Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Beers

Happy Thanksgiving. If you have yet to get your beer for the day, fear not. All local liquor stores are open so you don't have to face those relatives sober. Lots of new beers have been popping up in the area.

Not a new beer, but new packaging for Rogue's Yellow Snow IPA. A cool growler to have and a decent IPA inside, but at the $16.99 price I think I would buy from one of the local breweries and save a few bucks. But if you are reading this on Thanksgiving and the breweries are closed, this would be a good beer to bring and share over dinner.

Come to think of it, this is not a new beer either. Waayy back in the day, Anodyne used to carry Rogue's Mogul Madness, a 6.25% Winter Warmer that leans heavier on the hops than many Winter beers (68 IBUs). I don't know if Rogue stopped making this for awhile...I know they released it as a reserve beer in other states but I haven't seen it here in forever.

Hmmm...not sure if Lucky U is the best name for this IPA from Breckenridge. If you are expecting something along the lines of an English IPA, you will probably be pleased with this 6.2% ABV beer. Even though there are seven hop varieties in the beer, the flavors are a bit subdued. I got to try a preview of this beer during the GABF Denver Media Tour, and I wasn't blown away. But if you want a beer that isn't going to overpower your turkey dinner but still want to taste the beer, this might be a good choice for you.

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