Bug zapper

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
Avery Brewing Co

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
This has been the most sweet sour beer I've ever had. The artwork on this can was the exact expression I made when I took my first gulp of this. It was just a burst of lime mixed with a sweet apple taste. I drank this one pretty quick because it was just so refreshing. Sours have always been one of my more difficult brews to drink, but this one was almost like a cider.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 144*

Day 144*

kirin's prime brew

Type/Style
Malt

Brewery
Kirin Ichiban

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Not the oldest brewery I have on this list, but definitely up there being from the 1800s. This was just like any American malt beverage except this one was a little smoother. Since this isn't in a 40 I'm not sure I can compare this to an American malt, but I feel I could drink a 40 of this and not hate my life. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 145*

Day 145*

Frontman

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Black Shirt Brewing

ABV
7.25%

My Thoughts
Surprised that this isn't their strongest beer since it is the frontman, but it's only by .25% so I'll let it pass. The smell from this was pungent with hints of grapefruit, and something else I couldn't point out. To be honest I wouldn't want to smell this for long, but the flavor would definitely keep me around. Flavorful from start to finish. Not insanely different from other IPAs, but still delicious.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 146*

Day 146*

superfuzz

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Elysian Brewing

ABV
6.4%

My Thoughts
I always wondered what the difference was between an american pale ale and an IPA. Well besides their first letter IPAs are known for being much more hoppy, and a lot stronger than APAs. This one didn't taste that strong, but it was definitely the orange peel flavor that masked the ABV. Citrusy throughout and a little taste of honey/wheat I recommend this for your summer routine.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 147*

Day 147*

joe

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
10 Barrel Brewing Co

ABV
6.9%

My Thoughts
Sometimes people just want a good old-fashioned IPA with none of the insane hop flavors, and fermentation tricks. That's where this "Average" Joe IPA comes in. The brewery, first of all, does a good job of keeping the can art simple and straightforward like any Joe is. The beer itself was delicious opening with citrus flavors, and ending with a bitter taste. Nothing more, but nothing less. I'd still drink again.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 148*

Day 148*

Greensky

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Telluride Brewing Co

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I'm gonna be honest. I was in an intense game of Smite when I was drinking this, so I could not tell you any specifics about this beer. However, since I was able to drink it through one complete game means that it was very easy to drink. Super smooth and crisp, it definitely quenched my thirst as I was sweating for the win. The can is also the first time I've seen a concert picture use as artwork so that's cool.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 149*

Day 149*

Chapter 2

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Silver Moon Brewing

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I think I'll only come back to this beer because of the can. It's just so beautifully put together. The campfire, the sky. I almost believed I was outside drinking this under the stars. I highly recommend this for any casual campfire night. Not too strong, but just enough taste to enjoy and remember the night.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 150*

Day 150*

Grazias

Type/Style
Cream Ale

Brewery
Mike Hess Brewing

ABV
6.3%

My Thoughts
Similar to a milk stout this is one of those beers where I feel it would make me have a stomach attack if I had another beer with it. However, I could see myself drinking multiple of these. The high ABV has the alcohol mask the cream, but it comes out just enough where it mixes well with the malt flavor.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 151*

Day 151*

OG Kush

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Mason Ale Works

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
Feels good to get back to the over 7% beers. I can appreciate the lighter beers, but nothing beats the intense flavors of heavy ABV beers. When I first open it I can smell a skunky odor right away, but it was a good smell. It had a good fruity flavor to start with, but the aftertaste was piney. Definitely needed this after a long day of getting destroyed in Fortnite.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 152*

Day 152*

Wit(h) Passion

Type/Style
Belgian White Ale

Brewery
Renegade Brewing Company

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I like the play with the name of this beer. As for the beer it was so so. Seemed like your typical Belgian Wit with a hint of passion fruit. I feel it could have come forward a little bit more, but the malt was a little too strong.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 153*

Day 153*

Namaste White

Type/Style
Belgian White Ale

Brewery
Dogfish Head

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I didn't notice that I was drinking the same type of beer back to back, and for that I apologize. However, I'm so glad I had this beauty out on the volleyball court with me. It was a cloudy warm day, and the citrus flavors in this beer definitely hydrated me. I mean I actually finished it in two breaks. Having fun in the sun is the best way to enjoy these summer beers, and I'll try to make it out more with them.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 154

Day 154

Lightshine radler

Type/Style
Radler

Brewery
Wibby Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
I tried a radler earlier and absolutely loved it. This one is no different. Has a very light beer taste with a mouth punching sweet flavor of lemonade and raspberry. Your summer will not be complete if you don't try the first radler you see. I've had my fair share of lemonade beers, so I was a little worried to try. However, the carbonation of the soda masked the tart flavor of the lemonade making it smooth and crisp.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 155

Day 155

Top rope

Type/Style
Mexican Lager

Brewery
Post Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This is such a sweet can design is the first compliment I want to give this beer. Second, i don't think you can make a Mexican lager wrong. This is smooth and goes down easily with a subtle taste of lime. I would love to see a luchador chug this beer on the ropes right before he does a flying seismic body slam, or something like that.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 156

Day 156

hibiscus gose

Type/Style
Gose

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
Another summer beer I had to try. Not as sweet as the other ones I've tried this summer, but the tangy flavor all the way through has me wanting more. Don't let the sea salt steer you away. I could barely taste the salt, and the hibiscus carried it all the way through. I'd recommend this to anyone how enjoys hibiscus tea or the kombucha. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 157

Day 157

shake

Type/Style
Porter

Brewery
Boulder Beer

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
I can't believe how I've never tried this till today. It legitimately tasted like a chocolate shake, and I was very sad when I finished it. Being a low ABV it wasn't too hard to drink, and the chocolate flavor was really rich. If you love beer and chocolate this is the beer for you. When it starts to cool down I'm gonna stock up on these beauties, because it's not really an ideal summer beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 158

Day 158

purple haze

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Abita Brewing

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
Another fruit flavored lager I was hoping to be good, and this one did not disappoint. When I first opened it I was greeted with the smell of raspberry, and that continued throughout the entire beer with the subtle taste of the pilsner malts. Wasn't overly sweet or tart, and went down really smooth.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 159

Day 159

dragon's milk

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
New Holland Brewing

ABV
11%

My Thoughts
This was probably one of the most anticipated beers for me throughout this adventure. I got this beer a month ago waiting for the right time to drink, and getting 1st on Fortnite seemed like a great time. You could instantly taste the bourbon the moment it touches your lips. Very slow to drink as the beer itself is kinda thick with chocolate and caramel malts, but trust me this is a beer you want to savor. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 160

Day 160

Demshitz

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Bonfire Brewing

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
I love brown ales, they keep the creamy feel of a stout with a smooth easy to drink taste of a pale ale. This one had more of a coffee malt flavor to it that gave it a roasted feel to it. Not sure if I would drink again as I tasted a strong brown sugar taste that seemed to overpower the other flavors from time to time. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 161

Day 161

St. Lupulin

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Odell Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
The artwork of this can is based on a man called St. Lupulin. A hophead that saw the power in the oils that came from lupulins. A lupulin is a bitter, yellowish powder found on glandular hairs beneath the scales of the flowers of the female hop plant. This beer has a little fruit flavor to it, but the flavor that dominates it is a nice floral earthy flavor. Perfect beer for camping or eating a steak.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 162

Day 162

uror

Type/Style
Gose

Brewery
Fate Brewing Company

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
Another sour beer added to the list. Gose beers have this distinct lemon sour flavor to them that isn't for everyone, but I try to judge these on their overall drinkability. This was a zinger to start with, but I got used to the taste after a few sips and it actually had more of a salty aftertaste. Overall a good beer, but I probably will not drink this again.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 163

Day 163

honeyspot road

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Two Roads Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Even though this beer was unfiltered and had a fuller body to it, I didn't really taste a unique flavor to it. A little smoother than I expected with a mild bitterness to it. Not really a bitter fan for IPAs, and prefer a more juicy sweet flavor to them. This isn't a bad IPA, but not one of my favorites.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 164

Day 164

tangerine cream

Type/Style
Cream Ale

Brewery
Station 26 Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
This beer was flat out delicious. This tasted exactly like an orange creamsicle which was one of my favorite desserts growing up. The only thing I have to say is you have to try this beer. It has the subtle taste of beer, but the creamsicle overpowers everything and I need more of these.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 165

Day 165

Salted Caramel

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Horny Goat Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
This beer was a little too heavy for me in terms of richness. Full flavored with chocolate and caramel carrying a rich flavor throughout the beer. It took me awhile to finish this beer and while I enjoyed it, I don't think I could drink this again. I also found it depressing that this brewery is closed. Guess I'll need another reason to head out to Wisconsin.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 166

Day 166

yanker

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Eddyline Brewing

ABV
6.9%

My Thoughts
Another delicious grapefruit IPA that I need to have more of. I love that this brewery puts all their beers in pint cans. That's an extra four ounces of heaven for me. I was welcomed with an explosion of fruity flavors that made my mouth water. Grapefruit of course was the front runner flavor, but the subtle taste of mango made this the best IPA I've had so far. Can't wait to find my next best IPA.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 167

Day 167

Colorado kolsch

Type/Style
Kolsch

Brewery
Steamworks Brewing

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
This was a great refreshing beer that was easy to go down. This is a solid beer that anyone that's a fan of ales and lagers would enjoy. Not so much a sweet flavor, but more of a wheat bready flavor from start to finish. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 168

Day 168

mexican logger

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Ska Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
This was a unique mexican lager. Usually their very smooth to drink with a hint of lime, but this was more tart that smooth. It still had that lime taste, but more lip smacking than "ahh". Not what I look for in a lager, so I probably won't try this again. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 169

Day 169

fallen hero

Type/Style
Red Ale

Brewery
Tivoli Brewing Co.

