Birthday Boy!

Today’s post is all about wishing a happy birthday to the world’s best dad! Happy Birthday Ol’ Man!


Today’s my dad turns the big Five-Oh! I’m honored to call him my dad and blessed to be his daughter, but most importantly (at least to me…) I’m happy to spend the next 50+ years with him in my life.

dad wedding

Though I’m sad I don’t get to see him until next month, you better believe I’m looking forward to it!


me n’ my boys at Sweetwater Brewery, ATL

One of the least important but most fun things Dad passed on to me was a respect for good beer. And on that note, I bring you another beer review. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, eh? This one is totally worth a write-up. I really enjoyed it!


Sweetwater Brewing Company’s LowRYEder IPA (ABV 6.2%, IBUs 45)

  • Appearance: I had it in a bottle, so not much to note here except that the head in lingering.
  • Smell: earthy and a wee bit dank with some hoppy aroma as well
  • Taste: hoppy but not a hop-wallop, slightly sweet in a grassy way (not actually sweet in a fruity way)
  • Mouthfeel: thicker than expected yet smooth and moderately carbonated
  • Overall: great feel, great taste, and interesting aroma – I could enjoy this any season

As stated, I really liked this one. I was initially worried that the rye might create a more bitter flavor than I’d like, but it didn’t. This was really well balanced. No bitter-beer-face here!

bitter beerSources 1, 2, 3, 4

Had any good beers lately?

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18 Responses to Birthday Boy!

  1. I love IPA’s …sounds yummy! SO many calories though.. urgh.
    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. Miz says:

    YOU LOOK STUNNING with yer boys…

  3. I have to echo what Miz said ^^ That picture of you with your hubs and dad is really great. Happy Birthday to your dad :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad! My Dad turned 60 late last year. Sounds like you’re lucky to have him as a father. I’m not a huge beer drinker, the last fun one I tried was a Blueberry Wheat in Maine this past summer, super refreshing!

    • Tiff says:

      Ya know, I usually don’t do fruity beers, but I find a little kiss of blueberry is just the thing in the warm summer months. :)

  5. Kacy says:

    Happy birthday to your dad!
    I feel like I’ve been slacking on trying new beers lately. I need to get on that!

  6. Nichole says:

    happy birthday pops – great wedding pictures!

    And how the heck did I miss the Sweetwater IPA – Ryder, obviously close to me:)

    That’s great!

  7. Megan says:

    Happy birthday dadddyoo!! You do look gorgeous in that picture!

  8. Awww, happy birthday to your dad! That’s awesome :)

  9. Tiff says:

    Yes, I have! If you use it, find me @ lovesweatandbeers

  10. Cait says:

    Oh I think I definitely made one of the faces in the last photo when I tried Arrogant Bastard! I need to know it is going to be bitter before I sip. Happy Birthday to your dad!

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