Stone Brewing Co. and New Belgium Brewing Co. arrived in Oklahoma this week. It’s really exciting since we are probably, what, the 48th or 49th state to get them?
Voodoo Ranger? I’m in tropical heaven with this one. Plus I like the name. 7% ABV.
Currently wearing: Bobeau Side Tie Top from Nordstrom, $42 (My Trunk Club stylist picked it out for me. Shout out to Lillian!)
Let’s address the elephant in the room, my entirely different hair. Nope. Not a wig. I just dyed it brown and got hair extensions. I’ll be posting about extensions care & styling tips since I have a lot of experience with them (I had 18-20″ platinum blonde extensions in 2014…that was a trip).
So back to the beer. I’m reviewing the 2016 Mephistopheles and, Jesus, I just didn’t like it. It had a sharp aftertaste and didn’t drink like a nice smooth stout. It didn’t even have the same aftertaste as a nice BOOZY stout. Didn’t finish the bottle, but that’s okay. Avery makes really great beers like Liliko’i Kepolo and The Maharaja. I just have no idea why this one is so famous. Oh well…
It’s not everyday you can find ERWO in the liquor store. It pours hazy, smells citrusy, and finishes with a mildly bitter taste. Well, mild for Roughtail. They love hops. It’s definitely still tastes like an IPA. And to top it off, I assumed there Mosaic (my favorite hop strain) was used…and, according to their website, I was totally right. It was a small victory for my confidence in beer tasting.
The Roughtail guys are great dudes and are based out of Midwest City, OK. I think they distribute in Kansas but I’m not sure if they’ve expanded elsewhere yet.
Wearing: Chokes On You Floral Blouse by Nasty Gal (It’s on sale for $28 online TONIGHT!)
These are the first and only beers I’ve tried from the legendary Firestone Walker. And I am such a huge fan already.
- God dang. Bretta Rose slayed. Its a Berliner Weisse-style (their words not mine) aged in French oak barrels. They added 1000 pounds of raspberries for a second fermentation. It’s tart, bubbly, funky, fruity, and pink. Bow down to this beer.
- Wookey Jack is a black rye IPA so you look at it and think it’s going to be malty and thick like a porter but no, it’s dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops. A dark, hoppy confusing but tasty beer. It’s like an IPA ate a piece of that dark table bread at Outback Steakhouse…if that makes any sense.
Currently wearing a very old blouse I found in TJMaxx. Sorry I don’t have much info.
I look way more excited about this beer than I was. It was super average with a *minuscule* melon note. I didn’t get much lime flavor (it’s described as a watermelon lime ale), just a slight citrus aftertaste. Bud Light Lime is more limey. HOWEVER, we don’t want to go there do we?
I feel bad posting a bad review so let me say that New Belgium is a great brewery and I enjoy so many of their beers. Their graphic design is nice too…
My dress is the Kylie Mini Dress in White Chiffon by Show Me Your Mumu. It’s a little bit sheer so wear it at night if you’re modest (and definitely with nude undies). It’s $136.
You guys. This is one is great and made with Colorado peaches. It’s citrusy and barely sweet but moderately hoppy (48 IBUs) and refreshing like you want your IPA. You can read about the hazy look this beer has here, they call it a “chill haze”. I wish we got these in Oklahoma.
A word on my outfit: Shorteralls! They are genius for beer festivals (so many pockets), they protect you from splashes, and they are pretty asexual. A sweet sales rep in the OKC Madewell store talked me into paring them with the crop top and I’ve worn this outfit 3 times now. I’m so happy that overalls are publicly acceptable right now. I need to get my $115 worth of wear out of them (I didn’t get them when they were on sale dammit).
My overalls are on sale for $80 and are available here.
My crop top is available for $30 here.
Another fruit beer!
No Label Brewing Company is based out of Katy, Texas and I know absolutely nothing about it. Hopefully, after I travel to Texas next month, I’ll be a little more informed. This was my first strawberry ale in a while (a lot of breweries tend to stick with peaches and raspberries).
This beer didn’t retain a lot of head but it was very smooth. It was a little orangey, lighter colored than in the photo, but I had to use a filter to bring out the pink in the label. For some reason the lighting in my house washed it (and me) out…that’s what I get for wearing peach on beige…
Anyway, the point is: I can’t say this beer had a lot of flavor but my BREATH smelled like strawberries, which was pleasant as hell.