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
First, I'd like to say how much I love the bottle design of this beer. With the name Fallen Heroes it speaks as a beer dedicated to those that have sacrificed for this country. As for the beer it was very flavorful with hints of caramel and a foresty vibe. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 170

Day 170

pivo

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
Not your normal pilsner. When I opened it I was welcomed with a frothy head, and I could smell the hops in it. Still relatively smooth to drink, but took a little longer to drink.  I'd definitely try this again because of the dry fruity flavor I tasted throughout it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 171

Day 171

Graham Porter

Type/Style
Porter

Brewery
Denver Beer Co

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
There were some good things about this beer, and some bad. First, the good. This was a very easy to drink beer beer. Almost like an ale rather than a porter. And the graham cracker taste was so delicious it felt like I needed to be by a fire telling ghost stories. However, the easy to drink vibe I got from it was the downfall. Kinda tasted like I was drinking a carbonated soda with graham cracker flavoring. Good start for anyone getting into porters.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 172

Day 172

Hopalypto

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Rockyard Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
This was a very strange IPA. It was sweet, but it felt like it wanted to be tart. It was a weird mix of the two that took me the whole drink to figure out, and to be honest, I never figured it out. This battle of the tastes made it a little difficult for me to drink, so I probably won't be coming back to this.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 173

Day 173

new grist

Type/Style
Ginger Spiced Beer

Brewery
Lakefront Brewery

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
It's been a while since I've had a spiced beer. Not sure what I felt about the last one, but that doesn't matter cause that's the past and this is the here and and now! This is also a gluten free beer, and I'm going to say this is my favorite gluten free beer so far. The ginger takes center stage, but it's not over bearing making it a smooth and easy to drink beer. I recommend this for everyone even the gluten lovers.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 174

Day 174

maximus

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Co

ABV
8.2%

My Thoughts
Not as strong as a smell as I'm used to for double IPAs, but looks can be deceiving. Once I started drinking this I knew this was going to be a fun drink. Bursting with citrus flavors and sweet tastes, but that couldn't mask how heavy this beer was and I was feeling it halfway through. The best part about this is the lack of bitter taste. Almost citrusy all the way through and that's how I like my beers.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 175

Day 175

ghostrider

Type/Style
White IPA

Brewery
Wasatch Brewery

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Another lesson in beer here for both you and me! A White IPA is a beer that mixes the hop-character and brewing techniques of an India Pale Ale with the wheat base and spice additions of a Belgian wit beer. This makes an IPA that has the hoppy citrus characteristics mixed with a bitter, but still smooth taste.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 176

Day 176

hubert

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Melvin Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
You may be looking at the MPA at the bottom of the can, and wonder "What can of beer is this?". Sadly, this is just a regular IPA, but this brewery calls their IPAs Melvin Pale Ales, so that's disappointing. What's not disappointing is this beer. Not a heavy beer at all. Still dry, so not a chugger, but still lip smacking.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 177

Day 177

black widow

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Original Sin Cidery

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I believe this is my first New York beverage, and I have to say it was interesting. Not really too sweet for a cider and more tart making it more of a sit down beverage than a chugger. I could taste blackberries and a little bit of cherries, so it was an abundant of fruity flavors. A little dry, so it carried a wine feel to it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 178

Day 178

flip

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Roaring Fork Beer Company

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
A very distinct IPA. Not so fruity from when you first drink it. More of a piney, earth feel to it. Has a good malty flavor to it making it an easy to drink beer. Not so much a smooth drink due to it's dry/bitter feel to it, but still enjoyable. I also love the can art. The bison is just standing there majestically while he's sporting some damage scars. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 179

Day 179

Mango Lime

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Uinta Brewing Co

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This was the most Mexican, non-Mexican lager I've ever had. It was a post bar night for this beer, so I kinda just grabbed it from my fridge without looking. Started playing some Fortnite, and bragged to my teammates how delicious the Mexican lager I was drinking. However, this was just your everyday pilsner with mango and lime in it. Well as I said this beer is brag worthy as it was just so smooth to drink and filled with lip smacking flavors from the mango and lime. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 180

Day 180

Milk stout

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Left Hand Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I just can't see the need to buy a six pack of stouts based around milk. Like taste it's similar to a shake that's not as thick, but still creamy. And that's delicious, but I just don't see a situation where I drink a whole six pack of these. I feel if this is the only beer you're drinking for the night, then maybe. If you had a different type of beer with this I feel your stomach will punish you by the end of the night. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 181

Day 181

Pinner

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is the lowest ABV IPA I've ever had. As much as I hate that, and don't want to drink this again...I do in fact want to drink this again. The lack of alcohol made is a citrusy refresher, especially since I was playing volleyball when I cracked this bad boy open. As much as I prefer a higher ABV this can is perfect for post/mid physical activity.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 182

Day 182

mural

Type/Style
Fruit Beer

Brewery
New Belgium

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
I came into this with low expectations thinking there's no way they can replicate an agua fresca in a beer. And well I was semi right. It had all the flavors down and it was refreshing, but it was just a little difficult to drink. Maybe too many flavors in this one. I'm used to a fresca being one specific flavor, so that probably threw off my judgement. Probably won't drink this again unless they make specific fresca flavors. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 183

Day 183

honey kolsch

Type/Style
Kolsch

Brewery
Rogue Brewery

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
This beer has the best story behind it. In the middle of all the hops Rogue grows there are 119 colonies of bees fed and taken care of. This is the best news I've heard in awhile since bees are becoming more and more extinct everyday. Not only do they keep us alive, but they provide us a delicious beer that is sweet from start to finish. So go find this beer and help the cause for bees! 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 184

Day 184

#9

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Magic Hat Brewery

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
I like how this says it's not quite a pale ale, but it really does taste like a pale ale. A very strong malty backbone mixed in with a floral scent and taste. Not really a stand out beer, but also not a bad one. I could see myself taking a six pack of these to a gathering and finishing them all without getting a little buzzed.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 185

Day 185

Mexican Lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Lone Tree Brewing Co

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
I was going to drink a Bud Light today, because nothing is more American than that. However, I forgot to go to the store and I thought It would be better to drink a Mexican lager on independence day. I have been impressed with every Mexican lager I've had from a Colorado brewery. Smooth and crisp with a little hint of lime that bites in the aftertaste. I also wanted to note that Catan is in the background, so it was an amazing 4th for me.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 186

Day 186

Alice

Type/Style
Belgian Blonde

Brewery
Wonderland Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
For having a holiday that celebrates American independence, I seem to have a bunch of beers this week that were made from foreign styles. This was a delicious blonde ale that went down smooth in the beginning, but carried a kick to it thanks to the spices added. I feel the name comes from a woman named Alice that had a warm nurturing personality, but could turn on the heat if she needed to.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 187

Day 187

The dark one

Type/Style
Milk Stout

Brewery
High Hops Brewery

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
I was really surprised when I checked the type of beer this was. Truthfully, I didn't see it was a stout on the can at first and when I found it I couldn't believe it. It tasted more like a brown ale than a milk stout. Heavy with a subtle taste of brown sugar throughout the whole can. I recommend this for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with stouts like I do.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 188

Day 188

smithwicks

Type/Style
Red Ale

Brewery
Smithwick's Brewing

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
This I believe is my first Ireland beer, and I don't think I got the right taste from it. When I went to go check on the brewery's website I saw that it is originally supposed to be 3.8%, but it's 4.5% here in the states. Makes me wonder why they did that. Historically, American brews are heavier than European beers, so they may have increased the ABV to cater to the American beer lovers. Overall, I didn't quite like it and I hope I can taste the original beer one day.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 189

Day 189

Colette

Type/Style
Farmhouse Ale

Brewery
Great Divide Brewing

ABV
7.3%

My Thoughts
I believe I've drank a farmhouse ale earlier in this series, but I didn't really research what they are. So, it's not a specific type of beer, but actually all styles of beer that have a unique style to it. Usually farmhouse beers have a funky smell and a tart flavor to them. As strong as this was I couldn't really taste the alcohol due to the pungent smell of it. I don't know if y'all have smelled wet hey before, but that's what the smell was most similar to.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 190

Day 190

Belgian White

Type/Style
White Ale

Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Company

ABV
5.4%

My Thoughts
This depends on the person, but I'm drinking every beer as it is. Some may think it's better to drink as the beer was intended to be, but for the sake of this blog I will keep it all natural. Overall the beer is solid to drink. Very smooth with a strong yeast aroma and flavor. Nothing really special, but an overall chill beer to drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 191

Day 191

Jalapearño

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Snow Capped Cider

ABV
6.9%

My Thoughts
I love a place that doesn't even have their own website. As new and authentic a craft cidery can be. This is probably my 3rd jalapeño infused beverage I've had so far, but combining it into a cider is just genius. The crisp and fresh pear flavor is followed by the spice of the pepper. I'd recommend this to anyone that loves a kick to their beverages.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 192

Day 192

empty trophy case

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Living The Dream Brewing Company

ABV
6.9%

My Thoughts
Hehe I have come to the realization that I am still in the mindset of a teenager. Anyways, this was a rather heavy bear that smelled of floral hops and packed a juicy punch of fruit. Even though it was a little heavy it was fairly easy to put away, and I even finished half of it with one pull. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 193

Day 193

terpene dream

Type/Style
American Pale Ale

Brewery
Hops & Grain Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
This took some snooping to figure out the ABV of this beer. It was nowhere on the can, and they don't have it listed on their website. Luckily our good friends at Untappd have users all over the country, and the ones in Austin were the ones to list the percentage. The beer itself was delicious bursting with a fruity flavor. Almost like a radler with so much grapefruit and raspberry flavors throughout the beer.  

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 194

Day 194

dyad

Type/Style
Saison

Brewery
New Image Brewing

ABV
7.5%

My Thoughts
This was my first kombucha infused beer, and I wonder if that's what made the ABV so high. I'm looking to try this kombucha now because this was such a funky yet fruity beer. Shoutout to Rowdy Mermaid kombucha they collaborated with. For such a funky beer that had a farmhouse ale style to it, it was also very refreshing. I could see myself hammering away a 6 pack of these which is deadly or dyadly.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 195

Day 195

bourban barrel quad

Type/Style
Belgian Ale

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
11.2%

My Thoughts
I believe this is my second bourbon barreled beer, and again I was not disappointed. The beer really soaked up the bourbon from the barrel, but there was also a light hint of cherries. I looked up why, and the reason was to make up for the angel share of the bourbon. That is the bourbon that is evaporated and lost due to the aging cycle. I recommend this to anyone that loves bourbon and a strong beer with a toffee flavor to it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 196

Day 196

Pilsner urquell

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Pilsner Urquell

ABV
4.4%

My Thoughts
Went across the seas again. Not only to get a taste of what the world has to offer in beer, but also I've been drinking a lot of high ABV beers and needed a break from that. According to their website this is the original pilsner. Not sure how valid that claim is, but if it's true people had good beer back then. So smooth and so crisp it was almost like drinking water. I'd definitely grab another one of these to chug down. Pilsners are just more flavorful and wheaty in other countries.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 197

Day 197

southern pecan

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Lazy Magnolia Brewery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
My first beer from a Mississippi brewery, and it was pretty good. It comes from the porch series and I think this is a perfect beer for that. Rich in brown sugar and had a delicious aftertaste of pecan. Not a beer you would want to drink quickly. Similar to a cool evening on the porch you hope it never ends, and you have this warm feeling that makes everything great. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 198

Day 198

quicher bichen

Type/Style
Belgian Pale Ale

Brewery
Brewery Rickoli

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
An interesting take on the name to start with brewery ahead of the actual name. This was a great beer with German hops and fruity flavors bursting from first sip to last. When i drink of this I think of apple turnovers, except a pear flavor. Very bready and sweet at the same time. This is another dangerous beer to have since it doesn't have a heavy alcohol taste, but it's definitely gonna hit you once you're done with it.  

