Recently, good ol' Matt from Bob Walk the Plank wrote about a topic near and dear to my heart, my second hobby: playing poker and enjoying a good beer. Actually, Matt only wrote about beer, I tacked on the poker aspect.
|I've got everything ready for first deal of the night|
I stopped by Matt's blog earlier today to check if he had replied to my comment yet, as he is one of those guys who will respond to just about every comment someone leaves. I'll drop a shout out to Matt here and say THANKS for that, because I really appreciate when someone takes the time to reply.
I was blown away when I saw the amount of comments, from all of you out there who share this love of a good, cold one. That got me to thinking there are lots of us in the card collecting community who love quality, craft beers and want to share our enjoyment of it.
I mentioned to Matt that a lot of my craft beer tasting is done with my poker buddies, and I got to thinking some of you out there might like to see what we're tasting, and give your takes on those beers.
I know, it's not baseball cards, but at the risk of putting off the card blogger snobs, here is a look at what we tasted last month.
Maybe you've tried one or two of these, or you've seen them on the shelf and haven't tried them yet. So here we go....
This puppy (pun intended) was my favorite of the night. You generally can't go wrong with anything from Lagunitas Brewing.
This one seemed like they spent more time trying to push the ABV up to 12%, and less time on making something that tastes good.
In Indian Wells' defense, it's not easy to make something that high in ABV and not have the alcohol overwhelm the taste.
This one is aged in bourbon barrels, and it was pretty durn good. Highly recommended.
There was a time that Belgian was my favorite style of beer. These days my favorite is IPA, with sours coming in at a close second.
Imperial IPA, but very so-so. I got the bottle on sale for $2.99, so that was a great value and well worth trying.
Tasted like fish. Just kidding. This was another good choice.
We'll be playing poker tomorrow night, so I'm expecting another crop of great new beers to taste. If you all out there would like me to post what we try, I'll be very happy to post and recap.
Aloha and good night, Dodgers.