Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Things That Suck: Airport Delays, This Beer

Beer #218 Orange Blossom Cream Ale / Buffalo Bill's Brewery, Hayward, CA

Writing this from the airport in Denver, as we sit and wait for our flight - and we're waiting a bit longer than originally planned, as there are weather delays back home.  Very good trip to Colorado, although far too short to really take advantage of everything the Rockies have to offer.  We did find a great spot to spread the ashes, at the headwaters of the Colorado.  A very scenic and serene spot by any measure, and I think my mother-in-law would have liked it very much.

I'm back into the regular rotation of beers now that I've updated all of the vacation beers.  After just adding four beers/breweries in four days to the Top 25 list, I'll go ahead and review one from the other end of the spectrum, the Orange Cream Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery.  We grabbed this one at Wegman's, based on the bottle artwork and promise of a cream ale, which I always enjoy.  It poured a pale straw color with virtually no head, and gives off a light aroma of oranges.  The taste is very light, with some grain, but you really notice the artificial orange taste.  Sort of like a frozen generic brand popsicle, only not as refreshing.  Or maybe it reminded me of children's chewable aspirin.  

There are better cream ales out there (see: Lancaster Brewing Company or Vertigo Brewing if you want fruit).  If you see this one, strongly consider running in the opposite direction.  It's for your own good.

Thing to Think About Today:
I think some John Denver goes without saying:

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