Friday, May 15, 2009

Opening Up A Can Of Whoop-Ass. I mean Beer.

Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands...
There seems to be a movement of craft beer in cans. Not sure what that's about, but I tried a couple. While it felt less classy, I was not disappointed. I wonder what the economic/ecologic advantages are (or disadvantages?) More importantly, check out this cute cow!
1) Moo Thunder Stout: Butternuts Beer and Ale hails from NY at what was once a dairy farm. I highly recommend you check out their website; it's quite entertaining. The Moo Thunder Stout pays tribute to their dairy farm past. It pours black as night, with 1 finger of brown head. It smells very sweet - marshmallow, malts, coffee with sugar. It tastes roasty, with a sweet edge of caramel and coffee. It feels creamy. It's good! A little too intense to drink a whole lot of, but fun.
B+

2) Mama's Little Yella Pils: From the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado. They also make a Ten Fidy, something I have only read about, but sounds delicious. They modestly describe it as, "...the beer equivalent of decadently rich milkshake made with malted-milk balls and Heaven’s best chocolate ice cream." Ooooh man! Another day, hopefully. Now back to the Pilsner. It poured a cloudy pale amber with a decent sudsy head. I could not really pick up any smell. It tasted nice. Not overly sweet nor bitter. Like a piece of bread. Better than an BMC-type Pilsner, because it actually tasted good. But not distinct enough to know how to describe it. It felt smooth and was definitely refreshing. This is one to drink out of the can on a hot day while mowing the lawn. I drank it fast, and could easily enough several of these. Nothing remarkable but tasty and refreshing.
B+

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