Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service


Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service, 5% ABV is a dry-hopped Kellerpils or a dry-hopped unfiltered Pilsner that I purchased from Pop the Top. Distributed Denial of Service pours a slightly hazed yellow with a fluffy two finger steady white head with aromas of hoppy breaded pilsner malt that has a little dry note to it with some slight crisp notes. The flavor is more on the hoppy side that does follow the nose with a nice bitter note of slightly breaded pilsner malt with a hoppy noted on the back that has light dryness to it with a crisp nature that comes to a slightly hoppy dry finish and a nice semi-hoppy aftertaste that is somehow refreshing with a medium mouthfeel. Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service is quite a take on a Pilsner beer and that good getting a B+ from me. I found this beer to slowly become too much for you tastebuds after about a four-pack but you would enjoy each of the four Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service which you should definitely try! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!   

Throwback Thursday: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Kellerweis Hefeweizen

Originally posted May 9th, 2012.


I haven’t had too many Sierra Nevada beers, but I did see this hefeweizen, unfiltered wheat, and though it would be good for a beer tasting on American wheat beer. This is an old microbrewery in Chico, CA and soon they will have another brewery here in the Asheville North Carolina area soon. They have been brewing beer since the eighties,& probably&older than me. I really enjoyed this hazy brew, but I can say the same about most wheat beer. Wheat beer is one of my top favorite styles. Kellerweise pours a rich hazy-golden color with a nice bright foamy white heat. There is a nice spicy clove and banana scent that is nice and pleasant and just wonderful. About the same can be said for this one’s taste, but there is a nice ripe banana too. Yes, there is a faint bit of wheat but you should know that if you’ve had a wheat beer before. The finish is nice crisps a tiny bit spicy and good. This Hefe is one I’ll try again very soon. A day or two after having this I still want more and couldn’t stop thinking of it. It is just really good but simple at the same time. Really good work on Sierra Nevada’s part. Well done! This is great with grilled sausages, a big juicy hamburger, or good chicken wings. This is also good on a hot day when you want to relax and feel refreshed, cause this Sierra is most refreshing. I loved it! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!   

Dugges Bryggeri Bubble Gummy Double India Pale Ale


Yes Dugges Bryggeri Bubble Gummy Double India Pale Ale, 8.0% ABV is another purchase from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. Bubble Gummy Double IPA is brewed in Mölndal, Sweden outside of Stockholm. Bubble Gummy pours a bright cloudy yellow color with a stick two finger frothy white head that puts off juicy citrusy aromas of some grapefruit with nice bittersweet notes that lead to a bittersweet citrus juicy taste, grapefruit, with tropical fruits mango, papaya, and some pineapple that has a nice creaminess to it that comes to a bittersweet juicy finish and a nice creamy tropical fruit aftertaste with a medium/full mouthfeel. Dugges Bryggeri Bubble Gummy Double India Pale Ale does not quite feel or drink like it has an 8% Alcohol By Volume but you know it’s not a low abv either, I think the delicious juicy fruit flavors mask the higher ABV on this Double IPA. I think that Dugges Bryggeri Bubble Gummy Double India Pale Ale is an A+.  I have found no faults with this beer all the flavors blend well for a wonder Double IPA that I recommend trying for sure! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Burial Beer Co. An Abstract Reverie


purchased a Crowler of Burial Beer Co. An Abstract Reverie, 4.6% ABV from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop locally in Charlotte, North Carolina. An Abstract Reverie is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale that is inspired by the base beer for Thresher Coffee Saison and is brewed with citrus and Mandarina Bavaria. An Abstract Reverie pours a copper color with an almost one finger quickly fleeting thin white head giving off crisp citrus apple notes with a slight twinge of an acidic bitter/sour white wine note. Taste comes to you with a citrus flavor on the front that then becomes a bit acidic, almost become apple-like in the middle of your mouth with a little dry sour white wine flavor on the back coming to an acidic dry finish with a bit of faint citrus feel and an acidic citrus/apple white wine like after taste all with a light mouthfeel. Burial Beer Co. An Abstract Reverie wasn’t really something I was expecting it to be for a Saison and the finish hold it back to give it a C+. The rest of the beer is just above average and I could even say it is easy to drink and slightly refreshing. But just the acidic nature of An Abstract Reverie finish doesn’t pull the whole Ale together for something great. But on the other hand, I am not saying that Burial Beer Co. An Abstract Reverie is bad, and maybe worth a try. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!        

NoDa Brewing Company Blood Orange Gose Beer


Please support your local brewers and beer shops, I purchased NoDa Brewing Blood Orange Gose Beer, 5% ABV from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blood Orange Gose is German Style wheat with German Pilsner grain, local wheat malt, and blood orange puree. Blood Orange Gose pours a deeper golden color with a one and a half finger white head that is slightly quicker to fade into itself giving off tart blood orange notes with some light sour notes as well. Taste is tart with nice citrus blood orange with a tart sour note that has a bit of dryness to it with a nice light salty note that comes to a nice tart blood orange finish with a nice light salty-sour/tart citrusy aftertaste with a light refreshing mouthfeel. This is more of a fruity forward beer, and you get a light amount of the Gose aspect of the beer. I think that it isn’t a terrible beer, I give NoDa Brewing Blood Orange Gose Beer a B+. The addition of blood oranges to this Gose is quite good, and refreshing but it does cover up the base beer a bit and that’s holding it back just a little. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Throwback Thursday: Westbrook Brewing Co. Gosé

Originally posted June 20th, 2015.


