Downeast Cider Original Blend
Original Blend by Downeast Cider House is my favorite local cider here in Boston. Unlike other hard ciders out there, I love how this one is unfiltered and really tastes like fresh cider you’d have while picking apples on the farm. It’s damn good! Summer might be gone but cider season is here, so go grab some!
Pugachev’s Cobra is a Russian Imperial Stout and is the 3rd entry in Hangar 24 Craft Brewery's Barrel Roll series. To say this beer is rich and complex is an understatement. I tasted thick notes of chocolate, maple, and vanilla all tied together with strong bourbon flavors. This is a perfect beer for slowly sipping with friends as it starts to get colder out (and it will warm you up at 13.8%!).
Fun Fact: Pugachev’s Cobra is a maneuver where the pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical (while maintaining straight flight) before dropping back to attack mode.
Jack D’Or at the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference
Jack D’Or is back and with a fresh new label! Last month I brought Jack D’Or with me to San Diego for the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference. This delicious gem is brewed by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in MA and was the perfect beer to show off what MA has to offer to the craft beer world. Jack D’Or had some fun in the hotel’s pool waterfall before heading to the bottle share later that evening.
This was my 1st time to California and 2nd time to a Beer Bloggers Conference. I met great new people, learned some stuff, won some stuff, and drank a ton of interesting beers during the whirlwind of a weekend. If you’re a blogger and this sounds fun to you, I suggest you register for next year’s conference in Asheville, NC. Hopefully I’ll see you there!
The Brew Gentlemen
The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company is a brand new microbrewery located in the historic steel town of Braddock, PA. I’ve been wanting to animate an entire lineup of beers for awhile and their awesomely designed labels provided me the perfect opportunity. When visiting them I highly recommend having the Build & Destroy (wheat stout) and White Sky (a chai wheat beer). And of course check out the ever changing Rapid Prototype Factory series!
Want to see the fine details? You can view the individual labels on their beer page!
Beyond The Pale
Beyond The Pale is a very solid Pale Ale brewed by Fish Brewing Co. in WA and features some great label artwork. Clothing is optional while enjoying one of these beers. Heads up!