TMBR: First Gold IPA

We’re back, with a bigger beard, a dog, and tasting notes on First Gold IPA.

Nota bene: this beer was indeed kegged, as specified in the original post – but the time came when I needed a keg pronto, so the last bit got cpf’d, hence the bottle.

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tasting notes: Boat Bitter

Boat Bitter

We met the deadline for Chip’s block party and have also imbibed it in a boat. At the time of this writing it is coming up on 8 weeks old and my half of the batch is down to its last couple pints. Although it drank pretty well at under two weeks, I’ll allow as how it looked prettier about a week later, once the finings really took hold and the chill haze resolved. Let’s taste the Boat Bitter before it’s gone: Continue reading

Boat Bitter

After grinding over easily-avoidable rocks and missing hooksets due to the effects of 7% American IPAs, fly fishermen in central Minnesota invented the ordinary bitter as a more temperate all-day beer with which to fill their drift boat coolers [citation needed]. Continue reading