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 199

Day 199

Snowcat

Type/Style
Coffee Stout

Brewery
Crazy Mountain Brewery

ABV
5.9%

My Thoughts
I think I'm going to save the stouts as we get closer to Fall. I need to try all the summer beers before they're gone, but for now we have this little gem here. This one was difficult for a reason I wasn't expecting. It kept bubbling up no matter how slowly I tried to drink it. I actually could drink this one quickly because of the roasted coffee flavor, but the foam kept pushing me back. In the end I enjoyed every sip of this beer, and it gave me a warm feeling in the end.  

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 200

Day 200

Supercool

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Upright Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
200 beers. Oh my god what was I thinking when i first started this. Part of me can't wait for this to be over since I like to have iced tea sometimes with my dinner, but the rest of me can't wait to see what else I find out there. If you follow me on Facebook check out the live video I did drinking this beer. Honestly it was the tight artwork that got me to try this one. Overall it was a pleasant beer bursting with fruity flavors, and had a little siason funk to it.   

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 201

Day 201

Delicious

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Stone Brewing

ABV
7.7%

My Thoughts
Another bold statement from a brewery to name their beer with confidence that it is indeed delicious. Well for being a brewery that has expanded throughout the country they still make one heck of a beer. After I popped the cap I could smell the fruity aroma instantly. Opens up with a lemon zest at the beginning and ends with a kick of grapefruit. Not a dry tasting beer, so even the high ABV didn't stop me from finishing it rather quickly.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 202

Day 202

Old rasputin

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
North Coast Brewing

ABV
9%

My Thoughts
This beer was provided by my buddy Dan who actually asked me to be one of his groomsmen at his wedding. We'll see next year if he made the right choice. Now for the beer I will say that I liked it at the beginning. Notes of coffee and chocolate, actually more of an expresso roast. It was the bitter aftertaste I got thrown off with. Not what I was expecting in a stout. The high ABV saves it, so I would definitely drink it again. I also have 3 left in my fridge.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 203

Day 203

moosehead radler

Type/Style
Radler

Brewery
Moosehead Breweries

ABV
4%

My Thoughts
Nothing is more refreshing than a beer after a long hike. Well it was 2 hours, but the steep climb had me rushing to the top to drink this delicious beer. As I've said earlier in this blog radlers have become my favorite type of beer just because they are packed with fruity flavors. This one hit the spot instantly. It was almost like a grapefruit cream soda. Sweet from the beginning with a tart aftertaste.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 204

Day 204

Especial

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Grupo Modelo

ABV
4.6%

My Thoughts
I enjoy taking a break from the craft brews, and coming back to my roots to enjoy a classic Mexican cerveza. To be honest I never drank many of these, so I was excited to drink this. A full body malty flavor throughout with a slight taste of honey. Like most Mexican lagers it had a crisp finish to it. Do recommend drinking this cold. I kinda let it sit too long, and it didn't have the crisp taste like it did from the beginning.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 205

Day 205

blueberry hibiscus

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Wild Cider

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I'm loving this adventure for not only the beers, but also the ciders. I've had some very delicious flavors and this is one of them. The hibiscus provided a tart taste, and was balanced out by the sweet blueberries. One was not overpowering the other, so it was very well balanced. Like other ciders this had a really funky smell to it. Almost like old rotting fruit smell, but don't let that turn you away. This moderately dry cider was a joy to drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 206

Day 206

Goose 312

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Goose Island Beer Co.

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
Worked my way back to Goose Island beers, and I gotta say they make a darn good ale. Citrusy wheat flavor that is very refreshing, and something I could see myself drinking at a soccer or baseball game. Not one of their heavy beers, but if you're tired of lagers I'd take this out to your next picnic or hike.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 207

Day 207

Buffalo Gold

Type/Style
Golden Ale

Brewery
Boulder Beer Co.

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I want to talk about this can first. I really love the artwork on here, and wrapping the can in black makes the color pop a little more.  Not really sweet, and more of a malty flavor is present and and takes the stage throughout the beer. Very refreshing, almost watery even with a slight floral flavor. This a beer I would think of if someone asked me to describe Colorado with a drink. Beautiful in nature, not overly flashy, and enjoyable for all. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 208

Day 208

Vallejo

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Half Acre Beer Co.

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
It's a little weird a Chicago brewery made a beer as an ode to California, but beer is weird so I shouldn't wonder.  From the first sip I was punched in the face with a fruity spice. Couldn't point out the fruit, so checked it out and it's white grape and guava. Balanced bitter flavor from the spice which is actually a garlic spice. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me and changed my no to a yes.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 209

Day 209

Naughty Marilyn

Type/Style
Belgian Ale

Brewery
Crystal Springs Brewing Co.

ABV
8.2%

My Thoughts
This was a delicious ale. Very fruity with a mild hop flavor to it. It is brewed with a Belgian yeast that gives off a citrusy flavor with some spice to it. It started out dry, but the orange taste really kicked up mid way through making it a super easy drink to have. At 8.2% the name Naughty Marilyn really lives up to it. Beautifully crafted, but if you're not careful a few of these will lead to a crazy night.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 210

Day 210

Lush

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Fremont Brewing

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
A lot of breweries talk about how important it is to make great beer. Life is too short to drink bad beer, and that's why I'm doing this beer blog. To avoid the bad beers later in life. Anyways, back to this IPA it was fruity and even had a minty flavor to it. There was a flavor profile I couldn't figure out what, but I felt dumb I couldn't catch it when I found out it was honey. That came from the malts added to it. Definitely an easy drinking dry beer. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 211

Day 211

harp

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Guinness Ltd

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
This was the more flavorful pilsners I have had this year. Not sure if I've said this earlier but the pilsners in America, like Bud Light and Coors, are not similar to the craft lagers and foreign pilsners. More spice and grassier notes than your normal light pilsner. Wasn't my favorite lager to drink with a very light body, but still refreshing. Probably won't drink it again though.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 212

Day 212

Red IPA

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Finkel & Garf Craft Beer

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
I'm going to right away and say I really enjoyed this beer. However, it is not what I was expecting. I was thinking it was going to be an explosion of hops with citrusy flavors, but it was barely there. It was more of a fruity grainy taste. Like bread that was dipped in jam. If you're looking to drink an IPA this will disappoint you, but if you're looking for a red ale this is perfect.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 213

Day 213

elevation pilsner

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Elevation Beer Co

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I need to grab one of these brews from Elevation and drink them on top of a mountain. i feel that would be the best way to honor this brewery. I did drink this after a night run, so it was a refreshing post workout beer. A little more hoppy than I expected so it wasn't a straight chug, but still went down smooth. Mild bitterness with a wheaty aftertaste. I'd bring a six pack of these for a light drinking day.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 214

Day 214

Blonde ale

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
New Planet Beer

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Still bummed that most gluten free breweries don't give their weaker beers names. I've noticed the IPAs get sweet names, but the weaker beers are given nothing. Come on breweries show all your beers some love and give them some sweet names. I'm not sure what the substitute is for the wheat, but it tasted almost cidery. Very light beer, and overall had a weird taste. It's good to see breweries try to make beer accessible for everyone, but there are still milestones to be made.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 215

Day 215

Dr. Pat's

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
High Hops Brewery

ABV
8.6%

My Thoughts
I didn't notice this the first time I had this brewery's beer, but the logo for this brewery is a couple of weed leaves as wings for a hop. I'm a simple man so I had to point that out because that is clever and funny. These double IPAs are no joke. They can make me feel a little funky just halfway through, so I normally drink these on the weekend or I'm gonna have a bad morning. This beer was intense. Packed with flavor and hops with a piney aftertaste. Seriously, only drink one ha. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 216

Day 216

Incredible pedal

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Denver Beer Co

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
I love my new job, and I'm happy for all the breweries around it. However, I do miss being a seven minute walk away from this brewery. It was always lively and they have some of the best brews. I finally found this in the mix-n-match section of the store so I was hyped to give it a review. As you can tell I like this beer. High in ABV, but not too heavy to drink. Packed with fruitful and citrusy hops. The flavors include tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Definitely drink this!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 217

Day 217

spezial pils

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
AleSmith Brewing

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
It was a rough weekend. Not physically, but I somehow ended up drinking way to much on Saturday, so the last thing I wanted to drink was a beer on Sunday. I searched through my fridge for the least flavorful and lowest ABV beer I had. Like I said earlier in this blog I go out and buy 2-3 six packs so I'm not always at the liquor store. Anyways, I saw pils and my eyes glowed up. Smooth with a light bitterness I just chugged this little guy and passed out the rest of the day.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 218

Day 218

Road jam

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Two Roads Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I bet these fruit ales are really refreshing on a warm Summer's day. Unfortunately, I was stuck inside most of the day. It's all good since I still got to enjoy this as the sun was going down. Well I didn't completely enjoy this. I'm not a big lemongrass fan, but I thought the raspberries would give it a little fruit flavor to them. It was there, but more tart than anything else. It tasted almost like what cleaning supplies smell like. I'm sure others will like this, but I'll have to pass.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 219

Day 219

half pipe

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
Tallgrass Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This beer is the first in a new installment for this brewery called the Revival Lab where they bring back original recipes from their beginning. I'll start with the smell that was very pungent, and a slight fruity aroma. Not as tart as I was expecting, but it was very refreshing. Not sure if this will become a staple again or a seasonal beer, but I recommend grabbing this before they end up going away again.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 220

Day 220

haze county

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Hops & Grain Brewery

ABV
8.2%

My Thoughts
For such a strong DIPA it didn't really have much effect on me. Usually a DIPA ruins my Fortnite gameplay, but I was on fire this night with 4 dubs in squads. It almost tasted like a radler actually bursting with flavor, but there was still a large amount of hops present. I might have to say this was the tastiest DIPA I've had this year. Althought I do feel a little biased because this beer is from Austin, but it's my blog so I can be as biased as possible. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 221

Day 221

A salted cucumber 

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Stem Ciders

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
This cider was not that good to me. I honestly hate giving bad reviews cause I know how passionate these brewers and cider crafters are. The salt was just overpowering and the cucumber didn't mesh well with the apple. I'm actually a big fan of the real dill which is who they callaborated with. Check them out when you have a chance, and I will check out other ciders from here to give them another chance.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 222

Day 222

claymore 

Type/Style
Scotch Ale

Brewery
Great Divide Brewery

ABV
7.7%

My Thoughts
Despite the name, it is not actually named after a weapon of war...kinda. A claymore is also a medieval Scottish sword, and that's your culture lesson of the day. Also breaking the fourth wall to say it took me four times to spell medieval, and I even misspelled it one more time so I'm dumb. While it only took one hand to drink this beer it packed a punch at 7.7% and full of fruit flavors and roasted malts. Definitely grab this!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 223

Day 223

west coast ipa 

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Green Flash Brew

ABV
8.1%

My Thoughts
These double IPAs are the favorite part of my weekends. Especially, when I'm drinking the overly hoppy west coast IPAs. Being in Colorado I'm already around a fair amount of hoppy beers, but California just knows how to bring the flavor. Exploding with grapefruit and tropical flavors, an aftertaste that is like a lemon zest, and a smell that's piney. This was a joy to finish, and it was actually fairly easy to put down since it wasn't overly pungeant. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 224

Day 224

world peach 

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Mama Bear's Brew

ABV
4.6%

My Thoughts
Hands down my favorite beer. I may have said this earlier in the blog, but I guarantee I won't find something better than this. I am a big tea lover, and with peach it makes it so sweet and irresistible. Just imagine a lager with sweet tea. This is hard to explain cause it's almost exactly like peach tea with a little alcohol. You just have to try this for yourself. I held it over my mouth to make sure I got every drop.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 225

Day 225

primadonna 

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Rockyard Brewing Co.

