Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hand, Snow, Drugs. Got It?

Day #703 Odin's Tipple / HaandBryggeriet, Drammen, Norway
Previously from this brewery:

The surprisingly cold weather today made me reflect upon the fact that I have very few talents.  However, one on the incredibly short list is my ability to make chili.  Honestly, it's fantastic.  With the winter apparently now upon us, chili may be upon us soon.
Isn't that the truth?
With winter upon us, I reach into my bag of tricks and give you an old pour, a bottle of Odin's Tipple from HaandBryggereit in Norway.  This was a birthday gift, and allow me to remind you that beer makes the perfect gift.  In the the glass, this beer has a dark brown hue, and when you inhale you find coffee.  Uh oh...

Upon taking a sip, you find burnt, toasted, and roasted.  Um, not words I'm usually looking for in my beer. There's malt and chocolate in there somewhere, if I think about it hard enough, but probably not enough. This one probably belongs in a coffee mug, or at least drank in the middle of a massive snow storm.  Brace yourself... they're coming.
Hammer of the Gods
Hops don't really grow in Norway, but they do use many local ingredients in their brews. The brewery opened in 2005, and Norway seems like an awesome place to go visit.  Add it to the list...

Thing to Think About Today:
Tempted to put some The Jayhawks in here, as I've been listening to a lot of their music lately (and I do love some alt-country), tempted to put some some New Pornographers in here and play some Hey Snow White, due to me talking about snow.  However, I'll keep my alt-country and hipster motif in motion while combining an element of the brewery name and present you with Wilco and Handshake Drugs.  Off to eat. Night all.

"Exactly what do you want me to be?"

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