Austin is a fascinating place. It is equal parts hipster, cowboy, cool, bizarre and vagrant. I've never seen so many places to eat and drink that didn't include chain restaurants. The beer scene is awesome. The food is amazing. If it weren't so freaking hot for so much of the year, I could really love this place.
It comes in a close second to Portland. Speaking of Portland, I'm digging into my stash of old beer reviews for today's beer. It is the Spine Tingler from Mactarnahan's Brewing Company. This one was consumed on September 8, but instead on that date you got a review of Wild Onion's Jack Stout. Why, you ask? Because MacTarnahan's is brewed by Pyramid Brewing. Boo. But oh well. Life goes on and such.
Spine Tingler is a golden Belgian style triple. It pours a deep golden color with a nice white head. It has a strong candi sugar aroma. It has a thin mouthfeel but doesn't disappoint on the flavor front. It has lots of spice, cloves and nutmeg. It reminds me of roasted plums.
Previously reviewed from Pyramid
My review of their hefeweizen
Gary's review of their Outburst IPA