About- Justin Vicroy
Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale
One of my favorite weeks in Television has begun, I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Sharks have always been a source of both wonderment and fear for me. Legendary beasts of mythical proportions, I read and watched everything I could on them.
Baseball is back! This season has me more excited than ever because of 2 reasons. First, my alma mater’s mens basketball team shit the bed and went to the NIT, then lost in the 1st round. LAME. Second, my Red Legs, aka The Cincinnati Reds, are looking primed for another post season run. Hopefully, they won’t lose in the divisional series like last year. Baseball and beer go together like “peas and carrots”, to quote 1 of my favorite movies. Some of my best adult memories involve baseball and consuming (I mean chugging) beers. Like that time I saw Roger Clemens make his comeback from retirement, via the minor league Lexington Legends. Man, I drank a bunch of Kentucky Ale at that game. So in honor of Opening Day earlier this week, here is my ultimate 6er for baseball season.
This beer pours a deep, dark brown almost black, Smells of roasted malt, coffee, and light herbaceous hops. The label says it’s a fresh hopped Winter Warmer, but the only …
On August 9, I was invited to join the Wynkoop brewers and staff to pick locally-grown hops for their beer Belgarado. It is a Belgian style Pale Ale made with all Colorado grown ingredients, except for the yeast. Fresh cut Chinook hops were shipped over to the brewery from Voss Farms in Arvada, CO. One of my friends from Kentucky, Andrew, was in Denver for the week and he was thrilled to be a part of this process. Plus, we were goaded with the promise of free beer.