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
I love this brewery's loading screen since I'm a big gamer, and it's Pacman eating the balls or whatever they're called. This was a solid beer that went down really smooth and had a flavorful bready taste to it. And actually this is officially the best German Pilsner in the world as the 2018 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner. I would grab this the next time you head to a social gathering or if you just want a beer with your steak or pork. Both could go well with this beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 226

Day 226

keeper 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Castle Island Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
This was my first night in Boston, and the first question I asked the bartender was "what's the best local craft beer you have?" They then slammed down this tall guy in front of me, and it was a great drink from beginning to end. It is power packed with hops releasing flavors like grapefruit, lemon, and peach. Not too aggressive for those who are new to IPAs, so I think this can be good for any level of IPA lovers.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 227

Day 227

original blend 

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Downeast Cidery

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
Another day in Boston, so I decided to go cider and it was delicious. I'm not sure if I have had an unfiltered cider, but this was a new type of cider to me so I may haven't. It definitely has a more pungent smell than most ciders, and it taste more fruitful. It was also more heavy taking me a bit longer to finish, but every drop was great.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 228

Day 228

all day ipa 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I had seen many people drink this IPA, so I was pretty excited to drink it. However, I wasn't expecting it to be such a lightweight. Didn't really have a malty backbone, and only had a bitter hops flavor. I did some research and session ales are just a lighter IPA with no real malt flavor. As you can see there's a shot in the background since I wasn't really gonna get a good feeling off the 4.7%.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 229

Day 229

sunny pale ale 

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I'm gonna be honest I don't remember much of this beer, but I will say it was good enough for me to finish. As you can see I drank this bad boy at a show. Next to the mountains this is my favorite background. Seriously, this was a good beer because I'm usually the guy that swings the beer around splashing everyone. Not a good thing to do, but I get hyped! So finishing this means a lot.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 230

Day 230

double sess 

Type/Style
Witbier

Brewery
Finback Brewery

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
Shout out to my boy Andrew Vessels for grabbing me this. I needed to have one more New York beer before I left, so he surprised me one of his favorites. Not a very flashy can, but it is what's on the inside and the inside was very drinkable. Very earthy flavor comes forward that's very floral. It surprises me every time that flowers can taste as well as they smell. Very dry towards the end with a hint of green apple giving it a little sweet flavor throughout. I definitely recommend. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 231

Day 231

key lime pie 

Type/Style
Cream Ale

Brewery
14er Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
I've never had key lime pie, but I'm going to have to try it after this beer. I love these cream ales because they are basically a dessert beer or a milkshake beer. The cream doesn't make it so heavy and it's more malty than anything else. I also love this limited release beer since it has a unique packaging compared to the rest of the 14er beers that are just different colors.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 232

Day 232

Sea Quench ale 

Type/Style
Gose

Brewery
Dogfish Head Brewery

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
At first I thought this was just a sour ale, but turned out to be a Gose because of the way it was fermented. I'm still giving these sea salt beers a try, but again I just couldn't get a liking to it. I loved the taste of limes from the first sip, but then the sea salt comes out in the aftertaste. This was one of the first beers I thought I wouldn't be able to finish, but I powered through for the sake of this entry and to no surprise my thoughts didn't change.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 233

Day 233

Boston lager 

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Samuel Adams

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
The fun thing about work trips is you get to attend sweet events and visit places you may have never visited before. However, you are always working so you hardly have time to visit some cool breweries like the Samuel Adams brewery. To make up for it (kinda) I grabbed a Boston Lager, and dang for a mainstream beer this had a nice taste to it. A nice malty flavor with a not too intense but strong bitter flavor. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 234

Day 234

Coors Light 

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Coors Brewing Company

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
I was thinking about saving this for my final beer of the year, but I felt that was too trolly. I love this beer. It's my go-to beer for any event. It's light, it's refreshing, and it never makes me feel bloated even after a six-pack. As you can see I'm drinking it at a softball game since it's the one beer that won't slow me down. I may have went 0-2 and walked, but that doesn't matter, only the beer matters.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 235

Day 235

crispin original 

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Crispin Cider

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I kinda miss the unfiltered cider I had in Boston, but I still love the pure crisp flavor of a filtered cider. It's just the smoothest drink, and reminds me of apple juice. Probably the closest thing to an adult kid's drink. This one tasted more like green apples, with a little citrus aroma. 

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 236

Day 236

Wheat ale brewed with peach purée 

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Finkel & Garf Craft Beer

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I really couldn't taste the peach flavoring in this beer. It's a solid wheat beer with a bready taste, and not too heavy to drink. However, I was really disappointed that it didn't bring the peach flavor forward more. I feel that would've made this stand out more, but I'd probably pass on this next time I see it. 

Would drink again?
No


 Day 237

Day 237

totally chill 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
This was probably the longest I have gone without an IPA. I missed these juicy guys. At first I thought this one was brewed with hemp. I could taste a subtle hint of cabaniss, but it was just the oats and wheats it was brewed with. Beyond that initial taste I had a few tropical flavors come out like mango and a little pineapple. I'd definitely grab this again, and I would love to hit the brewery up in Portland. The can design is so sweet.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 238

Day 238

pinstripe 

Type/Style
Red Ale

Brewery
Ska Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
I can't help but put on some Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake whenever I drink from this brewery. I actually just found out what skanking is this year. As for the beer it wasn't too heavy, but full bodies. Very sweet flavoring with a strong malty backbone with a pretty strong caramel flavor to it. Not sure if I would enjoy more than one of these in one sitting, but I'd definitely grab again.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 239

Day 239

fugli 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
This is quite a combination of fruits to make a very juicy IPA. The Yuzu fruit is a citrus Japanese fruit the resembles a grapefruit and is close to the mandarin. The Ugli fruit is a Jamaican fruit that also is similar to a grapefruit. Not bad for a brewery in Northwest Colorado. Very tangy with a light bitterness. Not too strong so I could see myself drinking almost the whole six-pack of this.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 240

Day 240

oatmeal stout 

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
This was probably one of the easiest stouts I've had this year. Not really too sweet even though it carries a dark chocolate taste to it. More of a roasted coffee flavor that comes forward. It really tasted like a light chocolate milk. I would definitely drink more than one of these. I can't wait for the snow to start, and while everyone is drinking their hot chocolate I'm knocking back this stout.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 241

Day 241

lupulin rodeo 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Hops & Grain Brewery

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
As I was leaving my place to go to the airport I decided that I should have one more beer before I fly back home for the weekend. Glad I wasn’t driving because this beer’s alcohol snuck up on me. I also didn’t eat anything with this, but I’ll still give it to the beer. This one had a lot of hops in it…A LOT! The main flavors that stuck out were piney and citrus. If you take a whiff of it you’d feel you’re in the forest. Definitely a beer to be had with a steak or pork next time.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 242

Day 242

lobo hefe 

Type/Style
Hefeweizen

Brewery
Pedernales Brewing Company

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
You’ll notice a change in scenery in my pictures, and that’s because I went back to San Antonio to spend Labor Day with the fam. I was staying with my grandparents, and it’s always a bit awkward drinking around them. Yeah I’m 26 and I shouldn’t care, but try growing up Hispanic and you’ll understand why. Anyways back to this beer I can see why it won a couple of awards. It was almost like drinking bread, and I love bread. As long as you can get pass the little bit of sediment in it this is a quick and tasteful drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 243

Day 243

ciderkin 

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Argus Cidery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Seems like unfiltered ciders are just popping up in my life everywhere now. Once you’ve had one the rest just show up. This one was a little funky, which could be good, but I was on the edge for it. Like it had that unfiltered smell, and it packed a tart flavor to it, but it didn’t give me anything to brag about. I was expecting something other than apples. There was definitely more flavors to it, but they just didn’t come forward throughout the beer. Will try a another cider from here, but not this one.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 244

Day 244

smash & Grab 

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Legal Draft Beer Co

ABV
6.1%

My Thoughts
I love a brewery that doesn’t ask for my age. Like what’s the point? Not like I’m gonna buy beer from the homepage, and even if I wasn’t old enough of course I’d lie. Thanks for making things simple Legal Draft. The beer was good. It was your standard IPA that had a well balanced grain to fruit ratio in the taste. Flavors were very tropical like pineapples and mangos. A tasty IPA I could see being my go-to if I ever move back to Texas.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 245

Day 245

guava good 

Type/Style
Kolsch

Brewery
Oak Highlands Brewery

ABV
6.1%

My Thoughts
Whoa is all I can say about this beer. First I think Kolschs are the best types of beers. They go down smooth like a lager, but they still carry the flavor of an ale. This one was just jam packed with flavor that carried all the way from first sip to last drop. It had a dry wine taste to it with grape, pear, and guava coming forward. It almost felt like I was drinking champagne since it was a tad bubbly. I recommend for beer and wine drinkers of all kinds to give this a try!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 246

Day 246

Robert earl keen honey pils 

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Pedernales Brewing Company

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
As much as I want to be biased and try to give every beer in Texas great remarks this one just didn’t go well for me. I see what they tried to do here and keep the hops subtle while bringing forward the honey flavor with the malt. I know these aren’t meant for a quick chug like a lager, but this one took some effort to finish. I still say give it a try cause it might taste good to you, but I’ll pass on this next time.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 247

Day 247

More cowbell 

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Buffalo Bayou Brewing

ABV
9%

My Thoughts
My last day back home, so I wanted to end it with a bang. (Not sure it was the right call since I had a 4am flight, but spoiler alert I made it) Not one of the most flavorful DIPAs I’ve had, but the strength of it really won me over. It was a straightforward grapefruit flavor with a floral scent to it. I was able to down it pretty quickly, but I enjoyed every sip of it. And it was one of the cheaper DIPAs I’ve bought so it just has so many good qualities!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 248

