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White Elm Copperpot ๐Ÿบ

Name: Copperpot
Style: Milk Stout
Brewer: White Elm - Lincoln, NE
ABV: 8%
IBU: -
Rating: 4/5
Notes: White Elm Brewing out of my current home of Lincoln, NE has a reputation of nailing the flavors they’re trying to replicate in a beer. Take their Permanent Saturday, a Key Lime IPA which is brewed with actual graham crackers. It takes like fucking key lime pie.

With Copperpot, they sought out to make a rocky road milk stout. And yeah, they nailed it. Ultra smooth and slightly sweet. I’m definitely getting chocolate, almonds, and marshmallows with this one. Well done.

My First Attempt At Making a Black &... Copper

Black and tans are one of my favorite cocktails of any kind, much less a beer cocktail. I still had a couple cans of Guinness in the fridge along with a local brew from Zipline called Copper Alt. So, why not make a black and… copper.

Since I donโ€™t have a proper spoon, it was a little messy. And of course, since itโ€™s Cascadia Day, why not make it in my Mt. Rainier (aka Tacoma) glass? Over all, not a bad first take.

Deschutes โ€˜19 JubelAle ๐Ÿบ

Name: โ€˜19 JubelAle
Style: Winter Ale
Brewer: Deschutes - Bend, OR
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 65
Rating: 3.8/5
Notes: Classic spiced winter ale, but not over-spiced like some. I could see this paring well with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Iโ€™ve been saving this Omnipollo Mudcake Imperial Stout for a special occasion and I finally have one.

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Thunderhead Chocolate Orange Porter ๐Ÿบ

Name: Chocolate Orange Porter
Style: Porter
Brewer: Thunderhead - Kearney, NE
ABV: 6%
IBU: -
Rating: 3.5/5
Notes: It’s dark chocolate more than anything else. I can smell the orange in it but I’m not really tasting it. I’m kinda bummed by that, to be honest. When you name something โ€œchocolate orangeโ€, I expect one of those chocolate oranges you see at Christmas time.

Iโ€™m the guy who orders an Irish beer at a Greek restaurant. ๐Ÿบ

Wearing what may be my favorite t-shirt to work today. ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿบ

White Elm Permanent Saturday ๐Ÿบ

Name: Permanent Saturday
Style: IPA
Brewer: White Elm - Lincoln, NE
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: -
Rating: 4/5
Notes: Plugged as a key lime pie IPA, it’s more key lime than pie. That said, it’s delicious. I want this around the home.

Permanent Saturday

White Elm Scoop ๐Ÿบ

Name: Scoop
Style: Nitro Golden Ale
Brewer: White Elm - Lincoln, NE
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: -
Rating: 3.5/5
Notes: Easy drinking, obviously smoothed out from being nitro’d. Almost has a honey flavor on the backend.

Scoop

Left Hand Milkshake ๐Ÿบ

Name: Milkshake
Style: IPA
Brewer: Left Hand - Longmont, CO
ABV: 7%
IBU: -
Rating: 4/5
Notes: Advertised as having orange and vanilla flavors, I pick up the orange more. Overall smooth.

Milkshake IPA

Sierra Nevada Summer Fest ๐Ÿบ

Name: Summer Fest
Style: Lager
Brewer: Sierra Nevada - Chico, CA
ABV: 5%
IBU: -
Rating: 3.5/5
Notes: It’s kinda dank on the nose, which I wasn’t expecting. It’s clean tasting, though the smell of it seems to pair with a slight hoppiness on the front end.

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Kinkader Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Amber

Name: Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Amber
Style: Red Ale
Brewer: Kinkader - Lincoln, NE
ABV: 5%
IBU: 23
Rating: 4.3/5
Notes: It’s a freaking peanut butter cup in a glass. First peanut butter brew I’ve had that wasn’t a stout. Itโ€™s very tasty though.

New Belgium - Hemperor ๐Ÿบ

Name: Hemperor
Style: American Pale Ale
Brewer: New Belgium - Fort Collins, Colorado
ABV: 7%
IBU: 55
Rating: 4/5
Notes: I shit you not, this beer smells like Cheech & Chong’s basement. It tastes pretty good though.

Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale ๐Ÿบ

Name: Tropical Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale
Brewer: Boulevard - Kansas City, MO
ABV: 5.9%
IBU: -
Rating: 3.8/5
Notes: I had this while at the Mariners-Royals game in Kansas City. A little hoppy, but the tropical fruit flavors compliment that hoppyness well. I could see this being a nice summer day beer.

Boon Kriek

Name: Kriek
Style: Lambic - Kriek
Brewer: Boon - Lambeek, Belgium
ABV: 6%
IBU: 11
Rating: 4.5/5
Notes: This is alcoholic black cheery Kool-Aid. IMG 0739

Evil Twin Key Lime Pie

Name: Key Lime Pie
Style: IPA
Brewer: Evil Twin - Brooklyn, NY
ABV: 7%
IBU: -
Rating: 4/5
Notes: I’ve had mother key lime pie beer in the past, and it was straight up what you would imagine key lime pie tasting like. This one leaned more on the key lime than the graham cracker part. It fits in well with the New England style of IPAs.

B. Nektar Punk Lemonade

Name: Punk Lemonade
Style: Hard Cider
Brewer: B. Nektar - Ferndale, Michigan
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: -
Rating: 4/5
Notes: For being called lemonade, I pick up on the raspberry flavor of it more. A little sour, but not too much.

Zipline Daaang!

Name: Daaang!
Style: American IPA
Brewer: Zipline - Lincoln, Nebraska
ABV: 7.6%
IBU: 50
Rating: 3.7/5
Notes: Listed as an American IPA. I wasn’t really sure what that meant, but it appears it’s just a calm Northwest IPA, as it’s not as hoppy. That said, it’s good. I could see it as a summertime sipper.

Cosmic Eye Brewing Altar of Iommi

Name: Altar of Iommi
Style: English IPA
Brewer: Cosmic Eye Brewing - Lincoln, Nebraska
ABV: 5%
IBU: 35
Rating: 4/5
Notes: On the low end of the IBU scale for an IPA, so this is a fairly clean brew. It’s only slightly bitter, leaning more on the hoppy side as opposed to the citrusy side compared to some of today’s IPAs. It paired well with the nachos I had along side of it.

Chicken tacos from Muchachos

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Def Leppard Pale

Def Leppard has teamed up with Elysian Brewing for their own pale ale, which will show up near tour stops for the band. I always find pairings like this interesting, since they obviously need the approval of the band, which apparently this one does. ๐Ÿบ