May. 27th, 2017 12:19 pm
chickenfeet: (Default)
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 Last night was the semi annual Craft Beer Festival at C'est What.  As usual there were about 50 beers on offer ($1 - $2 per sample).  Time was when this was a bit of a riot and quite often one found a really exciting beer from an unexpected source plus some real shockers.  Over the last two or three years though it seems to have settled down.  The experiments are less wild; no chilli, chocolate, durian IPA.  There are still new brewers but it's a more stable market and they have to be solid to be there at all.  So, bottom line, the 15 or so beers I tried all fell in a 5-8 point window on a 10 point scale, which means that everything we tried was way better than InbevAB or equivalent swill but nothing was mind blowing.  Best of the night:
Halcyon Infinity Mirror IPA - grapefruity IPA with a touch of Brett
Clifford Sour Cherry Porter - One of the best porters around with an interesting added note

Date: 2017-05-27 06:28 pm (UTC)
sabotabby: (gaudeamus)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
Sour Cherry Porter: Why is this not in my mouth right now?

Date: 2017-05-29 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jsburbidge
I was in for lunch the next day and had a couple of the beers left over from the festival - a nice Belgian-style double IPA and the Halcyon Infinity Mirror, which I liked more - I have a weakness for farmhouse ales and saisons. (As you like it, you might try the Folly's Imposter Syndrome).

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