Day 248

sump 

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Perennial Beer

ABV
10.5%

My Thoughts
A little backstory on how I ended up drinking a bomber on this random day. My flight was a little delayed, so I got into Denver like an hour before work at 8am. Was only in my house for 5 seconds to pick up my bag then head to work. Right after work I had a softball game to play, so I was exhausted. I didn’t want to go to the store to buy more beers, but I remembered my good friend Stuart gave me this big guy to try. Honestly, I just wanted to sleep but I pushed myself to drink this, for y’all, and all I have to say is it’s strong and even though it is a coffee stout, it will knock you out.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 249

Day 249

mama bear’s brew

Type/Style
Wheat ale

Brewery
Mama Bear’s Brew

ABV
4.1%

My Thoughts
This was a sad day. It was the day I realized that Mama Bear only made three flavors of their tea infused beers. Sad i won’t be able to critique these anymore, but I have since bought six packs to enjoy off blog. This is the OG flavor. For the ones that aren’t about the fruity flavors in tea, and just enjoy the pure taste of sweet tea, this is the beer for you. Once again I felt like this is the perfect summertime beer. This is the Arnold Palmer of beers.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 250

Day 250

pulp fusion

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Boulder Beer Co

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
I absolutely love the blood orange IPAs. It’s a good change from the grapefruit forward beers, and a more citrusy orange flavor that takes the show. Pulp Fusion was a great drink that almost went down to easily. Much more smooth than I expected with a little bit of bitterness, but it didn’t last long. A little disappointed in the lack of hops, but I can see this is one of those IPAs for people who are a little intimidated by them.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 251

Day 251

Ghost drifter

Type/Style
APA

Brewery
Odyssey Beerwerks

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
This was a good change of pace for me. I wasn’t hyped on this beer, but I didn’t think it was bad. At only 5.8% I didn’t think it was strong, but the taste of alcohol was much more noticeable than most beers. Not a lot of hops and fruit flavor to mask that, but it didn’t make the drink bad. Grapefruit was the main flavor to come forward, but a little citrus bite in the aftertaste.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 252

Day 252

Polestar

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Left Hand Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Have y’all heard of the term “Crispy Boys”?. It’s basically slang for lagers and pilsners that were described as crisp in their advertisements. When I looked up the Brewery’s description I saw crisp and that made me pretty happy that it’s not only the big box brands that can make a solid Crispy Boy. The great thing about a craft pilsner is it usually has more abv in it while still letting you guzzle it down. If you’re looking for a new pilsner this is a solid drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 253

Day 253

Pumpkin lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Lakefront Brewery

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
This is my pumpkin spiced latte. Ever since I started getting into craft beers a couple years ago I count down the days each year for the pumpkin spiced lagers to come out. It’s kind of like eating a pumpkin pie and washing is down with a lager, but the taste from both happen at the same time. It depends whether you’re a pumpkin lover or not, but this is a good beer. It even has a creamy flavor to it almost as it’s the whipped cream on top.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 254

Day 254

java stout

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Santa Fe Brewing Co

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
So the problem with some coffee stouts is they are so high in ABV the coffee flavor is sometimes masked or blended in with the alcohol. This one does a great job of putting the coffee first. This had the right amount of creaminess to it and wasn’t too think. Rich in chocolate, and a mild bitter flavor, it really makes you feel warm and fuzzy. If I can find six packs, this will probably be my winter beer of choice.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 255

Day 255

von pilsner

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I think this was the first pilsner, or at least the first in awhile that had an earthy tone to it when I took my first whiff. It was a very well balanced pilsner that had the fresh, smooth characteristics of a lager, but the floral hoppy flavor of an ale. The floral taste actually carried throughout the beer so I wasn’t too quick to finish it. Slight herbal bitterness that paired well with the sweet honey flavor from the hops.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 256

Day 256

unfiltered wheat

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Boulevard Brewing

ABV
4.4%

My Thoughts
I’ve probably said this before, but I’ve come to a point in the blog where I’m just grabbing beers. When I get to the final 100 I’ll be more selective and splurge on the good stuff. And I’m not saying this is a bad beer. It was actually tasty if you like a more bready flavor for your beers. However, I can’t be buying 4.4% beers. Kinda ruins the purpose of a beer. To give you a good feeling. This was basically water soaked with bread with some crumbs leftover. Think I’ll go stronger next time.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 257

Day 257

buzzcock

Type/Style
Brown Ale

Brewery
Butcherknife Brewing Co

ABV
4.3%

My Thoughts
I just talked about how a small ABV is no way to go for a beer, and I just shoot myself in the foot again. To be fair it’s a pint so there was a little more effect than yesterday’s beer, and the name just made me laugh. This was a decent beer. Like all brown ales it was an earthy smell with a caramel taste to it throughout. Wasn’t as strong as most brown ales I’ve had, and the brown sugar was almost non existent. Just kinda bland to me.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 258

Day 258

elderflower

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Climb Hard Cider

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I needed a refreshing cider after a couple of meh options I’ve picked. This was a very weird taste to me. It seemed to have a even balance of fruit and floral tastes. Like it wasn’t aggressively sweet, but it also didn’t have too strong of a herbal presence. I’d say they did a good job of making a cider that caters to the sweet lovers and not alike. I can’t wait to see what other flavors this cidery has to offer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 259

Day 259

runaway

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Renegade Brewing Co

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Y’all are going to get a lot of IPA reviews in the upcoming days. I checked out my fridge stock and I think I didn’t do a well balanced purchase my last liquor store run. Oh well. This was a solid IPA. Very fruity with a bunch of different flavors, but I think passionfruit and pineapple were the ones the came forward. A little dry towards the end, but I’m not sure if that’s normal or because of the temperature of the beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 260

Day 260

Eurynome

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
Gemini Beer Co

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I don’t get the artwork of this can. Like the brewery keeps it’s dark style up top, but had a field of flowers on the bottom. Not sure if this was some kind of….idk, but it confused me. As for the beer it was a solid blonde ale. A little funky smell to it that gave it a Belgian vibe to it with a strong malty backbone. Still hating on the less than 5% beers, but this one was a joy to drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 261

Day 261

Dayglow

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Elysian Brewing

ABV
7.4%

My Thoughts
This beer is great in every way possible. First, the packaging is amazing. Nothing says drink me like a lion shooting lasers out of his eyes. I actually was compelled to play some EDM music while I drank this (Steve Aoki to be specific). Then I drank and everything got even better. It popped me in the face with an explosion of hops with fruity flavors like pineapple and grapefruit. It was even easy to put down almost like a lager. I recommend this for anyone especially with a 7.4% ABV that will make you feel like dancing halfway through.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 262

Day 262

Slightly Sessionable

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Rockyard Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
Another IPA, but at least it’s a different style of IPA. I still have yet to find a pure session beer to drink, but the more I look into it the more I don’t want to. Session beers are meant to be low in ABV to consume multiple in a short period of time, but that sacrifices the flavor. So it only makes sense that a session IPA is meant for a few to be drank in a period of time, but still carry the flavor. This one was a solid drink. Very citrusy with mild hops, and a delicious malty aftertaste.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 263

Day 263

Vincent Van Couch

Type/Style
Session Sour

Brewery
Odd 13 Brewing

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
This poor Squarespace site is having some trouble loading this page to edit. I feel by the end of this year it will take 20 minutes for me to write each beer just because of loading times. For a sour beer this one did not carry a very tart flavor to it, and I really liked that. The session part of the beer made it kinda smooth to drink, but it still packed a decent strength lemony flavor. This could be a good start for those who want to try sour beers.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 264

Day 264

magdalena

Type/Style
DIPA

Brewery
Diebolt Brewing

ABV
8.2%

My Thoughts
At first glance of this can I thought it was the face of a weird looking bug or bird, but it’s actually just two birds holding a lightning bolt. For being such a strong beer the alcohol is well disguised by it’s earthy tone and peach flavor. Not too much of a pungent smell I was expecting, but still carried a very citrusy aroma to it. This one felt heavy so it took me awhile to finish, but all worth it to savor it more.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 265

Day 265

two hearted ale

Type/Style
APA

Brewery
Bell’s Brewery

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
It’s been about two years since I’ve drank this beer. I remember it being delicious, so when I saw it in the singles section I quickly grabbed it. Is it still delicious? Hell yeah it is! There are just so many flavors that come out of this beer from grapefruit, oranges, pear, and even pine. I like to see other reviews on the beers, and this guy said the flavors were too strong for him. Well Ceddd99 if you can’t appreciate a flavor packed beer you should probably stick to Crispy Boys.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 266

Day 266

Windows up

Type/Style
APA

Brewery
Alpine Beer Company

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
This weekend was intense when it comes to the beers I’ve had. All 7% or higher, tasted wonderful, and gave me a good feeling after finishing each of them. IPAs are just the best, but I’ll be sure to spread out the variety since this is my 266th beer meaning I only have 99 more beers to drinks! Poured this one into a glass and I could instantly smell a nature aroma to it. The taste was mangos, pineapple and other tropical fruits. Very juicy beginning with a dry finish.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 267

Day 267

Pony

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Half Acre Beer

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Love a brewery that makes up for the light pilsner, by putting it into a 16 oz tall boy. This was a very refreshing beer that almost tasted like cereal. Like if you got the Cheerios without the honey in it that’s basically what this is, but in liquid form. I can down a whole bowl of those, so this was an easy chug even with the extra ounces.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 268

Day 268

Avery IPA

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Avery Brewing

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
So at my work I have this small novelty fridge that can hold at max a 12 pack. One of my team members saw this, and now I’m kinda the keeper of his beer, but I get to grab a couple here and there. This is how this little guy ended up on here. I also want to point out I really love the package redesign of Avery. Much more clean with a Colorado feel. Anyways the beer was solid. Not a standout IPA, but delicious nonetheless. More bitter than sweet with an earthy flavor to it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 269

Day 269

Bass pale ale

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Bass

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
So this brewery was founded in 1777, and they claim they have the world’s first pale ale. That’s debatable, but I don’t have a time machine so guess I’ll believe them. An England brewery they follow the normal characteristics of European brews. Very low ABV beers for mass consumption. They sure stick to the old recipe cause this beer has no unique taste to it. It’s almost like a watered down lager with light fruity notes. Not my style, but I’m sure Europeans love it.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 270

Day 270

immortal jelly

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Starcut Ciders

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
This one was a little less dry than the other cider I had from Starcut. A much more smooth drink with a light pink color to it. While the name has jelly in it I’d say it had more of a blueberry and raspberry flavor to it. Yes, there are multiple flavors of jelly, but I only think jelly as being grape or strawberry flavor. Overall, a fruit packed cider that’s not too sweet allowing you to drink more than one without fear of a sugar overdose.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 271

Day 271

river runners

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Eddyline Brewery

ABV
5.7%

My Thoughts
I’m pretty sure I’ve said before, but I love these breweries that only make their cans in 16oz sizes. From what I’ve seen though they are normally only in 4 packs, so the next innovation should be 6 pack 16oz cans like PBRs. This was a solid pale ale with a citrusy body that tasted like lemon and grapefruit. Mild malty flavor gave it a bready taste, but still flavorful. I saw there’s a pumpkin beer from this brewery I plan to search out.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 272

Day 272

Rumble

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Great Divide Brewing

ABV
6.2%

My Thoughts
So I’m catching up on a couple of entries since my family just moved here last week, and I almost lost my mind. I’m going through my pictures to enter this day, and I can’t find anything! I have my tasting notes so I knew I drank something. When I lost all hope I realized I had this on my story, and finally found what I drank. After that ramble you’ll learn that this beer was really good. Not so much of a bitter guy, but the oak gave it a sweet caramel taste, and even some vanilla. Still an IPA so you had some citrusy taste to it, but the balance was really good.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 273

Day 273

Harvest

Type/Style
Bitter Ale

Brewery
Southern Tier Brewing Co.

