What We’re Drinking | August 18, 2017
It would appear that the PorchDrinkers had a slow week. Personally, I found that I was getting too fat. This fatness led to a regimented, but not necessarily strict, diet and a week of “detox.” Not to make excuses, but I wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the PorchDrinking staff are finding themselves in the same boat. Sometimes you just need a short break from beer. Luckily, we always have a few die-hards to keep us afloat! This is What We’re Drinking.
Watermelon Session Ale | Montauk Brewing Co.
Various Cherry Beers | Russian River, Mikkeller & Wicked Weed Brewing
Birra Nazionale | Birra Baladin
I’d Floccs Wid It | Alvarado Street Brewery
• and the most ridiculous label of the week goes to Alvarado Street. Don't be hatin' • I'd Floccs Wid It IPA by Salinas'/Monterey's @alvaradostreetbrewery. Purchased at @cooler1517 in San Leandro. • #beer #craftbeer #beerporn #craftbeerporn #ipa #craftbeervigilantes #craftnotcrap #untappd #teku #whalesglass #whalezglass @beerexchangeio #beerjournal #notebook #craftbeerlover #craftbeerlife #californiabeer #montereycounty #california #californiadreaming #californialove
Elle | Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery
Jackie O's Elle is a foudre-aged, mixed culture saison named after the brewery's "L" shaped mixed fermentation room. We picked up this bottle when we were in Athens, Ohio, for Ohio Brew Week, and cracked it open on a sunny August afternoon last weekend. The nose brings aromas of yeasty, raw bread dough and white Riesling wine, with some young wood and minerality in supporting roles. The flavor is assertively tart, with a lovely pilsner/wheat foundation (Jackie O's doesn't disclose their grain bill for this, so it might be all malt, but I think I pick up some wheat along with the very pale barley). The beer finishes very dry, showing how busy that mixed culture has been. This was a lovely beer for a sunny afternoon, and the pale, cloudy body even shined harmoniously with the weather. Cheers.