OK. It’s been a month since my birthday and I still have birthday beer hanging around. I feel ashamed to call myself a beer drinker. It’s not that I haven’t been drinking beer, but I’ve been saving and savoring all the good beer friends brought me for my birthday. Thanks again.
#5 was a Czechvar, the beer otherwise known as Budvar that has fought Anheuser-Busch over the use of Bud all around the world. The two settled their differences earlier this year and now it’s a lot easier for Americans to enjoy a real lager. It was crisp, smooth, sparkling and flavorful. Everything Budweiser pretends to be. If you haven’t tried it, do.
A Small Craft Warning Uber Pils from Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing Co. is #6. Another winner here. Starts hoppy, with a nice malt finish. Full mouth flavor. Clipper City dubs this a “bock lager.” All I got is “yum.” Watch these at 7% alcohol by volume.
I may suspend the birthday beer reviews, except one. I’ve been saving the Arrogant Bastard Ale, which Marco gave me saying he thought it appropriate.