Brews & Barres

Original Music, Beer, Italian Greyhounds

Loose Leaf American Session Ale, Odell Brewing Fort Collins,CO
Style/ABV: American Blonde Ale/4.50%
Appearance: Very clear golden yellow, lots of bubbles. Topped with two fingers of fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves splotchy lace in its wake. 
Nose: Grassy hops, lemon zest, yeast and sweet biscuit.
Taste: A slight hoppy bitternes quickly gives way to bready notes. A little citrus lingers in short dry finish. Reminds of a hoppy pilsner, which I love.
Mouth-Feel: Thin with decent effervescence. Very Refreshing.
Verdict: Good. Not exactly quaffable , but perfect for backyard bullshit sessions.
Darci Paige & the Crooked Veins - Poison Apple

Here’s some Darci Paige & the Crooked Veins. We have new music coming soon. But for now, here’s one of the first songs we did together, “Poison Apple.”

reverbnation.com/darcipaige

Worthy IPA, Worthy Brewing Bend, OR
Style/Abv: India Pale Ale/6.9%
Appearance: Deep amber with orange hues, big foamy white head, tightly knit lace.
Nose: Citrus notes blend with hoppy pine notes, bready notes, toffee and vanilla.
Taste: Follows suit to the nose. Citrus up front, big sweet maltiness through the middle, with a long pine finish.
Mouth-Feel: Silky. On the heavier side of medium.
Verdict: Very Good

Worthy IPA, Worthy Brewing Bend, OR

Style/Abv: India Pale Ale/6.9%

Appearance: Deep amber with orange hues, big foamy white head, tightly knit lace.

Nose: Citrus notes blend with hoppy pine notes, bready notes, toffee and vanilla.

Taste: Follows suit to the nose. Citrus up front, big sweet maltiness through the middle, with a long pine finish.

Mouth-Feel: Silky. On the heavier side of medium.

Verdict: Very Good

Sweet As! Pacific Ale, Good Life Brewing Co. Bend, OR
Style/ABV: American Pale Ale / 6.00%
Appearance: Slightly hazy honey apricot with a finger or so of off white head and splotchy lace.
Nose: Tropical fruits, clementine, sweet toffee and crackers.
Taste: Mango, pineapple and softer citrus fruits with a sweet malty backbone and a dry bitter finish.
Mouth-Feel: Creamy with enough carbonation to be refreshing.
Verdict: Very Good.

Sweet As! Pacific Ale, Good Life Brewing Co. Bend, OR

Style/ABV: American Pale Ale / 6.00%

Appearance: Slightly hazy honey apricot with a finger or so of off white head and splotchy lace.

Nose: Tropical fruits, clementine, sweet toffee and crackers.

Taste: Mango, pineapple and softer citrus fruits with a sweet malty backbone and a dry bitter finish.

Mouth-Feel: Creamy with enough carbonation to be refreshing.

Verdict: Very Good.

We had a blast playing the CC Rider Grand Opening in Wheat Ridge last night. There were people all over the place, even hanging off their porches. And I think I may manage to convert my band mates to scooter geekdom after all. Very cool. Big thanks to Chuey Fu’s food truck for the incredible Latin/Asian fusion. 

Check out our tunes on reverbnatin.com/darcipaig

CC Rider: http://ccriderrental.com/

Chuey Fu’s: http://www.chueyfus.com/

It must be my birthday! Well, no, but I did just get this bad ass shipment from my buddy out in Oregon. Can’t wait to dig in.
Left Hand’s Good Juju is one of my favorite spring time beers. It packs enough malty goodness and grassy hops to satisfy a beer geek like me, but it’s light and refreshing enough to share with any adjunct lager swilling buddies who usually turn their noses to craft beer. I love that tongue tingling ginger bite too. 
Always a great beer, Hop Nosh, formerly Hop Notch, is hoppy enough to be called a palette wrecker, but balanced out by a malty backbone that makes for a very drinkable IPA. I also love that instead of acting like greedy dicks and fighting it (the way many brewers would have) Uinta chose to relinquish the Hop Notch name to Notch Brewing. Uinta likely could have fought for the name and won, but rather they chose to share the shelf space with a smaller local brewery. Very cool.