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This year's release. Wicked good.

 

 

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Continuing my adventure into Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, OR, I am trying their India Red Ale tonight. Quite good actually. ABV is only 6.5% so it's right in my range of likability. A little hoppy but it doesn't come across as overly so; I am not a fan of really hoppy IPAs. I'm headed down the Columbia Gorge in a couple of weeks, so I think I'll stop and check out their taproom.

 

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Looks good! Hood River is definitely a great craft brew testing ground! Have fun!!!
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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
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This year's release. Wicked good.

 

 

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Oh yeah .. that looks very tasty! Am a fan of Firestone Walker's offerings [emoji106]

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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My sort of new brew tonight was..

Fat Tire Amber Ale

..pretty sure I've not had it before.

 

Anyway, it seems to sit sort of in-between a pale ale and an IPA .. so sort of an interesting combo of those two. Amber color, of course, with a bit of hoppiness and bitterness and definitely a very pleasant thirst-quenchiness ;-)

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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My sort of new brew tonight was..

Fat Tire Amber Ale

..pretty sure I've not had it before.

 

Anyway, it seems to sit sort of in-between a pale ale and an IPA .. so sort of an interesting combo of those two. Amber color, of course, with a bit of hoppiness and bitterness and definitely a very pleasant thirst-quenchiness ;-)

I had my first Fat Tire about 20 years ago while I was working in Boulder, CO.  Seemed to be a staple there.

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I had my first Fat Tire about 20 years ago while I was working in Boulder, CO. Seemed to be a staple there.

Yeah, seems like the mountain bikers (aka fat tires) like that one.

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I've had the Hop Revolver - great brew, like it!

 

What are the other two?

(Love the "Served at __°" beer menu!)

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I've had the Hop Revolver - great brew, like it!

 

What are the other two?

(Love the "Served at __°" beer menu!)

The other two were at Mikkeller DTLA. I was there before a concert.

 

The first is their version of a New England IPA, hence the hazy yet wicked tasty beverage.

 

Second was a crisp pale ale, session style. Didn't want to blow the taste buds early in the drinking journey.

 

 

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New Brew Cans Tuesday.

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Ahhh... lots of good choices... am LOVING the craft beer movement!!

 

Starting on the left:

 

* Firestone Walker, Paso Robles CA

"Beer Before Glory"

Luponic Distortion

No. 003 in a "Revolving Hop Series"

5.9% ABV

 

Hoppy, crisp, flavourful .. great, great brew. Everything I've had from Firestone Walker has been really really good.

 

 

* KelSo, Brooklyn NY

"Beer Helps" .. see: @kelsobeer

Imperial India Pale Ale

"A double IPA with bold malts and huge hops"

10% ABV

 

The name KelSo is an amalgamation of the names of the husband and wife owners / brewers. Don't know if they have kids or pets but they put a whole lotta luv into this .. and all their .. brews.

 

 

* Cigar City Brewing, Tampa FL

Jai Alai India Pale Ale

7.5% ABV

 

First had this on draft when out to dinner with friends and was actually pretty surprised at how good it was! Rich, dark color, plenty hoppy and a bit aromatic, not overpowering; with a taste that I'd say is an excellent example of what an IPA should be (in this amateur tester's humble opinion!).

 

 

* Oyster Bay Brewing Co., Oyster Bay NY

IPA

"..drinkable, savory .. that will make your mouth water"

6.1% ABV

 

Any Billy Joel fans may recognize the name of the town of "Oyster Bay". He also lived for awhile overlooking the water in Lloyd Neck, about 2 1/2 miles from where we live now.

 

Anyway, craft brewers and local brew pubs seem to starting up every other week somewhere on Long Island .. the problem is: how am I ever gonna be able to get to all of them to support them and to test their creations...??

;-)

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Taking the show on the road tomorrow. Driving up to Corvallis Oregon for a weekend rugby tournament.

I'll post what I find brewery-wise here and on twitter https://twitter.com/golfspy_dave

 

There are at least three excellent breweries in town. Sky High may have the best patio ever. Whole roof is open!

Stay tuned.

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As far as I am concerned. This is the GOAT.

 

 

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New Brew Cans Tuesday.

attachicon.gifIMG_20170620_175146059.jpg

Ahhh... lots of good choices... am LOVING the craft beer movement!!

 

Starting on the left:

 

* Firestone Walker, Paso Robles CA

"Beer Before Glory"

Luponic Distortion

No. 003 in a "Revolving Hop Series"

5.9% ABV

 

Hoppy, crisp, flavourful .. great, great brew. Everything I've had from Firestone Walker has been really really good.

 

 

* KelSo, Brooklyn NY

"Beer Helps" .. see: @kelsobeer

Imperial India Pale Ale

"A double IPA with bold malts and huge hops"

10% ABV

 

The name KelSo is an amalgamation of the names of the husband and wife owners / brewers. Don't know if they have kids or pets but they put a whole lotta luv into this .. and all their .. brews.

 

 

* Cigar City Brewing, Tampa FL

Jai Alai India Pale Ale

7.5% ABV

 

First had this on draft when out to dinner with friends and was actually pretty surprised at how good it was! Rich, dark color, plenty hoppy and a bit aromatic, not overpowering; with a taste that I'd say is an excellent example of what an IPA should be (in this amateur tester's humble opinion!).

