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Day 273

Discretion Brewing
ParticIPAte
IPA

A very well done IPA.

Day 272

Brouwerij Verhaughe
Duchesse Petite
Belgian sour

Surprisingly tasty and thirst quenching. Must be the monolith's influence.

Day 271

Firestone Walker
Union Jack
IPA

Really hoppy.

Good beer, good tunes, and making a simple RAID setup for the machine learning team. Such is a hot Saturday night in coronavirus time.

Day 268

Firestone Walker
Propagator series Comet
IPA

Lots of good hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. Easily drinkable.

Good choice for the weekly attitude adjustment virtual pub night.

Day 266

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Giant
Double IPA

Smooth but really strong. And I opened a 22 oz'er of this. Looked like early bedtime tonight.

Day 263

Firestone
XXIV Anniversary Ale
Strong ale

This year's release is up to the standards of past releases. Rich, smooth, caramely, complex, and no trace of that high ABV. I need to track some down before the county gets hit with a stay-at-home order.

A nearby ("near" around here being less than an hour's hike away) friend and I leave beers for each other in a hidden ammo can in the forest. I left them Charlatan and Pseudo-Sue last week, and they dropped this for me.

Day 261

Speakeasy
2015 Barrel Aged Scarface
Imperial stout

Extracted one of the last of the original Speakeasy bottles from the strategic beer reserve. It has agreed very very well - rich and chocolatey.

Day 260

Brasserie Dupont
Foret
Organic saison

I am pleasantly surprised! Normally I'm not a big saison fan, but this is quite drinkable. It's for sipping, not slamming, though.

Day 259

Bear Republic
Thru The Haze
Hazy IPA

Slightly creamy, quite grapefruity, extremely quaffable. This would be a fine summertime beer. But it's a bit strong to go for the whole six pack in a session.

Home again, home again, jiggity jig. Good to be here.

Day 255

New Holland
Hazy River
New England IPA

Currently approaching Sacramento station.

Day 255

Pigeon Hill
Mikey's Little Wiener Beer
Amber lager

In the Sierras about an hour east of Colfax.

Day 254

Keweenaw Brewing
Red Ridge
Blood orange ale

Lighter than expected, and quite drinkable.

Somewhere between Helper and Provo Utah.

Day 254

Stone
IPA

Cliffs and the Colorado River, just east of the Colorado/Utah border.

Day 254

Greenbush
Distorter
Porter

Very rich, a bit strong. It's been alternating snow and rain and just plain clouds for most of the day. Suitable warmer for the weather.

California Zephyr, a bit east of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Day 253

Perrin
Twilight Train
Black IPA

Nice balance of malt and hop with a dry finish.

Somewhat west of Ottumwa, Iowa, listening to a friend's jam session stream.

Day 253

New Holland
Hazy River
Hazy IPA

It's pretty good for happy hour.

Just west of Galesburg now.

Day 253

Pigeon Hill
Mikey's Little Wiener Beer
Amber lager

Nice hop/malt balance. Would be great with a plate of sausages and hot pretzels.

But this is Amtrak, and a microwaved hot dog and a packet of Snyder's just wouldn't work the same.

Day 253

Arbor Brewing
Faricy's Dry Stout

Nice and toasty, but still light bodied. A good choice for this chilly rainy day.

Headed westbound on the California Zephyr, just out of Chicago. Someday there won't be coronavirus or family emergencies or wildfires, and we can take an overnight to hang with @sunflowers and talk about beers, dogs, and cars.

Day 248

Anderson Valley
Salted Caramel Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrels

Read label carefully before using. I didn't. It was delicious, and assuming it was a typical porter ABV, I drank this fairly quickly. It hit like a delicious hammer. Checking the label, it's 9.5%. that was it for Friday night, then.

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Day 248

New Holland
Hazy River
New England IPA

My brother's idea of "session" at 5.9%. Still, it's nice and drinkable.

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