Beer, Beer and more Beer! #32-52

Winter/early spring is that time of year when I abandon my love of wine and dive into the wheat-y, filling, delightfully diverse world of beers. And ho-momma did I get a lot of new beers under my belt (St. Patty’s day and camping will do that to a lady).


Normally I take my time and explain each one, but today we’re just going to hit two high-lights because there are FAR too many to talk about each one.

While visiting Portland, Oregon, I had the pleasure of meeting my friend Blake’s cousins, Brett and Laurie, and their adorable kids. Brett and Laurie were the most awesomest couple that ever were and I want to be them some day. They kept bees in their backyard garden, bought entire animals to eat, made things like head-cheese and had the most beautiful and quirky (purple!!) Victorian in the neighborhood. We had dinner at their house, and we were invited to drink some of Brett’s home-made brews. He served us a Belgian, a lager and a stout.

Jason tasting Brett's Belgian, and of course the Bees!

Jason tasting Brett’s Belgian, and of course the Bees!

Of course they were amazing, and I would repeatedly purchase that Belgian if Brett sold it. So delish.

Another highlight from my Winter-long beer journey was a beer that I actually hated and loved simultaneously. Every sip was, “What is happening in my mouth right now??!” I didn’t understand it. It confused me. I hated the taste and yet I wanted more. I suppose curiosity will do that to you. This beer was called Strubbe’s Flemish Red Ale. 


I can tell you right now I will never buy this beer again but it was an experience I fully appreciate. It was tart, very tart. Like an actual tart. Fruity and sweet and a little bit sour. Interesting stuff.

So with those highlights, here is my winter/spring-long list:

    • Poppy Jasper
    • Strubbe’s Flemish Red Ale
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    • New Belgium Trippel with Coriander
    • Pyramid Heffeweizen
    • Kona Brewing Co.’s Coco Loco Toasted Coconut Brown Ale
    • Stella Artois
    • Bridgeport Hop Czar
    • Harp Lager
    • Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber
    • Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde
    • Smithwick’s Irish Ale
    • Gordon Biersch Maibock
    • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Rogue Brewery’s Dead Guy Ale
    • Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale
    • Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer
    • Shiner Ruby Redbird Summer Seasonal with Ginger
    • Brett’s homemade Lager
    • Brett’s homemade Stout
    • Brett’s homemade Belgian 

I’m over half-way to the finish line! I have to thank Casey and Josh for hosting St. Patty’s day and buying variety packs of beers. You guys really helped my little list along! 

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