Henry Vilas wrote:Different styles of Abita, including their Jackamo IPA (hops have a spicy/peppery finish), their amber and their Mardi Gras bock. All in bottles.
I'm heading down to NOLA in a couple weeks for some post-Mardi Gras fun. I'm looking forward to getting some Abita closer to the source not to mention the rest of the NOLA beers. I also figure on having a couple Lazy Magnolia beers when I head over to MS to see the relatives on the Gulf Coast.
My last five:
Frankenmuth Dunkel - bottle. This was an easy sipper to coincide with OT during the Badger basketball game last night. I had picked up a sixer a while back and there was one bottle left in the fridge. It was OK but pretty non-descript, as dark Munich lagers can often be. I remember liking it well enough the first time around but last night I was mainly focused on the free throws.
Lagunitas Imperial Red - bottle. Delicious. Hoppy and malty but not overpowering and maybe way too drinkable for a nearly 8% beer. I'm glad I switched to the Frankenmuth last night otherwise I might have been in rough shape this morning.
Rhinelander Imperial Jack Double IPA - bomber. I saw this at Steve's a while back and I just had to try it. I enjoy the 7 oz shorties and I was curious to see if a DIPA brewed at Minhas would be up to snuff. It most certainly was. The malts were a bit sweeter than my ideal and the hops a bit muted but overall this was very good.
Grand Teton Sweetgrass APA - bottle. I'd picked up a single bottle of this a few months back at a coffee & beer shop in Eau Claire and enjoyed it, and last weekend I was surprised to find it available at a liquor store in Sauk Prairie. Nicely hopped and pretty sessionable, I'm thinking the remaining five will be gone tonight as my sister's stopping by.
Sand Creek Noir Belgian Black Barleywine - bottle. I picked up a four-pack at Steve's a few weeks ago just to try it. I pretty much stand in agreement with Robin Shepard on this one. It's got a lot going on but overall I'm a fan.
Last night I also picked up the new Capital Manoomator Wild Rice Dopplebock and Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. I'm looking forward to trying those this weekend.