Birthday Beers #5 and #6

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.

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#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.

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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.

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One response to “Birthday Beers #5 and #6

  1. I think birthday beers #’s 5 & 6 were actually Father’s Day brews selected (not quite randomly) at Grape & Gourmet at Loehmann’s Plaza. Awaiting word on the 3 selections from Scotland also in the mix. I’m more of a Pinot person, but I do love the wondrous flavor of Double Diamond Ale first tasted on a train ride from Edinburg to London in the early ’70’s with Chris’s dad. We had neglested to reserve seats for the ride (who knew?) so had to settle for the Lounge Car for the trip (boo hoo)! Met Mr. Double Diamond en route and started a love affair. The acorn falls not far from the tree…, etc.

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