beer goodness

Sean and I like beer. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Yesterday, we went to a beer fest called Beat The Heat Winter Beer Fest with a couple of our friends. It was held up in Scottsdale and had many of the high end craft brewers at it. I was pretty impressed with the brewers and the selection that each brewer brought. One thing that the local brewers had over the brewers from further away was that the local brewers had people there that were knowledgeable about their beers so they were able to talk to you about them, which was great for Sean and me because we want to learn about them. The brewers from further away, like Vermont and Minnesota, only had volunteers serving their beers, so you couldn’t really get any information about them. Just means one of these days Sean and I will have to get out to their breweries. So, here’s a rundown of the beers that we sampled last night:

Deschutes Brewery
Hop In The Dark – Cascadian Dark Ale (think black ale meets an IPA)
Twilight – Summer Ale
Green Lakes (Organic) – Amber Ale

Samuel Adams Brewery
Octoberfest – Seasonal Amber Ale
Cherry Wheat – Wheat Ale with tart cherry
Coastal Wheat – Wheat Ale with lemon

Unertl Brewery
Muhldorfer – Weissbier

SanTan Brewery
Epicenter – Amber Ale

Telegraph Brewery
Stock Porter
Reserve Wheat – Wheat ale brewed with sour wild yeasts

Rock Art Brewery
Vermonster – American Barley Wine

Old World Brewery
Dark Ale

Odell Brewing Co
St Lupulin – Extra Pale Ale

Dogfish Head Brewery
World Wide Stout – Limited Release Stout
Raison d’Etre – Belgian-style Brown Ale
Indian Brown Ale
Palo Santo Marron – Aged Brown Ale

Full Sail Brewery
LTD2 – Limited Edition Lager
Double Barrel Pale Ale

Firestone Walker Brewery
Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale

Grand Teton Brewery

Bitch Creek ESB

Coronado Brewery
Mermaid’s Red Ale

Grand Canyon Brewery
Sunset Amber Ale

Widmer
Hefeweizen