Beers of the World

Belikin Belize Brewing Co., Ltd. Belize City, Belize – The name “Belikin” comes from the Mayan language and means “Road to the East” and ex-pats in an evading rush to Belize are chastened by a ‘one beer’ country; or at least a country where-in the imports are controlled by one company. Thus, most are driven to Belikin, which presents a medium gold appearance with a rather thick head that collapses in good order. Aroma offers a hint of caramel and adjunct grains. Flavor is of caramel, bread, grass, sweet corn

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Fuller’s London Pride, Fuller Smith & Turner, Chiswick, West London, England – English Pale Ale of some noteworthiness, London Pride is of a bright light amber color with a slightly off-white head which laces down the glass. Aroma of fruity esters as expected in an ale mingling with English hop varieties. Flavors are malty caramel, sweet, a bit of breadiness and the earth tones of British hops. Carbonation is low to moderate in a medium bodied beer. Finishes with well-balanced caramel and hops. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org

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Stubbornness, English Style Barley Wine, Bombastic Brewing, A deep, deep amber brown beer with a tan-like head, sports a nose of strongly malt and alcohol notes, small surprise for a 12.9% abv beer. It’s malt forward in this one, backed with earthy notes commonly found in English varieties of hops. Finish is long, malty and somewhat sweet without reaching cloying. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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This Day in Beer History

On this day in 1998, the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” celebrated its 200th birthday. Navies from six foreign countries sent ships to join in the celebration and the Harpoon Brewery of Boston hosted a party for the thirsty and appreciative sailors. Of course sailors are always appreciative of both beer and of whomever is buying. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1626977347&sr=8-3

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Victoria formerly Grupo Model S.A. de C.V. Mexico – Representing an interpretation of the Vienna style, Victoria was one of the first beers in the company’s portfolio when it was formed in 1925. It has a deep amber color, a soft, quickly fading head. The beer generates a light malty aroma with a touch of caramel and light hints of biscuit. Flavor is of toasty malt and low honey with well-balanced hops. Body is medium-low and yields to a fairly dry finish. Victoria matches up well with Mexican food. For

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La Fin Du Monde, Unibroue, Quebec, Canada – “The End of the World” offers a  Belgian-style, bottle conditioned,  Tripel with a name harkening back to the belief of the first French explorers arriving in North America. Hazy gold with a large, rocky Belgian style head and the lightest of lacing as you work your way through a glass of this simply delightful beer. Aroma is of fruity esters that mix pear, peach, apple and banana with spice of coriander, clove and white pepper.  Flavors are equally complex including light toffee

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Asahi Super Dry, Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan A mainstay of the ‘flashing blades of steel’ restaurants, Asahi was introduced in 1987 as a more full flavored beer that would finish dry. It rode the short-lived “Dry Beer” trend which vaulted it past Kirin in sales. Unlike others, Asahi remained popular as Dry Beers faded. Pale gold in color it has a medium sized, white head that leaves a hint of lace in the glass. Its nose is faintly malty and grain-like. Asahi presents a somewhat malty taste yielding to

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Beers of the World – Wit

BELGIUM Hoegaarden White Ale, Belgium – Most noted for its cloudy soft yellow color with white, high reaching head. The aroma is somewhat sweet with floral, Orange and Coriander mixing in a sophisticated bouquet. Almost juicy, sweet and tart, it opens with Coriander which quickly introduces Orange and other citric flavors. Hops remain appropriately low for this style. Body is medium as is the carbonation. It finishes sweet, citric and refreshing. For more on the Wit style visit the NABA Blog via the following link. https://northamericanbrewers.org/category/blog/ Beer Fest tickets available now

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Moroco

Flag Speciale Société des Brasseries du Maroc, Fez, Morocco – “Like an old work of Shakespeare we’re Moroccan bound” A Pale Lager pours clear and golden with a light orange hue topped by a thin white head (better to set a Fez upon). Aroma is of pale malt, low honey and a citric that almost seems a hint of soapiness. Flavor is of malt, grainy, straw-like. Body is thin. It finishes grassy, and somewhat bitter. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith –

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Beers of the World Greece

Crazy Donkey Ale Santorini Brewing, Sabtorinin, Greece – An American IPA brewed in Greece? Why not, craft brew continues to spread. Santorini’s ‘Crazy Donkey’ is a tribute of sorts to both a symbol of rural Greece and craft brewing. Amber Red with a touch of haze, Crazy Donkey sports a rocky head. Aroma is a hoppy, citric\spicy mix from Cascade and Nelson hops. Finishes appropriately bitter and dry. Please vote for the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest under best annual event and the NABA under best non-profit in the Post register’s

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