Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Prism, PRISM, and Other Things

Beer #162 Bitto Honey / Prism Brewing Company, North Wales, PA

Announcement:  Working in the yard SUCKS.

That is all.

Tonight's beer is Bitto Honey from nearby Prism Brewing Company.  In the glass, this beer shows off a rich amber color, and gives you a sweet aroma of honey and malt.  Can't lie - I wasn't too excited after my first sip, but this beer gradually grew on me.  When you drink it, you pick up notes of pine, lemon, and honey, and it finishes with heavy, earthy hop bitterness.  It checks in at 6.7% ABV, about what you'd expect from an IPA.

Not a bad option if you're looking for something a bit different from your typical IPA.  The label features an angry bee chomping on some hops.  Maybe he needs to mellow out with a beer.

This brewery is a newcomer on the scene, in business since 2009.  The name makes me think back to the days of the PRISM channel, which was a premium cable channel (which we got for free!) in the Philly region showing movies, and more importantly, crazy amounts of sports.  I spent countless hours as a kid glued to the tv watching Dr. J and the Sixers, the Flyers, the Phillies, and WWF wrestling on PRISM back in the day.  PRISM sort of morphed into Comcast SportsNet through some acquisitions, but somehow it's just not as good as it used to be.  This story has absolutely nothing to do with Prism Brewing, I'm just wandering my way down memory lane here.  As my thanks to you for sticking with this, I'll share the meaning behind the PRISM acronym: Philadelphia Regional In-Home Sports and Movies.  Now you know.

Thing to Think About Today:
If we're thinking about honey, let's go ahead and close out our Sunday evening on a mellow, relaxing note with some Tupelo Honey, courtesy of Van Morrison.   Hope you had a good weekend, hope to see you back here during the week.

"She's an angel, of the first degree..."

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