Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tried 2 new offerings from Sam Adams--the Longshot collection of homebrew winners. This year, their 2 winners were a Grape Pale Ale and a Weizenbock. It's hard to believe that one of the best homebrews is a Pale Ale brewed with Grapes. Surely someone out there had a better recipe. The GPA wasn't as bad as I was expecting...could barely taste the grapes, and it was hoppy like any other Pale Ale.
Grape Pale Ale
The Weizenbock has to be one of the worst Sam Adams beers I've ever tried. I suppose it's a cross between a Hefeweizen and a Double Bock...both are good beers, but there's no synergy when mixing the two. The beer smelled like a Hefeweizen, but was too sweet and thick.
Over the past week I discovered my new favorite beer...Czechvar. In the Czech Republic it's known as Budvar. It's the original Budweiser, but due to copyright problems with Anheuser-Busch, it's known as Czechvar in the US. It's clearly an A+.