Thirsty Thursday 6/30/16-7/6

I think this is going to be the last week I’m going to do Thirsty Thursday in this current format. I’m going to be switching it over to reviews on specific beers or breweries and possibly cocktail recipes. Exciting stuff!

 

Thursday, June 30

I covered a bar shift in the beer garden of the restaurant where I work. It was a really slow night and it was quite hot and muggy. While I was cleaning and closing up the bar, I had two Schöfferhofer Grapefruits. I love when I get to have this beer on draft.

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Thirsty Thursday 6/23-6/29/16

Thursday, June 23

We just started rolling out our summer beer menu at work and a few of us decided to split one of the new beers. I’ve had a Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch once before and didn’t really like it.

Appearance: clear straw colour, small off white head

Aroma: very mild honey, moderate fruit

Taste: slightly sweet, minimal honey, bitter floral hops

Feel: light, high carbonation

Overall: I liked this better than the last time I tried this, but I feel like the insane honey flavour I got the first time I had this beer was lacking.

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I also had a Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin, (tasting notes from 4/24/16), and a Warsteiner Radler Grapefruit, (tasting notes from 6/20/16), after my shift. I’m pretty boring with my drink choices most of the time.

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Thirsty Thursday 6/16-6/22/16

Thursday, June 16

Nothing.

 


Friday, June 17

While cathing up on season three of Orange Is The New Black and painting my nails, I decided to finally open the growler of Harpoon Vanilla Porter my boyfriend brought me back from Boston in April. Surprisingly it still had carbonation.

Appearance: dark brown, lasting off white head

Aroma: dark chocolate, vanilla bean, slightly roasty

Taste: follows smell, good amount of chocolate and vanilla, slightly sweet

Feel: slick, moderate carbonation

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It’s not the best vanilla porter I’ve had, but it’s definitely up there for me. I want to visit the brewery and try this fresh.

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Thirsty Thursday 6/9-6/15/16

Thursday, June 9

Jason was in a beer mood and opened a Best Damn Cherry Cola. He took one sip and pawned it off on me.

Appearance: drank from the bottle

Aroma: cherry Mr. Sketch scented marker

Taste: follows smell with artificial sugar and cough medicine aftertaste

Feel: light body, moderate carbonation

Overall: I really think that Best Damn Brewing Co. needs to change their name. I’ve tried two of their products now and they were both terrible.

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Friday, June 10

After a slow night at work, a couple of my co-workers and I decided to hang around for a drink or two. Jason concocted this White Peach Sangria with some sort of white wine, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice. I’m not a fan of peach anything, but this was pretty tasty.

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Still in the mood for something sweet, I ordered a Malibu Bay Breeze. It’s made with Malibu coconut rum, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. I am a lover of simple fruity drinks.

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Thirsty Thursday 5/26-6/1/16

Thursday, May 26

I drank a good amount of Barrier Brewing Company Icculus Kölsch this week. (See my tasting notes from 5/20/16 here.) We’re trying to kill the keg so we can get new stuff on draft at work.icculus 5/26/16

While I was waiting for the bus to go hang out with two of my coworkers at a bar near work, I had a Schofferhofer Grapefruit, (tasting notes from 4/16/16). I actually had to run to catch the bus while drinking this beer, so I poured it in my aluminum water bottle and brought it with. Continue reading

Thirsty Thursday 5/19-5/25/16

Thursday, May 19

Nothing.


Friday, May 20

Two of my co-workers and I hung out for a bit after work and had a drink. I didn’t take any pictures of my beer on Friday, but I had a Barrier Brewing Company Icculus Kölsch.

Appearance:  straw coloured, foamy white head

Aroma: fruity, grainy

Taste: grainy, grassy, fruit (lime?)

Feel: crisp, light body

Overall: I don’t think this beer is a great example of a kölsch style, but I like it nonetheless. It’s super light and has a good amount of flavour.


Saturday, May 21

Nothing.


Sunday, May 22

I covered a wait shift at work today that started out quite hectic and ended pretty slow. Knowing I had a double to look forward to on Monday, I just had a simple Hot Toddy while writing up some blog posts.

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