Saturday, February 8, 2014
It pours a dark brown, with some light peaking through and a small, one-finger head. Supposedly brewed with honey and jasmine, although I'm not catching either flavor distinctly, although it is really sweet for a porter. Very smooth, with evident chocolate and coffee notes and more carbonation than I expected.
I would never have thought to put flowers (calendula is a flower btw) in a porter, but it works pretty well. Great winter brew, especially since Spring is somewhat delayed again this year!
Tallgrass from Manhattan Kansas has consistently produced some fine beers, usually encased in the ground-breaking (for craft beers) 16 oz. cans. Wild Plum is a farmhouse, or saison, similar in style to a Belgian wit. It pours an apricot hued gold, with a six finger snowy-white head. The plum barely shows up - I wouldn't even know it as there if it didn't say so on the label. The style is closer to a Belgian sour ale than a typical farmhouse, so if you don't like the sours, stay away! I'm a big fan of them, for example some of Goose Island's beers, and would definitely sample Wild Plum again.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
When I saw this at the beer store I thought it was a new, offering, but alas, it is merely an old beer with a new name. According to some reviews on Beer Advocate, this appears to be a new trend - labelling formerly "Red Ales" as "Red IPA's". Check out the original IGB review from April 2011:
Not much to add to the last review - pretty damn good beer!