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
These Autumn seasonal beers are just so delicious. They bring the warmth and caramel flavor of Autumn while still containing hints of citrus. Also when I checked this beer online the packaging and greatly improved. The flavor is earthy with pine notes, but a good amount of grapefruit is still present. Probably why the ABV is on the higher end with all the hops added. Definitely my favorite, and first, Autumn beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 274

Day 274

killer bees

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
Melvin Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
First thing I want to say about this beer is I really dig the artwork. I need to find out if the majority of breweries make the artwork themselves or ask a local artists to give them some designs. Maybe that’s another side project, but back to this beer. It’s interesting how the honey wasn’t more aggressive in this beer given the name, but the subtle taste was still enough to make it sweet. Very light bodied with earthy hops making it a solid chuggable beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 275

Day 275

Blueberry wheat

Type/Style
Fruit Ale

Brewery
Abita Beer

ABV
4.4%

My Thoughts
This was one of those beers that tasted like kombucha. If you’ve never had it kombucha, at least to me, taste like a lightly carbonated fruity soda. However, it is fermented giving it a slight, basically invisible, trace of alcohol. You could barely tell this was a beer with the light ABV. I poured it out into the glass and I was surprised it had a golden color to it that wasn’t darker from the blueberry. Overall this was a good beer I can see being a staple for summertime outings.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 276

Day 276

Sour wheat ale

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
Acidulous Brewing Co.

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Really wish this brewery had a website, so I can better understand the reasoning behind only doing sours. It’s a Colorado based brewery so looks like I have a field trip to go on. This was definitely one of the more potent sour beers I’ve had, almost to a point of it tasting like it was bad, but it wasn’t completely. The flavors and sweetness of the fruits really saved this beer. Not sure if I’d drink again, but might have to when I visit the brewery.

Would drink again?
No-ish


 Day 277

Day 277

Noob

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Odd 13 Brewing

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
Anything with a video game reference will catch my eye, especially beer. I used to be a very competitive video game player getting mad at the dumbest things. Now I play casually with a beer in my hand most of the time which just goes to show that beer is good for many things. Besides grapefruit, passionfruit is one of my favorite beer flavors, and this baby had a lot of it. It was lip smacking all the way through and had subtle notes of oranges and pine. Definitely need to try the DIPA version of this.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 278

Day 278

inversion

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Deschutes Brewery

ABV
6.8%

My Thoughts
Not your normal IPA. With such a high ABV someone would expect the hops in this to release a strong fruity flavor, but this was quite the opposite. Very bitter from start to finish, so not the quickest drink, and the flavor was almost exactly like a pine tree. Now I don’t think many people have liked a pine tree, but I’m sure you’ve smelled them and that’s what this taste like. Surprisingly I really enjoyed this, and it gave me a good little buzz.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 279

Day 279

fluffy pumpkin

Type/Style
Porter

Brewery
Odyssey Beerwerks

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
These seasonal beers are just the best, but also sometimes I feel they are a little too much into the seasonal spirit. By that I mean they taste too sweet. This was a solid porter with strong notes of vanilla and pecan. It almost tasted like a liquid version of roasted marshmallows. It was very rich in my opinion, but also warm making it a great autumn beer. Probably will drink again, but if I ever got a six pack it would take six separate days to finish.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 280

Day 280

Köstritzer schwarzbier

Type/Style
Schwarzbier

Brewery
Köstritzer

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I was freaking out cause I thought my buddy who was in Europe was drinking this exact same beer at the time I was drinking. Sadly the planets didn’t align, and it was something different, but it did have the same crest so that was still cool. So a schwarzbier is basically a dark colored lager made in Germany. The dark color comes from chocolate or coffee flavors that may have been added to it. To me I thought the coffee flavor was subtle enough to make it still drink easily like a lager, but still have a unique flavor most lagers don’t have.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 281

Day 281

discovery

Type/Style
Mead

Brewery
Meridian Hive

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
To be honest I had no idea what mead was. I think the first time I heard of it was in that Bud Light commercial. Mead is basically a wine kinda? It ferments honey with water and various types of fruits depending on what flavor is intended. I thought it was gonna be more like a dry cider, but this really had more characteristics of a wine. It actually tasted like chilled red wine. It was tasty, but I felt I shouldn’t of had it cold even though it was in the fridge at the store.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 282

Day 282

octoberfest

Type/Style
Märzen

Brewery
Samuel Adams

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
I always wondered what Octoberfest beers were. I figured they had to be a light beer for people to drink so many of them during the month of October. I still dream of the day I can do so in Germany. Anyways back to the beer. Octoberfest beers are Märzan which means they are amber lagers. This gives the lager a slight caramel flavor Making it flavorful, but also smooth all the way through. Hopefully I can find one more before the month ends.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 283

Day 283

foam top

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
Beachwood Brewery

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Even though the name of the beer is foam top I wasn’t expecting for it to have such a frothy top. It even continued for almost a fourth of the beer. A very bready beer that had hints of lemon grass. A little bitterness that was almost sour, but the lemon grass wasn’t that strong. A weird tasting beer that I think you should try for yourselves.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 284

Day 284


 Day 285

Day 285

night owl

Type/Style
Pumpkin Ale

Brewery
Elysian Brewing

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
There’s a big difference between pumpkin lagers and pumpkin ales. The ales use hops to bring out some cinnamon and and other fall flavors. This beer tasted like a pumpkin pie. Sweet from start to finish with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors. Another great difference is the ABV. The colder it is you need a higher ABV to keep you warm as the numbers drop.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 286

Day 286

Belgian white

Type/Style
Witbier

Brewery
Shock Top Beers

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
Someone reach out and let me know who drinks this beer? Like I’ve never heard anyone say “Yo I’m gonna go grab a six pack of shock top,” Like the beer isn’t bad. It’s very smooth and has a delicious citrusy taste to it, but I feel it’s just a discount Blue Moon. Which is good for those who feel Blue Moon is a little too heavy. I’d definitely drink again, but only when I find that one person who brings them to a hang sesh.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 287

Day 287

moondoor

Type/Style
Dunkel Lager

Brewery
Wibby Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
At first I thought the name of this beer was Dunkel, but it’s actually a specific type of lager. Similar to other lagers I’ve reviewed it’s a dark beer. Dunkel is German for dark. I didn’t pour this one out to see for myself, but this guy is actually so dark you would think it’s a stout or a dark amber. This comes from the nutty and smoky flavors added to the beer. I love these different styles of lagers that keep the smooth drinkability, but add a variety of flavors.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 288

Day 288

Guayabera

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Cigar City Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
Oof another low ABV beer, but I’m running out of options for the decent priced beers. Going into the high roller beers to end the year. Anyways let’s get back to this beer. This was a good pale ale. Not as lip smacking as I thought it was going to be. Actually more bitter and dry with hints of grapefruit. I still like it, and I learned that there’s a shirt out there called guayabera that I must have!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 289

Day 289

TK

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Tommyknocker Brewery

ABV
7.3%

My Thoughts
Oh man do I love a brewery that just says eff it and creates such a high ABV IPA. I felt really good after this beer. The amount of hops in here made is explode with fruity flavors of grapefruit, mango, and passionfruit. This is the lip smacking beer I have been craving for awhile. The alcohol was still very much present, but I didn’t care since I just wanted a good beer to get me buzzed.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 290

Day 290

WtFO

Type/Style
DIPA

Brewery
Bonfire Brewing

ABV
8.5%

My Thoughts
I thought yesterday’s IPA was so good I decided to top it with a double today. It was a very productive day at work so I thought I’d go ahead and drink this to celebrate. Whoa was this a strong beer. I kid you not I had to drink a good 48 ounces of water before I felt good to drive. The taste was more bitter than tropical. It had a good mix of citrus orange and pine flavors throughout with a warm finish to it. Definitely recommend you babysit this to enjoy, and drink a water midway through.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 291

Day 291

pub ale

Type/Style
English Pale Ale

Brewery
Boddingtons

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I remember having this once, but completely forgot whether I liked it or not. Giving this another shot, and I don’t think I’ll have it a third time. This really had no taste to it. It almost tasted like you poured a glass of half water and half pale ale. I didn’t expect much from a low ABV ale, but I wanted there to be some taste. Someone prove me wrong and tell me this beer to tasteful, and I just got a bad can.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 292

Day 292

abbey normal

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
Blind Faith Brewing

ABV
10%

My Thoughts
This was strong and very skunky. The smell was a little overpowering like I was about to drink some rotting fruit. It almost tasted like barley wine or a very strong cider. It took me some very brave sips to finish this bad boy off. A little too much for to drink again, but I definitely recommend to those looking for strong “wine” tasting beers. And yes this is a crowler, and yes I finished it in one sitting (regrettably).

Would drink again?
No


 Day 293

Day 293

Colorado lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Odell Brewing Co

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
After the rough and tough beer I had yesterday I needed just a relaxed beer I could enjoy and put down easily. Can’t go wrong with a lager, and especially one from one of my favorite breweries, Odell. Nothing too fancy here. It had a sweet bread taste to it from beginning to end. Crisp and refreshing, so much that I was already halfway through this beer with one pull. Odell has been so good to me. I need to make it up to the brewery one day which I hear is pretty cool.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 294

Day 294

berry weiss

Type/Style
Fruit Beer

Brewery
Leinenkugel’s

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
I saw a lot of bad reviews of this beer, but I really liked it. Most of the comments were that this didn’t even taste like a beer, and it really didn’t. It tasted like a mixed berry soda. You could not taste any alcohol in it, and because it was so low in ABV I felt nothing from it. I love fruity sodas, so this was delicious to me. High in carbonation and filled with multiple berry flavors. Don’t drink this if you’re expecting a beer, but do drink this if you love fruity sodas. I do so I will drink again!

