First trip to @marzbrewing for a flight before the White Sox vs. Yankees game. From left to right:
1) Blueberry Sorbaze
3) Cryoflayer 8.88
4) Dilliner Weisse
Great time and solid brews! #marz #chicago #drinkbeer #thebeerspectrum
We know what Dad wants today — an ice cold beer. We’ve got some unique stuff on tap right now including The Cat’s Meow New England Style IPA from @exhibitabrewing, or Mas Agave from @founderbrewing, an imperial gose brewed with agave, lime and sea salt and then aged it in tequila barrels for just the right amount of kick! 🍻
The word 'jelly' means different things depending on what side of the Atlantic you are from. On the North American side it means the stuff you spread on your toast. On my side, it means the wobbly dessert you infuse with vodka. Or...just..eat, as a normal dessert, without any an alcohol!
But what did @bellwoodsbeer mean when calling this beer 'Jelly King' Is it fruity like jam (jelly), or light and wobbly like jello (jelly)
But then I thought maybe it has nothing to do with texture or taste. So I just looked on Bellwoods website. That's where I read the following: In the richly varied domain of prokaryotic microorganisms, Jelly King reigns supreme.
So then I started researching prokaryotic microorganisms, which are simple cells lacking a nucleaus or membrane-bound organelles. Bacteria are prokaryotes, and beers are soured by using wild yeast, or bacteria strains.
Then my head started to hurt and I realised that not only will I never get that hour back I spent reading all this stuff, but what I did find had nothing to do with the differences between the UK and North American use of the word 'jelly'. The internet is such a waste of time!
Bellwoods Brewery - 'Jelly King' Dry-Hopped Sour
Jelly aside, what we have here folks, is one fantastic sour!
Everything is wonderful. The aroma. The juicy tastes of lemon, lime and peach. The smoothness. The tartness that lingers, without ever being too sharp. The hop flavour providing depth as well as a smidge of bitterness.
It's the best sour I've had this year, and is deserving of this breweries considerable hype.
And that's all that matters. Not the name of the beer or the meaning behind it, just the beer itself. And this is sublime. (And I was not drunk when I wrote all that crap about prokaryotic microorganisms, I promise!)
#cheers 🍻 #itsjustaboutthebeer #bellwoodsbrewing #jellyking
We still have a few spaces for our Boon bottle tasting with Karel Boon tomorrow (Monday) at 7pm. We will be selling bottle pours all night over the bar too and will have Gueuze Selection and Oude Kriek on keg. £10 for the tasting, email us for a space.
One more @xulbeer to post for this Stout Sunday - and a delicious one at that! In Death We're All The Same tasted just like a girl scouts Samoa cookie (or Caramel deLites)! At first all I could get was coffee, but as the beer warmed I discovered notes of rich cocoa, smooth caramel and toasted coconut. Tasted like dunking cookies in coffee! Hope everyone has a sweet day today, especially if you're a dad 😎
@cloudwaterbrew I Have Become The Boat India Pale Ale 7% bought @honestbrew ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First @cloudwaterbrew that I’ve had for a while as recently I’ve been a bit underwhelmed by the beers they have produced. However, this is an absolutely beauty. Dank, sweet and juicy and the perfect beer to cheers the old man @gluten_free_stuff1 with. Happy Father’s Day to everyone. Cheers!