Hello Beer Friends Nation! These next few days the Beer Calendar racks up the miles in multiple countries and multiple styles... vote and check back often for results.
February 8th - Twisted Thistle IPA for Belhaven Brewery Company in Dunbar, Scotland. Last time we visited Dunbar for the Belhaven Brewery Company it was for a malty brew that reminded you of a good highland scotch whiskey - now it's for a IPA. Challenger and Cascade are the main hops used but the full malt flavor is what stands out.
February 9th - Provo Girl Pilsner from Squatters Pub and Brewery in Park City, Utah. What else would you expect from Utah but a basic beer! Although the state of Utah mandates that beer be kept around 4% ABV, this Bavarian style Pilsner has enough taste to forget all that.
February 10th - Kostritzer Schwarzbier from Kostritzer Schwarzbier Brewery in Kostritz/Thuringen, Germany. That was a mouthful and the beer description doesn't get any better "a black beer with a blonde soul"... What?!?! Guess we'll have to try one to figure it all out. (Check out the brewery link for a awesome way to drink away your sickness!)
February 11th - Alaskan Summer Ale from Alaskan Brewery in Juneau, Alaska. This brewery is always impressive and continues to upset me that we can't get there stuff in NYC. This session beer is dominated by the malts but not the bitterness of most Kolsch beers.
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