I’ve been drinking more. While that might sound bad, that just means I’ve been increasing my one beer per night to 2-3 beers per night. The reason for this is I just have too much beer. Since our honeymoon in Vermont, when we came home with about 3 cases of beer, we’ve kind of been on overflow. An entire shelf in the fridge is dedicated to only beer (though there are a couple bottles of the Smirnoff Twist/Ice variety in the back). I have beer that needs to get in the fridge lest it goes bad. The worst part is, Susan, who had asked me not to buy a lot of beer since returning from Vermont sent me a message yesterday asking me to pick up some more!
Anyway, last night I had 3. The first was Rock Art Whitetail Golden Ale. It’s a nice light, crisp, and refreshing ale. It has a nice sweet malty flavor with just enough hops for balance. It’s crisp and dry and makes for a great summertime beer. There’s a little fruitiness to it as well. It’s a very easy drinking, yet nicely flavorful beer.
The second was Harpoon’s Weizenbock from their 100 Barrel series. Susan and I split it with dinner. It had a lot of banana flavor to it and was very bready. It wasn’t my favorite weizenbock, that’s for sure. I almost dumped part of mine, but I finished it. I did not, however, help Susan finish her half of the bottle. I just didn’t like it that much.
The third was Rock Art’s flagship beer, Ridge Runner. It’s classified as an English Barleywine. I thought it was just okay, but it definitely got better upon warming. There were 3 in the mixed 12 pack I bought. I left one in the fridge and I put the other one down to age for a bit and see what happens. I imagine it will get a little better with age.