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 295

Day 295

5:00 afternoon ale

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
Renegade Brewing

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
Blonde ales are another smooth drink I love to have. They are like a tastier lager. To be honest I don’t think they are meant to be chugged, but sometimes I can’t help it. This was a nice one. Poured this into a glass and it was a beautiful golden color with high carbonation. Very solid malty backbone making it a little creamy. A good sweet/bitter combo that I assume was lemon and ginger. Solid name for a solid after work beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 296

Day 296

Hanalei Island

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Kona Brewing Co.

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Four point five percent for an IPA?! That’s what I was thinking when I first read the label. I was skeptical since I prefer my IPAs a little more on the high side and the low ABV means there won’t be much of a hoppy flavor to it. I was slightly wrong. It had a hop forward taste with a fruity background of grapefruit and orange. I poured this out and saw it almost looked like a pilsner with barely any haze. Overall it was a descent beer to drink. I definitely need to try the other IPAs this brewery makes.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 297

Day 297

boom sauce

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Lord Hobo Brewing

ABV
7.8%

My Thoughts
I had seen this beer the last time I was East coast in a Boston bar. This time I was in Philly and I couldn’t pass it up again. Side note Philly had way more nicer people than in Boston. I had this with a giant cheesesteak, and it was honestly the best pair of food and drink I’ve ever had. This had a strong malty and citrusy taste. Fairly bitter, but still easy to put down. Left a juicy taste in mouth that cheesesteak soaked up. Seriously best meal ever.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 298

Day 298

golden pilsner

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Yuengling

ABV
4.7%

My Thoughts
I was actually very disappointed. I really wanted to get a Yuengling beer to rate for this blog, but I had to settle for the golden pilsner. I put aside my disappointment to accurately judge this beer, and it was pretty good. Much less of a heavy weight from the day before, but I needed it after the Whiskey event I just attended. Refreshing and crisp from start to finish, with a hop aftertaste. Kinda tasted like grass. Yes I know what grass taste like, and it taste like nature.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 299

Day 299

super cluster

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Co.

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
Felt good to be back home. Not only cause I missed the mountains, but it was actually colder in Philly than it was in Colorado! To celebrate a successful work trip I grabbed myself this 8% beauty. This poured a very dark orange color and I could smell lemon and orange instantly. As you drink it there are even more fruity flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This beer also hits you hard with the heavy alcohol volume. Great beer all around.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 300

Day 300

massive!

Type/Style
Barleywine

Brewery
Gigantic Brewing Co.

ABV
12%

My Thoughts
Here we are again. Another 100 day mark of this blog. I still can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Drinking a beer everyday isn’t that easy. There are some days I wish I could only drink water to cleanse, but I have to wait till next year to have that wonderful day. Not much to say about this beer, but it was strong. A caramel tasting barleywine that was thick as it poured, and had a strong bitter flavor. Only reason I’ll try again is the following year is stronger in ABV.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 301

Day 301

Prism

Type/Style
Saison

Brewery
Perennial Artisan Ales

ABV
6.2%

My Thoughts
This beer really lives up to the brewery. When artisan is in your name you have to come up with some weird, and delicious beers. This beer is one of three in a series, but this one is dry-hopped with amarillo and wakatu. Th wakatu really gets me since it’s a hops that is only grown in New Zealand and it gives it a zesty bitter taste. It was one of those lip smacking beer where you want to get every drop possible because the bitterness was complimented by the fruity flavors from the amarillo.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 302

Day 302

Rosé apple

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Strongbow Ciders

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
This is my first time ever trying a Strongbow cider. To be honest I didn’t think there was much of a difference from the big brand ciders so I normally stuck to Angry Orchard when I was 22 and on this cider kick. This was actually almost as refreshing as the Stella cider I had earlier this year. Very refreshing and crisp. Almost like chugging water on a hot summer day. I wasn’t dehydrated, but the taste was so sweet I almost finished it instantly.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 303

Day 303

Stay West

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Breakside Brewery

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
Another delicious IPA with a multitude of fruity flavors exploding from it. A little dry to begin with, but as I drank more of it I could taste the sweet and juicy flavors. It comes forward with citrus flavors of lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, and so many others it was basically a fruit basket of flavors. The taste of alcohol was fairly masked, but surprised I didn’t get more of a buzz than I thought I would for this 7% beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 304

Day 304

natty boi

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Anheuser Busch

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
It’s Halloween night. I just finished braving 30 degree weather with my kids to stockpile candy for the next couple of weeks. I come to the realization that every candy my parents told me had poison in it was actually them stealing my candy. I do the same to my son, and to wash down the guilt of the numerous Kit-Kats I eat I grab myself a Natural Light. It’s water, but also beer. I’d still drink it again cause it’s cheap and goes down pretty smooth.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 305

Day 305

juicy goodness

Type/Style
Golden Ale

Brewery
Left Hand Brewing

ABV
5.5%

My Thoughts
And so ends the pumpkin picking days, and now begins the onslaught of Christmas music! Yes, I am one of those that starts playing Christmas music on November 1st. There’s no catchy Mariah Carey songs for turkey eating. Back to this beer, it was a great start to my final 2 months. Surprisingly hazy for a golden ale with plenty of hops. More of a pale ale than a golden ale. Very juicy with citrus flavors like lemon and orange. Solid beer from start to finish and easy to drink.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 306

Day 306

andygator®

Type/Style
Doppelbock

Brewery
Abita Beer

ABV
8%

My Thoughts
Not sure if I’ve had a doppelbock this year. It’s the bock version of a double IPA, but a complete different style and taste. This one had more of a bready sweet malt, kinda like what fresh warm bread taste like. As you continue to drink it you get some earthy spices in the aftertaste. Not quite bitter, but very malty. I’m not too much for the spice flavor, but this did give me a good buzz. Probably won’t drink again though.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 307

Day 307

firestone lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
Nothing much to talk about this, but that it’s a nice, clean crisp lager. Probably a beer you’ll easily finish a six pack of in a little over an hour. One thing about this beer is that the brewery has a dedicated url for it, not a page, but a full website. All with content about this lager trying to make it stand out. Heck they even created a Spotify playlist for it, and it’s actually pretty good.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 308

Day 308

grapefruit shandy

Type/Style
Fruit Beer

Brewery
Leinenkugel’s Brewery

ABV
4.2%

My Thoughts
This is a toast to my sister. She drove all the way out to Colorado to celebrate her 21st birthday with me and my little family. Our brother also came along and it felt like the three of us were never even separated. They left early this morning, but I found this left behind. My sister isn’t the biggest fan of beer, so this was actually her first alcoholic purchase. A 12 pack of summer shandys. Not only did this remind me of the good times we all had here, but it was refreshing and very carbonated. Almost like a soda beer. No trace of alcohol, but all the fruity tastes of grapefruit.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 309

Day 309

pump action

Type/Style
Pumpkin Ale

Brewery
4 Noses Brewery

ABV
7.7%

My Thoughts
This has got to be the closest beer I’ve had to tasting like a pumpkin pie. I believe I had another the was close, but this tasted more pure like there was no whipped cream on it. The spices weren’t overbearing making the bitterness very subtle, and actually the cinnamon taste was the most noticeable throughout. You should be good with one of these. Anymore, and you’ll have more than a buzz for the evening.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 310

Day 310

Mango wheat

Type/Style
Wheat Ale

Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing

ABV
5.4%

My Thoughts
Another beer left from my sister, and I wanna take this opportunity to say the Blue Moon Brewery is pretty dank. Not only did I find out they make so many types of beers, but the food there is pretty good, especially the burger. As for this beer something about it tasted a little off. I was thinking it was going to be like a fruit beer, but I could barely taste the mango and tasted like a normal blue moon. A slight fruity difference, but not enough to make me want to drink it again.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 311

Day 311

amber ale

Type/Style
Amber Ale

Brewery
Dry Dock Brewery

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
Not a very unique amber ale. Solid caramel malty backbone with a variety of bitters that come out throughout the beer. I always feel like these beers are like drinking candy with the caramel flavor. I do enjoy the medium body and light carbonation that gave this a creamy feel. Not the best, but not a bad amber. I’d grab another one of these.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 312

Day 312

True Blonde ale

Type/Style
Blonde Ale

Brewery
SKA Brewing

ABV
5.3%

My Thoughts
I still love the overall style this brewery puts on their cans. Nothing screams ska more than checkered patterns. I will be in heaven the day I get to visit this brewery. Solid blonde ale with a grainy taste. Not like a sweet bread, but like a slice of delicious wonder bread. Very light body making this an easy to drink beer with light bitterness and a little hint of lemon.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 313

Day 313

five pounds

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
This can was very peculiar with the bird peeping from the bottom, and that made me love it with just how derp it looks. Another reason I love this beer is that it was well deserved after a crazy week of work. The first sip was like an explosion of fruit. I tasted grapefruit mainly, but there was a little bit of kiwi and passionfruit in the back. It starts off dry, but becomes a little more easy to drink about halfway through.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 314

Day 314

Doodle beer

Type/Style
Pale Ale

Brewery
Trinity Brewery

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
This was a very light bodied beer making it refreshing, but also flavorful. The hops gave it a sweet taste up front, but it had a strong malty backbone. It almost had a lager style it to being very smooth. However, had a slight bitterness keeping it from being drank too quickly. I actually drank this beer pretty quick, and it paired nicely with my turkey sandwich. Although I don’t recommend having this right after you eat a pickle. Just trust me.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 315

Day 315

Phycho penguin

Type/Style
Porter

Brewery
Odyssey Beerwerks

ABV
5.8%

My Thoughts
No. Just no. I need a different vanilla porter because this one just tasted awful. If you’ve ever smelled rubbing alcohol this is exactly what it tasted like. I don’t know if I got a bad can or something, but I sure as hell won’t be grabbing another one of these.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 316

Day 316

g’knight

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery

ABV
8.7%

My Thoughts
A great start to the week is drinking a delicious strong IPA. As much as I like fruit I like to have my IPAs bring me a different type of flavor. And red IPAs do that the best giving it a caramel flavor behind the grapefruit. It’s a little weird having the two flavors mix, but it helps the alcohol is fairly strong so the flavors come one after the other. As for strength I feel a second one would get me pretty buzzed.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 317

Day 317

Budweiser copper lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Anheuser-Busch

ABV
6.2%

My Thoughts
I had been seeing a lot of commercials for this beer, and I just had to try it. I found it a perfect time to try as I get closer to the end of this year and I need to cross off the big box beers. Labeled as the construction worker beer Budweiser has always been the stronger, bitter more rugged of the corporate beers. This made it much better giving it an oaky aftertaste and a much stronger kick to it. I need to get a 12 pack of these before they are gone.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 318

