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World Series Of Beers (Colorado vs. Boston)

World Series of Beers Part 2 (aka the head to head battle)

Tonight, I’ve been partaking in a little test, let’s say. I’ve handpicked a selection of craft beers from my local “packy”. a six pack of evenly reviewed beers. 3 from Colorado, and 3 from Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Little Rhody. This is how it’s gonna happen. I’m gonna drink them until I can’t tell the difference between them. Sound good? Good.

Pregame:

A Narragansett tallboy. Very cheap beer but a classic revivalist lager here in Rhode Island. The Narragansett Brewing Company was founded in Cranston, Rhode Island in 1888. It was closed on July 31, 1981, and then re-established in 2005.

Formerly the number one selling brand in New England, Narrangansett now occupies a relatively narrow segment of the market. Originally brewed in the city of Cranston, it was famous for its drinkability and the advertising slogan, “Hi, Neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!”, most famously uttered by Boston Red Sox announcer Curt Gowdy.

Drink of choice at The Decatur (r.i.p). I probably drank a good 500 tallboys while in attendance there. thanks Marty.

1st inning: Smuttynose Brewing Company’s Pumpkin Ale [N.H.] vs. Flying Dog’s Dogtoberfest [CO.]

Pumpkin Ale: 12oz. bottle – pours a deep orange shade, slight cloudy. Small head.Aroma is wonderful…full of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spice with some slightly citrusy hopping going on in the background. Love it. Flavour is a little less, and the body is a little thin, but it is a very drinkable beer. Fairly sweet taste, followed by cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spicing moving toward a lightly bitter finish where some of those hops come forward. Overall, this brew is pretty intense with spices, but I like it. I’d be inclined to agree with BeerAdvocate’s 85 rating.

Dogtoberfest: Pours a dark opaque reddish brown color with a fizzy off white head. Has hints of caramel, spice, and soapy malts. Finishes clean and warm on the tongue. I’m loving this brew. It’s cleaner and crisper than many of it’s counterparts. BeerAdvocate gives it an 82. I give it an 84.

Round two coming up!

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October 26, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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