April Dirty Thirty Day 2 – Heavy Seas Powder Monkey Pale Ale

We made it to day two. What do we have today…

Heavy Seas Powder Monkey Pale Ale

Heavy Seas Powder Monkey Pale Ale

Heavy Seas Powder Monkey Pale Ale

Critical Information:

  • 4.75% ABV
  • 28.5 IBU
  • Hops: UK Fuggles, Cascade, UK Goldings
  • Malts: 2-row, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt

My Experience:

– Pour

Poured from bottle into mug. Only cooled in fridge for about an hour before serving. Has a reddish-straw color. It is very see-through with minimal carbonation. Most bubbles disappeared in the first couple minutes along with the head. Continue reading

My Big Debut – Beer Club #1

Hosting Beer Club

Hosting beer club at the Buffalo Wing Factory – Photo taken by Mitch Witte

Last Friday, February 22nd, was my big debut as a craft beer professional. Well, almost professional. Getting paid in beer is close enough. My buddy got me a gig hosting a craft beer tasting at a local restaurant, the Buffalo Wing Factory. I represented five beers all from different breweries.

  1. Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Bohemian Pilsner
  2. Williamsburg Alewerks Washington’s Porter
  3. Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
  4. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
  5. Butternuts Moo Thunder Stout

The Rhino Chasers Bohemian Pilsner by Lost Rhino in Ashburn, Virginia was our first beer. I explained a bit about the history of the Pilsner and cold-fermented lagers. This was paired with an avocado salad with bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, sweet onions and lime juice. Continue reading