-Props to the Mom and Pops (as well as a few big chains) who defy the big boys!
-I love summer - but summer beers not so much.
-A Battle Royale between two of our favorite breweries
|A peak inside "Beers of the World"|
And Now For the Main Event...
|Saranac Pale Ale|
|Great Lakes Burning|
River Pale Ale
Commodore Perry IPA
The bigger beers were up next. Although in truth Saranac's IPA, weighing in at only 5.8% ABV is relatively a light weight in the world of IPA's. It gives up close to two percent (1.7%) to Commodore Perry, making the Great Lakes IPA nearly a third more potent. (As a side bar, I have found that Saranac IPA is a terrific beer if you want the full hoppy flavor of an IPA with alcohol level of a lager. I was pleased to find that our local Eddie's Big M here in Mexico started carrying it as their beer section leaves much to be desired. I hope they continue to.)
Lake Erie Monster
|Saranac Imperial IPA|
Now for the beasts! Neither of these are session beers, that's for sure. But both are full bodied, full flavored, complex beers that should be approached more as fine wines than as knock-back-a-few lawnmower beers (that'll be next month). They need to be sipped and savored, their complexities appreciated across the entire palate.
|I can't mow after a couple of these!|