#1281 L’Alchimiste Gose Bier (Canada)
This bloke was brewed especially for the 2013 Festival Oktoberfest des Québécois. It’s my first gose, which is a German style of sour, salty wheat ale. This pale, straw coloured 4.7% ale is quite sour, with a shitload of white sediment. Like chunks. I dunno if I can honestly pick out the salt (or butter flavours it’s meant to have), but there’s definitely a lot of lemon, it’s a touch creamy going into the aftertaste, super dry and it’s growing on me with every sip. Solid.
#1280 Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (USA)
My homie @rpb85 reckons this is his fave IPA of all time. It’s a 7% west coast joint, quite bitter with a slight liquor punch, and extremely floral hops. The website claims apricot, mango, lemon and peaches - Tiff got the apricot and lemon, I just got bitterness lol. Need to let it warm a sniff, but overall this is really boss. Avec @starlexis.
#1279 Brasseurs du Monde Houblon Noir (Canada)
Sometimes I seriously wonder at how old some of these beers are. Granted, I’ve held on to some in my fridge for a while but fuck, who knows when they were bottled. This 6% black IPA is super underwhelming. No head, practically flat, dark and malty, sweet, almost syrupy, nowhere near the level of hops I was expecting. I put it down to it being old as fuck. Brasseurs du Monde don’t really make shit beers so this can’t possibly be that bad.
#1278 Simple Malt Impériale Stout (Canada)
This bloke has been sitting in the fridge for ages, figured it was time to break him out. It’s an 8.1% black as night stout, bitter, little to no head, no overwhelming liquor taste though it lingers at the end there. Not half bad, mate.
I don’t have any pics before 2003 in my possession (digital age and such), but if anybody I know has regular access to embarrassing old pics, it’s my cousin @danprior. This is myself, @melbelblue and @notionbaby swaggin’ on hoes around 17 years ago. That makes me 15 (undercut FTW), Mel 14 and Brad 13. 1996, bitch. #tbt #throwbackthursday