Archives for category: Beer Photo Fetish

Having a little fun.

 

Georgetown Brewing Co

These guys are making the effort with what is inside the can and offering an easy to read and understand date too.

Sold.

Related:

Checking IPA Dates

 

A little more time working outside. Reaching more often for a cold brew.

Advantages:

Much lower priced than premium beers.

Lower alcohol content too.

Maybe start off with sharp taste buds and a couple of good craft beers. Wanting to have a couple more? Coors Light could be the answer.

Here’s a review that won’t be featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, etc.

The best beers require the least advertising:

More from independent media:

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

A 6 pack of IPA can be costly.

It is expensive to experiment. It can be very tricky when there is not a date to work with on the can or bottle you may want to purchase.

With a dozen possible IPA choices, why go for one without a date?

The Crafty Beer Girls

Date Code Confusion

“Regardless of where the beer is coming from, I urge everyone to either enforce or demand legible date codes on beer. If you see a smudgy date code on your can (or no code at all), bring it to the brewery’s attention. If you can’t decipher a stamped date code, email the brewery and ask for an explanation (I plan to email Merchant du Vin). As consumers, we should demand transparency from the companies we’re supporting with our dollars. Being duped into purchasing old beer is a terrible thing, and I would think it’s in the brewery and retailer’s best interest to provide accurate and legible freshness information on packaging.”

Thank you Crafty Beer Girls.

I recently purchased a six pack of IPA and did not check the date carefully at the store. When I got home I found a confusing and possibly old date on the can. I sent a polite email to this brewery asking about the freshness of their product and providing info about where (Haggen 98277) and when I made the purchase.

They never got back to me. I will make note of that. I will attempt to support the breweries that offer fresh product and an easy way for customers to verify dates.

Today, I passed over a six pack of this product, because there was only an ink smudge where the date would go on the bottom of the cans.

 

Georgetown Brewing Co

These guys are making the effort with what is inside the can and offering an easy to read and understand date too.

Sold.

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

 

Mini Spring Break update:

The beer photo fetish page features a true grab bag of different beer styles and brands. We’ve been at it since 2012.

No specific emphasis on any particular brand this afternoon.

Mexican beer has always been one of our favorite styles.

Before cracking a beer today, we made sure that all schools had been shut down for the coming weeks.

We verified that all bars and restaurants in Illinois and Ohio were headed for complete shut down prior to drinking at home today.

As a public service, we hired a sign language interpreter to stand on our porch and deliver ongoing public safety updates to the neighborhood while the sun shines this afternoon.

 

More than $10.00 for a 6 pack of IPA update:

I have no specific brand in mind here. It is expensive to experiment. It can be very tricky when there is not a date to work with on the can or bottle you may want to purchase.

With a dozen possible IPA choices, why go for one without a date?

The Crafty Beer Girls

Date Code Confusion

“Regardless of where the beer is coming from, I urge everyone to either enforce or demand legible date codes on beer. If you see a smudgy date code on your can (or no code at all), bring it to the brewery’s attention. If you can’t decipher a stamped date code, email the brewery and ask for an explanation (I plan to email Merchant du Vin). As consumers, we should demand transparency from the companies we’re supporting with our dollars. Being duped into purchasing old beer is a terrible thing, and I would think it’s in the brewery and retailer’s best interest to provide accurate and legible freshness information on packaging.”

Thank you Crafty Beer Girls.

I may send a polite email to a brewery asking about the freshness of their product and providing info about where and when I made a purchase.

If the brewery ignores me, I will make note of that. I will attempt to support the breweries that offer fresh product and an easy way for customers to verify dates.

 

A few small projects taken care of, then time to see if the barbecue still works.

Mexican beer update:

West Coast/NW IPA

German Pilsner

Beers from Mexico

These are my favorite styles.

Several of the Mexican beers I’ve tried, I would call routine.

Low on flavor and low on alcohol content. This would make sense if you were reaching for a beer in a location where 100° temps are the norm.

