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Big Dog’s Draft House
4543 N. Rancho Dr
Las Vegas Nv
(702) 645-1404
Delicious samples five ways!
#beertography #beerpicture #beerporn #beer #ipa #vegas #vegasfood #pub #craftbeer #bigdogsbrews #amberales #craftbeerporn #sessionipa
#imperialipa #beergeek #belgianwhite #instabeer #realale #stout #hefeweizen #lager

Lager is Lovely

Lager is beautiful. I’m not just talking about cold beer on a hot day. I’m not talking about a refreshing can of suds after mowing the lawn. Lager can be just as interesting and complex as ale if you put the time in.

Take Farias Clara from Full Sail. This Helles Lager is crystal clear and fizzy. Toasted grains fill the palate with a hint of nice sweetness. It’s balanced and delightful. But it has hidden depths. Farias Clara has a certain fruitiness, you only notice it after a few good sips. On the back of the tongue, it’s wine-y, like riesling or prosecco. Dry, clean, but with nice and grapey.

I know I sound crazy, but it’s in there. Seriously. Next time you crack open a cold one, sit with it a moment. There is something in there.

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The piers in front of our hotel were a nice touch, less hot during the scorching day (45°C) and lively during the short nights. Turkey never disappointed us, maybe also because we do careful research before leaving - research which almost always fails somewhat short except maybe this time. Belek, near Antalya at the Mediterranean Sea: great sandy beaches and here and there, a pier stepping into warm and peaceful waters. On the evening way back from the beach I grabbed a Bomonti beer, a Turkish anniversary edition lager which didn’t shine and also didn’t disappoint: a smooth malt and yeasts combination not making itself remarkable in any direction either than just falling short on hops.

September is finally upon us. The leaves are changing, warm temperatures wavering, my seasonal allergies back in full swing, and local Oktoberfests setting up huge tents around the globe.

“But wait,” I hear you whisper whilst reading that stellar bit of autumnal introductory prose, “Isn’t Oktoberfest in, well, October?”

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