Day 318

Christmas ale

Type/Style
Winter Ale

Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery

ABV
7.1%

My Thoughts
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not only is it the time where you destroy the summer bod that you worked so hard to get, but it’s also the time of seasonal beers. If you don’t celebrate Christmas don’t worry cause beer does not know holidays, it only knows flavor and this was a delicious one. Toasted malts with a nutty flavor throughout. Mildly bitter with a warm body that made me feel toasty on a cold November night.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 319

Day 319

Melvin ipa

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Melvin Brewing

ABV
7.5%

My Thoughts
You could just smell the jam packed citrus flavor of this the moment you open it. I love the artwork cause this can is definitely pumped with all the hops. Not really different from other fruity IPAs I’ve had this year. Just a really good beer that is juicy and strong. Has a little skunk to it so be ready for a pungent flavor and taste. Of course I’ll drink it again cause it’s an IPA and as you all know I LOVE them.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 320

Day 320

old jubilation ale

Type/Style
Christmas Ale

Brewery
Avery Brewing

ABV
8.3%

My Thoughts
Oh man do these Christmas ales know how to pack a punch. These are pretty heavy while masking the taste of alcohol with malts and spices. This one had more of a spice to it than the first one. This was almost like a gingerbread spice with a toasted almond flavor behind it. The great thing about this is it’s heavy enough to pack flavor, but I could see myself drinking at least three of these in an evening.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 321

Day 321

epic day

Type/Style
Double IPA

Brewery
Eddyline Brewing

ABV
10%

My Thoughts
It’s freakin cold up here in Colorado. I’m barely going to finish my first year here at the end of this blog. That being said, I still have a Texan body and I’m not used to these snowy days, so I need these strong beers to warm me up. Anyways this beer was amazing. Everything I could ask for in an IPA. Fruity hops that brought forward the tastes of grapefruit and other tropical flavors, lip smacking feel, and powerful enough to make me feel buzzed even before I finished it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 322

Day 322

Bohemian Black lager

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Spoetzl Brewery

ABV
4.9%

My Thoughts
I had to go grab a new six pack today, and after talking about Texas yesterday I felt a little homesick. Might as well cross off another big box beer with the famous brew from Shiner, Texas…well a variation. Also Shiner isn’t the actual name of the brewery. It’s actually Spoetzl which has made every drop of Shiner beer since 1909. Like other black lagers this was fairly easy to drink with a chocolate, espresso flavor to it. Not bad, but I’m also biased to Texas.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 323

Day 323

marauder

Type/Style
Stout

Brewery
Sanitas Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
Holy moly did y’all see the Chiefs vs. Rams?? That game was insane. Anyways back to this brew I was excited to try it. I could never find singles of Sanitas. Probably one of my favorite breweries in Boulder. It’s right next to a train track and whenever the train passes you get the beer of the day half off. This beer was one I haven’t seen before, but it wasn’t too bad. The alcohol was hardly hidden, but it was rye whiskey so good in my opinion.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 324

Day 324

1554

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
New Belgium

ABV
6%

My Thoughts
I thought this bottle looked pretty cool. I’m a sucker for anything that’s vintage looking. I didn’t even look up what it was, and just went head first when I cracked it open and took my first sip. To my pleasant surprise is was a spiced lager. I poured some out and sure enough it was dark. Very refreshing bready taste with slight hints of chocolate and coffee. Actually one of the more crisp black lagers I’ve had this year.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 325

Day 325

$30k millionaire

Type/Style
Sour Ale

Brewery
Noble Rey Brewing

ABV
6.7%

My Thoughts
First, I am so confused by the name of this beer. I wanted to find the origin on the brewery’s website, but it’s currently under construction. If y’all figure out what exactly this means please let me know. Like most sour beers this had a grainy taste with a lemon flavor that gave it the sour taste. I hardly tasted the wine yeast. Nothing special without that taste coming more forward. A little disappointed especially with the weird name this can has.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 326

Day 326

dry hard cider

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Seattle Cider Co

ABV
6.5%

My Thoughts
This might be my last cider of the year. I couldn’t find any other cider brands in the liquor store I get all my beers at. Might have to go on a hunt to find some ciders for my last 40 days. This tasted pure, and by pure I mean it tasted like it was made with fresh squeezed apples. Although not as sugary. One thing I love about dry ciders is that they don’t have an intense sugary flavor.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 327

Day 327

lucky buddha

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Lucky Drink Co

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I love how the cashier at the liquor store instantly hated me because I got this beer. Apparently, these bottles are the worst to put in a six pack container. I mean it was inconvenient, but nothing to complain about. To be honest I didn’t really taste a difference from this and a budweiser. A wheat, malty flavor that was pretty easy to put down. Eh I’d drink this again just for the conversation starter bottle.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 328

Day 328

pretzel assassin

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Denver Beer Co

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I’ve had a variety of lagers the past few days. Now I’m onto an amber lager. Similar to the black lager this lager is brewed with a mix of spices to give the beer a little kick. However, the amber comes from the darker color and the caramel flavor the spices give it. I’m assuming the pretzel name comes from bready taste that comes before the caramel. I’d say I’m more of a black lager person over amber lager, but this was still a good beer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 329

Day 329

corona Refresca

Type/Style
Spiked Refresher

Brewery
Corona

ABV
4.5%

My Thoughts
It’s been freezing out here in Colorado since the beginning of November. Today, the sun was bright and warm making the 40 degree weather feel like 50 degrees. Ok not so much better, but I still felt the need to grab a summer time beer. This was really delicious. Lime is always difficult to drink cause it can be too tart and sour to enjoy, but this was spot on. The passionfruit was the main flavor with just a hint of lime. I' definitely want this and the other flavors once the warm weather comes back.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 330

Day 330

Apricot Ale

Type/Style
Fruit Ale

Brewery
Pyramid Brewing

ABV
5.1%

My Thoughts
I’m not big on apricots, but this beer really hit the spot. It had a very sweet and zesty flavor to it that made it very drinkable, and hard to put down. No real beer flavor to it. It had a little bit of bread taste, but overall it was almost like a la croix or sparkling fruit soda. Another great beer for those who don’t like the taste of beer, but want to enjoy a cold one with the friends. I’d definitely drink again, but only in the summer.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 331

Day 331

untitled Art Blueberry smoothie

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Forager Brewery

ABV
7%

My Thoughts
I need to go back through this blog to see how many states I’ve visited through their beers. This is probably my first Minnesota beer, but I’m probably wrong. I’ve also been on a fruity kick lately. This had the hoppy backbone, but a very fruity flavor. Most IPAs have a bunch of different flavors to them, but this one was all blueberry. Was kind of nice to have one flavor to taste instead of many. This is an even stronger beer I recommend for those who are easing into the beer taste, but love fruity flavors.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 332

Day 332

tsingtao

Type/Style
Lager

Brewery
Tsingtao

ABV
4.8%

My Thoughts
I’ve noticed that most of these foreign beers have a very distinct taste. The lagers are fairly sweet with a very heavy wheaty taste to them. Pretty crisp, but not as refreshing as an American lager. It even has a skunky smell to it. It’s almost like a pale ale with the mild spice to it, but it’s still pretty easy to go down. I probably won’t drink it again though.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 333

Day 333

sour monkey

Type/Style
Pilsner

Brewery
Victory Brewing

ABV
9.5%

My Thoughts
I can’t believe this is a 9.5% pilsner. I’m a little skeptical on that, but it’s on Victory’s website so it must be true. This was pretty strong, and the sour didn’t help. This was a very skunky beer that didn’t mask the alcohol presence at all. It was pretty close to the taste of a dry wine. So tart that I had to take small sips, and I made a sour face every time. Even though I loved the strong taste to it, the flavor wasn’t my speed.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 334

Day 334

Hibernation Ale

Type/Style
English Ale

Brewery
Great Divide Brewing

ABV
8.7%

My Thoughts
This one is more my speed over the sour beer I had yesterday. If I had to go into hibernation I’d take this beer. A very toasted malt flavor to it with chocolate and caramel flavors in the background. Really warms you up on a cold winter day. Heck I even sat outside with this guy in the 30 degree weather and felt all kinds of warm and fuzzy. Brown sugar was present, but not overbearing. These winter seasonal beers are probably my favorite seasonals.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 335

Day 335

Elephant Rock

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Pikes Peak Brewing

ABV
7.7%

My Thoughts
Continuing on my trend of high ABV beers with this delicious drink. Not very fruitful, but a very strong pine and earthy taste. The bitter taste was there, but it blended well with a very high citrus flavor. More like a double IPA than a regular, but guess the brewers at Pikes Peak felt like it wasn’t strong enough to be a double. To me it was strong enough for me to feel pretty warm.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 336

Day 336

winter lager

Type/Style
Bock

Brewery
Samuel Adams

ABV
5.6%

My Thoughts
I finally realized what winter beers tastes most like. Bocks because of their caramel flavor and dark coloring. I would love to say I figured that out myself, but it said it clearly on the bottle. I’d say this was a very drinkable beer. It tasted more like an amber lager than a bock. Light to medium body with a dash of spice that gave it a slight kick. I feel this is a go to beer for any holiday celebration you’re not trying to go ham at.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 337

Day 337

Pineapple

Type/Style
Cider

Brewery
Wild Cider

ABV
5%

My Thoughts
I remember how much I enjoyed the Ace pineapple cider I thought I should have a second before the year ends to see if it’s the best. I actually prefer the Ace cider over this one, but doesn’t mean it’s better. This one was just too dry for me, and I prefer my pineapple drinks to be a little more refreshing. I don’t know if I’d drink again, but I’d recommend for anyone that loves dry ciders.

Would drink again?
No


 Day 338

Day 338

IPA

Type/Style
IPA

Brewery
Crystal Springs Brewery

ABV
7.1%

My Thoughts
This is a brewery that produces its beer in very small batches. Probably won’t be able to find it past the Colorado state line. Pretty cool seeing breweries like this still thrive thanks to the community surrounding them. As for the beer it was a fairly tasty IPA. A very lip smacking fruity flavor with heavy hops. Full bodied and will give you a good feeling once you finish it.

Would drink again?
Yes


 Day 339

Day 339

wells bombardier

Type/Style
Bitter Ale

Brewery
Charles Wells Brewing

ABV
5.2%

My Thoughts
This brewery was originally called Young and Wells, but Wells ended up buying out Young and naming the brewery completely after him which is cool? Anyways this beer was alright. Fairly bitter with a strong malty aftertaste. Tasted very grainy, but still refreshing. Probably won’t drink again since it tasted similar to the other foreign beers I’ve had.

Would drink again?
No