Okay, on to more interesting things, especially for my readers who don't care about IVs. My mother-in law came to visit for this week, and we just so happened to get a cool smoker attachment for our baller grill...seriously this things is outta control. Courtney also came over for dinner. We had a big grilled feast along with a pumpkin beer tasting. Courtney went to the awesome liquor store around here to gather as many pumpkin/Octoberfest beers she could find.
Salad, grilled bread, sweet potatoes, and portobella mushrooms. Andy made some killer ribs for the carnivores that he smoked on the new attachment.
And no, we didn't taste all of them. As a matter of fact we had drank a couple Sam Adam's Octoberfest beers, and only tasted a few of these new ones. We already knew the taste of Sam and Dogfish Head so there was no point in tasting those.
First up, Post Road Pumpkin Ale brewed by Brooklyn Brewery. Delicious! Very strong pumpkin/spicy aroma, but pleasantly surprising when you find out that it has very mild notes of pumpkin and nutmeg. Based on aroma alone, I assumed that there would be a very strong flavor. I have to say that this is a great, light pumpkin beer. You could drink a few without becoming overwhelmed.
Meh. Very much a hoppy IPA. Great smell, but mediocre taste. I would not buy this again. When I drink a pumpkin ale, I do not want it to be super hoppy. I just like a simple pumpkin flavor. However, I am not totally dissing Harpoon, because their winter ale is the bomb.
Terrible. Courtney and I couldn't even finish our tastes of it. Looked like freakin' Robitussin in a beer bottle. Good luck trying to enjoy this. Nasty, nasty. And it also has a clown on the front; I HATE CLOWNS.
Be on the lookout for more beer tasting posts because Courtney and I have to finish all of those. Also, there will be more home renovation stuff coming soon. We tackled the wallpapered bathroom and our guest room.