My favorite Mexican beer:

Bohemia

I also enjoy Carta Blanca, Modelo, and Corona Extra.

The Bohemia beer can be hard to find in the grocery store and in restaurants.

I would rate the Corona Familiar pictured at the top of the page as a routine Mexican beer.

What others have to say:

Related:

Green/Clear Beer Bottle Myths?

Neil Young at 9:07

 

German Pilsner

One of my favorite styles, and one that can be hard to find in the local grocery store.

An enthusiastic review:

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Sun came out.

There’s a rush hour out there somewhere.

A really nice beer. Always enjoy this one.

Looking like a good date:

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

After a month of storms, ferry links shut down, Hood Canal bridge closed, etc., the sun made a showing today.

Happy Sunday.

Really enjoy the IPA style, but the alcohol content can be a little high.

Pairing a Mexican beer with a decent tequila probably brings the alcohol impact right back up, but we are celebrating a calm & sunny winter day.

 

This one has more of a Brown Ale feel.

I prefer a NW IPA style.

 

Why is the can in the photo sealed?

Because sometimes, it’s windy here and an empty can will get tossed around during the photo op.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Fremont Interurban IPA.

I would reach for this one again.

 

Why is the can in the photo sealed?

Because sometimes, it’s windy here and an empty can will get tossed around during the photo op.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Calm, dry and gray until early afternoon. A good winter day for an outdoor work session. Temps around 50° F.

Took care of a few minor cleanup chores in the yard. Many more similar days and we’ll be all caught up.

What Puget Sound area grocery stores have the highest turnover (freshest dates) in the beer section? Need to learn more. Hate to spend $10 on a six pack & find out it’s not at its best.

Used to buy German Pilsner at Haggen. No longer seeing it. One of the most difficult styles to find.

Why is the can in the photo sealed?

Because sometimes, it’s windy here and an empty can will get tossed around during the photo op.

Alpine, Wyoming is the home of today’s brew.

Right on the Idaho border.

I’d reach for this one again.

 

Total Domination India Pale Ale – We’ve been this way before.

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Mrs. Real checking in:

 

 

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

Heineken? Why it’s the finest beer in the world! President Kennedy used to drink it!

Not everyone likes this style, but there are many choices out there for many tastes.

Positive reviews:

A wintry night in an area surrounded by maritime culture.

 

A review with personality:

 

I’m going to contradict articles that tell us beer is skunky because light gets to brews shipped in green/clear bottles.

Here is a detailed article explaining why I am wrong on this.

I’m not convinced.

Here’s why:

The skunk is known and desired by some.

Beers shipped in green/clear bottles taste just about the same when tapped from a keg or poured from a can.

Beers shipped in green/clear bottles are packaged in cardboard boxes/containers that do not let light in. No light gets to the brews until they arrive at the place where you purchase them. In many cases, you may take the beer home and leave it in the cardboard box/container until you put it in a cooler & dump ice on top.

Skunky flavor even when shipped in a can:

Ditto:

Similar flavor here:

Zero flavor here (skunky or otherwise) even though shipped in a green bottle:

Photo at top of page:

Illegal beer drinking at Kingston.

Dozens of taste tests of this brew reveal no skunky flavor.

Not even one time.

 

Some history here:

“…Founded in 1903 by German settlers…”

 

Monica is back in the house.

 

Late November weather – We’ll take it

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

 

BeerAdvocate:

Topcutter floaties – why?

What it looked like last time I had one.

More info:

Ask Bob Brewer: “Floaties” in Craft Beer

 

I like this one.

 

 

Thank you Spencer.

I really enjoy this one.

Our local source:

Whidbey Beer Works

A friendly shop with a very large selection.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

 

A beer that brings little in the way of flavor or alcohol content.

Maybe just right for when Seattle temps push into the 90s. You can always add a kick with the tequila of your choice.

A little cooler closer to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts

Probably some of this going on too.

 

Last day in the USMC uniform – 7/27/99

 

10 Weeks of Sunshine IPA

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company