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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Brewing All The Time

Apologies for the lack of posts lately!

I have been very busy, reviewing beer, brewing beer, and tasting beer, along with everything else that happens in life.

Look forward to two posts comparing Buffalo Bill’s, Smuttynose, and Dogfish Head’s pumpkin beers, and a review of Founder’s Harvest Ale.

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Harpoon UFO Pumpkin

After a long weekend for sports in Philadelphia, I looked forward to sitting down this evening with a beer. One of the pumpkin beers I grabbed from the Bottle Shop was Harpoon’s UFO Pumpkin.

I’m a fan of Harpoon’s other UFO (UnFiltered Offerings) beers, so I was excited to try the Pumpkin. It poured a very pretty hazy orange-amber color, and is only mildly sweet and spicy. It is very different from the very sweet Imperial Pumpking by Southern Tier. It smells a little sweeter than it tastes, but is a nice, drinkable pumpkin beer. I could definitely see having a few of these in one sitting without getting overwhelmed by pumpkin.

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Beer, Review

 

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Cape of Good Hope IPA

Let’s Go Phillies!

The MLB playoffs are here, and it seemed appropriate to watch my baseball team play game #3 while sipping on a Cape of Good Hope IPA from Yard’s Brewing.

Cape of Good Hope IPA

It is an Imperial IPA, but the hop bitterness is not overwhelming at all. It has a bunch of spicy notes to it, and also a little bit of sweet.  There is also a ton of maltiness here, which I think pairs well with the double-dry hopped.  There are a ton of flavors, and it is very unlike any other IPA I’ve tried.

I think this would be a great Imperial IPA for those wary of the crazy hoppy bitterness associated with the style.

Yum.

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Beer, Philadelphia Area, Yards

 

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The Rivercity Festival and 5K

This weekend I ran my first 5k!

All the beer drinking I do is lovely, but I like to hit the gym to keep fit and help work off all those delicious carbonated beverages I consume.  I’ve been training for a 5K using the Couch to 5K program – found here.  This Saturday, at the Rivercity festival, there was a fun run 5K, followed by the festival, that included a beer tent with Philadelphia Brewing Company and Brooklyn’s Six Point.

On tap, PBC had some of their flagships – Kenzinger (always a favorite!), Walt Wit, Newbold, and Joe Coffee Porter, and Six Point had their IPA, as well as Sweet Action Pale Ale.

There were many local vendors with food, crafts, and other merchandise for sale, as well as some bouncy things for the kids.  The entertainment was fantastic too!  All in all, it was a great afternoon and I can’t wait for next year!

 
 

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