Even though this beer is a little out of left field for me, it’s still cool enough to sit on my sill.
Did I ever tell you that I hate the Red Sox?
I’ve hated the Red Sox since I first learned about baseball after moving to the United States in 1987, and I will hate the Red Sox until the day I die (there will still be beers on my window sill, don’t you worry). That being said, I kinda like Fenway Park.
Sure, it’s got a bit of an awkward layout, is a dreadful pea green color and has seats that are not comfortable if you’re any larger than your average-sized seven-year old boy or girl, but it has personality. It has character. It has a certain…je ne sais quoi that almost makes it tolerable for a Yankees fan like me that the place is always full of obnoxious Red Sox fans.
Continue reading “The History Behind Wachusett Brewing Company’s Green Monsta IPA”
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial
Malts: American two-row, Rye, Caramel 40, Munich, Caramel 80, Bonlander
@untappd says: 3.53/5
Even though this beer is a little out of left field for me, it’s still cool enough to sit on my sill. Continue reading “Wachusett Brewing Company: Green Monsta IPA”
@untappd says: 3.55/5
The windowsill is all aflutter at the touch of this unusual oatmeal stout. Continue reading “Ballast Point Brewing Company: Red Velvet”
Last time, I answered one of the key “why” questions pertaining to this Beers On Window Sills obsession of mine. Why craft beer? That leaves one big question unanswered. Beer looks great posed just about anywhere, so why am I obsessed with window sills? Continue reading “Why Am I Putting My Beers on Window Sills?”
@untappd says: 4.33/5
A beer so explosive, you need the bomb squad to take it slowly off the sill when you’re done photographing it. Continue reading “Prairie Artisan Ales: BOMB!”
Since I started beersonwindowsills on Instagram, and added the blog and Twitter, I’ve been thinking about how to answer some serious “why” questions.
The first one is simply… Why craft beer? Why, of all my passions, did I choose craft beer as the inspiration for this new creative venture? Why not soccer? Or nitro coffee? Or Happy Socks? Why did I choose this seemingly simple beverage made mostly from barley, hops, yeast and water? Because, as it turns out, beer isn’t simple at all. Continue reading “Why Craft Beer? How the BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales Changed My Life”
A beer, by any other name, still sits nicely on a window sill.
As William Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name?” While Juliet wasn’t referring to hops and barley when she posed this famous question, Name This Beer! IPA–a hazy, citrusy American IPA flavored with tangerine–really puts it to the test. In November of 2016, the Bronx Brewery, Whole Foods Market, Inc. and The Infatuation partnered up to boldly release this delicious brew without a name at all.
Why no name? You’ll notice that under the bottle there are two blank lines. That’s because they literally want their customers to name their beer. In case you aren’t keen to believe them, they say right underneath that, “For real… We want you to name this beer!”
Being a glass-half-full kind of person, I don’t see this as a nameless beer at all. To me, this beer has infinite names. Anybody can name it anything they want. Have too many clever fantasy football team names in your reserves? Name your beer Wolf Cola, and make all of your buddies laugh. Did you get overruled when the time came to name the last family pet? Why not name your beer Dolph Lundgren instead? If you’re afraid you’ll get outvoted, just buy your naming rivals their own bottle. Everybody wins.
Continue reading “I Named My ‘Name This Beer!’ Kato the Fat Cat. What Will You Name Yours?”
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: Briess 2-Row Brewers Malt, Briess Synergy Select Pilsen, Briess Aromatic, Briess Victory
Availability: January – April (renamed “Holy Mother of Citrus”)
@untappd says: 3.65/5
Can you name a beer? I tried! Continue reading “Bronx Brewery: Name This Beer! IPA”
Availability: December – March
@untappd says: 3.78
What better place for a beer made from hops named after the Haitian God of agriculture than right here on my window sill? Continue reading “Founders Brewing Company: Azacca IPA”
@untappd says: 4.12/5
If this beer’s good enough to slap Mr. Pink‘s face on it, I’m putting it on the sill. Continue reading “Founders Brewing Company: Double Trouble (2016)”