HAVEN’T HEARD FROM YOU IN A WHILE. I’ve been in Las Vegas, and subsequently recovering.
THAT’S FAIR. HOW WAS IT? As ridiculous as you might imagine, but we all managed to avoid incarceration.
I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE TAWDRY DETAILS. Have no fear, there is a full report forthcoming.
WHERE ARE YOU? Dexter’s, of course. (Click on the link to check out their new and improved website!)
OF COURSE. Hey, I haven’t been here for weeks.
HOW’S THE BEER? It’s okay. I don’t think I’m in the mood for a sour ale at the moment, so it’s tough for me to gauge. The beer is medium-bodied with a rich, red color that is almost wine-like, but the flavor is a bit more fruity than I typically enjoy–the maltiness of the ale is what saves it for me.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT? Of course. I think it’s a good beer; I just happen to prefer something hoppy and big-tasting over a beer that tastes like grape juice.
SPEAKING OF HOPPY, DID YOU JUST ORDER ANOTHER BEER? Yup. I decided to follow the sour ale with something more to my specific liking: Sixpoint‘s Gemin-IPA. It’s a big-ass, 10.20% double IPA. Nick said I’d better have a wee bit since they’re almost out. Needless to say, I did not need much convincing.
DON’T YOU HAVE TO WORK TONIGHT? That does not concern you, sir.
CONSIDER MY TRAP SHUT. There’s a good boy.
YOUR VERDICT ON BEER NUMBER TWO? It’s basically awesome: a good, full-bodied double IPA that sticks to the back of your throat. The nose has a pleasant grapefruity quality, and its coloring is an inviting pale amber. I could drink this beer all day.
WELL, UNTIL YOU BLACKED OUT AND TURNED INTO A PUDDLE AFTER, LIKE, THREE OF THEM. Touché, Voice Inside My Head. I don’t know if I’d survive past three or four of these babies.
DEEP THOUGHTS? After spending a long weekend in Vegas where I was surrounded by the lowest common denominator of beer selections (but perhaps I was in the wrong places), it’s good to be back in Wisconsin where the best beer on tap isn’t Stella Artois. I am happy that I gave the sour ale a go, and I continue to be wowed by Sixpoint. I’m looking forward to tasting more of their delicious wares as time (and my liver) allows.