Shiner Beer Straight Shooter Juicy Dill Pickle Craft Brewed Hard Seltzer

I haven’t had too many hard seltzers, and I find them as a whole to be a little one-sided. When you have a citrus IPA, you have the flavor of the IPA with the citrus. A hard seltzer has the bubbles and whatever flavor you have added. This seltzer is Shiner Beer Straight Shooter Juicy Dill Pickle Craft Brewed Hard Seltzer, 4.5%. It pours a clear color with loads of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is vinegary and spiced. The flavor is vinegary, light dill notes, spiced. The mouthfeel is lite and carbonated. This seltzer finish with a decent amount of carbonation and a vinegar pickle that carries into the aftertaste. This drink is just plain with a decent about of pickle flavor. I give This is Shiner Beer Straight Shooter Juicy Dill Pickle Craft Brewed Hard Seltzer a C+. The flavor on this is decent but not complex at all. If you like pickles and you love hard seltzers then this is for you. I found it average as best. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. & Snyders of Hanover Snyder Bier Pretzel Märzen

I was getting a lot of social media advertisements about this beer recently. It did sound like a great beer that I would like to try. So I was out at my local Winestore and spotted Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. & Snyder’s of Hanover Snyder Bier Pretzel Märzen, 5.0% ABV. This beer, a collaboration between Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, New York, and Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel snack company, is owned by Lance here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This October-fest style beer pours a copper/light brown color with a two-and-a-half finger off-white head. The aroma is malty, bread, semi-sweet with a salty note. The taste is a malty, salt, bead, a richness like Snyder’s October fest dark pretzels. This beer then finishes with a malted medium salted. The aftertaste is very similar to the aftertaste of Snyder’s October fest pretzels. This beer is a very delicious beer and a great combination. I give Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. & Snyder’s of Hanover Snyder Bier Pretzel Märzen an A+. It’s like being at Octoberfest without actually being there. It’s Octoberfest in a can. I highly recommend it! It’s not a beer that overpowers your tastebuds. I could have an entire four-pack of sixteen ounces. I hope that this beer will be here every year. It’s that good! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Clubtails Screwdriver

This is the is the last of the Clubtails. This particular one is Clubtails Screwdriver 10% ABV. This one pours a slight yellow/orange color with a nice color fade from light yellow to light orange. The aroma is like an orange This particular one is Clubtails Screwdriver 10% ABV. This one pours a slight yellow/orange color. It also has a good color fade from light yellow to light orange. The aroma is like an orange Mt. Dew soda with hints of alcohol. The taste is artificial orange juice. It is like an orange-flavored Mt. Dew almost. It has a light mouthfeel. This screwdriver finishes with a fake orange juice flavor. There is a tart orange juice aftertaste with a punch of 10% alcohol. I did not care for this after a few sips. Clubtails Screwdriver is a D-. it had too much of a fake flavor. That got old quickly. I drank almost half, and then I poured the rest out. Now, if it had been fewer, say like sixteen ounces, then it might be slightly easier to finish, maybe. This one was the last. In confusion, I found the Clubtails beverages to be just barely above average. I found the Sunny Margarita to be the best. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly!

Clubtails Sunny Margarita

Clubtails Sunny Margarita, 10% ABV is not a beer. It’s a fermented like a beer but without hops, and is tweaked Clubtails Sunny Margarita, 10% ABV is not a beer. It’s fermented like a beer but without hops, and is tweaked to achieve the desired flavor. This Margarita from this big boy can pour a light lime green color, and yes, I salted the rim for a Margarita experience. The aroma is lime, citrusy, with light alcoholic notes. The taste is big with lime, and it has little alcohol towards the back. The mouthfeel is light. This Margarita finishes with lime a little bit of alcohol. The aftertaste is pretty much Margarita lime goodness that lingers until you take another sip. The overall alcoholic notes are light, and this Culbtail is quite refreshing. This Margarita tastes like a good margarita. I give Clubtails Margarita an A+. This Margarita is a great beverage and one that you should try. It is not as strong as most Margaritas. That makes it easier to drink, especially when it’s twenty-five ounces. It’s a good one! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Docuseries Live Caft

From JMS Media LLC on Docuseries Live craft beer is a multi-part documentary series that about the various part of craft beer, but there is a twist to it. Once you watch the two or so-minute episode there are a few questions at the end of that particular episode, so pay attention during the episode. You could win a five-hundred-dollar, sweepstakes prize and possibly more. I did find it interesting and the length was perfect because it kept my attention just long enough and that is also good for retaining the episode’s information. Plus you can use the knowledge to impress your craft beer and noncraft beer friends. So if you like craft beer knowledge and possibly win a good prize then go here and check it out. It’s pretty darn good! https://docuseries.live/?msID=7d364317-d0b8-430b-a5d0-0fe931f079e8. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Edmund’s Last Brewing Company Basket of Flowers

