I figure it was time for me to get of my fat patty and finally pump out my first post of 2012. As usual, I’ve been drinking (responsibly) way more than I’ve been writing, so I’m extremely behind (like thats a surprise). Anywho… Lets get to it!
The Place: Ormsby’s- Atlanta, Ga
The Peeps: Bear, CB & J, and other party goers
The Beers: Monday Night Drafty Kilt (ABV 7.2%) and St. Bernabous Abt 12 (ABV 10%)
#145 Monday Night Drafty Kilt (ABV7.2%)
I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a Monday Night beer for a minute. I couldn’t ask for a better first beer of 2012. It has a wonderful taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, and a hint of caramel and brown sugar. Awesomeness in a glass! Fist pump for local brews! Thumbs up!
#146 St. Bernardus Abt 12 (ABV 10%)
Didn’t know what to get for the second round, so I went for whatever was available with a cool name and the highest alcohol content (I like more bang for my buck). Fruity, slighty sweet, hints of spice, and the hops gave it some bite at the end. In a nutshell it was decent. Thumbs up.
The Place: Beer Fest International Beer House- New Orleans, LA
The Peeps: Bear, The Mess, and Bobby
The Beers: Voodoo Bengal (ABV 5.50%) and Hopitoulas IPA (ABV 6.0%)
Back in the Nola for the BCS National Championship to cheer on The Tide (Ahem… who whooped LSU’s a**, btw). I only had two requests for this 24 hours rendezvous. 1. Char-grilled Oysters from Drago’s. 2. Visit to Beer Fest International Beer House. We had an amazing time and Bear snapped an awesome pic of Nick Saban on the team bus while I ran through the crowd trying to find the nearest bathroom to potty.
#147 Tin Roof Brewing Voodoo Bengal (ABV 5.50%)
Not gonna lie. I don’t remember anything about this beer. I was so caught up in the excitement I didn’t even take a pic (which usually jogs my memory). My bad…
#148 NOLA Brewing Company Hopitoulas IPA (ABV 6.0%)
Hops and citrus is all I remember about this one, which is usually a given with IPA. Per Beer Advocate its combined with 6 malts and 6 hops with an additional dry hopping for 3 weeks and it takes a month to make each batch. Fancy huh? Thumbs up! The pic is missing in action.
The Place: Brick Store Pub- Decatur, GA
The Peep: CB
The Beers: Bell’s Brewery Inc. Hopslam (ABV 10%), Founders Brewing Company Double Trouble (ABV 9.4%), Brasserie de Silly LaDevine (ABV 9.5%)
#149 Bell’s Brewery Inc. Hopslam (ABV 10%)
For a few weeks most of the beer peeps I follow on Twitter (@BeerLaughLove, btw) were losing their minds about the release of Hopslam, so I had to see what the fuss was about. First off, the aroma of hops and grapefruit was amazing. This beer definitely lives up to its name. At first all I could taste was hops, hops, grapefruit and hops, but as I drank more of it I could taste hints of caramel, which toned down the bitterness from the hops. Not going to lie. My expectation for this beer were way to high, but I did like it. Thumbs Up!
#150 Founders Brewing Company Double Trouble (ABV 9.4%)
This was the bartender recommended for Round 2. It has an awesome balance of citrus fruits, grapefruits (I know it’s a citrus fruit, but it stood out), and hops with hints of floral and the malts give a sweet finish at the end. I’m probably going to get punched in the face, but I liked Double Trouble a more than I liked Hopslam. Thumbs Up.
#151 Brasserie de Silly LaDevine (ABV 9.5%)
We switched over from IPAs to a Tripel. I think we picked this solely off the name and the ABV (that how we roll). It was fruity and sweet with hints of spice (like nutmeg). It was a good ending to our Sunday Funday. Thumbs up! Sorry folks, no pic.
I’ve lived in Atl for two years and this was my first trip to BrickStore Pub. Clearly I’ve been sleeping under a rock. It was everything CB said it would be (she’s a regular) and more. Good food, good beer, nice people. I can’t wait to go back!
The Place: Cheeseburger in Paradise
The Peeps: Bear and friends
The Beer: #152 Kona Brewing Company Fire Rock Pale Ale (ABV 5.9%)
I straggled along with Bear for one of his work functions. Wasn’t hungry or in the mood to drink, but since he was buying what the heck. In true Kit fashion, I ordered a beer with cool name (Well, the coolest name I could find on that menu anyway). Interesting blend of grassy hops and tangy citrus taste. I wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing. I gave to the mid side thumb, because it paired well with my fried pickles.
S/O and High Fives
I’ve been so lazy with putting up my post that all my the good s/o and high fives are super late, but (word)
- 2012 BCS National Champions The University of Alabama Crimson Tide. It was the perfect start to my 2012. ROLL TIDE!
- This year’s NCAA Tourney! My bracket is in shambles as usual, but I’m loving every minute of March Madness.
- Dope Wars game on Android. Who knew pretending to sell drugs could be as addictive at now as it was in 10th grade.
Thumbs downs and WTFs
- People who write in all caps on Facebook. Are you yelling at us? Do you not know how to take disable cap lock? I don’t understand.
- The phrase “You aint about this/that life”. I wish it would go away, along with “That’s what’s up” and “It is what it is”.
Side Note: apparently while I was in The N.O. I added another beer to the list, but didn’t document it in my phone. I gave it a thumbs up, so I guess it was good. Still trying to decide if I should add “Mystery Beer” to the list.