Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown Pennsylvania brews Home Grown Dry-Hopped Lager 4.8 ABV, which I purchased from their newer brewery here in Charlotte, Brewers at 4001 Yancey which is cooperation with Southern Tier Brewing Company, and they also have Sixpoint Point Company brand portfolio. Home Grown is brewed with Azacca, Citra, and and Mosaic whole flower hops. Home Grown pours a golden hue with a one finger bright white head that fades a bit quick with hoppy crisp aromas that are slightly citrusy with a taste of orange and grapefruit with a hoppy note towards the back of the tongue with a faint crispness and a little bitter finish that is juicy with grapefruit and orange. Aftertaste doesn’t stay like with it hopped citrus fruit notes with a light mouthfeel. This is a crushable beer, you can just pound this with now mouth fatigue. I give Victory Brewing Company Home Grown Dry-Hopped Lager a B+. I enjoyed it this well brewed hopped lager, and you should too. It’s good for a hot after yard work and such, but I would’ve like the lager side of this to be turned up a notch but it was otherwise good. This would be a beer worth going back too. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted February 6th, 2014.
Canned beer is making a popular comeback these days. Can are a little more versatile than bottles. You can take cans of beer on a picnic with have to worry about what to do with a whole glass bottle. Can stay colder longer than a bottle, and are easier to transport. Plus can are much easier to open and recycle. There are number breweries that can beer and there are some that only can their beer. Oskar Blue Brewery is on that only cans all their beer. Originally started in Lyons Colorado, and recently built a brewery/taproom in Brevard North Carolina. So depending on what part of the USA you are would determine which brewery you beer comes from. Here is on of Oskar Blue’s year round offering, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, 5.3% ABV, a Czech Pilsner. Mama’s Little Yella Pils pours yep you guessed right, a yellow, light gold color with a big rocky three finger foamy bright white head that seem to stay forever, and from thick foamy lacing around the glass. I found decent amounts of light streaming though a healthy amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Mama’s Little Yella Pils is a little breaded with nice pale biscuit scents. The aroma is altogether big and bright. The taste is clean, crisp, and easy drinking with nice clean breaded biscuit flavors. As the beer becomes a bit warmer the German Specialty and Saaz hops shine through. The mouth feel is light and crisp, with a clean refreshing finish. The after taste is just a pinch of a very faint hoppy taste with a nice semi faint biscuit flavor. Overall this is a wonderful, refreshing, clean, crisp, and easy-drinking pilsner! Oskar Blue’s Mama’s Little Yella Pils get an A+ here. I really can see this beer as an everyday beer. Mama’s Little Yella Pils is one well-crafted Pilsner, and I like the fact that it’s in can, that’s a little different. So I do highly recommend Mama’s Little Yella Pils. So go out and try Mama’s Little Yella Pils and see what you think of it! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!