Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Wookey Jack and Bretta Rose

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These are the first and only beers I’ve tried from the legendary Firestone Walker.  And I am such a huge fan already.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

New Belgium Brewing – Heavy Melon

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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.

Odell Brewing Company – Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

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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.

 

 

 

Epic Brewing Company – Lil’ Brainless Raspberries

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Dude, I wanted to like this more than I did.  It was a pretty watery beer with zero head. But you know what? It was “Lil” Brainless Raspberries, not Brainless on Raspberries.  You get what you pay for and this was the “diet” version on all accounts.

The beer had an orange-pink color and a nice little tartness at the front end. I could see myself luring in some of my friends who like rosé with this beer. It just wasn’t what I typically love BUT, it’s a fruit beer and that’s this season’s theme.  I’m glad I tried it once and at 5.2% ABV, it’s great for gardening (which is what I did today and why I’m wearing a 15+ year old t-shirt).

My blog isn’t about all the great beers that I’ve tried, it’s more about passing on my recommendations. If you want my opinion, go for the real Brainless in the bottles.

Drinking: Lil’ Brainless Raspberries by Epic Brewing Company. Salt Lake City, UT.

Wearing: Camo T-Shirt, $8.

Rio Grande Brewery – Pancho Verde Chile Cerveza

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Rio Grande Brewing, owned by Sierra Blanca Brewing Company, made a super cool beer infused with green chiles.  It is refreshing yet smokey with a little bit of heat at the end. I first had this beer at my favorite bar, Powerhouse, in south OKC.  They had used it as a float in a Tomatillo Bloody Mary.

Consider this a novelty beer.  Not for every day but something that could pair well with roasted corn, pulled pork, cheese….oooh…a chicken chili.  If you paired this with a Tex Mex dish at a dinner party, your guests would flip.  Feel free to steal my idea, because I stole it from Powerhouse. Try this beer.

Drinking: Pacho Verde Chile Cerveza by Rio Grande Brewery. Moriarty, NM.

Wearing: Show Me Your Mumu Tank (Similar here).

Denver Beer Co. – Graham Cracker Stout

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When I was in Denver for New Years Eve, I tried Denver Beer’s C3PO which had chocolate and coconut added.  It was phenomenal. It was like a booze smore. I wanted 400 bottles of it.

Unfortunately, it was a special infusion of their Graham Cracker Porter and only available at the tap room or in growlers.  So I got a 6-pack of these guys and they aren’t bad!  I would recommend this to anyone who likes sweet flavors and not a ton of alcohol. But I would HIGHLY recommend you trying C3PO if you’re in the Denver area…and obviously, if they have it on tap.

Drinking: Denver Beer Co. Graham Cracker Stout. Denver, CO

Wearing: Long Sleeve Swing Dress by Nasty Gal. (2 years old)

Epic Brewing Company – Brainless on Peaches

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What’s this?  Another peach beer?  You bet your ass it is. And you’re going to see more on the blog all summer long.

And this one is killer and also high in alcohol content (11%). Epic’s Brainless on Peaches is a Belgian-style ale with peach puree added and aged in French chardonnay barrels.  Hello!

Drinking: Epic Brewing Company, Brainless on Peaches Belgian-Style Ale. Salt Lake City, UT.

Wearing: Romper (from 3 years ago) from Nasty Gal.

The Lost Abbey – Box Set Track #8 – Number Of The Beast

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The Lost Abbey can do not wrong (although Ten Commandments isn’t necessarily my jam). This beer is a quad with a taste of cinnamon, raisons, and maybe figs? Some kind of non-tropical fruit that’s for sure. It was a bourbon-y treat.

Drinking: The Lost Abbey – Box Set Track #8 – Number of the Beast. San Marcos, CA.

Wearing: Janis Tunic by Jen’s Pirate Booty. $115.

 

Dogfish Head – Festina Pêche

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Here is a kiss to one of my favorite summer beers, Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche.  Fair warning, I’m completely biased about peach beers. They are my guilty pleasure.  Hand me any peach beer, even one you might find disgusting and I’ll guarantee you I’ll enjoy it. This one though…I really enjoyed it, and not in a guilty-Taco-Bell-at-2am way.

What’s a Berliner Weissbier?  Well, it’s a bottle fermented wheat beer that often has a bit of tartness to it. Guess where that type of beer is from?  Oh. Okay, yeah. That one was easy. Berlin.

Drinking: Dogfish Head, Festina Peche. Milton, DE.

Wearing: Old H&M top from last summer. $9.

To Øl – Garden of Eden

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This beer was BEAUTIFUL. It’s an “ale brewed with guava, papaya, mango, passion fruit, and apricots”. Total tropical bomb with a light color and lots of frothy head when you pour.

This beer is best enjoyed while on a patio in the sunshine.  I’m so excited to turn people onto this beer.  It’s positively delightful. Bonus points for being available in Oklahoma.

Drinking: To Øl Garden of Eden. Lochristi-hijfte, Belgium.

Wearing: Dress by Target, $25.