Aurelio is a golden ale brewed by Two Fingers Brewing Co. in the UK. I found the beer very crisp and delicious with its sweet, malty and citrus flavors. The brewery isn’t just a funny name with good beer; they also help save lives by giving all profits to Prostate Cancer UK. Very cool.

Here’s to drinking to save lives, prost!

I still had a couple bottles of my Heady Topper clone left so I thought I’d put it against Other Half’s Green Diamond. As you can see, mine is darker, but doesn’t drink like the color would lead you to believe. Aroma is different. Mine is similar to Lone Pint’s Yellow Rose as there is a fig/raisin characteristic to it. Green Diamond is very ‘green’ in its aroma. Flavor wise, mine is bitter with sweet plums, raisins and some citrus. It’s amazing the bottle variation. Green Diamond is your usual DIPA with a caramel note to it. GD is 9.1% and I believe mine is around 8.5% (a little higher than Heady). Both are ‘rich’ in their flavors and unique to your traditional DIPA. All in all, both are good but in different ways.
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Here’s the first finished batch of the year. It’s just a Belgian Pale Ale kit from NB that I had sitting around, but it came out quite well, I think. A little bit of a biscuity grain flavor with a hint of Saaz. The Belgian yeast is on full display here. I took advantage of the extreme cold we’ve been having in Michigan and cranked the CO2 way up for a day and got it back inside before it froze. The goal was to get high and foamy carbonation for the style. I think the appearance in the glass confirms how that worked out ;)

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It’s got grapefruit alright! Tasty but i think i like the regular Sculpin just a tad bit more!

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What an amazing day in #Atlanta. Finally I get to sit outside of work and drink a beer. Picked up some @brewdogofficial Cocoa Psycho down the street. Great stout. This 10% Russian Imperial is liquid bliss. So extremely rich and creamy, it’s like a frothy latte. It just feels thick. Juicy raisiny nose eith bits of cocoa woven deep. The taste bursts in all directions. You have a hard time keeping up with vanilla and dark cherry. You’re not sure if that’s dark chocolate or deeply roasted coffee. Almost tastes a bit like a barrel aged stout with the oak chip infusion. It’s such a well balanced stout I wish it’d come in four packs, but I’d end up spending $50 for 4.

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#MildMonthUS is on!

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the possibility of having a US based equivalent of CAMRA’s May is Mild Month. A couple of days later Tom Cizauskas from Yours for Good Fermentables got in touch to tell me that he and Lew Bryson thought the idea was a good one and that he would be on board, so I decided to test the waters and see if any of my local breweries would be interested in brewing mild ales for May, and overwhelmingly they were.

Thus American Mild Month was born, the domain registered, the Facebook page created, the Twitter account created, and the hashtag #MildMonthUS started.

The website and Facebook pages are very much works in progress, and I hope to be unveiling the project logo in the very near future.

So far the following breweries have committed to having mild ales available in May:

  • Three Notch’d Brewing, VA
  • Blue Mountain Brewery, VA
  • Champion Brewing, VA
  • South Street Brewery, VA
  • Mad Fox Brewing, VA
  • Williamsburg Alewerks, VA
  • Oliver Ales, MD
  • Brewers Union Local 180, OR
  • Jester King Brewing, TX
  • Freetail Brewing, TX
  • Pour Decisions/Brewstillery, MN
The following breweries are possibly taking part:

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Warming up for the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival, ACBF in short, this weekend organized by @alvinnebeer and Bierhalle Deconinck. Amazing list of breweries attending; @struisebreweries , Alvinne, Brodie’s, Redchurch, The Kernel, @laugarbrewery , Naparbier, @jesterkingbrewery , @molenbier , Kees, Toccalmatto , @loverbeer , @beavertownbeer , @haandbryggeriet_official , De Dochter van de Korenaar. Some of Europe’s best and one of the best out of the USA. Already an epic festival and it didn’t even start yet. This Cuvée might get me in an early festival mood. It is a heavy quad-like beer, barrel aged on Pomerol barrels. Very sweet with a viscous mouthfeel. Rich, dark fruits and sugar. Big Vanilla notes giving it a bourbon touch. A big, delicious beer! #ACBF #bierhalledeconinck #alvinne #beer #beergeek #beerporn #beerfestival #craftbeer #belgianbeergeek