Throwback

It was a lot of fun to get out with the old tennis guys last night. We joined a new club this year and I have been spending most of my time playing there. Thursday Night Tennis is still play for a couple of hours and then drink beer and hang for a while, and I’m glad for it, but the Ridgetop game always has bigger beers at the end and I’m moving a step slow this morning.

Now I have to decide if I’m going to play in the heavy heat this weekend.

Beer catchup

Reality Approaches from The Veil is a new IPA from them, brewed to celebrate their 6th anniversary.

The unusual grain profile (naked oats and raw wheat) creates a very different Veil IPA than I’m used to. I liked it.

Other Half Poetry Snaps is a tasty rice lager. Using rice as the grain really lightens the whole thing and it’s a perfect late spring/early summer beer.

Like they say in the description, it’s 100% super crushable.

Other Half Sixth Man Lager is in the more traditional lager style. You can see that it’s darker than the rice lager and it definitely has more weight.

I wouldn’t go all the way to crushable, but it is very, very drinkable.

Had a couple of tasty Dutchess Ales

G.B. (formerly known as Ghost Beer) is a hazy, unfiltered pale ale that runs just under 5% ABV. Sometimes when they’re that light they taste thin. This one does not.

Vale is another pale ale at 5% ABV. I like this one even more than G. B., which I thought was delicious. Still a little hazy but none of the unfiltered debris at the bottom of the glass when you’re done.

I’m not sure when the Dutchess Ales hit our market but they’ve been plentiful and tasty.