I Got Through It: ‘Brutal Noodle’ Fruited West Coast IPA

I did not think it was going to go down like this. It’s red.

When I saw “fruited” West Coast IPA, my mind went to tropical; orange and pineapple. Turns out it’s cranberry and orange.

I am not too big into cranberry in beer. So it was a shock. Not expecting a beer billed as a West Coast to be like that. Not here to say it’s wrong to bring WC into it, just here to say it’s weird, dude.

But hey, I got through it. Not mad. Maybe even glad, as I would have never tried if if I had known about the berry action, so I guess I am expanding my palate and junk.

That said, I am making sure my next beer is not red.

This Rhinelander Beer Board Sign Is LIT

Rhinelander Beer Board Sign

I don’t know anything about Rhinelander brewery but I want that sign board!! It is simply perfect.

Especially if you’re a home-brewer like the owner, John Harry, you can put your own beers on it:

John is so lucky to get that. I searched all of eBay and found nothing like it.

If you see something similar out there, let me know. I would love to have something like it up in my garage.

BTW, John is the historian for Point Brewery, the second oldest brewery in Wisconsin. Sounds like a pretty cool thing to be.

Sierra Nevada Sampler Draws Weirdness

Atomic Sierra Nevada Hoppy Sampler

Look at that Atomic Torpedo exclusive in the new sampler 12-pack from Sierra Nevada! I will be looking out for this.

Sierra announced it on Twitter today

and it drew a couple strange replies:

Ummmm what, Shane? Thanks for the geography lesson I guess.

Sierra brewing over-hopped beer? Is this Tweet from 1996?

Samples bring out the weirdos.

You Can’t Really Fix Untappd’s ‘Not My Style’ Guy

He is talking about how if Allagash White (considered by Beer Twitter to be a perfect beer) can be rated so low by Untappd, then something is wrong with Untappd.

Yes but if you are Untappd, HOW can you weight by style? 

I think everyone knows “not my style” guy is a problem in Untappd, but how in the world could you actually remove that guy’s rating? How do you fix that in reality without someone at Untappd picking through every rating and messing with it?

I don’t think you can. 

One of the ticks of Untappd is it’s what the world of drinkers thinks of a beer, not just what uppity beer geeks think.

Maybe you can try, like others have, to create a more curated, “educated” beer drinker app and not let anyone rate Allagash White below a five. Good luck with your boring-ass beer app.

And also, us beer geeks aren’t perfect either:

Yeah, what that👆guy said!

I guess it would be nice to have a more accurate rating system. But I feel like you lose something if you’re tweaking things and walling off all non-snobs.

So I think Allagash White deserves that 3.76. It’s rated too low by drinkers that don’t know Belgian Wit and overly hyped by Allagash fans, making for a perfect real world rating.

BTW, Wheat beers and Belgian Witbier, like Allagash White? Well, they suck. Not my style.

Saturday Night Drinking Thread: Pineapple Socks Edition

Out Of The Barrel in Fresno

My session starts with a beer run to Out Of The Barrel to pick up some cans for the next two days. I refrained from getting a beer there ‘cause I had to get back to the family with lunch. 😕

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3:30 PM

Drinking has begun!

Bay of Plenty from Almanac

A 6.5 hazy that is very light on the haze. It was a label buy. Pretty forgettable.

5:00 ish:

Humble Sea Brewing

Variant of Humble’s Socks & Sandals (Pineapple). I thought I was going to like it more.

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