Drinking a Focal Banger that has been sitting in my fridge for over a year.

It's not skunked, but the flavor is somewhat subdued. Still good though.

In keeping with the rewards motif, I moved some firewood out of the way, then moved 800 lbs of shingles out of the driveway so they aren't blocking the plow truck.

UFO passion fruit smells amazing and tastes great.

Haven't had much beer this month, but I was on my feet most of the day making stew for dinner and canning 7 quarts of stew for later.

Anyway, UFO Maine Blueberry as a reward for cleaning the kitchen afterwards. It's much smoother than I expected with a good blueberry flavor and a creamy mouthfeel.

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Katz's Ale at Katz's deli. Pretty good, a nice, mild brown.

I'm usually not into flavored beer, but Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde (vanilla & coffee wheat ale) is on point.

I guess I'm on a cider kick, but this downeast cider just goes down so easy - even the 7.3 double is smooth.

I might try mixing it with sweet cider to make it more sessionable though.

Smuttynose Vunderbar Pils. It has a great malt flavor.

Downeast Double Cider post-workout

Downeast is widely available here and pretty solid imo

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@darkfrog let me know how it is. This is a dark time of year for the pumpkin intolerant, and coffee sounds like an excellent alternative.

Picked up Woodstock Station's Autumn Brew. It's got apple and cinnamon in it. The label says "brewed for the pumpkin intolerant."

I haven't tried it yet.

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I picked up the Harpoon fall mix pack on Friday.

Their octoberfest isn't my favorite marzen, but its not bad either.

I also had a Shipyard Pumpkinhead yesterday, I think for the first time because I usually avoid spiced beers, but it was on special and I like to try new things. The place we were at put some nutmeg on top and seemed to sugar half the rim? It was fine.

Scored a new in box 1 gallon kit at the dump. I've got a bunch of 5 gallon stuff that I feel like it's so much work to use, so when I saw it I thought maybe 1 gallon will be more practical.

Most of the home brew videos I've been watching have been from the City Steading Brews channel and they do mostly 1 gallon batches. I used to think that 1 gallon batches world be too much overhead. With a $0 investment, it's worth a go.

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Got a flight at the Dam Brewhouse.

I forget all the fun names, but left to right it's
Light ale
Chocolate peanut butter porter
Cream ale
Dark wit

I got a growler fill of the cream ale.

Sam Adams Kosmic Sour.

It's not too sour, just a little tart.
Very pleasant. Mild and easy to drink.

I'm not really onboard for pumpkin beer in August, but I'll pay the price for marzen at the same time.

Grabbed a Sam summer out of the fridge in the dark for after BJJ.

Do we do cider here?

Where is the line? Certainly before we hit a can of brosé?

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masto.beer

The Mastodon instance for those who love beer. I hadn't seen any instances that were specific to beer, so I thought I'd create one. You can post reviews of beers you've tried, recommendations for others, discuss home brewing, share events, etc. Anyone is welcome, whether you're new to the world of beer or a long-time connoisseur.