Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Beards and Beers

Day #659 Beard Beer / Rogue Ales,  Newport, OR
Previously from this brewery: Juniper Ale, and a sampler.

It's Sunday.  Yay.  Feel the excitement.

Enough sarcasm; you get a quick beer review because it's sunny outside and you shouldn't be reading the internet anyway.  Today's beer is the Beard Beer from Rogue.  In your glass, you spot an amber color with a quickly dissipating white head.  There's a sweet, floral, malt aroma, and when you drink it down, you pick up a mix of honey sweetness and floral notes.  It's relatively light and refreshing, with some apple, some grass, and a touch of bitterness on the end.  It's good, but certainly not on par with some of the other delicious offerings from Rogue.

The story behind this beer is that it's made from yeast cultivated from the brewmaster's beard.  Harvesting and cultivating yeast that exist naturally in the world around us is nothing new in the beer community. Harvesting and cultivating it from beards, that might be new.

I'm too lazy to get the picture of this beard out of my phone, so instead here's a picture of ZZ Top. Just because.
Beards, no beers
Thing to Think About Today:
Not much.  Something quiet for a quiet day.  Vampire Weekend, Hannah Hunt.

"Count the seconds/watch the hours"

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