Kona Brewing Co. Pipeline Porter

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Interesting stuff.  I’ve never been a big beer fan, but I’m sampling varieties of beer lately, trying to learn the differences between them.  Wegmans has a deal where you can pick any six from an assortment.
Some others I have sampled in the past several weeks:

Redbridge (sorghum beer)- I think it may have been spoiled, it was very tingly on the tongue and almost turned my stomach
Blue Point Toasted Lager
Goose Island 312
Dundee India Pale Ale
Dos Equis XX Lager Especial
Ellicottville BlueBerry Wheat Beer – not bad, blueberry wasn’t too overpowering
Spaten Munich Optimator
Southern Tier Phin and Matt’s Extroardinary Ale – also not bad
Samuel Adams Black Lager – strong and bitter, but in a good way
Lake Placid Hefeweizen – I like hefeweizen, it has a kind of lemon spice flavor to it, perhaps cloves
Wild Blue Blueberry Lager – the blueberry was very strong in this one, it was a bit too much for my preference
Samual Adams Boston Lager – I can’t quite distinguish what is unique about this one, but the subtlety is something I’ll try to get better at detecting
Blue Point Blueberry Ale – I don’t remember if this one was also as strong as the Wild Blue, I think it was more reserved.
Beck’s Dark
Beck’s Premier Light
Widmer Hefeweizen
Dogfish Head Raison D’Être – this was very interesting: “A deep mahogany ale brewed with Belgian beer sugars, green raisins & a sense of Purpose” is the exact wording on the label.

Up for this next week are the following, I’ll try to keep actual notes on them all this time:
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer
St. Pauli Girl Lager
Smuttynose IPA
Southern Tier IPA

Tips for today, to type the “E” with the french accent circonflexe from the Dogfish Head beer above, in Windows typ Alt-0202 (that’s holding down the Alt key, and pressing zero two zero two, then let go of the Alt key), and voila you will have an “Ê”. If it doesn’t work on your computer, try using the number keys on your “number pad” instead of the ones along the top of the keyboard. Or, if that also doesn’t work, highlight the Ê in my post here, right-click or (control-click on a Macintosh), choose Copy, then right-click (or control-click) wherever you want to place this letter (maybe in another window or document) and choose paste. You should be able to do this in most programs on most computers.

Stop over to TheOatmeal.com for a short and humorous comic blurb about beer: Twenty Things Worth Knowing About Beer

Leave some comments about beers that you like or dislike.

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