This Week in Beer (TWIB) is a feature where I’ll highlight some craft beers I had during this past week mixed with some related (and unrelated) thoughts. Yes, it’s a play on the name of the show This Week in Baseball which I grew up on and loved.
Port City Downtown Pilsner
With the warm weather here to stay, I decided to pick up something refreshing. I found a six-pack of Port City’s limited release Downtown Pilsner at the Wine’ing Butcher and scooped it up. After a long week and a great dinner I realized I had downed four of them in succession. It has a crisp flavor made from 100% Pilsner malt and 100% Saaz hops and is highly sessionable at 4.8% ABV. Pick this beer up while it lasts.
Hardywood Chocolate Heat
Hardywood is a newer brewery in Richmond, Virginia. My wonderful wife grabbed their Chocolate Heat and Bourbon Sidamo for me when she there recently. Chocolate Heat is a Double Chocolate Milk Stout that is brewed with local chile peppers (including habanero peppers!!).
I’ve had a few “peppered” beers before and would rank this one pretty high on the list. The heat was apparent but didn’t completely overtake the chocolatey-maltiness. I can’t wait to open the Bourbon Sidamo…
I’ve been listening to the Self Publishing Podcast recently and am toying with the idea of writing an ebook. Needless-to-say I do not have the beer knowledge to write about anything highly factual or education in regard to beer. So what about beer fiction?
Premise – A homebrewer brews the “perfect beer” one drunken night. With no recollection of how he made the beer, he wins a contest and is solicited for the recipe by a Macrobrewery. Something is terribly wrong when he comes home and all his beer and beloved dog are gone and all that’s left is a ransom note saying that if he wants to see his pooch again he needs to cough up the recipe.
Alright my loyal blog readers, is there a snowball’s chance in hell that you’d read this?
Last week’s question:
Which brewery has the best logo?
This week’s question:
What beer book are you reading/have you read recently?
Once those are read maybe I’ll get to that light I’m supposed to hang…