Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tastes Better Than It Sounds

Beer #295 Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 / Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer, St. Martin, Austria

Good day yesterday, as the Nittany Lions crushed Illinois to start off Big Ten play on the right foot.  Good day today as I got caught up on some work that needed to be done this afternoon, and now I'm officially in relaxation mode.

I'll celebrate by reviewing the Hochzeitsbier Von 1810, a beer from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer in Austria.  This one was on tap at TJ's, and poured with a dark gold color.  Your nose picks up aromas of caramel and malt, and the taste is filled with a measured hop bitterness, sweet malt, bread, and a bit of spiciness as well.  Nice beer to sit on a fall afternoon and watch football with, and at 6.3% ABV you can do exactly that.  Definitely one I would order again without too much thought.  Kudos to the guys at TJ's for keeping some great new beers and breweries rolling in..... only seventy days left in the 365 challenge!

Austria, where you at?
This brewery can trace it's roots way, way back, all the way back to 1449.  The Google translation of the history page from their website suggests brewery ownership changed hands in 1847.  That's some straight up old for you old school people.

Thing to Think About Today:
Hey, you guys know how I like to make some really interesting connection from he brewery or beer to your thing to think about for the day?  Yeah, this isn't one of those days.  This song popped into my head this afternoon, and is now quite certainly rolling around in there, so perhaps it will roll through yours as well.  Yes, it was featured in an Apple ad.  That's where you heard this before, but that doesn't mean you can't listen again, right?

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