Oy, it's been awhile, but I need to escape the hell of this paper I didn't realize how much I screwed up until the last minute.
Right now I'm enjoying a bottle of Lumberyard Fireside Ale
. It's no Firestone Walker anniversary ale, but it's close. Much better than the Great Divide 18th Anniversary
I had last night, which was just poorly done. Recently I've also had Oomegang Art of Darkness
which is absolutely amazing; Stillwater Existent
which is almost as good and a very unique balance of toastiness, wild yeasts, and I think nugget hops; Mission Dark Seas
which I really enjoyed, but not as much as Ale Epeteios; and Maui La Perouse White
which is a surprisingly tasty white, one of my favorites in fact.
I've also had a couple brews from small local breweries, to varying success. The Oak Creek Citra Pale Ale was tasty and fresh, but was mildly infected. Dragoon's first two beers, an IPA and session ale were good enough to excite the hell out of me for our new brewery. But unfortunately, after hearing horrible things about the first few months of Borderlands, I finally tried one of their beers. Their vanilla porter was absolutely horrendous, tasting like nasty, medicinal vanilla extract without any beer flavors, much less porter, whatsoever.