Some New Beers to Try

So my brother and his wife went on a surprise trip to a B&B last weekend and they brought mw back some new beers to try.

 Some New Beers to Try

I’ve only tried one of the four beers and only one of the four beers isn’t from Maryland, any guesses which beer I had already tried? Yup, the one from California, the Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale. So these aren’t real reviews (which I need to be inspired to enjoy writing) just glimpses of my opinion.

  • Clipper City – McHenry – Old Baltimore Style Ale – If I was a betting man I’d bet that this beer is reproduction of National Bohemian (Natty Boh) the unofficial beer of Baltimore in the past. This is an easy drinking BMC-style lager. I think my dad might like this.
  • Wild Goose – Nut Brown Ale – This was a really non-descript brown ale, very clean, very plain, easily drinkable. It reminded me of something I would order at a mediocre brewpub.
  • Bear Republic – Red Rocket Ale – This is an American Red Ale for lack of a better term, which to me is basically a darker (redder) more hoppy amber ale. This was a nice treat but the beer was way chuncky which through me off, and it wasn’t just normal bottle-conditioned sediment either.
  • Thirsty Dog – Old Leghumper Robust Porter – This was a nice porter with plenty of flavor that wasn’t trying to be a dumbed-down stout, would go well with a plain creamy white cheddar or may be a nice treat after shoveling the driveway.
  • Baltimore-Washington Beer Works – The Raven Special Lager – This is a real simple easy drinking lager-type beer that would be fine for after yard work or paired with BBQ or pizza, but nothing really stand-out-ish.

Thanks for thinking of me and bringing back these beers, always a treat to try new beers.

2 Responses to “Some New Beers to Try”

  1. Garrett Says:

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
    `’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
    Only this, and nothing more.’

    LOVE that poem.

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