A German-style beer that once was nearly extinct is making a comeback. Gose (pronounced “goes-uh”) is a wheat beer brewed with 50-60 wheat coriander and sea salt. This style is originally from Leipzig Germany. But this can of Westbrook Brewing Co. Gose 4% ABV, doesn’t come from that far away, no it comes from Mt. Pleasant South Carolina east of Charleston. This is another fine beer from Brewpublik (www.brewbpulik.com). Gose pours a bright hazy yellow color with a two and a half finger bright clean white fluffy head that somewhat slow to fade and does leave behind nice whips of lacing. I found some little amounts of light through the glass with average amounts of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is similar to a lemon but with a salty kick. Taste is pretty sharp with a slightly bitter sour lemon upfront than towards the back or your taste buds it gets salty and the bitterness/sour really kicks in. But it’s refreshingly sour. I didn’t get much of any coriander in the taste. I think it’s underneath the big sour salty flavors. This Westbrook Gose finishes sour with a nice salty note that leaves a refreshing lemon-like aftertaste that sticks with you for a little bit. I really enjoyed this Gose a lot it’s an A+. I can see why the Gose style is making a comeback. After drinking this I find it so interesting that sour wheat beer with sea salt could be as refreshingly delicious. But yet it is very much so. Everything going on in this beer works so well together.  I highly recommend trying Westbrook Brewing Co. Gose. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Resident Culture Brewing There is No Light without the Dark


Please support your local and small businesses during this time. I purchased this Resident Culture Brewing There is No Light without the Dark, 5.0% Crowler from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop here in Charlotte. Resident Culture Brewing located here in Charlotte, North Carolina where this Schwarzbier is brewed. There is No Light without the Dark pours a dark, black color with a two-finger slow beige head giving off roasted, bitter, dry dark chocolate notes with hints of coffee coming into your nose. Taste slightly follows the nose with bitter dry dark chocolate notes with some light coffee roasted notes washing into the middle of your mouth with a bit of crispness that comes to a roasted cocoa coffee finish and fades into a bitter chocolate coffee aftertaste with a more full mouthfeel that is not too full.  Resident Culture Brewing There is No Light without the Dark is a good Schwarzbier but I’ve  There is No Light without the Dark to be a B-. It has little bitter notes that hold it back and they keep this from being a real crisp beer, but other than it was a good beer, but like I said there is better ones out there, Rahr and Sons Ugly Pug is a great example. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!   

Crooked Stave Artisanal Ales L’Brett D’or


Support your local small businesses like I did when I bought a crowler of Crooked Stave Artisanal Ales L’Brett D’or, 5.0% ABV from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. L’Brett D’or is an American wild ale that is spontaneously in oak barrels with natural wild yeast residing their coolship which is an open-top brewing vessel that is flat allowing wild cultures to accumulate within said vessel. L’Brett D’or pours a slightly amber color with a two-finger steady fading white head with aromas of a dry white/green grape with bits of sour notes flowing along and a bit of dryness. Taste is a bit sour on the front of the tongue with a white/green dry grape with a sour note hitting the middle becoming tart as it passed onto the back of the tongue with bits of light green apple then comes to a dry finish and a dry almost white wine aftertaste with a light mouthfeel that is a bit crisp.Crooked Stave Artisanal Ales L’Brett D’or is a good easy drinking beer that I give an A- too, the minus is just because the dryness is something that becomes just a little bit too much on the taste buds after about two pints, but otherwise a good beer no less. Crooked Stave Artisanal Ales L’Brett D’or is worth trying. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!  

Dssolver Sandwich Station American Pale Ale


Recently purchased from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop, Dssolver Sandwich Station American Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV brewed with Cascade and Crystal hops. I highly recommend that you support your local breweries, bottle shops and other small businesses doing this time, they need your support. Dssolver Sandwich Station, brewed in Asheville, North Carolina pours a dark yellow color with a three-finger white head that quickly fades to two-fingers and slowly fades leaving behind some nice lacing. This American Pale Ale gives aromas of very faint floral notes with breaded bitterness with a piney hoppy note as well. Taste is of a nice bitterness with some hoppy breaded notes with some floralness sneaking in and I guess the taste does follow the nose, then it comes to a nice light bitter finish with the faintest dry note and Sandwich Station has nice bitter piney aftertaste. This beer is an easy drinker, it’s has a nice balance of flavor with just the right amount of it and a nice Alcohol By Volume level, and with that said I give Dssolver Sandwich Station am A+.  You should try it! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!     

The Beer News

For the foreseeable future, Best Beer Blog will not be posted The Beer News. Most bars, breweries, and restaurants are closed but if they have curbside service plus take full advantage and support local businesses. But most of all stay at home when and only go when absolutely necessary, please wash your hands thoroughly and practice social distancing. However, I will be posting regular beer reviews so check those out and enjoy them. Please stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers!