I know I’m probably not getting much sympathy out of you, dear reader, particularly when I complain about drinking exceptional beer.
You see, earlier in the evening, I was out for dinner at Departure Lounge (home of the frosty-mug Delirium Tremens) and my choices for Oregon beer were Double Mountain Hop Lava and Terminal Gravity IPA. Since I’ve already sampled a Double Mountain beer this month (I’m trying to hit a new Oregon brewery every day this month), and I’ve already had Terminal Gravity, I had to drink a different beer when I got home.
Oh, the humanity. Fred from the Wood is easily one of my favorite beers, although you’ll see I gave it just four stars. It was tasting especially alcoholic to me this evening, and perhaps it was just my sticky, resinous tongue (went with the Hop Lava, another fave), but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I usually do.
Beer Name: Fred from the Wood 2008
Brewer: Hair of the Dog Brewing (Portland, Oregon)
Sampled: July 14, 2010
Notes: That’s just … different. High booze factor, for sure. Lots o’ butterscotch and woody warmth. A long, slow sipper. Some green grape flavors and watermelon?
ABV: 10% abv
Serving Type: Bottle.