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers, 5% ABV is Belgian style wheat brewed in Charleston, South Carolina with oranges and rosebuds. This beer sounded like it would be interesting, so I picked up a four-pack. This beer pours a bright yellow cloudy color with a one and a quarter white head that fades steadily. The nose is floral with orange sweetness There is a bitter tart note in there as well that gives off slight pale ale vibes. The flavor is sweet with some tart orange floral notes with a bit of wheat. Yes, I did get a bit of bitterness, but not as pronounced as it is on the nose. This Edmund’s Oast beer finish with a hit of a hoppy note but sweet. The aftertaste is orange and floral with a final bitter tart note. This is not as exciting as I thought it was going to be. It was trying to go somewhere with the flavor but got lost on the way. I give Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers a low C-. The bit of bitterness I found was a surprise but not in a good way and it clashing a bit with the floral notes kind of hold it back. I wouldn’t recommend Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers. But I do find Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company to brew good beers not this one though. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Martin House Brewing Company Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer

Martin House Brewing Company Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer, 4.7% ABV is the other beer I purchased in Dallas, Texas, at the liquor store. This beer sour Gose brewed with Best Maid Pickle juiceI picked up a six-pack of this because I love picklesSo if you do not like pickles then, this beer isn’t for you. Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer pours a light merry yellow, light green with a one and a half finger white head. The aroma is tart and sour with dill pickle bitterness. Taste is juicy, tart, sour, bitter, with dill pickle notes and the faintest of salt. This beer has a sour juicy pickle finish and aftertaste that draws you back for another sip. That is if you like pickles, with a light mouthfeel. I enjoyed Martin House Brewing Company Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer quite a bit. I also think that after two, you will not be looking for a third. The flavor gets to be a bit intense at that point, but still a good beer. I give Martin House Brewing Company Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer an A. If you love pickles, then this is the beer for you! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! 

Haw River Farmhouse Ale Cultural Divide Farmstand Pickle Kettled-Sour Saison

A purchase from the Butcher’s Market, Haw River Farmhouse Ales Cultural Divide Farmstand Pickle Kettled-Sour Saison, 6.2% ABV is part of a series of beers called Cultural Divide and is brewed with Carolina Culture yogurt fresh from cow’s milk infused with fresh North Carolina cucumbers, fresh dill & pickling spices. Farmstand Pickle pours a orange-y yellow color with a big three finger quick white head with sour pickle brine/juicy aromas and light cucumber. Taste is much like the name of this beer, tart yet semi sour dill pickle with some pickle juice that mixes with light cucumber with nice amount of effervescent to give Farmstand Pickle a medium mouthfeel with a nice tart and sour pickle finish and a similar aftertaste with little of of saison notes following the pickled flavor that lingers for a bit. Haw River Farmhouse Ales Cultural Divide Farmstand Pickle Kettled-Sour Saison is a beer that slowly grows on you and gets a B-. The Saison base does help with the dill pickle flavors otherwise this beer wouldn’t be very good, I mean most people don’t usually drink straight pickle juice. I would say to try this just as a curiosity, it is an interesting beer that isn’t that bad. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

Originally posted on January 15th, 2012.

When you think of Germany and it’s the beer you think of Munich and Bavaria. But this a Rauchbier, which is a smoked beer style in the Bamberg area of Germany. Schlenkerla is the original smoke beer. This is the Weizen (wheat) variety of their smoke beer. This beer is 5.2% abv and is dark amber with a thick foamy beige head. The color of this beer is a bbq like color, dark crispy slightly burnt edges of the meat. Schlenkerla has a smokey scent to it that really smells like fresh bbq being cooked. This is a very pleasant smell. Yes, there is a very faint wheat smell but it is overpowered by the smokey scent. This smokey brew here has a bbq taste that makes you think of ribs pulled pork and other good bbq staples. Yes, there is a wheat taste there but you really have search hard for it. This beer has a good smokey aftertaste that is very wonderful and tasty nothing like a heavy thick smoked porter. I really do think this would go great with a bbq brisket or a slab of ribs. This smokey guy is not heavy tasting nor does it stick to your stomach/ribs, no its semi-light drinkable and real good. Yes, they do brew three other types of smoke beer. You should try this one, it is surprisingly good. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!

J. Wakefield Brewing El Jeffe

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J. Wakefield Brewing Company El Jeffe German-Style Wheat with Coconut, 5% ABV from Miami, Florida is a traditional German Hefeweizen brwed with coconut fresh flakes. I haven’t seen any of J. Wakefield beers anywhere here in North or South Carolina, just only in Florida, specifically Miami, and I found this beer here in Charlotte, NC at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. El Jeffe pours yellow with a thick three-finger creamy, fluffy white head with good retention leaving behind some really decent lacing and giving sweet banana, light clove, and coconut aromas with a little nice bubblegum-like note as well. Taste is somewhat similar to it aroma, I found a nice sweet banana clove note that you typically find in a traditional German-wheat/Hefeweizen with some sweet coconut that melds well with the banana notes with a very light/faint bubblegum notes that comes to a sweet coconut finish and continues into the aftertaste with a little Hefeweizen banana that lingers for a minute before it fades into just sweetness with a medium mouthfeel that is lighter than most Hefeweizen beers. J. Wakefield Brewing Company El Jeffe German-Style Wheat with Coconut is a great beer and the coconut really amps the traditional German Hefeweizen to a new level, I give it an A+. El Jeffe is excellent and i highly recommended that you have this beer. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibily! Cheers!