Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What's in my Beer Fridge!?

So, I have a lot of beer in my apartment. I mean sure, most people have a six or twelve pack on hand most days, but I literally have a TON of beer at home. Okay, well I don’t technically have a ton, but I still have several gallons. Yes, there is a good amount that is old homebrew which I must sadly dump as it is getting to the 8+ month mark, but there is still a good number of fresh beers ready to be pulled from my beer fridge (and big fridge).

I must admit that I’ve been completely busy over the past few weeks. I just started a brand new semester at UMass Boston, taking two new courses while trying to finish two incompletes I have after my last broken leg in November. Add to that the fact that Sarah and I are moving this weekend, and I have been neglecting my beers. I know – it’s sad! I was going to do a Tuesday Night Tasting last night, but after getting out early from work and selling some pieces of furniture, Sarah and I were starving and opted to go to our favorite local sushi joint Fuji 1546.

After drinking the largest Japanese beer I’ve ever seen – Asahi, clocking in at 33.8 fl oz, I ordered a few bottles of Sam Adams Oktoberfest to end the night. Needless to say, a Tuesday Night Tasting was not going to happen.

For that I apologize. Once we’re moved, I’ll be able to really focus on making sure these takes place AT LEAST once a week. Quite frankly, trying new beers and writing reviews is one of my favorite things to do!

So to make it up to you all, what I can do – and will do (seeing how I didn’t get to one last night), is tell you what I have in my beer fridge! I’m probably going to forget some, but you’ll just have to stay tuned for more!

Okay…we still have some leftovers from our trip to our favorite New Hampshire beer store- Berts Better Beers in Hooksett as well as Barb's Beer Emporium in Concord from Labor Day weekend. I have a White Birch Brewing Belgian Style Pale Ale (really excited to try), a Sierra Nevada Porter, a Stone Brewing Co. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale (PSYCHED!), and I believe a Tuckerman Brewing Seasonal brew. Some REALLY good stuff (I’m assuming as I’ve not had any of them) to try out.

We also went to one of our favorite Massachusetts stores on the 13th – Marty’s Fine Wines who have an AMAZING beer section, and I have the following (I think): Berkshire Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest (also bought a Steel Rail, but drank it already), a Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s 2008 Really Old Brown Dog Ale as well as their Farmhouse Ale.

I’m pretty sure there are at least two or three that I have, but can’t remember. I definitely know that I have an Abita S.O.S., which stands for Save our Shores. Abita Brewing Company will donate 75 cents from each bottle purchased towards those impacted by the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Aside from being a great cause, I’m hoping the beer is awesome.

So there it is! Full disclosure (or as close as I can get)! I still need to do reviews on most of these beers, and I also intend on picking up some more beers in the near future, including the most recent Harpoon Brewery 100 Barrel Series beers. More to come soon!


BHWS / BHWG said...

If you can't find any of the beer that you're looking to try - let me know. I've got a great craft selection, plus I'll order something for you if need be. Enjoy, it's a ton of fun!

BHWS / BHWG said...

PS: With the exception of the White Birch - I carry every beer you mentioned (not always all at once, I rotate inventory), including Arrogant Bastard. That sells fabulously for me.

I know I'm a bit out of your way - but it gives you the opportunity to come to the 'burbs! ;)