 

 

* Oyster Bay Brewing Co., Oyster Bay NY

IPA

"..drinkable, savory .. that will make your mouth water"

6.1% ABV

 

Any Billy Joel fans may recognize the name of the town of "Oyster Bay". He also lived for awhile overlooking the water in Lloyd Neck, about 2 1/2 miles from where we live now.

 

Anyway, craft brewers and local brew pubs seem to starting up every other week somewhere on Long Island .. the problem is: how am I ever gonna be able to get to all of them to support them and to test their creations...??

;-)

That Kelso looks really interesting. I may need to see about getting some shipped to SoCal.

 

 

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Short story for Corvallis, OR

Four breweries downtown. All excellent.

Flat Tail

Block 15

Sky High

Oregon Trail

 

Probably leaning Block 15 as the fave for beer, but the rooftop patio at Sky High kills. IMG_1889.JPGIMG_1891.JPG

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As far as I am concerned. This is the GOAT.

 

 

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Just had one of these last night. Pure Bliss!!

 

Have you tried DeSchuttes Fresh Squeezed! Also awesome

 

 

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Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

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Short story for Corvallis, OR

Four breweries downtown. All excellent.

Flat Tail

Block 15

Sky High

Oregon Trail

 

Probably leaning Block 15 as the fave for beer, but the rooftop patio at Sky High kills. attachicon.gifIMG_1889.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_1891.JPG

attachicon.gifIMG_1897.JPG

 

 

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Awesome .. Yeah nice view! Love the beer flight!

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Just had one of these last night. Pure Bliss!!

Have you tried DeSchuttes Fresh Squeezed! Also awesome

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Yes indeed. Good but definitely not something that excites me when I see it. I've been underwhelmed since it has been out.

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Deschutes' Pacific Wonderland Lager

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Citrus, floral and herbal hop flavors, with a delicate malt body and crisp, clean lager finish.

 

Alcohol Content: 5.5%

Color: Bright Gold

Bitterness Units (IBUS): 40

Hops: Hallertau Herkules, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Tettnang Mandarina

Yeast: Lager

Malts: Pilsner

 

Not On My Oregon Itinerary

As you know from my, albeit brief, on the road post last week, I am just returning from a road trip to Oregon. It was a lightning strike of a trip, spending just enough time up there to speed-taste the four downtown breweries in Corvallis, and to watch my son's all-star rugby win the varsity division.

 

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If that's not a photo of pure joy, I don't know what one is. And yes, that's my son in the air having kicked the tournament-winner.

 

Proud poppa interlude aside, one city in Oregon barely gets you started on all of the great beers that the state has to offer. Portland alone crushes the beer offerings of many other states, or even a few states combined. I guess if it rains that much, one had better find something fun to do indoors. After my first choice is finished, I'd have 23.5 hours to brew as well. OK, 23.75 hours.

 

I think that sometimes I forget about Deschutes. It's a great brewery, but it's been around so long that I overlook it. The beer is great, but I overlook it because it's not the newest and coolest. I was recently tasked with buying beer for my mother-in-law's birthday party. In this situation, I typically go mixed multi-pack. That way there should be something for every taste.

 

After the first pull of Black Butte Porter, I remembered how much I like this brewery. When I checked Pacific Wonderland Lager in Untappd, I found out that I had not even had that one before! New Brew Thursday here we come.

 

DRINKABILITY: Totally

Lagers are so refreshing when done right. They are not always “done right” because they are actually much harder than ales to brew. Temperature control and water purity are the big issues. Ales can hide a whole bunch of flaws that would make lagers undrinkable, or at least nasty tasting.

 

Pacific Wonderland Lager (PWL from no on) is a great tasting lager. It has the bit of crisp from the pilsner malt, but doesn't have the pilsner's biting finish. It's got more body than the usual trash-in-a-can American lagers though, you know who you are.

 

Refreshing in the NorCal heat for sure.

 

GOLFABILITY: Glass is only flaw

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

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At 5.5%, PWL is a lock for loose, but not loaded golf. Plus, it does taste great and refresh.

 

If this came in cans, I'd probably be buying it by the case for golf. I've never broken a bottle that I've taken to the course, but that No Glass thought just can't be shaken. For some reason, I abide by it more with 12oz bottles more than 22oz-ers. Seems backward as the big one is way more glass...

 

 

Buyagainability: Multiple-Multipacks

I bought the first mixed 12-pack for the party, and then I bought the other one for me. Probably another in the future too. How can you go wrong with Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, and PWL.

 

Deschutes makes excellent back-up beers. Not in the way that if nothing else is there, choose this. More like how an excellent rhythm guitar player can keep the song tight when the lead goes off into crazy solo territory. Their year-round releases are just flat out solid. Obviously, I need to drink more of them!

 

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BTW, yes, that is a daybed in the background of the first photo. First summer with it in the backyard. There is no better nap setting. Beware, you won't get anything done for the rest of that day as soon as you enter the nap cycle.

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Love Deschuttes Brewery, just learned about their Fresh Squeezed IPA, damn good

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Deschuttes just came to Raleigh, NC. Draft only but bottles soon. Now if we could only get Ironhorse (Irish Death) or Funky Buhda (Last Snow) my life would be complete.

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