Hops: Saaz, Cascade
Malts: Canadian 2-Row, Carapilis, Wheat Malt
Availability: Seasonal from April to August
@untappd says: 3.16/5
Every couple of months, you know I have to have a Hooker on the Windowsill!
You ever wonder where watermelons come from? I did, so I looked it up. Turns out the big green fruit originated in sub-Saharan Africa, and we’ve been enjoying it thousands of years. Evidence of the cultivation of watermelons in the Nile Valley exists from at least 4,000 years ago. From there, it spread to India and China in the 7th and 10th centuries respectively, and was being grown in Europe around the same time. Colonization soon took the fruit all over the world, and European colonists and their slaves eventually brought it to the New World, aka the Americas (North and South). In 1939, Japanese scientists figured out a way to grow seedless watermelons, which I can’t really get behind, but 85% of watermelons sold in America are seedless today…so I guess I have to. Now you know about watermelons!
Why did I just go through all that? First of all, I’m running out of cool stuff to say about Thomas Hooker Brewing Company. Secondly, because today’s featured brew is the Bloomfield, CT brewery’s Watermelon Ale. It’s a light, crisp ale made with a hint of watermelon essence. Was this the greatest watermelon beer I’ve ever tasted? No. But it’s light and refreshing on a hot day, that’s for sure. I might turn to a different watermelon brew next time, but that won’t stop me from enjoying the six pack I bought of this one.
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Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Malts: Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat
Special Ingredients: Beets
@untappd says: 3.49/5
We have our first ever re-post on the Windowsill today… or do we?
Last year, I posted To Øl Brewery’s Mr. Pink. I lauded the creativity behind the the Mr. Series of brews, which are named after the characters from the 1992 classic film, Reservoir Dogs (Mr. Pink was Steve Buscemi’s character). The beer was a Berliner Weisse made with lychee and pink Guava. It was pretty tasty, and my wife really liked it, so I picked one up for her at @beertable the other day while we were stranded at Grand Central Terminal due to inclement weather. Imagine our surprise when we popped the can and found a completely different beer inside!
See that image just above this line? That’s last year’s Mr. Pink. As you can see, it looks nothing like the 2018 edition. That’s because this year, To Øl scrapped the lychee, the guava and even the Berliner weisse, and filled their Mr. Pink cans with an IPA made with beets. Now, like Doug Funnie before me, I love beets. I actually kind of liked this beer, too. It’s hazy and juicy, made with Pilsner malt and Unmalted Wheat, and hopped with Citra and Mosaic. And beets! Who makes beer with beets? I like that! I was just caught completely off-guard by the color, and the fact that a brand new beer was in my can. It threw off my experience, for sure. I’m hoping this becomes the branding for this series—a new [insert series color] beer every year (the other beers in the series seem to also be different this year)—but with more warning next time! OK, this Windowsill rant is now over. Cheers!
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Availability: Limited (Rarities release)
@untappd says: 3.83/5
Some days, I like to build a fort on my Windowsill. Continue reading “Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: Fort”
Availability: Summer seasonal
@untappd says: 3.7/5
It’s time to end the week with another lost photo from the Beers On Windowsills archives! Continue reading “Odell Brewing Company: Brombeere Blackberry Gose”
Hops: Citra, Cascade (dry hop)
@untappd says: 3.57/5
All my plans have come to fruition on the Window Sill today! Continue reading “Brewery Ommegang: Fruition”
@untappd says: 3.73/5
Digging back into the archives for a little Flashback Friday on the Sill! Continue reading “Founders Brewing Company: Rübaeus”
@untappd says: 3.56
Move over, Criss Angel. It’s time for a little magic on the window sill. Continue reading “Magic Hat Brewing Company: #9”
Availability: Seasonal – summer
@untappd says: 3.67/5
The end of summer is nigh, but let’s keep it summery on the Window Sill. Continue reading “Harpoon Brewery: Camp Wannamango”
Availability: Seasonal – April to August
@untappd says: 3.53
It’s hot again on the East Coast, let’s get another local summer brew on the window sill. Continue reading “Half Full Brewery: Within Reach”
@untappd says: 3.63/5
We’re overcome with passion on the window sill today! Continue reading “Green Flash Brewing Company: Passion Fruit Kicker”