Oh hello, Monday. How not nice it is to see you again…
I realize that I said I’d share my favorite upper body workout last week, but I got busy. And I forgot. Whoops! That’s coming tomorrow. Today I have wild n’ crazy beer news. On Friday, I picked up the most expensive beer I’ve ever purchased ($15/bottle).
Russian River Brewing and Sierra Nevada released a limited collaboration brew called Brux, a wild ale. I saw on Twitter that a specialty store got a few cases in stock, so I rushed over after work. As I was leaving the beer shop, a fella’ asked me if that was the last one. Luckily for him it wasn’t, but you can imagine the rush for this stuff.
my true feelings
I hear the brett needs aging, so I can’t even review this one yet. (brett: short for Brettanomyces, a non-saccharomyces yeast responsible for earthy and barnyard aromas in some wild ales) However, I think this will be great to share with my beer-drinking family members on Thanksgiving.
After reading this fascinating article on sour beers, I decided I needed to try one for myself. Sooooo while I was at the shop Saturday, I also got one I could try on Saturday evening before cooking out with friends.
I picked up Petrus Aged Pale. Wow. This was pretty crazy. I’m not sure I’m a sour beer fan, but I can thoroughly appreciate it nevertheless. The sour is like lemon. Tart lemon. There’s also a mild peppery flavor that occasionally comes with Belgian wits and a sweetness that almost resembles a pixie stick. There’s great head retention and a butterscotch hue.
- Ever tried a sour beer? Want to?
- What’s the craziest beer you’ve had?